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Taliban Answers Afghanistan's Cease-Fire Offer With Ambush, Abductions

6 hours 42 min ago

Since a brief truce in June, attacks by the militant group have left hundreds of people dead. President Ashraf Ghani is angling for a new peace deal, but the Taliban hasn't taken him up on it.

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'New York Times' Reports Asia Argento Paid Off An Accuser Of Her Own

7 hours 11 min ago

Argento has accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape. According to documents leaked to the Times, she also paid $380,000 to a man who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17.

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What Ending Bailout Means For Greece

8 hours 30 min ago

Greece is formally exiting its bailout loan program today after eight years of austerity and financial reforms. Many ordinary Greeks have very little to celebrate.

Pope Francis On Clergy Sex Abuse: 'We Showed No Care For The Little Ones'

9 hours 31 min ago

The pontiff's comments were in a letter penned nearly a week after a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed decades of alleged child abuse and cover-ups. "We abandoned them," Francis wrote.

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As Relations Improve, North And South Korea Revive Cross-Border Reunions

10 hours 26 min ago

On Monday, a group of South Koreans boarded a bus and traveled to North Korea for reunions with relatives who became separated before and during the Korean War.

Ordinary Iranians Acknowledge The Pinch Of Tightened U.S. Sanctions

10 hours 52 min ago

Iranians say they're feeling the strain of an economic crisis and they know it could get worse as the U.S. ramps up sanctions. But many Iranians blame their government.

Security Clearance Revocation Reminds Mullen Of Nixon's 'Enemies List'

10 hours 57 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to retired Admiral Mike Mullen, ex-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about the fallout from President Trump's decision to revoke ex-CIA Director Brennan's security clearance.

Enter The Crypt, Tomb, Vault, Coffin (And More) Of Horror Comics

11 hours 12 min ago

Horror comics enjoyed a golden age in the 1940s and '50s, before people got scared about kids reading gore and terror — but they never went away entirely, and now there's a new generation of scares.

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Pregnant Woman In New Zealand Rides Her Bike To The Hospital

11 hours 20 min ago

Julie Anne Genter is the minister for women and works on transportation and health. At 42 weeks pregnant, she stayed on message and rode her bicycle to the hospital to get an induction.

Commission In Russia Unveils Statue Of The Wrong Man

12 hours 1 min ago

St. Petersburg, Russia, is gorgeous, thanks in part to the French architect Jean- Francois Thomas de Thomon. His image, however, has been confused with a Scottish chemist named Thomas Thomson.

Catholic Church Reels From Latest Child Sex Abuse Investigation

13 hours 9 min ago

The Catholic church is facing another crisis over sexual abuse by clergy. David Greene talks to Jesuit priest Thomas Reese of Religion News Service about the implications.

Flooding Displaces 800,000 In Southern Indian State

13 hours 10 min ago

India's southern state of Kerala may get some much needed relief in the coming days as the forecast shows less rain for the area that has been dealing with deadly monsoon floods for more than a week.

ISIS Is Gone But Mosul Residents Still Suffer Dire Conditions

13 hours 10 min ago

More than a year after the end of the battle of Mosul, the large Iraqi city still has neighborhoods in rubble and a traumatized people trying to rebuild their lives.

New York Governor Expected To OK Panel Overseeing Prosecutors

13 hours 10 min ago

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to sign legislation that would create an independent board to investigate prosecutorial misconduct. Prosecutors say it's unconstitutional and will fight it.

Germans With Migrant Backgrounds Take To Twitter To Share Stories

13 hours 10 min ago

After a German soccer player of Turkish descent was criticized during the World Cup, other Germans with immigrant backgrounds have been talking about the systemic racism they face.

Trump Attacks Paper's Report On White House Counsel Don McGahn

13 hours 10 min ago

The president lashes out again at the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A paper's story detailed cooperation by White House Counsel Don McGahn with special counsel Robert Mueller.

'Morning Edition' Listeners Submit 200 Poetry Entries On Teamwork

13 hours 10 min ago

Poet and educator Kwame Alexander stops by to chat about poetry with Rachel Martin, and to find out how listeners responded to a request to write a poem about teamwork.

Outbreak Of Ebola Virus In Conflict-Ridden Congo Worsens

13 hours 10 min ago

An outbreak in the eastern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is posing an unprecedented challenge for health workers. The remote region is volatile — making access difficult.

Anthem Protests During NFL Preseason Stir Fans' Feelings

13 hours 10 min ago

Preseason games don't typically get as much attention as regular season games but that's not the case this year. Player protests during the national anthem continue — as the league discourages them.

How Much Are Tariffs Pushing Up Prices?

13 hours 10 min ago

As the U.S. and China continue threatening each other with more tariffs, David Greene talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution, about how much tariffs are actually impacting prices.

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