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Sinclair Tells News Anchors To Denounce 'Fake News'

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

Sinclair Broadcast Group executives are pushing news anchors at local stations to read statements denouncing "fake news" at other outlets. Many employees are not happy about it.

Pennsylvania Special Election Too Close To Call

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

A closely-watched special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District remains too close to call, but Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone.

Kangaroo Crossing Sign Inquiry Leads To Its Demise

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

WOSU in Columbus, Ohio wondered why there was a "kangaroo crossing" sign on one street. They asked the city, who took it down. Now neighbors are upset.

Gina Haspel Faces Questions Over CIA Role In Torture

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

President Trump is nominating Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to take over the agency, but she may face a tough Senate confirmation over her past roles.

How Will The U.K. Respond To Former Spy's Poisoning?

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said it's "highly likely" that Russia was behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the U.K. David Greene talks with retired British diplomat Lord Peter Ricketts.

News Brief: Trump's CIA Director Pick, Pennsylvania Election, School Walkouts

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

President Trump intends to tap Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to lead the agency, despite a controversial past. Also, we have the latest on the Pennsylvania congressional election.

'Se Que Soy': Amara La Negra Embraces Her Afro-Latinidad

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

As the breakout star of Love & Hip Hop: Miami, Amara isn't afraid of tackling colorism in the Latin community. "Somebody needs to say something," she says.

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A Former Director On What It Means For The CIA

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:52am

Rachel Martin talks to Michael Hayden, a former CIA director and ex-National Security Agency director, about Trump's pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, and about outgoing director Mike Pompeo.

Tillerson Shakeup Affects CIA Leadership

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:08am

John McLaughlin, a former acting director of the CIA, talks about the Rex Tillerson shakeup and about the president's choice to replace Mike Pompeo at the CIA: deputy director Gina Haspel.

Ambassador Weighs In On Tillerson Shakeup

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:54am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ambassador Chris Hill, who served as an assistant secretary of state under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, about all the changes.

A Major Shakeup In The Trump Administration: How Did It Come About?

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:54am

In a tweet, the president announced that he is replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He wants CIA Director Mike Pompeo in that job, with current No. 2 at the CIA, Gina Haspel, as CIA director.

Who Is Trump's Pick: A Little About Mike Pompeo

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:41am

The news this morning is that CIA Director Mike Pompeo is replacing Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. NPR national security correspondent Greg Myre talks about those changes.

More On Rex Tillerson's Departure

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:40am

NPR's Michele Kelemen, who covers the State Department, talks to Rachel Martin about events leading up to the announcement.

Elliott Abrams On Tillerson's Departure

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 8:45am

NPR's David Greene talks to Elliott Abrams, who was Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's choice as No. 2 at the State Department. Abrams gives his thoughts on Tillerson's firing.

Trump: Rex Tillerson Is Out As Secretary Of State

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 8:44am

Rex Tillerson has been replaced as secretary of state. The president says he is nominating CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The surprise Cabinet change was announced on Twitter by President Trump.

More On House Intelligence Findings: Does It Rise To Level Of Collusion?

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 8:34am

NPR's justice correspondent Ryan Lucas weighs in on the conclusions of the House Intelligence Committee looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Cautionary Tale: Don't Drink And Drive On Your Wedding Day

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 6:23am

An Arizona woman was in her wedding dress driving to the ceremony when she was pulled over for DUI. A police officer tweeted: "Don't drive impaired. Till death do we part doesn't need any help."

Republicans Consider Pennsylvania's Special Election Critical

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 6:18am

Republicans have spent millions and the president campaigned vigorously in an effort to save a traditionally GOP seat. David Greene talks to Marc Lotter, former special assistant to the president.

Trump Administration Denies Asylum To Some 100 Iranian Christians

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 5:54am

The Trump administration has blocked a program that has brought thousands of members of religious minorities from Iran to the U.S. Refugee advocates say some are now stranded in Austria.

Civil Rights Pioneer Will Appear On Canada's $10 Bill

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 5:20am

When Canada's new $10 bill comes out later this year, it will feature activist Viola Desmond, who will become the first non-royal woman and the first black Canadian on the country's currency.




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