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In Iran, Parliament Building And Major Shrine Attacked

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:00am

For some perspective, Steve Inskeep talks to Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council and author of the new book on Iran and the U.S. called: Losing an Enemy.

Trump's Pick To Head The FBI Leads By Example, Ex-Special Agent Says

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:59am

President Trump has chosen Christopher Wray to be the next FBI director. Rachel Martin talks Joe Robuck, a former FBI special agent, who worked closely with Wray on a corruption case.

Attacks On Iran Strike At The Heart Of Its Establishment

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:36am

The parliament building in Iran's capital, Tehran, is a huge modern building. It's part of a vast highly secured complex which gunmen stormed on Wednesday. ISIS is claiming responsibility.

President Trump Selects New Leader For The FBI

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:35am

In a tweet, the president says he'll name former prosecutor Christopher Wray to be his next FBI director. Wray would replace James Comey, who Trump fired.

ISIS Takes Credit For Iran Attacks, Several Deaths Reported

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Ramin Mostaghim of the Los Angeles Times, who is reporting from Tehran on the attacks that happened across Iran's capital.

Terrorists Strike In Iran's Capital Tehran With Multiple Attacks

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:56am

Iran has been labeled a sponsor of terrorism abroad but on Wednesday it was a target of terrorism. Steve Inskeep talks to Scott Peterson, a correspondent with the Christian Science Monitor.

Trump Announces Comey Replacement, Big Names To Testify Before Senate

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:56am

President Trump says he has chosen Christopher Wray, who has worked in the Justice Department, to head the FBI. A Senate panel begins hearings on Russia meddling on Wednesday.

Before Attacks In Iran, ISIS Publications Had Increased There

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:36am

Rachel Martin talks to Golnaz Esfandiari, who covers Iranian affairs for Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. She had noticed more ISIS publications being distributed in Iran.

Intelligence Officials Set To Testify Before Senate Panel

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:16am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who is the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee. Intelligence officials testify Wednesday, ex-FBI Director James Comey on Thursday.

Twin Attacks In Tehran, ISIS Claims Responsibility

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 7:16am

In one of the attacks, gunmen stormed the parliament building, according to state media. Rachel Martin talks to Golnar Motevalli of Bloomberg News, who is in Tehran.

McDonald's Billboard In New Mexico Makes A Pot Joke

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:14am

The sign shows eggs and sausage rolled in a tortilla. The slogan says, "Usually when you roll something this good, it's illegal." The billboard is near Colorado where marijuana is legal.

Attackers Strike At Multiple Sites In Iran's Capital Tehran

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 5:48am

ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran, one on Iran's parliament, the other on a shrine to Ayatollah Khomeni. Attacks are very unusual in Iran, which is a relatively peaceful place.

A Peacock Leaves Broken Bottles Behind After Liquor Store Stop

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 5:44am

In Arcadia, Calif., a manager called animal control after a peacock ended up in a liquor store. The bird was contained but not before it smashed $500 worth of alcohol.

Much Anticipated Russia Hearings To Begin By Senate Intelligence Committee

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Senators on Wednesday will questions the nation's top intelligence officials about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Rachel Martin talks to former FBI special agent Clinton Watts.

Bill Cosby Accuser Tells Her Story In A Pennyslvania Court

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Andrea Constand has testified against Bill Cosby in a criminal court in Pennsylvania. He is accused of drugging and then sexually assaulting her at his home outside Philadelphia.

U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters Begin Assault To Take Back Raqqa From ISIS

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

For 3 years, ISIS has held the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. Steve Inskeep talks to Jennifer Cafarella, an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War, about efforts to retake the city from ISIS.

Costliest Congressional Race In History Sees First Debate

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Georgia's 6th Congressional District has been in Republican hands for decades. Democrats are betting this month's special election will change that.

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Trump Tries To Move Attention From Russia To Infrastructure

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

President Trump on Wednesday is giving a speech on infrastructure in Cincinnati. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Jeff Dunham of California, who's on the House Infrastructure Committee.

Russia Hearings Take The Main Stage In Washington

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Washington will be consumed for the next two days by hearings at the Senate Intelligence Committee. On Wednesday, several members of the Trump national security team will testify on surveillance.

What's Harder To Do: Hit A Home Run Or Score A Soccer Goal?

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:20am

Baseball star Albert Pujols and soccer star Christiano Ronaldo recently reached impressive milestones in their respective sports. Commentator Kevin Blackistone ponders what is harder to do: hit a home run, or score a goal?

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