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Movie Review: 'Creed'

Wed, November 25, 2015 10:03am

"Creed" is billed as a "Rocky" spinoff but it's actually something more interesting. It's a spiritual remake of the 1976 film that retells the original story in an unexpected and involving way. "Morning Edition" and "Los Angeles Times" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Creed."Read More

The Belgian capital Brussels is still on high alert — more than a week after a security crackdown following the terrorist attacks in Paris.Read More

The White House and Public Citizen object to new language that could make it more difficult to prosecute environmental crime and protect food and drug safety.Read More

ISIS Puts Together Effective Propaganda Team

Wed, November 25, 2015 10:03am

The Islamic State produces a steady flow of propaganda. Linda Wertheimer talks to Greg Miller of The Washington Post about the ISIS propaganda machine and its role in recruiting foreign fighters.Read More

Five protesters were shot during an altercation Monday night. Police say three white men are in custody. Members of the Black Lives Matter movement say they will not be intimidated.Read More

A white Chicago police officer faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a black teenager. Linda Wertheimer talks to attorney Craig Futterman who fought to have video released.Read More

Low natural gas prices have forced energy giant Entergy to close two nuclear reactors in the Northeast. The decision has raised questions about nuclear's future in the U.S., including its role in reducing climate change. It's left the rural community that's home to one of the plants reeling.Read More

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray talk to Linda Wertheimer about an initiative unveiled this week aimed at fighting mental health illnesses. The mayor also discusses how the city is preparing for the holiday season in light of the attacks in Paris.Read More

Protesters in Chicago took to the streets Tuesday night after a white police officer was charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of a black teenager last year. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez released dash-cam video that showed officer Jason Van Dyke firing 16 shots at 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Critics question why Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration fought the release of the video up until last week, when a judge ordered it to be made public.Read More

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane was in Syrian airspace, and for good measure he announced that Russia will deploy advanced anti-aircraft missiles to its airbase there.Read More

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