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The Burning Problem Of China's Garbage

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:39:39 -0500

China produces 520,000 tons of garbage a day. To get rid of it, the government favors burning it, which harms the environment. One answer: sorting garbage and recycling. But that's proved challenging.

The 'Haze Craze': Beer Lovers' Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0500

East Coast brewers have been making unfiltered, unpasteurized, hazy IPAs for about a decade. Their customers love the aromas and murky look of the beers. Now, the hazy beer craze has gone national.

Recycling Plant Employee In Ontario Finds Big Bucks Inside TV

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:54:00 -0500

The man told police he inherited the money after his parents died and put it in the television for safe keeping, time passed. He forgot all about the money and gave the TV to a friend.

Whoops: Michelin Star Goes To Wrong French Restaurant

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:24:46 -0500

A cafe in Bourges, France, thought it won a top rating for its food. Great news — except the star was meant for a restaurant with the same name 100 miles away.

Trump Meets Finalists; May Expand Search For National Security Adviser

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:20:00 -0500

President Trump on Sunday interviewed four finalists for the job of national security adviser. A White House spokesman says more names may be added to the list on Monday.

Mattress No Longer Delegated To Bottom Of Shopping List

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:37:00 -0500

While a new mattress was often a purchase put off as long as possible, consumers today are replacing their mattresses more often.

Scientists Use Flying Laboratory To Track Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:11:00 -0500

A team of scientists is flying the globe to track greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. We join a crew over the Arctic as they measure things they say computer models could never pick up.

China Monitors Assassination Probe Of North Korean Kim Jong Nam

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:11:00 -0500

China is debating how to react to the death of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader. Some think that the dead man could potentially have headed a more China-friendly North Korean regime.

Mexico Braces For Flood Of Returnees As Trump Cracks Down On Immigration

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:11:00 -0500

The Mexican government does little to welcome home deportees from the U.S., but it will now pay U.S. lawyers millions to help its citizens fight deportation. Mass repatriation would cost much more.

Environmentalists Are At Odds With Kenya's Government Over Rail Line

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Kenya's government wants to run a rail line across Nairobi National Park. Environmentalists are against the plan. The government says the line will use a platform above the park to lesson its impact.

Donald Trump, Mike Pence To Spend Presidents Day Working

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:11:00 -0500

President Trump is in Florida and Vice President Pence is overseas meeting with European and NATO officials. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post.

Famine Declared In Parts Of War-Torn South Sudan

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Jeffrey Gettleman — East Africa correspondent for The New York Times — about South Sudan's spreading civil war. The U.N. accuses the government of blocking aid supplies.

Fight Begins To Wrest Control Of Western Mosul From ISIS

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Security forces have begun an operation to retake the western half of the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. The U.S. and other international troops are there advising and assisting them.

The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:05:00 -0500

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps.

Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:03:00 -0500

Scientific evidence showing health benefits from engaging in the arts is still weak. But Los Angeles students in their 80s say their poetry class gives them joy, solace, community and a voice.