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Wayuu Calamity Shines A Light On Colombia's Forgotten Rural Poor

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:04am

The economic meltdown in Venezuela is contributing to Indian children across the border in Colombia dying. Health experts say the Wayuu tribe has been particularly hard-hit.

Trump's Criticism Of Judges Is Shameful, Former Reagan Official Says

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:04am

Donald Trump personally lambasted the judge that overruled his ban on some Muslim immigrants. Steve Inskeep talks to Charles Fried, who was the solicitor general for Ronald Reagan, who says this president has gone too far.

With Travel Ban Blocked, Syrian Refugees Arrive In New York To Start A New Life

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:04am

Members of a Syrian refugee family who arrived at New York's JFK Airport on Monday were excited to be headed for a new home in Syracuse, and to give their children a good future in the U.S.

Not Every Trump Outrage Is Outrageous, Tom Nichols Says

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Tom Nichols, an author and professor at the Naval War College, who says the public and the media need to take a step back and a long breath when thinking about President Trump.

Iraqi Lawmaker And Yazidi Activist Caught Up In Trump's Travel Ban

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep and Rachel Martin have the travel ban story of Vian Dakhil, who's a member of the Iraqi Parliament and is a Yazidi activist.

Obamacare Helped The Homeless, Who Now Worry About Coverage Repeal

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:04am

Among those who benefited from Obamacare are many homeless people who were able to get Medicaid for the first time. Some are worried about what a repeal of the Affordable Care Act could mean.

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Scientists Get Down And Dirty With DNA To Track Wild Pigs

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:01am

Wild hogs inflict $1.5 billion in damage on U.S. property each year. But biologists can now track the elusive animals via tiny bits of DNA the swine leave behind in puddles and ponds.

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Refugee Travel Ban Exceeded Trump's Authority, Sen. Cardin Says

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 6:47am

President Trump's travel ban is on hold for now but the administration is appealing. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland about the ban and other political issues.

Pig No Longer Harasses Residents Of An Oregon Town

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 6:07am

For months, Piggy Smalls has eluded capture. A joint task force finally apprehended the pig and released it to animal rescue. Piggy Smalls will no longer be hogging all the attention in Forest Grove.

Astronauts May Hold Football Passing Record

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:16am

In new video shot on the International Space Station, NASA posed the question: How far can you throw a football in a zero-G environment? Astronaut Tim Kopra threw for 564,664 yards.

Examining Where Things Stand With The Travel Ban

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks to Matt Lewis, a senior columnist for "The Daily Beast," about President Trump's travel ban. A federal appeals court on Sunday rejected a request by the Justice Department to immediately restore the ban.

Humanitarian Groups Say Refugee Vetting Process Is Strict

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

President Trump warns if the travel ban isn't reinstated, some people with "bad intentions" will be allowed to enter the U.S. Humanitarian groups say refugees they are working with are good people.

Trump Blasts Judge Who Put A Temporary Stay On Refugee Travel Restrictions

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

A federal judge in Washington State has temporarily blocked President Trump's travel ban affecting refugees, and citizens of seven Muslim majority countries. The administration is appealing.

Syrian Refugees Will Try To Fly Into The U.S. Early This Week

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

Syrian refugees in Jordan who had flights cancelled by the Trump administration travel ban began receiving calls on Sunday from a U.N. agency asking if they are prepared to travel on Monday.

In Kenya, Trump Gives 'Parliament Of The Common Man' Hope

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

In a small corner of Nairobi, where men gather to talk politics, President Trump is adored. They view him with hope that populism and the will of the people can be respected in a democracy.

Super Bowl Victory Is Decided In OT: Patriots Beat Falcons 34-28

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

For a while, it looked like the Atlanta Falcons were going to be Super Bowl champs, but Tom Brady commanded the come-from-behind Patriots to force overtime.

Trial Of Nevada Militia Case To Open In Las Vegas

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

Jury selection in the federal conspiracy trial against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and 16 of his militia followers begins Monday in Las Vegas.

Patriots' Victory Overshadows Super Bowl Commercials, Lady Gaga

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

New England won the Super Bowl in overtime beating the Atlanta Falcons. But the Super Bowl is more than the game — from the half-time show to the ads — we do a little Monday morning quarterbacking.

Is A Political Solution The Only Way To End The War In Syria?

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

David Greene and Rachel Martin report on Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who has been criticized for making a trip to Syria and meeting with President Bashar Assad.

What Will It Take To Bring Back Domestic Manufacturing Jobs?

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks to Scott Paul, the president of Alliance for American Manufacturing, one of 28 business and union leaders appointed to President Trump's new manufacturing jobs initiative.




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