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Update On Attacks In Spain

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Trump's Week Of Controversy

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Belle And Sebastian Leave Drummer Behind

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Not Yet This Swan's Swan Song

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Athlete Activism, After Charlottesville

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Where Will You Be Watching The Eclipse?

Aug 17, 2017

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A member of the White House goes off in a candid interview that was maybe sort of on the record, which sounds all too familiar.

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Here's the message the White House intended to send yesterday at a press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower.

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Health Insurance CEO On New CBO Report

Aug 16, 2017

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Students Find Spacesuits In Thrift Store

Aug 16, 2017

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Watch Out For 'Lizardmen'

Aug 16, 2017

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And I think it's fair to say President Trump veered way off message yesterday.

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And let's hear the voice now. I have a Republican lawmaker. It's Congressman Tom Cole of the state of Oklahoma who's on the line with us. Congressman, thanks, as always, for joining us. We appreciate it.

TOM COLE: David, thank you.

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Good morning, I'm Ailsa Chang with a story about...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Cheese. We'll go somewhere where there's cheese.

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There are a lot of artists, singers and writers who make us see the world a little bit differently, but not many who inspire a brand new color.

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PRINCE: (Singing) Purple rain, purple rain.

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