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McMasters Is A Solid Choice For National Security Adviser, Rep. Schiff Says

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who tweeted his strong approval of the pick.

Ann Ravel Resigns Her Seat On The Federal Election Commission

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel. When she decided to resign her term on the commission early, it sets up an opportunity for President Trump to shape political spending rules.

Green Card Holders Worry About Trump's Efforts To Curtail Immigration

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

Immigrant advocates say they've seen more interest to apply for U.S. citizenship from green card holders since President Donald Trump first announced his travel ban.

Trump's New National Security Adviser Known For Speaking His Mind

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

After the resignation of Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump has picked three-star Army Gen. H.R. McMaster to be national security adviser. He's known as an intellectual military strategist.

National Zoo Says Bye Bye To Bao Bao

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., bids farewell to one of its most famous residents: a panda cub named Bao Bao. The three-and-a-half year old giant panda is bound for China.

Does Studying Economics Make You Selfish?

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

Social science research finds that students who are taught classical economics about how humans act in their rational self-interest become more likely to act selfishly after learning those lessons.

France Warns Russia To Stay Out Of Its Presidential Election

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

The French government has warned the Kremlin of interfering in its presidential vote after signs of a disinformation and hacking campaign against a rising candidate who is not sympathetic to Russia.

Rep. Reed Faces Angry Crowds At Town Halls In Western New York

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Tom Reed, who represents New York's 23rd District, and was co-chair of Trump's transition team, about angry outbursts at his town-hall meetings over the weekend.

Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:52am

A U.S. border patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.

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Behind This Exhuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:49am

Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene.

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Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:49am

Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay their bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.

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Vitaly Churkin, Russian Ambassador To U.N., Is Dead At 64

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:23am

The career diplomat was widely admired by colleagues for his skill, wit and effectiveness representing first the Soviet Union and then Russia.

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The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:10am

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.

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On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:00pm

We hear a lot about senseless violence: people who lose their lives or their freedom over a stolen backpack, or perceived slight. Two researchers think social science might help prevent these crimes.

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After Underage Sex Comments, Milo Yiannopoulos Loses CPAC Invite, Book Deal

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:53pm

The American Conservative Union disinvited the far-right provocateur citing comments it said condoned "pedophilia." Hours later, Simon & Schuster said it was canceling the publication of his book.

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Monticello Restoration Project Puts An Increased Focus On Jefferson's Slaves

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 5:05pm

Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantation is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there. One of the most notable of those slaves was Sally Hemings.

(Image credit: ©Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello)

Guitarist Larry Coryell, Godfather Of Fusion, Dies At 73

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 4:34pm

The jazz-rock pioneer passed away in his sleep on Feb. 19 in New York City.

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Denver Looks For Balanced Approach To School Choice

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from parents and pundits. The program also includes rebooting and even closing down under-performing schools, mostly in neighborhoods with some of the most vulnerable students.

Uber Orders Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

A former engineer for the ride-hailing app Uber published a blog post this weekend claiming that she faced sexual harassment while working at the company. Uber says it's investigating the allegations.

Germany Bans 'My Friend Cayla' Doll Over Spying Concerns

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 3:40pm

Germany has banned an interactive doll manufactured by an American company that German regulators charge can spy on children and collect personal data from them and their parents. But some consumer watchdogs say the ban alone is not enough.




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