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'Tom And Jerry' Blamed For Violence In The Middle East

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 6:20am

The cartoon has been called out in America for racial stereotypes and smoking. And now, an Egyptian official says the cat-and-mouse cartoon is responsible for violence in the Middle East.

NBA Star Dwayne Wade Of The Miami Heat Makes Canadians Mad

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 5:58am

Before a playoff game against Toronto, Dwayne Wade made practice shots during Canada's national anthem Canadians said he violated a rule that players stand in a dignified posture during anthems.

Trial To Begin For 3 Somali-Americans Accused Of Planning To Join ISIS

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

Jury selection starts Monday in this country's largest ISIS recruitment trial to date. Three Somali-Americans face charges in a Minneapolis federal court for allegedly planning to join ISIS in Syria.

Politics In The News

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Tucker Carlson, editor-in-chief of "The Daily Caller," about the week ahead in politics. West Virginia and Nebraska hold primaries on Tuesday.

Rape Suspects In New Delhi Have A Good Chance Of Being Acquitted, Report Says

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

Three and half years after a brutal gang rape in the Indian capital New Delhi ignited global outrage, a new report finds that rape suspects there have an 83 percent chance of acquittal.

N.C. Officials Face DOJ Deadline To Change 'Bathroom Law'

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to N.C. Rep. Paul Stam, one of the sponsors of House Bill 2, about the Justice Department's determination that the measure violates federal civil rights laws.

Why Americans Are Buying More Trucks And SUVs Than Cars

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

2016 is the year of the SUV and pick up truck. Car sales aren't keeping up. Each month their share of the market slips a bit. Lower gas prices and changing consumer tastes are making the sedan an endangered species.

In The Digital Age, Connecticut State Police K-9 Unit Trains Edogs

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

For years, police have used dogs like German Shepherds and blood hounds to sniff out things a human officer might miss. As more evidence goes digital — getting stashed on hard drives and cell phones — officers are training their K-9s to sniff out clues there, too.

Republican Backlash Continues To Build Against Donald Trump

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Mac Stipanovich, a former Bush aide and longtime Republican strategist in Florida, on his assertion that not voting for Donald Trump — or even voting for Hillary Clinton — is the better option for Republicans in November's general election.

Working Longer Benefits Your Health As Well As Your Nest Egg, Study Says

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

Researchers from Oregon State University find that when healthy adults work one year past the typical retirement age of 65 they increase their odds of living longer.

Voters In The Philippines Chose Next President

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

Five candidates are running to replace the current president, and more than 45,000 candidates are contesting 18,000 national, congressional and local elections. Authorities are on the look out for election fraud and violence.

N.C.'s 'Bathroom Law' Energizes Voters On Both Sides Of The Issue

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

In North Carolina, the Republican Party is defending majorities in both chambers of the state legislature and the governor's office — amid a national controversy over a law concerning LGBT rights. GOP leaders repeatedly said they won't alter the law, and they hope the divisive measure could help them in this year's elections.

Canadian Wildfire Could Rage For Months

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

The massive wildfire that's burned for week in and around the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people. David Greene talks to John Fleming and some members of his family who fled the fire and are staying with him in Edmonton, 270 miles south of Fort McMurray.

Conservative Groups Gather Momentum To Change States' Judicial Elections

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

While the presidential and Senate races dominate politics in many states, in Kansas the big fight is over whether to retain four state Supreme Court justices. It will be a deep-pocket campaign like none before it. But this type of throw-the-judges-out campaign isn't new, it's happened in Iowa and Wisconsin and in other states.

Are More U.S. Workers Beginning To Get Raises?

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:01am

As the U.S. job market has continued to improve, there are hints that wages are finally picking up. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel — director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal" — for insight into where wages stand.

Santana On 'Black Magic Woman,' A Pioneering Cultural Mashup

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:27am

The band's leader and original drummer explain how a group house in 1960s San Francisco produced a groundbreaking union of Afro-Carribean rhythms, rock and jazz.

Notorious F.D.A.? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 3:26am

For its latest anti-tobacco campaign, the the Food and Drug Administration wants to harness hip-hop swagger to reach minority teens — who disproportionately suffer the consequences of smoking.

University Threatens To Stop Annual Undie Run

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 5:56am

Hundreds of students at Colorado State University peel off their clothes, except for their underwear, and run. The clothes are given to charity. The school wants to end the tradition.

Maggotfest Attracts Rugby Teams To Montana

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 5:43am

At Maggotfest in Missoula, you can see rugby players wearing plaid bell bottoms and ugly sweaters. Teams come to compete for glory — wearing the most horrible clothing they can get their hands on.

The View From Montana, Where Guns Are An Important Election Issue

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:05am

As part of our series, "A View From Here," David Greene talks to U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana about some of the issues that matter most to voters from his state and the rural West.




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