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Good Riddance To Departing EPA Chief Pruitt, Sen. Carper Says

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 7:16am

Noel King talks to Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware about the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. During Pruitt's 16-month tenure, the scandals piled up.

Categories: Syndicated

When You Order A Pint Of Beer, You Should Get A Pint Of Beer

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 6:54am

That's the principle behind government action in Birmingham, England. Authorities seized glasses from an unnamed restaurant chain because they found them to be 8.1 milliliters too small.

Categories: Syndicated

Zoo Offers Toys R Us Mascot Geoffrey The Giraffe A Job

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 6:32am

The San Antonio Zoo wants to make Geoffrey an ambassador for giraffe conservation. The zoo says he could bring himself back from extinction, securing a future for himself and his non-cartoon friends.

Categories: Syndicated

Next Justice Could Change Supreme Court Views Of Same-Sex Marriage

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

Noel King talks to Maureen Holland, who argued a landmark high court case guaranteeing same-sex couples the right to marry, about whether the next justice could curtail benefits of same-sex marriage.

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Trade Dispute Grows Between The U.S. And China

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

The U.S. imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. China responded by doing the same — beginning what many say is a crippling trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Categories: Syndicated

Pompeo Visits North Korea Amid Doubts Pyongyang Will Denuclearize

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sue Mi Terry, Korea analyst for the Center for Strategic and International studies, about the secretary of State's trip to North Korea to continue talks about denuclearization.

Categories: Syndicated

Army Discharges Immigrants Promised A Path To Citizenship, AP Reports

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

Some immigrants who are U.S. Army reservists and recruits were promised a path to citizenship for their service. Now some of them are being abruptly discharged.

Categories: Syndicated

Congress Calls On VA To Study Medical Marijuana To Treat PTSD

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

In California, where marijuana is legal under state law, veterans are advocating for its use to treat service-related disorders such as PTSD and chronic pain.

Categories: Syndicated

China Responds After U.S. Follows Through On Tariff Threat

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

The Trump administration's first tariffs hit $34 billion of Chinese imports on Friday. Beijing retaliated. Noel King talks to Jeremy Haft, author of "Unmade in China" to discuss what is next.

Categories: Syndicated

The Irish Get Tips On How To Survive A Heat Wave

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

Ireland is experiencing it's worst heat wave in more than 40 years, with temperatures hitting almost 90, which is really hot for Ireland.

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Thai Diver Dies While On Cave Rescue Mission

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

A former diver with an elite Thai navy unit has died while taking part in operations to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.

Categories: Syndicated

EPA Administrator Pruitt Cites 'Unrelenting Attacks' For His Departure

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned from his post, leaving many environmental regulatory rollbacks at the agency up in the air.

Categories: Syndicated

Officials Race To Meet Deadline To Re-Unite Migrant Children With Parents

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

The Health and Human Services secretary updated the status of migrant children separated from parents. By Tuesday, the administration must reunite children under the age of 5 with parents in custody.

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Morning News Brief

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid ethics questions. And U.S. tariffs are imposed on Chinese imports and China retaliates.

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View Of Rebel-Held Areas Of Yemen From 'PBS NewsHour'

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jane Ferguson of PBS NewsHour about her reporting trip to rebel-held territories in Yemen. Few journalists have accessed the area since the start of the 2015 civil war.

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Gillian Flynn's 'Sharp Objects' Is A Whodunit ... And A Who Is She?

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:00am

Amy Adams stars as Camille Preaker in the HBO adaptation of the mystery novel. Flynn helped adapt the book for the screen, and says the story is a murder mystery wrapped around a character study.

(Image credit: Anne Marie Fox/HBO)

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A Student Remembers Her School's 'Lunch Man,' Philando Castile

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 5:00am

A 10-year-old girl and her dad talk about Philando Castile, who worked in the lunchroom of her Minnesota school. Two years ago, Castile was shot and killed by a police officer who pulled him over.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Chad Eisen-Ramgren)

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Family Caregivers Exchange Tips, Share Stories To Ease Alzheimer's Losses

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:59am

As the number of people with Alzheimer's climbs, so does the number of loved ones caring for them. The health of 16 million unpaid U.S. caregivers has become a focus for Alzheimer's advocacy groups.

(Image credit: Tang Yau Hoong/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

Felons In Florida Want Their Voting Rights Back Without A Hassle

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 7:23am

One of out every 10 adults in Florida is not eligible to vote because of a state law that prevents former felons from doing so without a lengthy process. There are efforts underway to change that.

(Image credit: VisionsofAmerica/Joe Sohm/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

Trump's Deal With North Korea Was Anemic, Sen. Menendez Says

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 7:19am

Noel King talks to Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the Trump administration's approach to North Korea's denuclearization.

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