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In Michigan, Museum Food Tours Offer Tastes Of Arab Culture

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:00:16 -0400

Yalla! Eat walking tours take people into the Arab-American community, where they can talk with business owners about their personal stories and the products they sell.

An Air Force Cadet At 25: A Sign Of The Times In Higher Education

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:02:16 -0400

Many students heading to college this fall won't be the traditional 18-year-olds. At the nation's military academies, more cadets are coming from life — or military service — and not high school.

Trial Looms For Sole Defendant In 2012 Benghazi Attacks That Killed Ambassador

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:01:16 -0400

The case of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is preparing for trial next month in Washington, D.C., raises questions about due process and interrogation. He has pleaded not guilty.

Oregon, Texas Lay Down Markers On Abortion Coverage

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:16 -0400

Highlighting the country's sharp divide over abortion and mixed reactions to requirements in the Affordable Care Act, Texas restricts insurance coverage while Oregon requires that it be covered.

Los Angeles Tests Whether Lighter Color Streets Will Lower The Temperature

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Los Angeles is piloting a project called "Cool Pavement." The city is putting a light grey coating on top of some neighborhood streets in an effort to lower the air temperature.

What's Behind The Navy Ship Collisions

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

David Greene speaks with retired Vice Adm. William Douglas Crowder, former commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, about recent ship collisions.

The Battle Over Oil And Gas Development In Colorado

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

A deadly home explosion in Colorado is renewing fights over how close oil and gas development should be to expanding suburbs. One town is trying to figure out for itself how close is too close.

Trump Defends Charlottesville Comments At Phoenix Rally

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

President Trump held a rally in Phoenix Tuesday night. Meanwhile, protesters gathered outside.

Civil Rights Activist Argues To Keep Confederate Monuments

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Ailsa Chang talks with Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta and lifelong African-American civil rights activist, who says he does not support the calls to remove Confederate monuments.

News Brief: Trump In Phoenix, Haitians In Canada, Kushner In Middle East

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

President Trump held a rally in Phoenix and defended his comments about Charlottesville. Also, Haitians are leaving the U.S. for Canada, and Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East.

Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

After big tech companies took action to take down white supremacist content, there have been calls for the government to step in to protect free speech from the right and left.

Commander Of Navy's 7th Fleet Dismissed After Series Of Ship Mishaps

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:04:00 -0400

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet was relieved of command on Wednesday after four accidents involving Navy ships. Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer will assume command.

Federal Judge Finds Racism Behind Arizona Law Banning Ethnic Studies

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:08:00 -0400

An Arizona law banning ethnic studies violated students' constitutional rights, a federal judge said Tuesday.

Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:19:00 -0400

Reporters on the scene say the gas canisters apparently were fired after someone among the protesters threw water bottles at the police.

In Reckoning With Confederate Monuments, Other Countries Could Provide Examples

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:21:00 -0400

The U.S. isn't alone in confronting sites dedicated to contentious, and often troubling, moments in its history.