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Russia And U.S. Negotiate Russian Compounds Seized By U.S. Authorities

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

The Obama administration shuttered the two Russian luxury estates in retaliation for the country's interference in the U.S. presidential elections. It also expelled 35 Russian officials.

How A Microsoft Font Could Take Down A Prime Minister Caught Up In A Scandal

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

A Microsoft font, Calibri, may be key to bringing down Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. It's at the center of a corruption scandal that's engulfing Sharif and his family.

After Failing To Replace Obamacare, What Do Republicans Do Next?

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

For analysis about the future of the Senate GOP health care bill, David Greene talks to Matthew Continetti, editor-in-chief of the conservative publication the Washington Free Beacon.

Latest Republican Attempt To Repeal Obamacare Dies In The Senate

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

GOP Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran announced Monday that they would vote against the health care bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Without enough votes, the bill is dead.

Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

Elon Musk, the billionaire scientist behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX, made a dire warning over the weekend about the future of artificial intelligence to a room full of state leaders.

Migrant Workers Leave Behind Clues To Depression-Era Lifestyle

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

Archaeologists in Pennsylvania have just finished digging at a site where Depression-era migrant workers would have lived.

Our Backstage Pass Takes Us To Knuckleheads Saloon In Kansas City

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City is a tradition for traveling musicians to play. So is hanging out in the green room before a show. As part of a summer series, we go backstage.

News Brief: Health Care Bill Is Dead, Russian Compound Discussions

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:03am

When 2 GOP senators said they would vote no on a bill to replace Obamacare, it effectively killed the bill. U.S. and Russian diplomats are discussing 2 Russian compounds that U.S. authorities seized.

That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:00am

Hospitals and pharmacies are required to toss expired drugs, no matter how expensive, vital or scarce. And that's even though the FDA has long known that many remain safe and potent for years longer.

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Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 3:42am

Critic Lester Bangs once declared progressive rock "musical sterility at its pinnacle." David Weigel, author of The Show That Never Ends: The Rise And Fall Of Prog Rock, begs to differ.

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Actor Martin Landau, Known For 'Mission: Impossible,' Dies At 89

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:41am

In his seven-decade acting career, Martin Landau worked with a cast of Hollywood director greats, including Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Tim Burton.

American Graduate Student Sentenced To Prison In Iran

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:40am

Princeton University says Xiyue Wang was doing research for his PhD. He was picked up by Iranian authorities and accused of spying. The U.S. State Department says the charges are fabricated.

Senate Health Bill Would Make High Premiums Worse, Dr. Emanuel Says

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:39am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Zeke Emanuel — one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare — about the Senate's health care bill. A vote on the legislation has been postponed.

A Lesson In Why You Should Read The Terms And Conditions

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 5:57am

The Guardian reports more than 20,000 people got on WIFI having no idea they'd bound themselves to 1,000 hours of community service — including unblocking sewers and cleaning port-a-potties.

Shopping Mall In Shanghai Solves Bored Husband Problem

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 5:47am

The mall wants to keep people busy while spouses shop. They're called "husband storage pods." Husbands who want a break while others shop can sit in a glass booth with chairs and a PC gaming set up.

Venezuelans Who Fled To Florida Participate In Opposition's Symbolic Vote

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans in Florida were expected to vote in the referendum organized by opponents of Venezuela's president. Anti-Maduro anger is boiling over in South Florida communities.

TV Review: 'Game Of Thrones' Returns For Its 7th Season

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

It's been more than a year since the last season of Game of Thrones ended. It is a show with a lot of characters and a lot of moving parts. So how was it? Our TV critic has a review.

Millions Of Venezuelans Reject President's Plan To Retool The Constitution

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Venezuela's opposition held an unauthorized plebiscite on Sunday. More than seven million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting the president's plan to overhaul the country's constitution.

'Night Of The Living Dead' Director Dies. George Romero Was 77

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

George Romero was a pioneer in the zombie-horror movie genre and established a name for himself with Night of the Living Dead, which spawned other films such as Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead.

Rep. Hurd On Latest Probes Into Russia Investigation

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Congressman Will Hurd of Texas, a member of the House Intelligence committee, about the latest on investigations into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia.

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