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Scientists At The Smithsonian Institution's Ant Lab Name New Species

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:31:00 -0400

Scientists named a silky ant species from Venezuela: Sericomyrmex Radioheadi. The website reports the scientists wanted to honor members of the band Radiohead for their conservation work.

With Shutdown Looming, Trump Is Tweeting Out Demands. Will He Stick By Them?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:01 -0400

The clock is ticking to a government shutdown, and President Trump keeps adding to the list of what he wants — 140 characters at a time.

Almost 100 Days In, 'Trumpism' Is Still Not Clearly Defined

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:01 -0400

Donald Trump is a man who's made a life out of branding. But as president, it's muddled — a proctectionist looking out for the little guy or has he gone "mainstream"? Or does he just act on instinct?

2 Inmates Executed In Arkansas, First U.S. Double Execution Since 2000

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:04 -0400

The state of Arkansas executed two men Monday night in the nation's first double execution since 2000. They are the second and third of six inmates still slated to get the death penalty in the state in an 11-day span.

Morning News Brief: North Korea Anniversary

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:04 -0400

Tuesday is the 85th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean military. Will the Trump administration's strategy of escalating tensions and threatening a military strike succeed in making North Korea surrender its nuclear weapons? Plus, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders hold a conference meeting Tuesday.

Wells Fargo Fake Bank Accounts Scandal Haunts Shareholder Elections

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400

On Tuesday, Wells Fargo shareholders will vote on whether to fire the vast majority of the bank's board members. That would be an extremely rare event in corporate America.

Trump's First 100 Days: Policy Priorities

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400

During the campaign and the transition period, President Trump outlined an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office. How's he doing, as that milestone approaches?

North Korea Marks The Founding Of Its Military

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400

North Korea will mark the 85th anniversary of the Korean People's Army on Tuesday. That has the U.S. and North Korea's neighbors on high alert for a possible nuclear test.

3 Years After Lead Crisis, Flint Residents Still Need Water Filters

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Flint, Mich., switched drinking water sources 3 years ago. It'll be 3 more years before the city can replace 18,000 underground water pipes. Residents must use filters to reduce lead exposure.

White Supremacist Tries To Make Amends

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400

We ask writers, thinkers and political leaders to define how the world is changing. David Greene talks to Christian Picciolini, who spent his adolescence spreading hate as a white supremacist.

Robert Persig Dies At 88, Motorcycle Trip Inspired Popular 'Zen' Book

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400

"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" has been described as one of the most influential books of popular philosophy. Author Robert Persig died Monday at the age of 88.

Trump's First 100 Days: China Policy

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400

As part of this week's examination of President Trump's first 100 days in office, Rachel Martin talks to China expert Michael Pillsbury about the administration's early dealings with China.

Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:53:00 -0400

Before she became First Lady of Song, Fitzgerald navigated childhood loss, poverty and homelessness — always with music as her refuge.

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:52:00 -0400

The 1970 Boundary Treaty requires U.S. and Mexican officials on the International Boundary and Water Commission be in agreement before building structures that might affect the flow of the Rio Grande.

A New Generation Of Kashmir Rappers Vents Its Rage In The Valley

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:51:00 -0400

Rappers like Aamir Ame and MC Kash make music that channels political protest and alienation from the Indian state.