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Gained Weight Since The Election? Blame Trump

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

Some celebrities have claimed that the current political environment has caused them to eat more and gain weight. The effect has been dubbed: the Trump 10.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Executive Privilege

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

Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history of presidents and legal battles over executive privilege, which is one of the powers a president may use to defend himself.

News Brief: Senate's Russia Probe, Uber Workplace-Misconduct Report

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

The Senate launches two days of testimony about the Trump campaign's Russia ties. A report commissioned for Uber catalogues the company's record on sexual harassment.

Commuting By Foot: Big Sur Residents Struggle With Life After Mudslide

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:00am

Most mornings and afternoons, a newly built footpath that plunges through a grove of towering redwoods is clogged with workers and school kids.

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Uber Fires 20 Employees After Sexual Harassment Claim Investigation

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 5:57pm

On Tuesday, the company gathered its staff to discuss the review's findings, according to a source familiar with the meeting. A broader report on addressing Uber's workplace culture is due next week.

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Bob Dylan Fulfills Nobel Academy's Lecture Requirement

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:48am

Singer Bob Dylan delivered a Nobel Prize lecture — a requirement for receiving the cash prize that goes along with the award. He did it, fittingly, by sending a a nearly 30 minute recording.

Opioid Overdoses Overwhelm South Florida's Addiction Centers

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:34am

Treating addiction is big business in Florida. But some communities, overwhelmed by overdoses, are sending a message to the rest of America: Don't send your drug users here.

Top-Secret Documents Published By 'The Intercept'

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:30am

The document indicated that Russia's military intelligence agency launched a cyberattack shortly before Election Day 2016 on a U.S. company that provides voting services and systems.

Switzerland School Offers Klingon Lessons

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:00am

The country's largest adult education institution is now offering courses in the language created in 1984 for Star Trek. There are several websites dedicated to the language.

Boston Convenience Store Owner Takes On 7-Eleven

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 5:49am

Abu Musa once ran a 7-Eleven franchise in South Boston but he battled with the parent company and was forced to give up his store. Now he's opened a store across the street called 6-Twelve.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

The FBI has arrested an NSA contractor for leaking a classified document describing Russian cyberattacks ahead of the 2016 presidential election. British police have identified 2 of the 3 London Bridge attackers.

'The Quiet Man': The Powerful Conservative White House Lawyer In The Middle Of It All

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

The White House counsel is the president's official lawyer, and his job description puts him at the center of every legal decision made in the White House.

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Researchers Ferret Out Information From White House Visitor Logs

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump has decided to change President Obama's policy of making the White House visitor log public. A new study explores what kind of information is in the White House visitor log.

'Intercept' Article Reveals NSA Report On Russian Cyberattack

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

The Intercept reveals an NSA report that Russian military intelligence hacked into one voting software supplier, and sent phishing emails to local election officials days before the November election.

Londoners Pay Respects To The Victims Of Saturday's Bridge Attack

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

Thousands of Londoners joined in a vigil for the victims of Saturday's attack in the city, as police named two of the men involved.

Arab Nations Cut Ties To Qatar. What Does It Mean For U.S. Interests?

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to George Mason University professor Mohammed Cherkaoui about why several Arab nations have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, and what that means to the U.S.

Brazilians Adore Top Prosecutor After He Exposes Massive Corruption Web

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

A new Brazilian hero isn't a soccer star, it's the prosecutor pressing the corruption case against the country's political elites. He's got a book that taps into the public's desire to clean house.

Russia Launched Cyberattack On Voting Vendor Ahead Of Election, Report Says

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

The latest revelations about Russia's meddling with the 2016 U.S. presidential election have been uncovered just days ahead of a scheduled Senate hearing with former FBI Director James Comey.

Stavridis' Book 'Sea Power' Explains Why Oceans Matter In Global Politics

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to retired Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander for NATO about his new book: "Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans."

'Pink Slime' Case Pits S.D. Meat Producer Against ABC News

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

The company that made "pink slime" is suing ABC News, saying the network's 2012 coverage was defamatory and hurt its operations. Opening statements began Monday.




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