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Top Stories: Trump's First State Of The Union; U.S. Military Limits Afghan Data

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 6:43am

Also: Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga takes a symbolic presidential oath of office; a Russian fighter jet buzzes a U.S. Navy plane; and watch for the blue blood super moon tonight!

A Year Of Trump Speeches Have Common Threads

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 6:34am

On the surface, President Trump's formal speeches — such as Tuesday night's State of the Union — may seem wildly different from his rally speeches. But there are some common themes among them.

Rep. Schiff Criticizes Panel's Vote To Release Secret GOP Memo

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 6:34am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, who says the panel's vote to release a secret GOP memo on the Russia probe is "destructive."

Amateur Astronomer Finds NASA Satellite Long Given Up For Dead

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 6:31am

Scott Tilley was searching for a secret U.S. spy satellite when he found the spacecraft. "The odds are extremely good that it's alive," said a mission co-investigator.

(Image credit: NASA)

'The Hazel Wood' Has Few Uses For Enchantment

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 6:00am

In Melissa Albert's dark take on fairy tales, 17-year-old Alice has spent her entire life on the run from her family legacy: a terrifying mythical world created by her grandmother, a famous author.

(Image credit: Flatiron Books )

How Many Plumbers Does It Take To Fix A Toilet?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 5:44am

There were 60 plumbers on a flight from Oslo to Munich when the toilets malfunctioned. The plumbers' boss says he wasn't about to send one of his men outside the plane at 33,000 feet to fix them.

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