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Former GOP Senate Leader On Washington: ‘There’s Very Little Middle’

April 21, 2015
Former Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott pauses while speaking to the media after a meeting with US President George W. Bush at the White House in Washington, DC, 02 October 2007. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Partisan division in Congress is not new, but former Senator Trent Lott says “it used to have a big center – it was purple.”

Cuba’s New Reality: A Need For MBAs

April 21, 2015
Guennady Rodriguez shows off his Cuban MBA degree at his Miami home. (Tim Padgett / WLRN.org)

Scores of Cubans have earned MBAs, making them the little-known vanguard of Cuba’s newest revolution: learning business.

Bird Flu Spreads; Millions Of Iowa Chickens To Be Killed

April 21, 2015
Fresh brown eggs sit in a carton August 26, 2010, in San Rafael, California. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The deadly bird flu strain H5N2 is plaguing poultry farms across the Midwest, including a major commercial operation in Iowa.

Lessons From India’s Tech Industry

April 21, 2015
The famous clock tower located in the middle of the old city in Allahabad is pictured on March 4, 2015. The roads are clogged with traffic, the pavements overflow with rubbish and power cuts are a fact of life. But Allahabad, an ancient settlement on the banks of the Ganges, is hoping to become one of India's first tech-savvy 'smart cities' under ambitious plans being piloted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

Jason Del Rey of Re/code traveled overseas to the India Internet Day conference and spent a week checking out India’s tech scene.

U.S. To Partner With Africa On New African CDC

April 21, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma shake hands during a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Cooperation to Support the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention during the opening of the African Union Commission High Level Dialogue April 13, 2015 at the State Department in Washington, D.C. Through the signing of the memorandum, the U.S. CDC will provide technical expertise to the African Union to support establishing an African Surveillance and Response Unit and an Emergency Operations Center within the African CDC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The idea for the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention came about before last year’s Ebola outbreak.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Showdown

April 21, 2015
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson questions state attorney general J.B. Van Hollen, during arguments in Madison Teachers Inc. vs. Scott Walker, in the Wisconsin Supreme Court at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

The former chief justice of the state’s highest court is suing her fellow justices in order to retain her top spot on the court.

Lincoln’s Funeral Train Departed 150 Years Ago Today

April 21, 2015
In 1865, a train with a portrait of Abraham Lincoln mounted on the front carried Abraham Lincoln's body from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Ill. (Library of Congress)

The funeral procession set out from Washington, D.C., stopping in major cities along the way to Springfield, Ill.

Lincoln Funeral Relic Still Used To Honor American Dignitaries

April 21, 2015
The casket bearing body of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist lies in the Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme Court, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005. The casket rests on the Lincoln Catafalque, the platform that bore President Abraham Lincoln's remains following his death in 1865. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

A platform hastily built to display President Lincoln’s body in 1865 is a simple wooden structure, but it has a long history.

‘Bookkeeper Of Auschwitz’ Goes On Trial

April 21, 2015
Oskar Groening, 93, arrives for the first day of his trial to face charges of being accomplice to the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp, April 21, 2015, in Lueneburg, Germany. Groening was an accountant with the Waffen SS and has been open about his role, claiming in interviews with media that he accepts his moral responsibility. Groening has also written an account of his experience, in what he claims is an effort to counter Holocaust revisionists. State prosecutors accuse Groening of accomplice in the murder of 300,000 Hungarian Jews who arrived at Auschwitz in 1944. (Andreas Tamme/Getty Images)

Oskar Groening, 93, acknowledged having helped collect and tally money from people arriving at Auschwitz, as part of his job.

Senators Reach Deal Paving Way For AG Confirmation

April 21, 2015
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The deal clears the way for a vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination to become the first female African-American attorney general.

Music From The Show

April 20, 2015

From Geoglyphs to Deltron 3030.

75-Year-Old Figure Skater Won’t Let Stroke Stop Her

April 20, 2015
Patricia competes to the song 'The Rose'. (Quick Silver Shots)

Patricia McNamara started skating in her late 40s, and says it’s helped her recover from breast cancer and a stroke.

Australia’s Kevin Rudd On U.S.-China Relations

April 20, 2015
President Obama smiles as a group of children wave flags and flowers during a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov. 12, 2014. (Andy Wong/AP)

The former Australian prime minister discusses China’s premier, Xi Jinping, and his influence on the global stage.

Millions Of ‘Boomerang Buyers’ Could Reshape Housing Market

April 20, 2015
Signs are seen outside a foreclosed home and a house for sale February 24, 2009 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The first wave of millions of homeowners who lost their home to foreclosure may soon get back into buying real estate.

Kenya Faces Obstacles To End Al-Shabab Recruitment

April 20, 2015
Masks with the names of the victims of the attack on Garissa University College are displayed during a memorial concert in downtown Nairobi on April 14, 2015. The massacre, claimed by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents on a university campus in Kenya's nothern town of Garissa, claimed the lives of 142 students, three police officers and three soldiers at the university in the northeastern town of Garissa. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kenyan government has decided on the need for radical action, after the Garissa University attack that killed 148 people.

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