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Adoption Of Bow Use In Ancient Hunting May Have Set Off Societal Changes

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:21am

When our ancestors adopted the bow, the profile of who hunted for game may have changed dramatically, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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The Picture Book Behind The New Movie 'Boss Baby'

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:00am

Before the new animated film was a box-office hit, it was a beloved children's book.

(Image credit: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)

Activists Plan 'Tax Day' Marches Calling For Release Of Trump's Taxes

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:19am

As tax day approaches, Democratic activists are calling on President Trump to release his taxes. On April 15, critics are planning anti-Trump tax marches across the country.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

The Canadian Couple Who Won The Lottery 3 Times

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Barbara and Douglas Fink of Edmonton, Alberta won the lottery in 1989, 2010 and now in 2017. They say they'll use the money to help their children and grandchildren.

Britney Spears Is Causing Big Changes In Israeli Politics

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Israel's Labor Party moved its election date because it coincided with a Britney Spears concert in Tel Aviv. They said they feared extra traffic and a lack of enough security guards for both events.

Morning News Brief: Trump And Foreign Policy, Bannon Out Of NSC, Gorsuch Confirmation

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Today, the Senate is poised to change its rules to confirm Neil Gorsuch. Also, President Trump has removed his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, from a top national security position.

Polish Government Eliminates Program Covering In-Vitro Fertilization

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

In Poland, in-vitro fertilization programs were among those hardest hit when the populist Law and Justice Party took charge in late 2015.

Trump Faces First Foreign Policy Challenge After Syrian Chemical Attack

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump is now faced with how to respond after a suspected chemical attack in Syria killed more than 70 people, including children.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Responds To Republican Critics

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Republicans spent hours attacking the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, at a hearing Wednesday. Cordray talks with Rachel Martin about the agency's role.

Companies Outline Ideas For Trump's Border Wall

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

The Trump administration has accepted design proposals for the wall the president wants to build along the 2,000 mile long border with Mexico. Some companies have radically different ideas.

With Trump Pulling U.S. From Trade Deals, Will China Take Its Place?

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

As president Trump dismantles climate change and trade deals, some look to China to become a global leader. But experts inside of China are skeptical about whether the country is up to the challenge.

Republicans' 'Nuclear Option' Could Have Lasting Effects On Federal Judiciary

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Senate Republicans are expected to make a rules change Thursday on Supreme Court nominees that would have lasting consequences, and likely change the federal judiciary for years to come.

Supreme Court's Decision About Printer Cartridges Could Have Big Consequences

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

A case about reselling printer cartridges has landed in front of the Supreme Court. The Court's decision could have big implications for a whole slew of consumer products, from computers to cars.

Amazon To Refund Millions In Unauthorized In-App Purchases

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

The Federal Trade Commission sued Amazon and other companies after children racked up millions of dollars of in-app purchases without their parents' knowledge. The FTC and Amazon have dropped appeals.

Looking At U.S.-China Trade As Trump Meets Xi

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

As President Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping, former U.S. trade negotiator Charles Freeman tells Rachel Martin that Trump may not take the hard line his campaign rhetoric suggested.

Activists Plan 'Tax Day' Marches Calling For Release Of Trump's Taxes

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

As tax day approaches, Democratic activists are calling on President Trump to release his taxes. On April 15, critics are planning marches around the country.

Legal Marijuana Advocates Are Uneasy With Sessions' Stance

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Drug legalization advocates and former prosecutors are watching the Justice Department to see how it shifts emphasis on marijuana prosecutions. Attorney General Sessions takes a hard line on the drug.

(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

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