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Sanders, Clinton Take The Stage In Milwaukee For Their 6th Debate

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:04am

After Bernie Sanders' N.H.primary win, he was reaching out to minority voters who make up a larger segment of the electorate in upcoming contests. Hillary Clinton was trying to regain her footing.

The World Has Become A Bit Dull To News From Syria, Miliband Says

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:04am

A preliminary deal is reached for a cease-fire in Syria that's cost thousands of lives and sparked a refugee crisis. David Greene talks to David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee.

As Questions Swirl, Italy Mourns Death Of Italian Student In Cairo

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:02am

A funeral is being held Friday in Italy for Giulio Regeni, a doctoral student allegedly tortured and killed in Egypt. Thousands have demanded an independent probe into Regeni's death.

Even Seizures Can't Slow This Sixth Grader: 'Nothing Can Stop Me!'

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:01am

Last year, seizures forced Benny out of school. This year, he's back in class, with bigger things on his mind: "I finally realized, there's a galaxy of experiences."

In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:01am

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.

Sanders Favors A 'Speculation Tax' On Big Wall Street Firms. What Is That?

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:00am

The tax would apply to all kinds of trading, but estimates of how much revenue it might raise vary greatly.

Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 4:00am

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was finishing his residency in neurosurgery when he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. His memoir deals with the struggle and the joy of life as death drew near.

Will Cuba Meeting Of Pope And Patriarch Help Heal A 1,000-Year Rift?

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 3:50am

The split dates from when Christianity first spread through the Roman Empire. Friday's meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill is the culmination of longstanding efforts to promote dialogue.

Global Markets Are Tanking. Why, And What's To Come?

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:41am

David Greene talks with David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal and the Brookings Institution about the causes and effects of the ongoing slide in global markets.

Girl Scout Cookie Flavors Vary By Region

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 6:17am

Bite into a Thin Mints and it may taste different than the box your friend got. The Los Angles Times reports two bakers make Girl Scout cookies: one Thin Mints is smooth; the other crunchier.

Zombie Apocalypse Clause Written Into Amazon Agreement

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 6:10am

Terms and Conditions in free software says certain provisions can be ignored in the case of a widespread viral infection that causes human corpses to reanimate and seem to consume living human flesh.

Pressure Mounts On 4 Remaining Wildlife Refuge Occupiers

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Oregon Public Broadcasting's Amanda Peacher, who's at the Malheur (mal-HYEUR) National Wildlife Refuge. Federal agents are closing in on four remaining anti-government militants still holed up in protest against federal management of western wild lands.

Christie, Fiorina Drop Out; Rest Of The GOP Presidential Field Pushes On

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

With the Republican race still unsettled after the New Hampshire primary, the battle moves to South Carolina. The top candidates have hit the ground running there. On Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina withdrew from the race.

Talking Polticis With Late-Night Host Seth Meyers Who Happens To Know New Hampshire Well

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

David Greene talks to Seth Meyers, the host of "Late Night With Seth Meyers" on NBC, to talk about the presidential campaign, politics and the view from the late night stage.

At Munich Meeting, Kerry To Push For Ceasefire In Syria

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Efforts to end a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian regime now turn to a diplomatic showdown between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart at a meeting in Munich.

Elderly Former Nazi Death Camps Guard To Go On Trial In Germany

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard goes on trial in Germany on Thursday on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder. Reinhold Hanning admits to being a guard at the camp but denies he was involved in mass murder. His case is one of four that German prosecutors are pursuing against former Nazi guards.

Ex-LA County Sheriff Faces Months Behind Bars After Jail Scandal

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca (BAH-kuh) has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of lying to federal prosecutors during a sweeping investigation into corruption and abuse inside the county's jails. He faces jail time. Baca's guilty plea follows the convictions of 17 of his former deputies in the investigation.

Remaining Occupiers Expected To Leave Wildlife Refuge Shortly

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

The last four anti-government militants at the National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon appear close to surrendering to the FBI. Law enforcement began closing in on them late Wednesday afternoon.

Talking Politics With Late-Night Host Seth Meyers

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

David Greene talks to Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night With Seth Meyers on NBC, about the presidential campaign, politics and the view from the late night stage.

Former 'Time' Journalist Says She Was Targeted By Iranian Intelligence Agents

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 4:25am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Iranian-American writer Azadeh Moaveni (AH-zuh-day MO-uh-ven-ee) about how Iran's intelligence establishment tries to intimidate journalists and what happened to her in a London cafe.

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