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Venezuelan Protests Continue

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

Nationwide protests continued in Venezuela on Thursday against President Nicolas Maduro and his government's handling of the country's economic crisis.

ExxonMobil Applies For Sanctions Waiver To Work With Russian Company

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

The Wall Street Journal reports that ExxonMobil has applied for a waiver from the U.S. to resume a joint venture with a Russian-owned oil company. David Greene talks with Journal reporter Jay Solomon.

Sanders And Perez Try To Unite Democrats Across The Country

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

DNC chair Tom Perez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are on a unity tour. The Democratic Party's base may be fired up but there are still plenty of bruised feelings after the 2016 primary.

The Stakes In France's Presidential Election

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

A shooting on Paris' famous Champs Elysees left one police officer dead and two seriously wounded. It happened as presidential candidates were debating on television, ahead of Sunday's election.

Russia Labels Jehovah's Witnesses An Extremist Group

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

Russia has banned Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist group, in a sign of the Russian Orthodox Church's political influence. Steve Inskeep speaks with Washington Post reporter Andrew Roth in Moscow.

Matt Damon And Gary White On The World's Water Crisis

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

One topic at this week's World Bank meetings is water scarcity. David Greene speaks with the co-founders of, actor Matt Damon and Gary White, about people who can't access clean water.

Nuclear Researchers Spot North Korean Volleyball Games

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

Satellite imagery analyst Joseph Bermudez of reports strange goings on at a suspected nuclear test site in North Korea: volleyball.

From D.C. Theater To '24': The Rise Of Actor Corey Hawkins

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:51am

Hawkins auditioned for his first acting gig at the Kennedy Center when he was 9 years old. Now he's the star of the action drama series 24: Legacy, and he's also appearing in a Broadway play.

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Georgia Election Takes National Stage

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:28am

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is supporting Democrat Jon Ossoff's congressional campaign in Georgia. His opponent Republican Karen Handel hopes Donald Trump will campaign for her.

The Far Right's Marine Le Pen Courts France's Female Voters

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:18am

The French presidential candidate is portraying herself as a working mom who fights for women, but says she's no feminist. The populist politician is also known for her anti-immigrant stance.

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Marine Le Pen Tries To Win Over French Women Voters

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:18am

The French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is trying to woo female voters by portraying herself as a working mom who fights for women, though the far-right politician says she's no feminist.

What Brought Down Bill O'Reilly

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:14am

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly will no longer host his show after repeated allegations of sexual harassment. There are a few reasons why this happened now, when allegations date back years.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Defines Its Competition

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:54am

Hastings says the competition is not really Amazon, YouTube or other video services. He says the real competition is sleep. People binge watch videos on Netflix until they drop off.

Scottish MP's Accent Is So Thick It Needs Translating

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:30am

Alan Brown, a member of the U.K. parliament from Scotland, reportedly is the first MP ever to be asked to provide translation for the official record. Brown jokes his American wife can understand him.

Grounded Glacier In Canada Reinforces Iceberg Alley's Moniker

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to bed and breakfast owner Maxine Dunne, whose window looks out onto a massive iceberg that's run aground off the coast of Ferryland, Newfoundland.

Russians Devised Detailed Plan To Influence U.S. Voters, Reuters Says

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

Reuters news agency reports that a Kremlin-linked think tank hatched a plot to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. Steve Inskeep talks to Ned Parker, one of the reporters on the story.

News Brief: Election Influence, Democrats Focus On Ga. Race, O'Reilly Out At Fox

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

A Russian think tank planned to swing the U.S. election. DNC chairman Perez speaks at a state party dinner, as they try to capitalize on gains made in a Georgia district. Fox drops Bill O'Reilly.

Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Tested As A Way To Control Its Population

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

Authorities in the Florida Keys are testing a new way to control the mosquitoes that carry Zika, dengue and other diseases. They're releasing male mosquitoes infected with a bacterium.

After 6-Month Manhunt, Ex-Mexican Governor Nabbed In Guatemala

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

More than half a dozen Mexican governors are either under investigation or on the run from corruption investigations. The power of governors and misuse of that power is on the rise

White House Shouldn't Try To Reverse Iran Nuclear Deal, Parsi Says

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

The Trump administration says Iran is complying with the nuclear accord, but they will review the Obama administration's pledge to ease sanctions against Tehran. Steve Inskeep talks to Trita Parsi, an Iran scholar who warns of dire consequences if Trump officials renege on the deal.




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