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5 Ways Elite-College Admissions Squeeze Out Poor Kids

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 6:00am

Athletic scholarships, campus visits and other factors work against high-achieving, low-income students, a new report says.

Sierra Leone Reports Ebola Death, 1 Day After Outbreak Declared Over

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 5:57am

On Thursday, the World Health Organization announced that West Africa was Ebola-free. The virus has been found to survive in people for nine months or more.

First Graders Send Letters To Cheer Up Vikings' Kicker

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 5:54am

Blair Walsh missed a short field goal, knocking Minnesota out of the playoffs. The students felt bad because of all the abuse he was getting. Walsh went to the school to personally thank the kids.

NFL Network To Re-Air First Super Bowl For The first Time Since 1967

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

After Super Bowl I was played in 1967, the tapes were erased. The game has never been seen on television again until Friday night, NFL Network has managed to piece together archival footage along with the radio broadcast of this historic game. Morning Edition talks to a player from that Super Bowl I and the producer who pulled the film together.

GOP Debate Filled With Tough Exchanges Between Trump And Cruz

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

With only seven candidates on the stage, everyone got a little more time to talk and the chance to deliver their attacks and counter attacks face to face — especially Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Movie Review: '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Banghazi'

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Justin Chang, chief film critic for "Variety," about "13 Hours" — the new movie about the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Trump, Cruz Use GOP Debate To Attack Each Other

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

After months of playing nice, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz went after each other. The candidates in the race from the establishment wing were battling it out for the chance to take on the front-runners.

Congressional Republicans Fear Being Overshadowed By Election Politics

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

House and Senate Republicans huddled at a retreat in Baltimore this week to figure out their agenda for the year. But that task is complicated by the presidential election and the Donald Trump factor.

Russia Is Beefing Up Its Air Defenses, Top U.S. Air Force General Says

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Commander of Air Force operations in Europe and Africa, Gen. Frank Gorenc, is concerned about the buildup of Russian missile defenses, saying they threaten NATO military access to airspace in Europe.

Review: 'Billions' Premiers On Showtime

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Billions is a fictional drama informed by Andrew Ross Sorkin's reporting on Wall Street. It stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti as a hedge fund king and the prosecutor trying to bring him down.

White House Offers Incentives To States Holding Out On Expanding Medicaid

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Many Republican-led states rejected expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. But some GOP governors are reconsidering. That means more poor Americans could be eligible for coverage in 2016.

NFL Team Lured To LA With Bigger Fan Base, Multi-Billion Dollar Stadium

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

Football is back in Los Angeles. David Greene talks to John Ourand of the SportsBusiness Journal about what the NFL stands to gain and lose in the relocation of the Saint Louis Rams to Los Angeles.

U.S. Must Normalize Its Relationship With Saudi Arabia, Expert says

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:15am

The U.S.-Saudi partnership endures despite the regular divergence of values and sometimes even regional interests. David Greene talks to Ali Al-Ahmed, director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs.

For Teenagers, Adult-Sized Opioid Addiction Treatment Doesn't Fit

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:00am

Teenage brains are more susceptible to drug abuse, but it's often hard to find treatment. It's even harder to find evidence-based treatment designed for youth. But that's starting to change.

Hoping To Correct Reporting Problems, Iowans Will Report Caucus Results Via App

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:00am

Four years ago, reporting problems led to a weeks-long delay in declaring a caucus winner. This year, Iowa Republicans and Democrats are updating their tallying technology with help from Microsoft.

From 'Spin-And-Grin Girl' To 'Product Specialist' — An Auto Show Evolution

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 3:58am

Models on turntables in fancy gowns have given way to professionals who are the eyes and ears of car brands.

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