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Politics In The News: Cohn Resignation, Texas Primary

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Another official is leaving the White House. Economic adviser Gary Cohn's resignation demonstrates what a time of turnover it has been. Plus, Democrats made some gains in Tuesday's primary in Texas.

After Losing Tariff Battle, Trump Economic Adviser Cohn Resigns

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about White House economic adviser Gary Cohn stepping down. Moore informally advises the Trump administration on economic matters.

Talk About Madness: How The NCAA Deals With Scandals

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

As March Madness approaches, sports commentator Mike Pesca opines on the absurdity of the way the NCAA deals with fraud and scandal.

Ask Cokie: Listeners Want To Know About Security Clearances

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

A number of top aides in the Trump administration have not been granted full security access. Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, about security clearances.

Fighting Continues In Besieged Syrian Neighborhood Of Ghouta

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Despite calls for a cease-fire, there's been no let up in fighting in the district of eastern Ghouta. A U.N. official reviews what that means for the war and prospects for more civilian casualties.

Morning News Brief

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

White House economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned Tuesday, less than a week after President Trump called for stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Results are in from Tuesday's Texas primaries.

Results Are In For Nation's First Contests In 2018 Election Cycle

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

Texans cast their votes in primaries Tuesday. Democrats turned out in numbers not seen in more than a decade — though far more GOP voters showed up at the polls across the deep red state.

Test For Breast Cancer Gene Will Be Available In Weeks

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

The FDA approved the first test that people can get without a doctor to see if they carry a genetic mutation that increases their risk for cancer. The test looks for three mutations.

North Korea Indicates It's Willing To Talk About Denuclearization

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:00am

South Korea says the North is open to discussing denuclearization with the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to Joel Wit, a former State Department official who has experience negotiating with North Korea.

Probe Into Generic Drug Price Fixing Set To Widen

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:57am

The Department of Justice and 45 states allege that generic drug makers colluded to divvy up customers and setting prices. Prosecutors are now looking at potential involvement by drug distributors.

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Century Aluminum Executive Backs Trump's International Tariff Plan

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:44am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jesse Gary, executive vice president of Century Aluminum, who agrees with President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

There Appears To Be A Breakthrough In North-South Korea Talks

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:38am

North Korea has agreed to a temporary freeze of its illicit nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. This comes after a trip by South Korean envoys to Pyongyang.

Some GOP Lawmakers Press Trump To Reconsider International Tariffs

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:36am

President Trump insists he will stick with his plan. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Tom Reed Of New York, who sits on the House Ways and Means subcommittee on trade, about what he thinks.

It's The 9th Day Of The West Virginia's Teachers Strike

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:56am

Gov. Jim Justice reached a deal with teachers but the state Senate changed the terms, lowering the proposed pay raise. Steve Inskeep talks to Jake Zuckerman from the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Attendees Are Cheesed Off After Festival Runs Out Of Food

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:38am

The organizers of the Big Cheese Festival in Brighton, England, have received much criticism after they ran out of cheese. Officials apologized, saying that bad weather was to blame.

Arizona Teenager Accuses Starbucks Of Discrimination

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:59am

Aspen Cline says the coffee chain refused to serve her a frappaccino when she rode through the drive-thru on a horse. Starbucks tells a Phoenix TV station the order was refused for safety reasons.

3 Ex-Obama Officials Face Off In Democratic Primary In Texas

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Tuesday's primaries in Texas kick off midterm elections. Former Obama administration officials across the country are running for office. In Texas, 3 are running in one congressional district alone.

Trump's Name Is Removed From Hotel In Panama

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

The Trump name has been stripped from a Panama hotel after an official ruled that the majority owner could take over administration and kick the Trump organization out.

AIPAC Aims To Appeal To Progressives As Conference Opens

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is specifically reaching out to progressives. Steve Inskeep talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk about the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

Hidden Brain: Relationship Between Having Babies And The Economy

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:02am

Americans tend to have more children in a strong economy. Research suggests that conceptions might be a leading economic indicator — meaning declines in conceptions can predict the next downturn.

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