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Haitians Are Crossing From The U.S. To Canada

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:30 -0400

As thousands of Haitian asylum-seekers cross illegally from the U.S. into Canada, CBC reporter Ainslie MacLellan tells NPR's David Greene how the Canadian government is reacting.

Mattis Seeks To Calm Nervous Ally In Turkey

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:30 -0400

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is in Turkey, trying to reassure President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that America's backing of Kurdish fighters won't undermine Turkey's security.

Political Storm Circling Guatemalan President Morales

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:30 -0400

Guatemala's president is seeking the removal of of the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body. The president, Jimmy Morales, is facing a graft scandal involving his brother and a son.

What's Dividing Trump And McConnell

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:29 -0400

The division between President Trump and Senate leader Mitch McConnell has led to reports of shouting matches and long periods of silence. Both recently issued reassuring statements.

The Retreat Of Democracy In Thailand

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:29 -0400

The Thai military seized power three years ago after months of political turmoil promising a swift return to democratic rule. But the military seems to be digging in for the long haul.

White House To Issue Guidance On Transgender Service Member Ban

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:29 -0400

The White House is expected to issue guidance soon about President Trump's proposed ban on transgender people in the military.

Kushner Meets Middle East Leaders In Effort To Restart Peace Talks

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:29 -0400

Jared Kushner is in the Middle East hoping to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Fat Cats Get Rich Off Inheritance

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:29 -0400

A woman in New York died and left $300,000 to her two cats, according to the New York Post. She wanted to ensure they were cared for.

Venezuelan Protests Simmer, But The 'Resistance' Is Still Alive

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:29 -0400

Disillusionment is running deep among young Venezuelans who spent the last four months battling government forces on the streets. They say the fight must continue.

News Brief: Transgender People In The Military, Mattis In Middle East

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:29 -0400

The White House is expected to issue guidance soon about President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military. Also, Defense Secretary James Mattis is traveling in the Middle East.

Coal, Nuclear Power Would Benefit From Energy Department's Power Grid Study

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:29 -0400

A controversial Energy Department report claims the U.S. power grid could become less reliable if too much electricity comes from renewable energy and natural gas. Environmentalists doubt the report.

He's Big, He's Blue, And Now, He's Bingeable: 'The Tick' Returns

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:02:29 -0400

The new, 10-episode Amazon series isn't a grim-and-gritty reboot, exactly — but its dark-ish tone will surprise some fans of Ben Edlund's superhero spoof.

YouTube Stars Stress Out, Just Like The Rest Of Us

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:01:16 -0400

Young YouTube stars work hard to look authentic and accessible, and they can make millions of dollars doing it. But the pressure to appear perfect while living online can sometimes be too much.

Trump's Fractured Relationship With Congress Causes GOP Dread

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:00:46 -0400

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are trying to show unity, while Trump is sowing division that could doom the party's fall agenda.

Could Offering Spy Secrets To State Officials Help Safeguard Future Elections?

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:00:16 -0400

Congress could arrange for state elections officials to view high-level secrets about potential threats to their elections. First, they need security clearances.