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Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:57am

Microsoft's president discusses the company efforts to contain the global WannaCry virus, which includes helping people who pirated his software, and he calls for a "Digital Geneva Convention."

(Image credit: Elaine Thompson/AP)

Imagine What It Was Like To Sit Down At Simone De Beauvoir's Desk

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:55am

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman," wrote the pioneering French feminist. The National Museum of Women in the Arts invites visitors to explore a replica of her cozy, cluttered workspace.

(Image credit: Emily Haight/National Museum of Women in the Arts)

Disgruntled Soldiers In Ivory Coast Mutiny Over Back Pay Issues

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:36am

This is the latest eruption of violence by former rebels, now integrated in the army, who helped propel Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara to power in 2011, after disputed elections and a civil war.

Muscovites Protest Mayor's Plans to Demolish Their Homes

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:35am

One of the enduring legacies of communist rule is a housing stock that was often hastily built and now is in various stages of dilapidation. But a "renovation program" is being met with skepticism.

(Image credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Muscovites Protest Mayor's Plans to Demolish Their Homes

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:35am

One of the enduring legacies of communist rule in Russia is a housing stock that was often hastily built and now is in various stages of dilapidation. Moscow's mayor announced a "renovation program."

Muscovites Welcome Demolition Of Shabby Apartment Blocks

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:35am

One of the enduring legacies of communist rule in Russia is a housing stock that was often hastily built and now is in various stages of dilapidation. Moscow's mayor announced a "renovation program."

Global Cyberattack Spreads, U.S. Avoids Worst Of It

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:33am

Universities, hospitals, railways and other institutions in China are the latest targets. David Greene talks to Michael Chertoff, who served as Homeland Security secretary under President Bush.

Woman In Kentucky Absconds With Girl Scout Cookies, Police Say

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:56am

The Girl Scout leader has been charged with stealing $15,000 worth of cookies. Police say she picked up a huge order from a distributor and then disappeared without paying for the cookies.

Girlfriend Unwittingly Carries Engagment Ring Around For A Year

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:36am

A man in Australia gave his girlfriend a necklace with an engagement ring hidden inside. After he proposed, she said "yes" and called him an "idiot" for not realizing she could have lost the ring.

Morning News Brief: North Korea Missile Test, Malware Expected To Spread

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

North Korea launches a successful missile test that some say is a "game changer." Malicious software that holds data for ransom is infecting computers. Efforts continue to find a new FBI director.

With Travel Ban On Hold, Where Do Things Stand With Enhanced Vetting?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump's controversial travel ban is back in federal court on Monday. The ban was supposed to create time and space to allow for more careful scrutiny of people visiting the U.S.

Officially In Office, French President Macron Gets Down To Work

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

Emmanuel Macron's inauguration was held in Paris over the weekend. Can this unconventional new president win the parliamentary support he needs to rule his divided nation?

Who's On The Short List To Replace FBI Director James Comey?

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

The firing of FBI Director James Comey has raised many questions about whether he will testify before Congress and what role Attorney General Jeff Sessions will play in the hiring of the new director.

Receptive Audience At Liberty University Praises Trump's Accomplishments

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump gave the commencement address at Liberty University. School President Jerry Fallwell, Jr., and members of the evangelical university community share thoughts on Trump's time in office.

Global Ransomware Attack Wreaks Havoc On 150 Countries

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

The head of Europol calls the cyber attack that began Friday "unprecedented in its scale." The malware infects Microsoft operating systems, locks up files and then demands users pay to regain access.

North Korea's Actions Make It A Pressing Foreign Policy Concern For Trump

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

North Korea is believed to have tested a mid-to-long range missile on Sunday. Rachel Martin talks to former U.S. diplomat Joel Wit about North Korea's weapons capabilities.

Mexico's Economic Secretary Says NAFTA Needs To Be Modernized

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

Mexico's secretary of the economy tells Rachel Martin that the North American Free Trade Agreement needs to be updated, but that tariffs and insisting that Mexico fund a border wall will poison renegotiations.

How Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Has Unprecedented Access To Trump

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump named Icahn as an unpaid special adviser on regulatory changes. But no one has defined what a special adviser is, or how much power Trump has given to his longtime rival and friend.

China Outlines Plans For A New Silk Road

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:00am

China hosted a conference on President Xi Jinping's signature policy initiative - the "Belt and Road." 29 heads of state attended.

Logic Is Ready To Tell The World Who He Is

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:38am

The son of a black father and a white mother, Logic says he was "born to make" his new album, Everybody. On it, he confronts issues of identity he says he's been scared to rap about in the past.

(Image credit: Ryan Jay/Courtesy of the artist)

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