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Support for Sen. Marco Rubio's Presidential Campaign Grows On Capitol Hill

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:13am

In the alternate universe of Capitol Hill, Marco Rubio is doing well among his GOP colleagues, while frontrunner Donald Trump has zero endorsements. A look at why Rubio is doing so well on Capitol Hill.

Taliban Makes Good On A Promise To Target Afghan Media Networks

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:13am

A suicide bomb attack killed six journalists from Afghanistan's independent television station, Tolo TV. Renee Montagne talks to Saad Mohseni, CEO Of Moby Group, the media company that owns Tolo TV.

In Oklahoma, Ex-Police Officer To Spend Rest Of His Life In Prison For Sexual Assaults

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:13am

In Oklahoma City, a judge has sentenced Daniel Holtzclaw to 263 years in prison. The former police officer was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting women when he was on the job. He chose victims who had arrest warrants or drug problems who were not likely to report him to the police. After one woman did report him, a dozen more came forward.

Review: X-Files Returns To Television

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:13am

After more than a decade, the conspiracy-theory-laden cult series X-Files returns to television. How does it stand up to the original?

Truck Sale Profits Help Automakers Develop Future Technologies

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:13am

Consumers bought a historic number of trucks and SUVs last year. With gas prices at record lows, consumers are gobbling up increasingly bigger and faster trucks. What does that mean for the future?

Lead Poisoning Dates Back To Roman Times

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:13am

Lead was found in Flint's water supply in 2014. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan about lead's long history.

China Captures The Attention Of Davos Economic Forum Participants

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:13am

China concerns are part of the reason global stock markets have been so troubled. Renee Montagne talks to Amy Wilkinson, author and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Encore: In Wake Of War, Formerless Homeless Vet Found Hope In Treatment

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:08am

When Marine Cpl. Zach Stiles returned from Iraq, he couldn't sleep, hold down a job or pay rent. Earlier this year, he and his father sat down to talk for the first time about his life after the war.

After The Trip Seen 'Round The World, Syrian Refugee Builds A New Life

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:06am

The Syrian refugee who was tripped by a kick from a Hungarian camerawoman is now rebuilding his life in Spain. He's learning Spanish, working at a soccer academy — and trying to reunite his family.

California Cops Frustrated With 'Catch-And-Release' Crime-Fighting

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 4:05am

Prosecutors and some police departments in the state say reducing prison sentences is having an undesired outcome: more property crime. But reform advocates say police are jumping to conclusions.

Signs Of Hidden Planet Found In Our Solar System

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 7:02am

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there's an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth in the far reaches of our solar system.

500L Fiat Used By Pope For Sale At Charity Auction

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 5:30am

Pope Francis is ditching the car he rode around in on his trip to the U.S. last fall. The modest vehicle is up for auction at the Philadelphia Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate next weekend.

AFC Championship Could Be The Final Manning-Brady Matchup

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

When New England hosts Denver, it'll be the 17th meeting between quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. David Greene talks to Gary Myers author of the book, Brady Vs Manning.

Small Companies Are Ready To Do Business With Iran

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

With many Iran sanctions lifted, businesses in the U.S. and Iran are gearing up to cash in. U.S. and Iranian business people gauge where they see things going.

Why The Calendar Plays A Role In The GOP Nominating Contest

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

This election season is more frenzied than those in recent memory, says a top GOP lawyer. Renee Montagne talks to Benjamin Ginsberg, about why the nominating contest won't be over until July.

Clinton Responds To Sanders Criticism That Her Experience Isn't Enough

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

Hillary Clinton has long been considered the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. She's feeling the heat from her Democratic challengers. Senator Bernie Sanders this week criticized Clinton — saying she may have experience but doesn't have the right judgment.

Chicago Ministers Boycott Mayor's King Day Breakfast

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

Dozens of black religious leaders boycotted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast. David Greene talks to Chicago pastor Corey Brooks about the mayor's handling of police violence. Brooks runs New Beginnings Church on Chicago's Southside.

Report To Be Released On Russian Dissident's Death

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

The report into the killing of Alexander Litvinenko will be published in London. Before his death the Russian dissident said he had been poisoned by Russian agents working for President Putin.

Hawaii Couple Lured To Iowa For A Front-Row Seat To Parade Of Presidential Candidates

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

Every campaign has volunteers who passionately support their candidate for president. And some of them have unique stories — like the couple who moved from Hawaii to Iowa to participate in the caucuses. This is the latest in our series Snapshot 2016.

North African Residents In German City Fight Migrant Stigmatism

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 4:11am

North Africans are blamed for attacks on German women. Police are raiding their communities — including the largest one in Dusseldorf. Some long-time Moroccan residents are fighting back.

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