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Morning News Brief

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:57am

President Trump huddled with congressional leaders at Camp David to try to focus the party's agenda, but revelations in a new book are proving to be a distraction. Also, nearly 200,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S. may lose their temporary protected status.

The Story Of How Otis Redding's 'Dock Of The Bay' Got Released

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:57am

Otis Redding's posthumous hit "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was released 50 years ago today. But it almost never got out of the recording studio.

As Cracks Widen In Washington State, Government Prepares For A Landslide

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:55am

Dozens of people have agreed to move temporarily to hotels in case a landslide destroys their homes.

When The Cash Register Doesn't Take Cash

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:44am

A handful of restaurants around the country are giving up on cash. Paying for your meal with a credit card or electronically makes for better and faster service, they say.

(Image credit: Raphael Satter/AP)

Is Alcohol A Problem? This Tool Helps Assess Risk And Find Help

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 3:42am

Treatment for alcohol problems isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. The NIH has launched an online navigator that can help figure out the scope of the problem and find evidence-based treatment options.

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Feds Planned Marijuana Crackdown Is Disruptive, Frosh Says

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:34am

Steve Inskeep talks to Brian Frosh, Maryland's attorney general, about how the new tighter federal rules on marijuana would affect states that have already legalized the drug.

'Fire And Fury' Overshadows GOP Strategy Talks

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:33am

President Trump reacted angrily to revelations in a new book — an account of his first year in office. Among those revelations: disparaging remarks by his former key strategist Steve Bannon.

University Lists Words That Deserve Wider Use

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:36am

Wayne State University in Michigan is promoting expressive words that could be used more. The school says they "are wonderful additions to anyone's vocabulary."

Police Say Man Used Ill-Gotten Gains To Buy Engagement Ring

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 5:19am

Police in Ohio say the suspect spent $4,500 on a ring less than an hour after the robbery and gave it to his fiancee the next day. He denies the robbery but admits surveillance photos look like him.

Nearly Every Computer Could Be Impacted By New Security Flaws

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

Rachel Martin talks to Matt Tait, a senior cybersecurity fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, about what's at stake after two new security flaws were discovered.

Trump Must Decide Soon Whether To Reinstate Sanctions Against Iran

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

In less than two weeks, President Trump has to decide whether to recommend to Congress to reinstate sanctions against Iran. The president's decision has been complicated by the ongoing anti-government protests in Iran.

Outside D.C., Are People Paying Attention To The Trump-Bannon Riff?

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

Rachel Martin talks to Chris Buskirk, a conservative talk show host in Phoenix, about President Trump's strongly worded disavowal of his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Cleveland Browns Brutal Season Will Be Capped With A Parade

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

In response to a 0-16 season, Cleveland Browns fans will hold a Perfect Season Parade on Saturday. The plan was first hatched during the 2016 season, but derailed after a late-season win.

Lack Of Funds Keeps Louisiana From Buying Out Coastal Residents

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

Louisiana admits it can't protect all its residents from increased flooding. But with no money to buy people out, many vulnerable residents are stuck, struggling to cope.

Are Harassment Scandals Overshadowing Hollywood's Award Season?

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

Voting for Academy Awards nominations begins Friday, and the Golden Globes are Sunday. Rachel Martin talks to Kim Masters, editor-at-large at The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business.

Pakistan Reacts To U.S. Suspension Of Security Assistance

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

After calling on Pakistan to deny safe haven to extremists who are undermining Afghanistan's government, the Trump administration has suspended most security assistance to Pakistan.

Skeptics Question Philip Morris Pledge To Give Up Cigarettes

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

Phillip Morris publicized its New Year's resolution to try to give up cigarettes, at least in the U.K. Critics say the firm used the opportunity to market its e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative.

Suspicious Spouses Monitor Partners Digitally, Divorce Lawyers Say

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

NPR has been reporting on a chilling trend in technology and in love — the use of spying tools when couples split up. Are these tools legal?

News Brief: Trump Meeting, 'Fire And Fury'

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump and top GOP congressional leaders meet on Friday to build on the success of the tax overhaul measure. Those efforts are being overshadowed by the expedited publishing of a new book.

GOP Tax Law Sparks Confusion And Outcry In Blue States As N.Y. Threatens Lawsuit

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 4:03am

Democrats say the new tax law unfairly targets blue states. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will file a lawsuit, while confusion reigns for Americans who tried to prepay property taxes.

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