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Jill Stein Campaign Drops Statewide Recount Effort In Pennsylvania

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:54:00 -0500

Citing the $1 million bond required by the court, Stein's lawyer discontinued the request Saturday. Stein had raised nearly $7 million for recount efforts in three states.

Trump Talks With Taiwan, In A Move That May Spell Friction With China

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:41:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ying-Wen, breaking nearly four decades of diplomatic protocol and threatening to upset U.S. relations with China.

The Birth Of 'Nueva Trova Cubana' And Other Music Styles In Castro's Cuba

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Various music styles, from singer-songwriters to dance music to hip-hop, emerged over the many years of Fidel Castro's rule in Cuba.

Fidel Castro's Legacy On Race Relations In Cuba And Abroad

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro leaves behind a complicated legacy both in his home country and abroad. Professor Mark Sawyer of UCLA looks at how his views on race affected generations of Afro-Cubans.

Vegetarians Object To Traces Of Beef Tallow In U.K. Currency

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

British vegetarians, vegans and religious objectors are expressing outrage this week after the Bank of England revealed that its new 5 pound note contains trace amounts of beef tallow.

Barbershop: Kellogg's, Breitbart And Self-Tying Shoes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.

Mattis' Appointment Would Require Special Approval From Congress

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Trump's pick of retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary will require Congress to bypass a certain law. Professor Peter Feaver of Duke University discusses the law's origins.

U.K. Defense Secretary 'Looking Forward' To Working With Mattis

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon discusses anticipated changes to the U.S.-U.K. relationship with the incoming Trump administration and his pick for defense secretary, James Mattis.

Almost A Month Later, North Carolina Governor's Race Remains Undecided

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500

In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 10,000 votes. One of the largest counties has a recount this weekend.

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:00 -0500

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:00:16 -0500

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.

At Least 9 Killed In Oakland Fire During Warehouse Party

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:36:00 -0500

The fire broke out late Friday during an electronic music show. "We've lost a lot of lives," Oakland's fire chief said.


Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:02:00 -0500

Our panelists predict, now that Fidel Castro is dead, who will become America's mortal enemy.

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:02:00 -0500

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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:01:00 -0500

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