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Did Osama Bin Laden Predict The Fall Of ISIS?

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Among the recently-released Osama Bin Laden papers are letters in which the al-Qaida leader warned against what he saw as an existential threat to his movement: establishing an Islamic state too soon. Bin Laden predicted it would fall to its enemies, and prove impossible to govern and ultimately harm the jihadi movement. One CIA officer who spent years in the Middle East says bin Laden was terrified of a "jihadi civil war" — which is exactly what has come to pass.

Republican Presidential Candidates Want A Michigan Win In Their Column

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Michigan is a state that has had its share of hard times in recent years. A lot of people voting on Tuesday in that state's primary were hit hard during the recession.

China's National People's Congress To Focus On Economic Cures

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

The National People's Congress has convened in Beijing, and job one for them is what to do about China's economy. It grew last year at the slowest rate in a quarter century.

Greece Is Stressed By Migrant Crisis

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Greece says it is being turned into Europe's dumping ground for asylum seekers, as the migrants that continue to pour into the country are prevented from moving on further by border restrictions imposed by other European states.

Trump Gains Support From Teamsters, Who Normally Vote For Democrats

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Antonio Caracciolo (cah-rah-chee-ola) is a member of the Teamsters local 282 in New York. He supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and tells Steve Inskeep why.

Kenya Shrugs Off Condemnation Of Takeover Of Opposition Newspaper

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Turkey's largest-circulation opposition newspaper is no longer opposing the president. Editors and journalists at were cleared out by riot police, and court-appointed trustees took over management.

Ahead Of Michigan Primary, Clinton, Sanders Debate In Flint

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

Sanders reiterated his call for the GOP Gov. Rick Snyder to resign over his handling of the water crisis. Clinton, who had until that point not called for Snyder to resign, chimed in saying, "Amen."

Nancy Reagan Remembered As A Fierce Defender Of her Husband

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:04am

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library northwest of Los Angeles closed abruptly Sunday morning, so preparations could begin for Nancy Reagan's funeral and burial there. The former first lady died of congestive heart failure at her home in Los Angles on Sunday. She was 94.

Decades Later, 'Spy' Magazine Founders Continue To Torment Trump

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:41am

No journalists have scrutinized Donald Trump more — or infuriated him more — than Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen during their days at Spy magazine.

Can't Get In To See Your Doctor? Many Patients Turn To Urgent Care

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:38am

A recent poll shows 27 percent of Americans have visited an urgent care center in the past two years. Why? Most cite convenience.

Race Is On To Find A Successor To U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:34am

Ban's term expires at the end of the December. This year, candidates are being given a chance to make their case in public, and there's a big push by activists to get a women at the helm.

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