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W.Va. Officials Warn Of Increased Cases Of Human Trafficking

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

Drug addiction in West Virginia may be causing an increase in sex trafficking. Sometimes family members traffic their children. Officials say the problem is under reported — making it tough to fight.

Congo's Catholic Cardinal: Crackdown On Protesters Is 'Barbarism'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Congo has accused security forces of opening fire on innocent protesters. The U.N. says several people died in Sunday's demonstrations against the president.

Wave Of Unrest Spreads Across Iran

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

As protests continue in Iran, the direction the country takes in response will be decided by the country's mix of contending leaders — with varying interests and public constituencies.

Morning News Brief

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

Fusion GPS is calling on Congress to make its testimony public. During the 2016 election, the research firm put together what became known as the Steele dossier — a collection of unsubstantiated information about Donald Trump's ties to Russia. Plus, President Trump's tweets about North Korea and the Palestinians.

Terrell's World Marathon Challenge Raises Money For Mental Health

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Jonathan Terrell about running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days to raise money for pediatric mental health.

Music Producer And Songwriter Rick Hall Dies At 85

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

Rick Hall, known as the "Father of Muscle Shoals Music," died Tuesday. Hall founded FAME studios, which made Muscle Shoals, Ala., synonymous with southern sounds of soul and R&B.

2018 Administration Priority: Overhauling U.S. Trade Policy

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

One of President Trump's top priorities for the new year is overhauling U.S. trade policy. Ailsa Chang talks to Wendy Cutler, a former deputy U.S. trade representative under President Obama.

How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:03am

Manufacturing accounts for 24 percent of the German economy. In the U.S., it's only 11 percent. What makes German manufacturing so strong and resilient?

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Senate Transforms With Arrival Of 2 New Democrats

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:01am

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones' win narrows the GOP's Senate majority to just 51-49, while Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith's appointment means there are a record 22 women now in the Senate.

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Trump Taunts Kim: My 'Nuclear Button' Is 'Much Bigger' Than Yours

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:26am

In the latest tweet to ratchet up tensions with Pyongyang, the president responded to the North Korean leader's New Year's address in which he warned that his missiles could reach all of the U.S.

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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