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Klingon Tourist Center Opens Next Month In Stockholm

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 5:16am

The center will introduce visitors to the culture and customs of the Star Trek warrior race. Fans will also get to tour a replica of the Klingon capital city.

Morning News Brief

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

House Republicans have proposed a temporary measure that keeps the government funded. And, the Navy says the commanding officers of two vessels involved in separate collisions in the Pacific Ocean will face court-martial proceedings and possible criminal charges. A total of 17 crew members were killed.

Trump Raises Possibility Of Bringing Back Earmarks

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history in Congress of attaching spending for pet projects onto major pieces of legislation — a practice known as earmarks.

Trump Comments Ignite Immigrants In Philly To Unite

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

African and Caribbean immigrants in Philadelphia are organizing following disparaging comments attributed to President Trump that he made about their homelands.

Bill Changes How Congressional Sexual Harassment Claims Are Handled

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

Lawmakers in the House are set to consider a bipartisan bill that would overhaul how Congress handles allegations of sexual misconduct. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama.

2 Ex-Naval Commanders Face Criminal Charges In 2 Deadly Collisions

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

The Navy says commanding officers of the 2 vessels involved in separate collisions in the Pacific Ocean will face court-martial proceedings and possible criminal charges including negligent homicide.

Former CIA Officer Arrested After Exposing U.S. Spy Network In China

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Adam Goldman of The New York Times who broke the story about a former CIA officer who has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records.

Ex-Gymnastics Doctor Faces Sentencing In Michigan

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

Simone Biles has made public her account of sexual assault by an ex-doctor with USA Gymnastics. David Greene talks to Mark Alesia, of The Indianapolis Star, about proceedings against Larry Nassar.

Russia Probe: Rep. Schiff On Bannon's Testimony Before House Panel

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, about Steve Bannon testifying before the panel as it investigates Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Review: 'American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace'

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

The FX true crime anthology, American Crime Story returns Wednesday night for its second season. Based on journalist Maureen Orth's book, it will explore the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Decision By Minnesota Vikings Crushes Hopes Of Las Vegas Gamblers

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

After the Vikings' last-second TD, they were supposed to attempt an extra-point kick, which would have covered the 5 1/2-point spread. The team decided instead to end the game without a kick attempt.

End May Be Near In Saudi Arabia's Anti-Corruption Crackdown

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

It appears Saudi authorities may soon move businessmen and princes held on corruption charges from detention in a luxury hotel to a prison. It's a sign the anti-corruption campaign may soon be over.

Like Florida, Maryland Wants To Be Exempt From Offshore Drilling

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

Now that the Trump administration has excluded Florida from its offshore drilling proposal, other places want the same. They're making their case as the public comment period gets underway.

GOP Pushes Plan To Keep Government Open While DACA Decided

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

House Republicans propose a temporary measure that keeps the government funded. It buys times for them to work out differences on protecting the young undocumented immigrants who call the U.S. home.

Syrian Family May Have To Move Again To Escape Government Forces

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Abdul Kafi Alhamdo, an English teacher who fled Aleppo for the countryside in 2016. Advances by Syrian government forces have him worried he may have to uproot his family again.

In Tunisia, A Government Born In Protest, Faces Widespread Protest

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:32am

Tunisians overthrew a dictator in 2011, an event that began the Arab Spring. Steve Inskeep talks to Tunisia's Ambassador to the U.S. Faycal Gouia about what's driving the demonstrations.

Trump Campaign Player To Appear Before Congressional Panel

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:28am

On Tuesday, former chief strategist Steve Bannon testifies before the House Intelligence Committee, one of the congressional panels investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Banana Drama Gets Much Attention At Australian Open

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:53am

CoCo Vandeweghe was fined by a referee for refusing to take to the court before she had a chance to eat her banana. Denis Shapovalov could not seem to peel a banana right during a break in his match.

Northern Arizona University Researcher Studies Dog Communication

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:30am

The researcher wants to better understand what dogs say with tail wagging or growling. His efforts come after 30 years studying the language of prairie dogs.

Thai Officials Want To Silence Critics, Scholar Charged With Insulting Monarchy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:25am

Questioning the official count of how a battle happened 400 years ago has gotten historian Sulak Sivaraksa looking at 15 years in prison under Thailand's lese-majeste law.

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