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Musician Finds Snail Mail Helps Her Connect With Fans

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

A 22-year-old musician exchanges dozens of old-fashioned letters with fans every week. Lauren Sanderson recently sold out a 18-city tour and she's signed with a major label.

House Panel Clears Trump Of Collusion With Russia

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee said Monday night that they have found no evidence of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Students Describe How They Developed Their Views On Guns

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

High school students are expressing their views of gun control and getting a lot of attention for it. We talk with students with a variety of opinions about how their views developed.

Citing National Security, Trump Blocks Broadcom's Takeover Of Qualcomm

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

The Trump administration has blocked a Singapore-based company from acquiring U.S. chip manufacturer Qualcomm, citing national security concerns. At the heart of the deal is the future of wireless technology.

Police In Austin Believe Deadly Package Explosions Are Linked

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

In Austin, Texas, police are investigating three explosions and two deaths that they say appear to be related. The first happened earlier this month when a man opened a package on his doorstep. He died when it exploded. There were two more package explosions on Monday, which killed one person and seriously injured another.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59am

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have finished the panel's Russia investigation. The draft says they found no evidence the Trump campaign worked with Russia to influence the election. And, there's a special election Tuesday in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district.

The Flag Still Flies For Jasper Johns

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:55am

As a major retrospective in Los Angeles shows, the modern American artist got us to take a second look at even common objects like numerals, archery targets and, yes, flags.

(Image credit: Bob Adelman/The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection © Bob Adelman Estate)

French Fashion Designer Givenchy Dies At 91

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:21am

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy styled some of the world's most fashionable women — icons like Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco. He died at age 91 on Saturday.

Trump's International Tariffs Spark Fears Of A Trade War

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:38am

The president's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have strained ties with American trading partners. Rachel Martin talks to Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organization.

U.S.-Korea Meeting Could Pay Dividends, Bill Richardson Says

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:06am

Noel King talks to Bill Richardson, an ex-New Mexico governor and U.N. ambassador, about the planned meeting between President Trump and North Korea's leader, and why he says it could prove valuable.

Waffle House Waitress Gets A Scholarship After Helping Customer

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:38am

Evoni Williams noticed an elderly customer needed help cutting up his ham. After a video of her cutting up his food went viral, Texas Southern University rewarded her with a $16,000 scholarship.

Shelter Animals Wait To Be Adopted In Comfort

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:23am

The Knox County Humane Society No Kill Shelter in Galesburg, Ill., is giving its dogs and cats some comfort by furnishing their kennels with old armchairs and recliners donated by the public.

TV Review: 'O.J. Simpson: Lost Confession?'

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Fox aired a special Sunday night using previously unaired tape from 2006 in which O.J. Simpson essentially admits to killing his wife Nicole, and her friend Ron Goldman.A

Assad-Backed Syrian Forces Split Rebel-Held Ghouta Into 3

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

The Syrian government and its allies have advanced into eastern Ghouta. Civilians trapped in these ever shrinking areas say they are living in terror of what will happen next.

House To Vote On Trump-Support School Safety Gun Bill

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Tom Deutch of Florida about plans in the House to vote on a bill that would try to protect schools from future acts of gun violence.

Evidence Indicates Cyclists May Age Better Than Those Who Don't Bike

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

There's evidence that if you regularly bike — even just for fun — you may age better than those who don't. A study shows that cyclists bodies may fend off some of the typical age-related decline.

Trump Says China Appreciates U.S. Diplomatic Efforts With North Korea

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump has tweeted that China has welcomed his diplomatic efforts with North Korea. Rachel Martin talks to Randy Phillips, former chief CIA representative in China.

Politics In The News: Federal Commission On School Safety

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Noel King talks to Charles Cooke, editor of National Review Online, about the White House creating a federal commission to explore school safety.

Attorney General Sessions Reshapes Who Qualifies For Asylum

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

The administration is taking steps to limit who gets asylum in the U.S. Immigration lawyers warn thousands of people who fled violence and persecution in their home countries could be turned away.

Mattis Aims To Curb Iran's Influence On The Arabian Peninsula

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00am

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is in Oman to discuss U.S. efforts to block Iranian arms shipments to Houthi rebels in Yemen. U.S. special forces are fighting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

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