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The Hungarian Prime Minister's Fued With George Soros Escalates

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:56:00 -0500

Hungary's government has proposed a series of draft laws it says will curb illegal immigration. Critics say the motivation is to cripple NGOs linked to U.S. financier George Soros.

Florida Legislators Pressured To Address Gun Violence

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:32:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Florida state Rep. Jason Brodeur, a Republican, who along with Katie Edwards-Walpole, a Democrat, is working to come up with a bipartisan bill on gun control.

California Water Agency Officials Charged With Burying Hazardous Waste And Corruption

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:24:56 -0500

California's attorney general has charged former and current employees with illegally burying drums filled with toxic chemicals and using public money for personal items.

Second Russian Olympian Fails A Doping Test At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:09:00 -0500

Nadezhda Sergeeva, a bobsled athlete, failed a drug test for a banned heart drug, the Russian Bobsled Federation announced on Friday.

What It's Like to Visit Russia's 'Sports House' At The Pyeongchang Olympics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:08:53 -0500

In the shadow of a doping scandal, Russian athletes, friends and fans are gathering at a hospitality venue during the Winter Games. "No alcohol," a man at the door warns visitors.

Skunk Problem Solved After House Burns Down

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:49:48 -0500

A Detroit man was trying to get rid of some skunks that were living in a crawlspace in his house. He used a smoke bomb which in turn burned the house down.

Clear Plastic Bag With Designer Stamp Sells For $590

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:12:00 -0500

The clear plastic bag looks pretty much like a grocery bag expect that it has a designer label. Celine Paris is stamped on it. Prepare to shell out nearly $600 to have that bag.

'Mute' Is 'Blade Runner' Without An Edge

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:00:52 -0500

Director Duncan Jones' latest film, a direct-to-Netflix sci-fi/noir tale set in a dystopian Berlin, so narrowly focuses on its hero's traumatic backstory it neglects its fantastic setting.

Florida Prohibits Municipalities From Enacting Gun-Control Laws

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to South Miami Mayor Phil Stoddard who wants to pass gun control measures in his city following last week's mass shooting, but Florida law prohibits local firearm regulations.

Women's Figure Skating: Zagitova Edges Medvedeva To Win Gold

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

Russian athletes went one-two in the women's single figure skating competition. Alina Zagitova took gold and Evgenia Medvedeva the silver. Bradie Tennell was the top U.S. finisher in ninth.

Robert Mueller's Team Brings More Charges Against Manafort, Gates

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

Special counsel Mueller has unveiled 32 new charges of money laundering and other crimes against President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Robert Gates.

Nunes, Schiff Constituents Remind Representatives About Local Issues

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff and GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, key figures in the Russia probe, represent very different parts of California. Constituents in both places are much more focused on issues at home.

School District In Texas Armed Staff After Sandy Hook Massacre

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

The Holliday Independent School District permits licensed staff to carry guns at schools. David Greene talks to superintendent Kevin Dyes about the training staff receive to combat an active shooter.

Mo. Governor Is Under Pressure To Resign After He's Indicted

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

Eric Greitens has been indicted on a charge of felony invasion of privacy. He is accused of taking a semi-nude photo of a woman, and then threatened to publish it if she revealed their relationship.

NEA Offical Reacts To Trump's Idea Of Arming Teachers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

President Trump says he supports arming teachers with military or special training. David Greene talks to Becky Pringle, vice president of the National Education Association, about her concerns.