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Why Elizabeth Warren Is An Effective Messenger For Progressive Democrats

7 hours 20 min ago

Sen. Warren is increasingly taking on Donald Trump. She's also a prolific fundraiser and promoter of Senate Democrats who're running for election intent on regaining a majority.

Clinton Violated Policies By Using Private Email, State Department Report Says

7 hours 20 min ago

The report doesn't materially change the controversy or reveal new facts. It is a reminder of a bad decision that has been a weight on Clinton's campaign since before she announced she was running.

Lieberman Named Israel's Defense Minister After His Party Joins Coalition

7 hours 20 min ago

A far-right party has joined the coalition government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The party leader Avigdor Lieberman will fill the important post of defense minister.

7 Decades After U.S. Dropped Atomic Bombs, Obama To Visit Hiroshima

7 hours 20 min ago

On Friday, Obama visit Hiroshima, the first city to be hit with an atomic weapon. The U.S. dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Renee Montagne talks to Ken Sasae, Japan's ambassador to the U.S.

Airport Security Delays Reach Crisis Point, Rep. McCaul Says

7 hours 20 min ago

The TSA administrator testified before a House panel about what he's doing to address the long lines at airports. David Greene talks to Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, who chaired the hearing.

Pa. County Democratic Chair Doubts Sanders' Fans Would Switch To Trump

7 hours 21 min ago

Polls say if Hillary Clinton is the nominee, some Bernie Sanders supporters would shift alliances to Donald Trump. David Greene talks to Jim Davis, the Democratic Party Chairman in Fayette County, Pa.

'Brexit' Vote Looms As Sides Squabble Over Whether To Leave EU

7 hours 21 min ago

A month before Britons vote on whether to leave the European Union, Britain's Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch argues leaving would be a bad idea. He talks to Renee Montagne about the upcoming vote.

Leader's Death Revives Questions: What Is Pakistan's Relationship With The Taliban?

7 hours 21 min ago

Renee Montagne talks to Mujib Mashal, a reporter with "The New York Times," about Pakistan's role in the U.S. drone strike that killed the head of the Taliban there earlier this week.

Mysterious Cave Rings Show Neanderthals Liked To Build

7 hours 32 min ago

Deep in a French cave, researchers have found numerous ovals of broken stalagmites. They believe the rings were arranged by ancient Neanderthals.

It's Still Hard To Get Birth Control Pills In California Without A Prescription

7 hours 32 min ago

California law now permits pharmacists to sell many types of hormonal birth control methods without a doctor's OK. But good luck finding a drug store that will dispense the contraceptives that way.

To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

7 hours 56 min ago

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.

In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

7 hours 57 min ago

The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.

As The National Park Service Turns 100, We Can Celebrate By Not Bothering Wildlife

10 hours 6 min ago

The best thing we can do for wildlife this summer, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, is to back off while visiting the wild lands where they live.

O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely-Seen Work By The Famed Artist

11 hours 32 min ago

An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.

Swiss School Board Upholds Handshake Policy, Despite Religious Objections

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 9:06pm

Two Muslim boys had refused to shake hands with their female teachers. The educational body in their area says schools can insist on the custom — and can fine parents if students don't comply.

6-Year-Old May Be Out Of Spelling Bee, But This Kid Is A Winner

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 7:57pm

Akash Vukoti was the youngest contestant in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee. He didn't go all the way this time, but we've got our eye on him.

Business Of Disaster: Local Recovery Programs Struggle To Help Homeowners

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:11pm

State and local disaster relief programs are leaving communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy confused by the dizzying array of directives on how to rebuild.

We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:11pm

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.

ExxonMobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:01pm

But shareholders at ExxonMobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.

Even With Bundy Behind Bars, 'Range War' Lives On For Some Ranchers

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:48pm

Cliven Bundy and many of his militia followers are now in jail, but some Western ranchers vow to continue defying the federal government when it comes to cattle grazing on public lands.

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