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Senate OKs North American Trade Deal To Replace NAFTA, Giving Trump A Much-Needed Win

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:00
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a revised North American trade pact in a rare bipartisan vote Thursday that hands President Trump a victory on a key campaign promise just as lawmakers are preparing his impeachment trial. The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, passed by a vote of 89-10. The...

Sepsis Kills Millions More Worldwide Than Previously Estimated

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:59
A medical condition that often escapes public notice may be involved in 20% of deaths worldwide, according to a new study. The disease is sepsis — sometimes called blood poisoning. It arises when the body overreacts to an infection. Blood vessels throughout the body become leaky, triggering...

Patience Pays Off On Jeremy Ivey's Debut Album

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:55
Sometimes you have to strike when the iron is hot, and sometimes you have to be patient. For today's guest Jeremy Ivey , that meant recording his first solo album at the age of 41. Over the years, Ivey's been busy backing his wife of more than 10 years, singer-songwriter Margo Price , playing on on...

Coaxing Cops To Tackle Cybercrime? There's An App For That

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:40
Cybercrime is booming, and victims are often at a loss about where to get help. In theory, Americans should report the crimes to the FBI, via its Internet Crime Complaint Center . In practice, the feds get hundreds of thousands of complaints a year, and have to focus on the biggest cases. But the...

Why Iran's Economy Has Not Collapsed Amid U.S. Sanctions And 'Maximum Pressure'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:34
Since 2017, the Trump administration has placed layers of tough sanctions on Iran in an effort to deprive the regime of financial resources and force it to negotiate a new nuclear deal. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a recent speech that the administration's strategy of "maximum pressure"...

Andrew Adkins On Mountain Stage

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:00
(You can watch a song from this set on our Live Sessions Channel.) Fayetteville, W.Va., native singer-songwriter Andrew Adkins made his Mountain Stage debut last year withy a sold-out January show at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Though playing Mountain Stage for the first time,...

GAO: Trump Broke Budget Law When He Froze Ukraine Funds

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:34
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Kemp Calls For Second Teacher Pay Raise In 2020 State Of The State Address

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:29
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp told lawmakers during his State of the State address Thursday that his budget proposal for the next fiscal year includes an additional $2,000 pay raise for teachers and school employees, completing a campaign promise to boost teacher pay and adding another layer of...

Fetching With Wolves: What It Means That A Wolf Puppy Will Retrieve A Ball

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:04
Some wolf puppies are unexpectedly willing to play fetch, according to scientists who saw young wolves retrieve a ball thrown by a stranger and bring it back at that person's urging. This behavior wouldn't be surprising in a dog. But wolves are thought to be less responsive to human cues because...

Ukraine Is Investigating Whether U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch Was Surveilled

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:52
Ukraine's national police are investigating whether U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under surveillance in Kyiv last spring — something implied in a series of WhatsApp messages between a little-known Republican political candidate and an associate of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal...

Read The Report To Congress About How Trump Broke Budget Law On Ukraine

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:39
An important federal watchdog released a report on Thursday concluding President Trump's actions in the Ukraine affair broken a budget law. House Democrats impeached Trump in part because they said he abused his power in freezing military aid that Congress had allocated to help Ukraine in its war...

Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:23
A federal watchdog concluded President Trump broke a law when he froze assistance funds for Ukraine last year, according to a report unveiled on Thursday. The White House has said previously that it believed Trump was acting within his legal authority. Trump's decision to freeze military aid...

Petition Calls For Renaming Edmund Pettus Bridge After U.S. Rep. John Lewis

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 09:22
An online petition is calling for the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, to be renamed for Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, according to AL.com . The 79-year-old Democrat, who was born in Troy, Alabama, was among those beaten at the bridge in Selma while marching for voting rights in 1965....

WATCH: Gov. Brian Kemp Gives 'State Of The State' Address

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 08:46
Gov. Brian Kemp will give his State of the State address at 11 a.m. Thursday. He calls it his, " blueprint for a stronger, safer and more prosperous Georgia." Kemp's second annual State of the State speech comes amid questions about whether he can cut income taxes and deliver a campaign promise to...

How Lillian Smith 'Seared The Conscience Of White America'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 08:19
On Monday, America will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many people worked shoulder to shoulder with King during the civil rights movement, including a Southern white author and activist in Clayton, Georgia. Lillian E. Smith is one of the few people mentioned by name in King’s "Letter...

'Jeopardy!' Crowns Its Greatest Champion Of All Time

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 07:57
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House Panel Makes Public Documents Provided By Giuliani Associate

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 07:57
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Senate Is Expected To Pass USMCA With Bipartisan Support

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 07:57
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'Kingdomtide' And 'Dear Edward': 2 New Novels Take On A Singular Situation

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 07:19
If the chances of dying in a plane crash are pretty slim, being the sole survivor is even less likely. Slighter still, one would think, are the chances that two American novels published in the same month would feature sole plane crash survivors — but that's what we have here. Make sure you have...

Margo Price's New Song, 'Stone Me,' Sweetly Sneers The Truth

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 07:11
YouTube When Miranda Lambert regularly sells out arenas, Kacey Musgraves wins Grammy of the year for Golden Hour and a group of women form a country music Voltron as The Highwomen , it feels like a high-five, a fist-pump and a hip-check combined. These are wins! But on country music radio, only 16...

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