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1960's Propaganda Imagines A Glorious Soviet Union In 2017

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:17am

The images show nuclear-powered trains speeding across a dam to Alaska, and cities built under the tundra. The USSR has defeated the "Western imperialists" and sent rockets to conquer the universe.

At Odds With GOP Over Hacking, Trump Splits With Precedent

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:00am

Donald Trump may wish to rely on the record of previous presidents who entered the White House in conflict with their own parties over a major foreign relations issue. But can he find one?

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Convicted S.C. Church Shooter Represents Himself In Trial's Penalty Phase

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

Dylann Roof, 22, convicted of killing 9 church members in Charleston, spoke to the jury that's deciding whether he dies for the crimes. He said, "There's nothing wrong with me psychologically."

Le Pen Lays Out Plans For France

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

National Front leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has laid out her plans for France in a speech to journalists. In the speech, she pledged to "speak for the people" and called for a restoration of "order" in France.

Forest Service Tries A Different Approach On Whether To Let Fires Burn

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

Scientists say more low-intensity wildfires are needed to clear out overgrown forests and help prevent bigger fires. Deciding where and when to let fires burn is tricky.

Hail To The Chief: The Official Anthem Of The U.S. President

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

David Greene tells us about the history of "Hail to the Chief" — the official anthem of the president of the United States.

Democrats Scrutinize Rex Tillerson, Trump's Pick For Secretary Of State

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

ExxonMobil has reached a deal with Rex Tillerson to comply with conflict of interest requirements that he sever ties to the company. David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware.

Getty Foundation Project Weaves U.S. Latino Art With Latin American Art

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

The artistic ties between Los Angles and Latin America will be featured in more than 60 museums and arts centers throughout Southern California. It opens in September and spans history and geography.

Brutal Prison Riot In Brazil Leaves Nearly 60 Inmates Dead

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

This week's prison riot in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus was shocking for its brutality — nearly 60 inmates were killed — many beheaded. Prison violence is not uncommon in Brazil. While this riot was sparked by drug trafficking rivals, much of the violence has to do with the conditions within prison walls.(Stations Note - Content Advisory: This piece deals with prison violence and the content may be disturbing to some).

Wave Of Congressional Probes Into Cyber Threats Set To Begin

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:02am

The director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA are among those called to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

U.S. Manufacturers Brace For Trump's Next Trade Targets

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:01am

Donald Trump was a factor in Ford's decision to cancel plans to build a new plant in Mexico. Now he has the attention of other U.S. manufacturing firms that were considering a move south.

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexicans' Economic Frustrations

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00am

San Luis Potosi state lost out on more than a billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs when Ford changed plans and nixed a factory. Angry locals pin the blame directly on Donald Trump.

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When It Comes To Russia, So Far Donald Trump Mostly Stands Alone

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00am

Republicans have embraced many of Trump's stances on key issues like trade and the deficit. But when it comes to Russia, they couldn't be more divided.

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Push To Transfer Federal Lands To States Has Sportsmen On Edge

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00am

Wyoming has become a flash point in the debate over whether federal public lands should be turned over to states. Sportsmen are worried they'll lose access to the lands if states are forced to sell.

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Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:58am

"Sight isn't the only pathway to understand art," says Carol Wilson of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There, specially trained docents lead tours using sound, description — and even touch.

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Obama's Legacy: His Army Of Campaign Volunteers Continues To Serve

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:34am

In some cases, the 2008 campaign was their first venture into politics; for many, it hasn't been their last.

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Macy's To Close Stores, Cut Jobs Amid Weak Holiday Sales

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:32am

The department store chain says it's eliminating more than 10,000 jobs, and will proceed with plans to close 68 stores that are part of 100 closings announced in August.

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Is Free College Really Free?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:30am

Free tuition has been a buzz phrase lately, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statewide proposal puts it front and center this week. Here's our look at the fine print.

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