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Leslie Odom Jr.: 'I Want To Sing To The Moment That You're In'

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 3:36am

The Hamilton actor speaks with Mary Louise Kelly about the Tony Awards, breaking through in his 30s and releasing his first album for the second time.

Street Name Changed To Honor Penguin's Goalie Matt Murray

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 5:53am

The Pittsburgh Penguins could win the Stanley Cup trophy Thursday night if they beat the San Jose Sharks. In the meantime, Murray Ave. has been renamed Matt Murray Ave. to honor the team's goalie.

While Shepherd Sleeps, Sheep Overrun Spanish City

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 5:44am

Police in Huesca rounded up the sheep and delivered them back to the shepherd — before he even knew they were missing.

GOP Rep. Cole Comments On Presumptive Nominee Donald Trump

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to GOP Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma about the impact of Donald Trump on party unity.

'Invention Of Russia' Chronicles The Fall Of The USSR To Today

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Arkady Ostrovsky talks to Mary Louise Kelly about his new book, The Invention of Russia, which looks back on the 25 years from the fall of the Soviet Union to Putin's Russia today.

With Clinton The Presumptive Nominee, Sanders Mulls Next Step

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to former Sen. Paul Kirk, a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, about Sanders' options now that it appears Hillary Clinton will be the one to face off against Donald Trump.

Why A Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants To Put Gawker Out Of Business

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Gawker's Nick Denton is at the eye of the storm as his media company faces legal threats financed by a Silicon Valley billionaire.

Union Voters In Ohio Are Not Satisfied With The Choice: Clinton Or Trump

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Trade is a motivating issue for many union members, and Donald Trump has made that a hallmark of his campaign rhetoric. That's weighing on the minds of union voters, even long-time Democrats.

Trial To Start For Another Police Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Case

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

The Baltimore officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray goes on trial on Thursday. Caesar Goodson drove the van in which Gray apparently suffered a fatal spinal injury.

If Elected President, Would Trump Put His Investments In A Blind Trust?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Most presidents have tried to avoid conflicts by putting their investments in a blind trust. That only works for paper wealth, but Donald Trump wouldn't be like past presidents.

Journalist Says Supporters Of Philippine President-Elect Threaten Her Online

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to journalist Raissa Robles about President-elect Dutert's comments that some journalists, who were killed deserved to die, and what the comment means to Philippine press freedom.

Teen Listener Presents His Version Of The 'Morning Edition' Theme

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

The theme submitted by 16-year-old Curtis Sun of Cincinnati, Ohio, has an ethereal, ambient feel and looks back to the 35th anniversary celebration of Morning Edition.

Ex-CIA Spy Says She Is To Be Extradited To Italy To Serve Prison Sentence

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa, who was convicted in absentia of having a role in the extraordinary rendition of an Islamist from a Milan street in 2003.

Not Always A 'Thunderbolt': The Evolution Of LGBT Rights Under Obama

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:02am

Much has changed during the Obama administration — including the legalization of same-sex marriage. The president praised that Supreme Court decision, but activists have not always applauded him.

Bashar Assad's Defiance Points To A Syrian Peace Effort In Tatters

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:48am

The Syrian president says he'll take back "every inch" of his ravaged country. It's the latest sign that U.S. efforts to find a diplomatic resolution are failing.

This Med School Teaches Health Policy Along With The Pills

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:47am

First-year medical students are usually busy studying lots of basic science and medicine. One medical school is making a point of schooling them on how health care delivery affects their patients.

Legal Medical Abortions Are Up In Texas, But So Are DIY Pills From Mexico

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:46am

Women seeking an abortion in restrictive Texas now often pick the medical version, thanks to FDA rules making it easier. Others seek cheaper pills in Mexico, and aren't getting guidance from a doctor.

Fossils Suggest That Island Life Shrank Our 'Hobbit' Relatives

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 5:39pm

Scientists say tiny bones dating back 700,000 years on the Indonesian island of Flores shine new light on how these mysterious, 3-foot-tall creatures got that way.

Monkey Knocks Out Power Across Kenya

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 6:03am

A monkey took a fall right on top of a transformer at a power station. This tripped the transformer and caused a blackout. The monkey is fine, being cared for by the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Bretagne, Last Known Sept. 11 Search Dog, Dies At 16

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:59am

The golden retriever was euthanized Monday in Texas. Searching through the rubble of ground zero was her first deployment as a search and rescue dog.




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