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Go To Ocala For Everything Flamingo-Related

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

Cindy Dunlow said she has the world record for the largest flamingo paraphernalia collection. She collects it in her Ocala, Fla., frame shop.

Cheap Fake Diamond Ring Turns Out To Be Very Real And Very Valuable

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

A woman bought a ring for cheap many years ago, thinking it was fake. It turned out to be real. Sotheby's is auctioning the ring off next month and it's expected to go for more than $450,000.

Morning News Brief: U.K. Ups Threat Level, Brennan Testifies, Trump Meets The Pope

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the terror alert level to critical after the Manchester attack. Also, reporter Ines San Martin discusses Trump at the Vatican, and the latest on Russia.

Montana Holds Special Election For Open House Seat

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

Montana is holding a special election to replace the GOP House seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The Republican candidate has run a very Trump-inspired campaign.

Sen. Tim Kaine On Trump And Russia And GOP Health Care Bill

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia talks with Rachel Martin about Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' testimony and the upcoming CBO score of the Republican health care bill.

Duterte Declares Martial Law On Philippine Island Of Mindanao

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in effect for the island of Mindanao in the south of the country. Rachel Martin speaks with Maria Ressa of the online news site Rappler.

Police Continue Manchester Bombing Investigation

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

Police in the U.K. are investigating whether the suspect in the Manchester bombing had any help. We get the latest on the attack and how people are responding.

What To Watch For After Cannes Film Festival

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks with film critic Kenneth Turan about some of the movies to watch for coming out of this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Trump Meets Pope Francis At The Vatican

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

They disagree on the border wall, climate change and capitalism, but President Donald Trump and Pope Francis met Wednesday at the Vatican.

On A Steep Venezuelan Hill, Mudslides Can Be Deadly

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

Many of the poor of Caracas, Venezuela live on steep hills, with a constant fear their homes will be swept down in rains. With a food shortage, they're using those slopes to grow fruit and vegetables.

Examining The U.K.'s Counterterrorism Strategy

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin speaks with Peter Neumann about the nature of the terror attack in Manchester on Monday. He's professor of security studies at the war studies department of King's College London.

CBO To Update GOP Health Plan Analysis

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:03am

We preview the upcoming Congressional Budget Office analysis of Republicans' health care legislation. The CBO is scheduled to release the update Wednesday afternoon.

Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:01am

By 2020 more than half of children in the U.S. will be part of an ethnic or racial minority. Colleges and universities are figuring out how to prepare for them.

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Vigil Honors Manchester Victims, Across The Globe People Are Mournful

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:04am

Hours before the vigil, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that another attack could be "imminent." From around the world, people expressed condolences for the bombing victims.

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24 Million Children At Risk In Mideast Conflicts, Says UNICEF

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:01pm

"Beyond the bombs, bullets and explosions, countless children are dying in silence from diseases that could easily be prevented and treated," the group reports.

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How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:02pm

Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.

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Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:32pm

Because former Trump adviser Michael Flynn, citing the 5th Amendment, has refused to turn over documents related to Russia, the Senate Intelligence Committee is trying another approach.

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3.3 Million Year Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:17pm

It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The remarkable fossil was discovered in Ethiopia.

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This Land Is ... Cut Under Trump's Budget?

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:44pm

The Trump administration's latest budget includes millions in cuts to land and wildlife management programs. Critics say it would hurt rural America, which largely supported the president in November.

Trump Budget's Paid Parental Leave Plan Could Mean Higher State Taxes

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:32pm

The administration has said it will work out the details of the paid leave plan in budget negotiations. Here are a few of the questions that will have to be answered.

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