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Breach Of Government Personnel Data Compromised Security Information

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Damian Paletta of the Wall Street Journal about how officials said Friday that the OPM data breach also compromised security clearance information.

House Rejects Legislation To Give Obama Fast-Track Trade Authority

Despite last-minute lobbying by President Obama, House Democrats dealt his trade priorities a major blow Friday. In this battle over trade, Republican leaders are aligned with Obama against Democrats.

In A One-Room Schoolhouse, Irish Family Keeps Legacy Of W.B. Yeats Alive

The poet W.B. Yeats was born 150 years ago this week. In rural Ireland, a nun whose family has a personal history with the poet has turned a one-room schoolhouse into a small Yeats museum.

Ukraine Finance Minister Says Economic Success Is Key To Ending Conflict

In a way, Natalie Jaresko is on the frontlines in Ukraine's conflict with Russia. The Ukraine finance minister says financial stability is the only way to regain territory lost to Russia.

U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Conviction Of Guantanamo Detainee

In a blow to U.S. military commissions trying Guantanamo Bay detainees, a U.S. appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of a Yemeni man tied to al-Qaida. The court said the special military tribunal on the naval base did not have the authority to charge Ali Hamza al Bahlul with conspiracy — as it is not a crime under international law of war — and that the commissions themselves are in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

As Fish Stocks Dwindle, So Do The Livelihoods Of Greek Fishermen

The Greek fisherman casting a net from his small wooden boat is a postcard image of the Mediterranean. But fish stocks are so low now that many fishermen say they can't make a living anymore.

Australian Leader Won't Deny Payoff Of Smugglers To Return Migrants

Prime Minister Tony Abbott, speaking in a radio interview, said his government would do "whatever is reasonably necessary" to stop asylum seekers from reaching Australian shores.
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After Visit To Cuba, Rep. Beyer Discusses U.S. Relationship With Castro Regime

The relationship between Cuba and the U.S. continues to improve since an initial thaw late last year. Virginia Rep. Don Beyer recently returned from a trip to the island nation and spoke with WAMU 88.5 News about it.


U.S. Women To Face Sweden — And Their Former Coach

If the U.S. wins, it would all but guarantee that the Americans would advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup.

American Red Cross News Conference In Haiti Grows Heated

The Red Cross had the opportunity to explain how it spent almost half a billion dollars — but provided journalists with few answers.