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Trump, Clinton Put Distance Between Themselves And Challengers

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 4:15am

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton were the big winners in New York's primary. David Greene talks to Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican pollster Jim Hobart.

At Party Congress, No Sign Cuba Is Ready To Embrace The U.S.

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:44am

In a rare public appearance, Fidel Castro spoke of his mortality. Castro's brother Raúl, 84, was re-elected leader of the Cuban Communist Party.

How The Music Of Woods Comes Together

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 1:00am

Singer-guitarist Jeremy Earl talks through the influences behind one song on the psychedelic folk band's latest album, City Sun Eater In The River Of Light.

Life Expectancy Drops For White Women, Increases For Black Men

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:02pm

Suicide, drug abuse and alcohol have started to shorten the lives of white women, a U.S. report on data from 2013 to 2014 suggests. Life-expectancy for many black men went up from 71.8 years to 72.2.

Parrot In Britain Flew The Coop; Then Hails Taxi Home

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 6:22am

Evie left after a noise in the garden scared her. A taxi driver says the bird landed outside his cab and said, "Hello." He went on Facebook to look for someone missing a parrot, and Evie made it home.

Duck Has 3-D Printer To Thank For His New Feet

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 6:13am

After losing his feet to frostbite, Phillip the duck was going to be put down. Using a 3-D printer, a middle school class in Wisconsin made Phillip a pair of bright orange prosthetic feet.

Live-Streaming Of Alleged Rape Shows Challenges Of Flagging Video In Real Time

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:41am

An 18-year-old woman is accused of broadcasting the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend online. The prosecutor said she told police she continued streaming because she "got caught up in the likes."

After Rape Is Live-Streamed On Twitter's Periscope, Company Stays Silent

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:41am

An 18-year-old woman in Ohio is accused of live-streaming the rape of her 17-year-old friend. The prosecutor said she told police she continued streaming because she "got caught up in the likes."

Hiddleston, Laurie Fuel AMC's Adaptation Of Le Carre's 'Night Manager'

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

AMC kicks of a new night of original programming with "The Night Manager," a six-part miniseries based on John le Carre's 1993 post-Cold War novel. Our TV critic says it's a slow burn series fueled by two magnetic lead actors: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.

New York's Primary Could Upend Democratic Race For President

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

If Bernie Sanders is able to pull off an upset in Tuesday's New York Democratic primary, it could be his best shot at transforming the race and damaging Hillary Clinton's chances for the nomination.

Taliban Claims Responsibility For Explosion In Afghan Capital Kabul

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

A week ago, the Taliban announced they were launching their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan. The Taliban is taking credit for a suicide bombing in central Kabul.

Pentagon: Trainers To Be Close To Iraqi Front Lines In Effort To Retake Mosul

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

The Pentagon has authorized more than 200 additional troops for duty in Iraq to fight ISIS, specifically focused on retaking Mosul. They will be trainers, attack helicopter crews and artillery crews. And they'll all be closer to the front lines. There are now more than 5,000 US troops in Iraq.

1 Year After Freddie Gray's Death, Baltimore Is Still In Turmoil

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

Baltimore was rocked by days of demonstrations after the death of Freddie Gray last year. The young African-American man was taken into policy custody and died a week later in a hospital. David Greene talks Reverend Jamal Bryant, a pastor at the Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore.

Trump Expected To Win New York GOP Primary By A Comfortable Margin

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

It's Primary Day in New York, and Donald Trump is looking to leave the other GOP presidential challengers in his dust. David Greene talks to Ed Cox, chairman of the Republican Party in New York.

Cameroon Trip To Discuss Boko Haram Threat Begins On A Tragic Note

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power on Monday visited a community terrorized by Boko Haram in the northern tip of Cameroon. She's urging greater regional cooperation against the group.

Cruz, Kasich Try To Prevent Trump From Sweeping New York

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

Donald Trump has been leading by large margins in his home state of New York. If he wins big in the state's GOP primary on Tuesday, it could go a long way toward helping Trump clinch the nomination. However his rivals, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, are not going to make it easy for him.

Beach Towns Hardest Hit In Ecuador's Weekend Earthquake

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Julia Symmes Cobb of "The Washington Post," about conditions in Ecuador's earthquake zone and relief efforts there. The government says more than 400 people were killed, and that number is expected to grow.

Why New York Mayor De Blasio Backs Clinton Over Sanders

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:04am

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton counts among her supporters, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Renee Montagne talks to de Blasio about why he supports Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

To The List Of High-Stakes Tests In Korea, Add The Samsung SAT

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:03am

Samsung's rigorous aptitude test underscores the company's near-mythical status in Korean society. "I think this is only the way to be successful," says a test-taker before braving the entrance exam.

The Next Apple-FBI Question: Who Can Know How The iPhone Was Hacked?

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 3:38am

A third party helped the FBI unlock a phone linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Should Apple know how they managed to hack the phone or can the third party sell that information?

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