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As Thousands Flee South Sudan, Ugandan Refugee Camp Becomes World's Largest

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:26am

People fleeing South Sudan's brutal civil war have streamed across the border to Uganda, where the Bidi Bidi camp now hosts more than 270,000 people. It's become the biggest refugee camp in the world.

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Canada Is Full Of Cry(ing) Babies

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

A study suggests that babies in Canada cry more than babies in any other country that researchers studied.

Baltimore Mayor On The Future Of Police Department Overhaul

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh about the Justice Department's seeking to delay a consent decree to overhaul the Baltimore Police Department.

When You've Tried Everything To Get A Pothole Fixed

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

Vonnie Daykin in Nottinghamshire, U.K., has reported a pothole that appeared a couple years ago to the city, but they say it's not big enough to fix. So she celebrated its second birthday, with cake.

Morning News Brief: Chemical Attack In Syria, China's President In The U.S., Beyonce

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

A roundup of news: President Trump condemns the apparent chemical attack in Syria, China's president will visit Trump Thursday and Friday at his Florida resort, and Beyonce releases a new video.

Let's Ring In Spring With The Masters Golf Tournament

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

We've passed the vernal equinox and baseball's Opening Day was Monday, but Frank Deford argues that there's really only one true First Day of Spring: the arrival of the Masters golf tournament.

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Multiple Scandals Erupt At Fox News

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

Fox News is under siege once more, as it faces separate sexual harassment and racial discrimination lawsuits, and fresh scrutiny of harassment allegations against its star host Bill O'Reilly.

Assessing Israel's Pledge To Scale Back Settlements

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

Israel says it's going to restrain settlement construction in order to please the Trump administration. But critics say their plan allows for a lot more construction.

What Comes Next For Neil Gorsuch

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

Trump Supreme Court adviser Leonard Leo talks with David Greene about the political fight over Neil Gorsuch's nomination. Democrats promise to filibuster the vote.

Caregivers For Veterans Dropped From VA Plan

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

There's a Department of Veterans Affairs program to pay family members to be caregivers for disabled veterans. But several caregivers say they're being dropped from the program with no explanation.

Politicians, Churches Call For South African President Jacob Zuma To Resign

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

South Africa's president is on the ropes after a controversial reshuffle of his cabinet replaced a respected finance minister with an unknown. Support from the all-powerful unions is wavering.

How To Protect The Next Election From Hacking

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

The federal government has declared elections to be part of the country's critical infrastructure. That has election officials, who are very protective of how they do things now, extremely nervous.

Chicago Police Department Overhaul To Continue, Mayor Says

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

Chicago says it will continue with police reform efforts even if the Department of Justice won't push for them. Many remain skeptical and worry about what less scrutiny will bring.

Chemical Attack And Bombs Kill At Least 58 In Syria

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

Dozens of civilians were killed in northwestern Syria in airstrikes and a suspected chemical weapons attack. Rachel Martin speaks with Stephen Rapp, a former U.S. ambassador at large for war crimes.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Party Infighting

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 4:03am

As part of the #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history of presidents who have had to battle with their own party to get things done.




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