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Name Of New York City Bridge Has Been Misspelled For Decades

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:51am

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was named after Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. Somewhere along the way, a z got dropped. Now there's an effort to fix the spelling of the bridge's name.

TSA Agents In Boston Screen Lobster And Allow It To Fly

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:24am

Transportation Security Administration agents at Logan International Airport snapped to attention Sunday, when they came across a live 20-pound lobster traveling in a cooler among the checked luggage.

From Birth To Death, Medicaid Affects The Lives Of Millions

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:01am

Medicaid has become a prime target of Republicans in Congress who want to rein in the program's costs, which totaled $350 billion in 2015. We take a look at what all that money pays for.

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Mixing Business And The Presidency, Trump To Hold Fundraiser At His Washington Hotel

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:00am

The president is using the Trump International Hotel, blocks from the White House, to raise money for his campaign operation, which has generated revenue for Trump businesses.

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Pharmacy Executive Sentenced To Prison For His Role In Meningitis Case

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

The former co-owner of a pharmaceutical company has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis. The disease was spread by injections of contaminated medicine.

Some Democratic Lawmakers Question Party Leadership

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos who won her Illinois district — which Trump also won — with a wide margin on an economic message, which she says her party should take a lesson from.

Turkey's Presidential Guards Not Welcomed At G20 Summit, Germany Says

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

Security will be tight for next month's G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Most leaders are bringing their own security detail. But Germany told Turkey's president that his guards aren't welcomed.

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Trump's Travel Ban Case Next Term

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

For reaction to the Supreme Court's decision regarding the travel ban, Rachel Martin talks to Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin. Hawaii was among the first states to fight the original ban in court.

Supreme Court Wraps Up Term With A Raft Of Opinions

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

The Supreme Court has wrapped up its term, delivering a partial victory to President Trump over his travel ban. It also set the stage for a major decision next term on gay rights, and ruled that a state must provide taxpayer-funded grants for playgrounds to religious schools.

U.S. To Declare China A Significant Human Trafficking Offender

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

The Trump administration is expected to announce that China is on the list of the world's worst offenders of human trafficking. That would put China in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria.

Paternity Suit: Salvador Dali's Body Ordered Exhumed

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

A Spanish judge has ruled that the body of artist Salvador Dali be exhumed in order to perform a paternity test for a tarot card reader who claims the surrealist, who died in 1989, was her father.

Why Social Disconnect Helps To Fan The Flames Of Bigotry

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

Poet Nikki Finney says we are living in dangerous times, where we must struggle everyday to find meaning. But she tells Rachel Martin that it is an electrifying time to be an artist.

Enrollees Who Work Still Need Medicaid, Kaiser Survey Shows

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

Rachel Martin talks to Diane Rowland of the Kaiser Family Foundation, about a misconception: If a person on Medicaid gets a job, than their health insurance needs will be taken care of.

Activists Try To Sway Trump On Sudan Decision Before July Deadline

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

The Trump administration must decide by July 12 whether to continue the Obama administration's approach to Sudan, sanctions relief in return for ceasefires and humanitarian access to war-torn regions.

News Brief: Cost Of GOP's Health Bill, Travel Ban Gets A Reprieve

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:57am

The CBO says the Senate health bill will cost 15 million people their health insurance coverage next year. The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of the travel ban during its next term.

In This LA Neighborhood, Protest Art Is A Verb

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:34am

About a third of Boyle Heights' 90,000 residents live below the poverty line. But lower rents have attracted art galleries to the area, and that is drawing the ire of residents and activists.

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With Chemistry And Care, Conservators Keep Masterpieces Looking Their Best

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:33am

Armed with cotton swabs, strong solvents and a lot of training, conservators are entrusted with restoring priceless works of art. At the National Gallery of Art we learn that varnish is enemy No. 1.

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