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Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

High-level military brass may be able to bring discipline and order to an administration that sometimes has appeared to lack them.

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Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am

Since the seventh century, salt has been raked in and collected from shallow pools in marshes on the French coast. Refrigeration almost killed the industry, but the local food movement is reviving it.

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Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:24pm

Ten Chinese and Russian companies and six individuals are targeted. Many were tied to the rogue country's coal and resource trade and its efforts to send workers abroad.

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President Trump Expected To Order 4,000 Additional Troops To Afghanistan

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:17am

For reaction to Trump's Afghan strategy plan, Ailsa Chang talks to Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican from Indiana, who also served in Afghanistan. Banks sits on the House Armed Services Committee.

Trump's Afghanistan Plan Is Criticized For Being Short On Details

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:11am

David Greene talks to Michèle Flournoy, who served as undersecretary of defense for policy under President Obama, for reaction to President Trump's strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Police In Denmark Demand Busker Go Home And Practice

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:43am

The guitarist was singing Wonderwall's "Oasis." A statement by police said the busker was "loud, bad and noisy" and "just because you can play Wonderwall does not mean you should."

How Did The Chicken Safely Cross The Road?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:27am

The answer: high-visibility vest. A bed and breakfast owner in Scotland fitted some of her hens with bright pink vests. When they wander off her property, there's a better chance they'll be seen.

Trump Needs To Return To Make America Great Message, Rep. Gosar Says

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump holds a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. Ailsa Chang talks to Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona about what he hopes to hear from the president.

Trump Wants India To Do More To Help With U.S.' Afghanistan Strategy

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump said the U.S. appreciates India's contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but wants it to do more "especially in the area of economic assistance and development."

News Brief: Trump Unveils Afghan Strategy, Trump To Hold Rally In Phoenix

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump didn't disclose the number of additional troops his administration will send to Afghanistan — though it's reported to be about 4,000. Trump holds a campaign rally Tuesday in Phoenix.

Trump Criticizes Pakistan In Afghan Strategy Speech, Pakistan Reacts

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

The president addressed the nation about U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. He criticized Pakistan for offering "safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror."

Busy Trump Travel Schedule Adds To Secret Service Overtime Costs

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

The Secret Service is being bumping up against statutory limits on overtime pay, as it struggles to provide protection for President Trump and his family, all of whom travel frequently.

President Trump Speaks To Nation Outlining A Way Forward In Afghanistan

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Trump told an audience of active-duty service members, "we will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image."

Kenyans Wait For Resolution Nearly 2 Weeks After Elections

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Kenya's president won re-election but his inauguration is on hold pending a court ruling by his challenger. The opposition leader claims massive vote rigging which resulted in deadly violence.

Trump Returns To Phoenix For A Rally. But Is He Welcomed There?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Ailsa Chang talks to Chris Buskirk — publisher of "American Greatness" — about President Trump's return to Arizona — is first political event since race-driven violence in Virginia.

'What She Ate': The Culinary Biographies Of Some Remarkable Women'

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

A new book examines the lives of six different women — such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — through the food they ate. It's called "What She Ate" by Laura Shapiro.

Police In Spain Kill Suspected Van Driver In Barcelona Attack

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Police say they shot dead the man who they believe carried out the attack last week which left dozens dead and injured. The suspect was wearing what turned out to be a fake explosives belt.

Trump's Visit To Arizona Is A Headache For Trump GOP Critic, Sen. Jeff Flake

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

A recent presidential tweet called Flake "WEAK" and "toxic." Flake says Trump and his supporters "have given into the politics of anger."

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In Solar Trade Dispute, Will Proposed Tariffs Cost Industry Jobs?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.

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