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George W. Bush Photo-Bombs A Reporter

May 19, 2017

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. So Fox Sports reporter Emily Jones was just doing her job, talking on camera about a Texas Rangers player, when a baseball fan photo-bombed her, walked by and yelled hey.

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GEORGE W. BUSH: Hey.

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Twenty-five years ago, television audiences watching the final episodes of "Twin Peaks" heard this.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTRESS: (As Laura Palmer, unintelligible).

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Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder, Dies

May 18, 2017

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The Justice Department has named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing its investigation into Russia's role in the U.S. election. NPR's justice correspondent Carrie Johnson is covering this. She joins me now.

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And let's keep this conversation going with a Republican member of Congress. It's Blake Farenthold of Texas. He's in our studios this morning. Congressman, good morning to you.

BLAKE FARENTHOLD: Good morning.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. The rapper Kendrick Lamar wonders...

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KENDRICK LAMAR AND ANNA WISE: (Singing) If these walls could talk...

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. For 21 years, the king of the Netherlands has been leading a double life. He occasionally takes a break from his royal duties and pilots a small plane for the Dutch airline KLM.

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Working With Robert Mueller

May 18, 2017

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Joining us now on the line is a member of the Senate intelligence committee, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Senator, thanks so much for being with us.

SUSAN COLLINS: Glad to join you.

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Bon Jovi Surprises College Graduates

May 17, 2017

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Don't Text In The Movie, Or Risk A Lawsuit

May 17, 2017

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We've been talking about our fast-paced, disorienting era and trying to make sense of it in a series of conversations called the History of Our Time.

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What did President Trump tell Russia's foreign minister?

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Anna Sazonkina never used to go to rallies. The 41-year-old viola teacher and her husband, an oboist, were too busy raising their four boys.

But on Sunday, the couple went out to protest for the first time in their lives, joining thousands rallying in downtown Moscow to save their homes from the wrecking ball.

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