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Manhattan Crane Collapse Kills At Least 1 Person

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:01am

At least two people were seriously injured when the crane collapsed early Friday, the New York City Fire Department says. Several cars in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood were crushed.

'The Club': A Gathering Of Men In Exile

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:00am

Chile's selection for the Oscar for foreign language film is admirable but arduous, following a story of defrocked priests living in a house together.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' 'Grease,' TV Musicals

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 9:00am

It's a show full of good tunes as we visit with the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and take a tour of the recent spate of televised live musicals (with more to come).

Top Stories: January Jobless Rate Falls; U.N. Panel Rules On Assange Case

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:50am

Also: The CDC offers more Zika advice to pregnant women; Saudi Arabia is willing to send troops to Syria; and the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition is in full swing in Wisconsin.

Democrats Debate: What Is A Progressive And Who Wants To Be One?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:31am

The term has also been used to cover certain ideas, attitudes, movements and schools of thought. It has been affixed to leading American politicians, in both major parties, including Teddy Roosevelt.

In France, A Quiet Hero Belatedly Comes To Light

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:07am

A security guard risked his life to save hundreds in November's Paris attacks. "We saw the worst things that night, the worst human beings ever. And then we saw the best," says one survivor he helped.

All Songs +1: Andrew Bird Gets Personal

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:01am

On this week's +1 podcast, we talk with singer, songwriter, violinist and more Andrew Bird about his new album, Are You Serious, and how his marriage and son have opened him up as a lyricist.

U.S. Added 151,000 Jobs In January, Unemployment Dropped To 4.9 Percent

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:49am

Job growth last month missed economists' expectations of 190,000 new jobs — and came in far lower than December's job numbers, which were revised downward to 262,000.

Meeting Between Pope And Russian Orthodox Patriarch Will Be 'First In History'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:39am

The Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate say it's the first meeting between the two leaders whose churches split in the 11th century.

Mr. MFN eXquire: 'I Evolved As A Man'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:00am

Crown Heights came to North Hollywood so we could talk about crossed signals on the highways between artist and industry.

Last Clash Before N.H. Puts Clinton, Sanders In A Field Of Friendly Fire

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:36am

Hillary Clinton denounced what she called "an artful smear." She challenged Bernie Sanders to identify a vote she had cast or changed to pay off a donor. "Enough is enough," she said.

Billy The Kid Is On The Loose

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:21am

He is better known at the University of Iowa as William the Goat. One of 14 goats owned by the school, he escaped last week. There have been several spottings but authorities can't pin him down.

Kitten Makes Himself At Home In Pet Food Warehouse

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:14am

For more than a year, a family in Britain had been searching for their kitten. Clive recently was found inside a pet food warehouse. When he was finally discovered, Clive was quite the fat cat.

Confronting Loss While Scaling 'The High Mountains Of Portugal'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:00am

Yann Martel, author of The Life of Pi, conjures up three stories grounded in grief and magical realism in his latest novel, The High Mountains of Portugal.

Julian Assange Is Being Arbitrarily Held And Should Be Freed, UN Group Says

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:00am

The British government disputes the ruling and said it changes nothing — adding that the WikiLeaks founder will be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Movie Review 'Hail, Caesar!'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Renee Montagne talks with critic Kenneth Turan about the latest Coen brothers movie — a Hollywood spoof called: "Hail, Caesar!"

On A Downward Spiral, Does Bush Have Money To Resurrect His Campaign?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Early in the GOP presidential season, Jeb Bush was favored by many big money donors. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Erick Erickson, founder of the website The Resurgent, about GOP funds.

Barbara Bush Draws A Crowd In New Hampshire Campaigning For Jeb

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is touting his famous political family's name in the closing days of the N.H. primary. On Thursday, he made a campaign stop with his mother.

U.N. Panel Concludes Julian Assange Is Being 'Arbitrarily Held'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

It's been three years since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London. He was avoiding arrest and extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. On Friday, a U.N. panel ruled that his stay at the embassy amounts to arbitrary detention. It says he should be freed, and should be compensated.

U.S. Presence In Eastern Europe Is Vital, Commanding General Says

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

In an effort to deter Russia, President Obama plans to substantially increase heavy weapons deployment in Europe. Renee Montagne talks to Lt. Gen Ben Hodges, who is the commanding U.S. general in Europe.

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