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Facebook Enabled Ads Targeting Anti-Semites

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

ProPublica found that Facebook had enabled advertisers to target ads to people who expressed an interest in anti-Semitic topics.

Review: Ken Burns' 'The Vietnam War'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Filmmaker Ken Burns and collaborators turn their lens to the Vietnam War in a 10-part, 18-hour documentary. It was six years in the making and includes rarely seen footage.

DREAMers Skeptical Of DACA Deal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Their futures in the balance, DACA recipients react to the back and forth in Washington over a possible deal between President Trump and Democrats to extend protections for DREAMers.

The Man Who Protects America's Secrets

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

We talk with William Evanina, head of U.S. counterintelligence. That means he's the country's top spy catcher, in charge of finding moles in our midst.

(Image credit: Office of the Director of National Intelligence)

The Urgent 'Sonic Blast' Of Prophets Of Rage

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Members of Public Enemy, Rage Against The Machine and Cypress Hill channel the anger of today as Prophets of Rage. Chuck D talks to David Greene ahead of the release of the group's debut album.

(Image credit: Travis Shinn/Courtesy of the artist)

How Two Nurses Decided To Help Babies Touched By Opioid Crisis

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:16am

Kyle Cook and Carla Saunders, two neonatal nurses in Tennessee, remember the early days of the opioid crisis, a time that led them to help develop treatment protocols for babies exposed to opioids.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Carla Saunders)

North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 5:55pm

South Korean and Japanese officials say the latest missile flew over Hokkaido and fell into the ocean, and the South Korean military conducted a live-fire ballistic missile drill in response.

(Image credit: Toru Yamanaka /AFP/Getty Images)

No NAFTA Deal Will Be Reached In 2017, Castaneda Speculates

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:39am

Rachel Martin talks to former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has become a major irritant in U.S.-Mexico relations.

Russia Begins 6 Days Of Military War Games With Ally Belarus

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:30am

Thousands of Russian troops are taking part in war games on NATO's border, in an exercise that imagines a conflict with the West. It's the biggest show of Russian military might since the Cold War.

President Trump Will Travel To Florida To Assess Hurricane Damage

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:30am

Lack of electricity has been a major obstacle to recovery from Hurricane Irma. Florida's east coast is expected to get power back by Sunday. Trump will meet with first responders in Naples.

Democrats Say They Had A Productive Dinner With President Trump

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:29am

Trump met with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — discussing trade, DACA and border security. Trump tweeted that no deal was made with them on DACA — contradicting their statement.

Judge's Former Assistant Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Fraud

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 5:54am

Prosecutors in Arkansas accused the former administrative assistant of using public money to buy personal items including a diamond ring, sequined throw pillows and a tuxedo for her dog.

Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: Nun With A Chainsaw

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 5:08am

When downed trees blocked the road near Sister Margaret Ann's school in southwest Miami-Dade County, she grabbed a chainsaw and got to work.

Morning News Brief

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

A relief operation is underway for Hurricane Irma survivors in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The hurricane response in Florida gets a visit from President Trump, who is touting a display of bipartisanship after another meeting with Democratic leaders. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled a recent military crackdown in Myanmar.

Movie Review: Darren Aronofsky's 'Mother!'

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Angelica Jade Bastien of the entertainment news site Vulture, about what to expect from Darren Aronofsky's new horror movie: "Mother!"

Hurricane Irma Deals An Unprecedented Blow To Florida's Citrus Industry

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

Florida's orange industry has struggled in recent years — plagued by development gobbling up land and citrus diseases devastating the crop. Now Hurricane Irma has dealt it another blow.

Rep. Brady Encouraged Tax Overhaul Will Pass This Year

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to GOP Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and a member of the "big six" group of policymakers shaping the framework for the tax overhaul.

Criticism Grows Against Aung San Suu Kyi Over Rohingya Crisis

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's military crackdown. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi is being criticized for engaging in the kind of repression she spent decades fighting.

Probe Launched Into Nursing Home Deaths After Irma-Related Power Outage

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

Eight people have died after a Florida nursing home and long-term-care facility lost air conditioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Rachel Martin talks to state Sen. Gary Farmer.

Sen. Merkley Picks 'Medicare For All' Over Affordable Care Act

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:05am

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon joined Bernie Sanders as he announced his new "Medicare for All" bill. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Merkley about why he backed Sanders.

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