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Britain's Royal Wedding Is 1 Day Away

May 18, 2018

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German Ambassador On Iran Deal

May 17, 2018

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It is not often you hear a European leader talk about the United States with this much disdain. This was EU commission (ph) President Donald Tusk yesterday.

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MSU Interim President On Nassar Settlement

May 17, 2018

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Michigan State University interim President John Engler about the $500 million settlement for victims of university athletic doctor and convicted sex abuser Larry Nassar.

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The Koch brothers are going rogue.

For years the political network funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch funded politicians on the right, laying the foundation for the libertarian causes the two support. Their support has gone almost exclusively to Republican candidates, with rare exception.

But in the era of Trump, what it means to be on the "right" is changing, and the Koch network's tactics are changing to reflect new realities.

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Sen. Cory Gardner On North Korea Talks

May 16, 2018

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On a big-sky plateau on the eastern slope of the Cascades, a 10-acre parcel of land has been trashed by illicit pot farmers. Abandoned equipment rusts and jugs of chemicals molder.

Marijuana legalization wasn't supposed to look like this.

Five years into its experiment with legal, regulated cannabis, Washington state is finding that pot still attracts criminals.

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What's Playing At Cannes

May 16, 2018

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Here's a bit of news that, quite honestly, I was not expecting to say this morning. Chewbacca...

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News now in California, where a judge has overturned the state's physician-assisted suicide law. It happened yesterday. But as member station KQED's Laura Klivans explains, the law remains in effect for now.

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