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Securing U.S. Boundaries Goes Beyond Wall, Former Border Chief Says

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 4:12am

David Aguilar, who once led Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol, will testify before a Senate panel on Tuesday about fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mayte Garcia Knew She Would Marry Prince, But Could Never Have Predicted How

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:53am

In her new book, The Most Beautiful, Garcia explains how an unlikely meeting at one of the pop icon's concerts sparked a relationship full of love, surprises and, ultimately, heartbreak.

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When The Border Is Just Next-Door, Crossing It Is A Fact Of (Daily) Life

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:52am

The two Nogales — one in Arizona, the other in Mexico — are in separate countries, but to the people who live there, they feel like one place: a border city.

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New York's Solitary Confinement Overhaul Gets Pushback From Union

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:51am

Several states across the U.S. are curbing their use of solitary confinements in prison. But in New York, corrections officers say it's a necessary tool to keep the guards and prisons safe.

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Why Do Some South Koreans Believe A Myth That North Koreans Have Horns?

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:50am

Researchers say the belief some South Koreans hold that North Koreans — who are the same ethnicity as South Koreans — are beast-like is a product of years of propaganda and misleading education.

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Justice Department To Review All Civil Rights Agreements On Police Conduct

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:04pm

The order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the bid to reassess an agreement in Baltimore may signal that the Trump administration plans to scale back investigations and reopen past deals.

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Paid Political Commentator Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Ailes

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:37am

A lawsuit filed on Monday by a paid political commentator for the Fox News Channel alleges past chairman, Roger Ailes, made unwanted sexual advances while holding out the possibility of a promotion.

St. Petersburg Subway Train Blast Kills At Least 10

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 9:13am

At least two explosions on a subway train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg have left at least 10 people dead, with many others injured.

Senate Committee To Vote On Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:26am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, who has said he will vote against the nomination of judge Neil Gorsuch. Cardin, however, has not said if he will support the filibuster.

Mass. Man Accuses Dunkin' Donuts Of Using A Butter Substitute

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:04am

A court settlement has been reached. A Dunkin' Donut spokeswoman told the Boston Globe that their stores in Massachusetts do carry both butter and also a butter substitute vegetable spread.

Singer Bob Dylan Finally Gets His Nobel Prize

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 5:34am

Over the weekend, Bob Dylan turned up in Stockholm, where he was in town for a concert. In a ceremony he received his award. Afterward, an academy representative in Sweden called him "very nice."

Gonzaga, North Carolina To Meet Monday In Men's NCAA Basketball Final

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

The men's NCAA college basketball championship will be decided Monday night. Gonzaga faces North Carolina — both earned tough wins in the national semifinals over the weekend.

Activists For Egyptian Political Prisoners Monitor Sisi's U.S. Visit

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

As Egypt's president meets President Trump Monday, Egyptians in exile and in jail wonder if the U.S. cares about human rights. Activists don't want Trump to turn a blind eye to Egypt's political prisoners.

Will Russia Probes Affect Trump's Bargaining Position With World Leaders?

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

As President Trump heads into a week of meetings with allies and rivals, Steve Inskeep talks to ex-Assistant Defense Secretary Mary Beth Long about how the investigations are affecting negotiations.

How Trump's Administration May Get Caught Up In Complicated Entanglements

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, ethics lawyers for the Obama and George W. Bush presidencies, about financial disclosures that show Trump's administration is the richest ever.

Politics This Week: Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Nomination

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

The Senate is headed for a showdown this week. Republicans are looking to go home on recess following a victory after judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

'Fine Mess': You Can Learn A Lot About A Country By Its Taxes

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist and author T.R. Reid, who traveled the world to look at the tax codes of other nations to see how the U.S. might learn from their experience.

Rescuers In Colombian Town Of Mocoa Search For Flood Survivors

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

In Mocoa, Colombia, entire neighborhoods were wiped out over the weekend by flooding and landslides. Colombia's president says more than 200 people have been killed.

Examining The Investigations Into Russian Influence In The U.S. Election

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn says he would be willing to testify in the Russia investigations, if he's granted immunity. Where do things stand with the House, Senate and FBI probes?

Immigration Dragnet Gains Support After Migrants Are Arrested For Crimes

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:55am

A double murder allegedly committed in San Antonio by an immigrant in the country illegally is gaining attention. President Trump has pointed to similar crimes as justification for more deportations.




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