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In An Attempted Show Of Unity, Trump And McConnell Say 'We Have The Same Agenda'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

President Trump held an impromptu news conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at his side on Monday. The two tried to lay to rest reports of discord between them.

California's Senior Democrat Senator Gets Primary Challenge From State Lawmaker

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's reputation as a bipartisan bridge builder may work against her as other California Democrats are eager to take a more confrontational approach with the Trump administration. A liberal state lawmaker has announced a primary campaign against the 84-year-old senator.

Somali Capital Tries To Come To Terms With One Of The Deadliest Attacks In Its History

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

More than 300 people were killed and hundreds wounded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, when a terror attack targeted a busy street on Saturday. Among the dead are a school bus full of children.

Hurricane Maria Could Offer A Chance To Build A New Tech Infrastructure In Puerto Rico

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Ina Fried of Axios about ways Puerto Rico can take advantage of what tech offers in the future. That is, what opportunities there are starting from scratch, using the newest and best ways to generate power and connect people.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Richard Wilbur Dies At 96

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:43pm

Poet Richard Wilbur won two Pulitzer Prizes and was the second poet to hold the title of Poet Laureate of the United States. He died Saturday at the age of 96.

Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:31pm

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.

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Somalis Grasp For Answers After 'Deadliest Single Attack Somalia Has Ever Faced'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:12pm

More than 300 people died in a truck bombing that rocked the country's capital on Saturday — and it's likely that staggering death toll will rise further. Amid the rubble, difficult questions remain.

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How White Cane Day Makes A Difference

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:42pm

Congress made it an official day in 1964. Now it's a worldwide event — with special meaning in the developing world.

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:04pm

"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," says sleep scientist Matthew Walker. His new book is Why We Sleep.

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Amy Tan Revisits The Roots Of Her Writing Career In 'Where The Past Begins'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:01pm

In a new memoir, the Joy Luck Club author searches her past for the sources of her creativity. She says, "I certainly think that the bad experiences ... shaped me as a writer."

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Songs We Love: ¡ESSO! Afrojam Funkbeat, 'Mi Gente'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:00pm

The timely bilingual song from the nine-piece outfit's new album Juntos exudes an old-school hip hop sensibility with a fresh feel.

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Director Agnes Varda And French Artist JR Team Up In Road Picture 'Faces Places'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:54pm

The odd couple travels around France in the new documentary, photographing strangers and making murals out of their portraits. Critic David Edelstein calls it an "entirely down to earth" art film.

Songs We Love: Liza Anne, 'Paranoia'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:30pm

Liza Anne cracks open the cage of anxiety she says she's lived in for most of her life with a seething, slow burn of a track.

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After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:04pm

Alaska is a leader in microgrids since its remote communities have had to power themselves for decades.

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Studies Skewed By Focus On Well-Off, Educated Brains

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:56pm

What does a "normal" brain look like? Something a lot different when researchers make sure that study participants reflect the race, education and income levels of the U.S. at large.

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Those 'Luxury' Condos Look A Little Drab

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:52pm

Condos and apartment buildings are going up in cities across the country to meet housing demands. But many of these buildings look like simple, plain boxes.

Trump On GOP Failures: 'I'm Not Going To Blame Myself, I'll Be Honest'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:45pm

The president says don't blame him for not much getting through Congress. Blame GOP members, who should be "ashamed" of themselves, Trump said Monday.

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Innovative Maine Program Helps Kids Whose Anxiety Prevents School Attendance

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:40pm

The program sends teachers to students at home to combat "school refusal," a condition characterized by anxiety, stress and depression that leaves kids unable to attend school.

Why Conservatives Might Be Letting Go Of Deficit Worries

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:33pm

Here & Now Jeremy Hobson speaks with CBS News' Jill Schlesinger about how much the national debt still matters in Washington.

Margaret Trudeau — Mother And Wife To Prime Ministers — On Her Struggle With Mental Illness

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:20pm

Trudeau shot to fame in the 1970s as the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. But she suffered greatly with undiagnosed mental illness.

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