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Sports Commentary: Bryce Harper Is Living The Life Mickey Mantle Wasted

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

National League MVP Bryce Harper is being compared to the late Yankees great Mickey Mantle. It's worth looking beyond statistics when searching for comparisons for the young Washington Nationals star.

'Loving' Stands Out At Cannes Film Festival, Our Reviewer Says

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks with critic Kenneth Turan about some of the movies coming out of this year's Cannes Film Festival. Turan reviews movies for "Morning Edition" and the "Los Angeles Times."

Lawyers Begin The Long Process Of Trying To Settle Prince's Estate

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

It could be at least another week before the medical examiner releases a final report on Prince's death. Wrangling over his estate has begun while fans gather at memorials around his hometown.

Demonstrators In France Protest Labor Law Changes

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

France's president says changing the labor law is the only way to improve jobless figures — but his decision to push those changes through Parliament has led to nationwide strikes and street protests.

Rising Sea Levels Threaten Bengal Tigers, Climate Change Experts Say

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Deep in the world's largest mangrove forest, rangers go on patrol to protect the wild Bengal tiger in its natural habitat. Sometimes this leads to deadly encounters.

Donald Trump Calls On Experts To Help Revise His Tax Package

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Trump enlists conservative economists, including Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation, to make his tax plan more politically palatable. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Moore about advising Trump.

For Mass. High School Students, New Transgender Rules Are The Old Normal

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Public schools in Massachusetts aren't rushing to comply with President Obama's instructions for bathrooms and transgender students — the state has had that rule on the books for nearly 5 years.

How Obamacare Affects Our Wallets And Debt Ratio

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

A study examined the economic effects of the Affordable Care Act. Researchers found states that opted to expand Medicaid through Obamacare had residents with fewer unpaid bills and less debt overall.

Nevada Incident Could Make It Difficult For Sanders' Supporters To Back Clinton

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Sen. Bernie Sanders is answering for violence at the Nevada Democratic Party's state convention, where his supporters threw chairs and hurled obscenities as Hillary Clinton claimed the most delegates.

The 'Intolerable' Fight Over School Money

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:52am

Congress and the Education Department are fighting over how to prove that federal dollars for at-risk students aren't being misused at the local level.

At Age 116, Italian Woman Is The World's Oldest Living Person

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 6:14am

Guinness World Records has confirmed the oldest living person, and it is Emma Morano of Italy. She is one of the last known people born in the 19th century. She says she loves her brandy.

Cannes Hotel Unleashes Hawks To Control Thieving Seagulls

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 6:06am

Movie stars flock to the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. Flocks of seagulls are known to snatch food off the plates of the stars. Hawks will now trace menacing circles over the hotel.

Ratings Gold? Fox To Air Megyn Kelly's Interview With Trump Tonight

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

Viewers will see Donald Trump in a one-on-one interview with Megyn Kelly of Fox News. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller and co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend for a preview.

U.S. May Send Weapons To Libya's Fledgling Government

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

Secretary of State John Kerry and diplomats from other world powers have agreed to ease an Libyan arms embargo in order to assist a coalition seeking to assume power over the chaotic country.

Senate To Vote On Zika Funding

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on a deal to provide more than $1 billion to battle Zika. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

Obama Guidelines To Protect Transgender Students Is 'Life Changing'

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

The administration ordered schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that matches their gender identity. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Debi Jackson, mother of Avery, 8, who is transgender.

Jane Little, Longtime Orchestra Musician, Collapses On Stage And Dies

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne and Mary Louise Kelly report on the death of Jane Little. In 1945, she joined the symphony in Atlanta when she was just 16 years old. She died over the weekend while performing. Little was 87.

Leaving Afghanistan Is Not Always The Best Solution For Migrants, Rhani Says

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

News reports out of Afghanistan lately have focused on the number of people trying to leave the country for a better life elsewhere. Renee Montagne talks to the first lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani, who was at the Afghan embassy in Washington, D.C. It was migration that dominated their conversation

Jane Little, Longtime Orchestra Musician, Collapses On Stage And Dies

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

The bassist joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1945, when she was just 16 years old. She died over the weekend while performing on stage.

Supreme Court Sends Latest Obamacare Case Back To Lower Court

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:03am

With a vacancy, Supreme Court justices are looking for ways to avoid tie votes on key issues. On Monday, the justices sent an Obamacare case back to a lower court — saying compromise seemed feasible.




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