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Number Of Female Directors Is On The Decline, Study Says

16 hours 59 min ago

No woman made the list of nominations for the Director's Guild of America's top prize. A report from San Diego State University shows not much progress has been made for female directors in Hollywood.

National Security Adviser Rice Evaluates Administration's Wins And Losses

16 hours 59 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to Susan Rice, who reflects on the security challenges the Obama administration faced, and looks ahead to those the Trump administration may be called on to handle.

After 15 Inaugurations, Why Brotman's Voice Won't Be Heard This Year

16 hours 59 min ago

Announcer Charlie Brotman has been the voice of every inaugural parade for six decades. He reflects on how he got the job from a chance encounter with President Dwight Eisenhower.

Democrats Have Lost Focus, A Candidate To Lead The DNC Says

16 hours 59 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to Sally Boynton Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party, who is running for the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Something's Fishy At Manaus Airport In Brazil

16 hours 59 min ago

If you like to travel and need a unique gift, try Manaus (mah-NOUSE (like mouse) international airport, which is in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest. It has what may be the world's only airport fish shop.

News From The Big Top: 'The Greatest Show On Earth' Is Shutting Down

16 hours 59 min ago

After 146 years, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is packing up for good. "Morning Edition" visits a show in Florida to get reaction from fans.

After Slow Going Against ISIS, Battle Picks Up In The Iraqi City Of Mosul

16 hours 59 min ago

Iraqi forces with U.S. help have pressed deep into the ISIS-held city of Mosul but progress is still slow and dangerous.

Researchers Unravel Strange And Contradictory Feelings About Power

16 hours 59 min ago

It's inauguration season in Washington, D.C. Many of us revel in the pomp and circumstance — yet we have another side to our psychology that enjoys seeing the powerful fall from grace.

After The Brexit Vote, Why Has The U.K. Economy Proved So Resilient?

16 hours 59 min ago

British politicians warned a vote for Brexit would damage the U.K. economy. Six months after the referendum, the country's economy is doing much better than predicted. Why?

Can The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Its 2nd Anniversary?

16 hours 59 min ago

Analysts are looking back on the Iran nuclear deal. It was a year ago that sanctions were lifted, prisoners exchanged and the inspections of Iran's nuclear program came under full operation.

Number Of Female Directors Are On The Decline, Study Says

16 hours 59 min ago

Not a single woman made the list of nominations for the Director's Guild of America's top prize. At the same time, a new report from San Diego State University shows not much progress has been made for female directors in Hollywood.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice Evaluates Her Wins And Losses

16 hours 59 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to Susan Rice, who reflects on the security challenges the Obama administration faced, and looks ahead to those the Trump administration may be called on to handle.

For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

17 hours 14 min ago

More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long-term prison, have instead been stuck for years in a New York detention center where conditions violate international standards.

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When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

17 hours 15 min ago

If your mom had to run though the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."

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An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think

17 hours 16 min ago

Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.

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Steelers Beat Chiefs With A Record 6 Field Goals; Packers Upset Cowboys

18 hours 55 min ago

Pittsburgh will face New England in the AFC championship game. Green Bay defeated Dallas with a 51-yard field goal as time expired to make it to the NFC championship game to play against Atlanta.

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Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal

20 hours 50 min ago

Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, is accused of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to a confidant of President Park Geun-hye in a growing influence-peddling scandal.

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Bishop Eddie Long, Controversial Megachurch Pastor, Dies At 63

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 10:30pm

The senior pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer.

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In Final Speech As Attorney General, Loretta Lynch Says: 'We Have To Work'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:12pm

Lynch told the congregation at a historic church in Birmingham, Ala., that progress cannot be taken for granted, echoing a sentiment she stressed in a Sunday interview with NPR.

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Birth Home Of Martin Luther King Jr. Opens After Repairs In Time For Holiday

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

The Atlanta birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. is reopening just in time for the Monday holiday honoring the civil rights icon. Visitors will be able to tour the first floor of the house.

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