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General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced another grueling hearing on Capitol Hill, two weeks after a critical internal report blasted the company's handling of defective ignition switches as incompetent. GM has recalled 20 million vehicles already this year and has set aside $700 million to cover repairs related to the recall.
June 18, 2014
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled trademark registrations by the Washington Redskins football team, ruling that the team's name is "disparaging" to Native Americans.
June 18, 2014
Ukraine's new president says he will declare a unilateral cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. The announcement comes after months of fighting between government troops and pro-Moscow separatists.
June 18, 2014
The militant group ISIS has managed to fund a full-scale offensive using a financial system that's very similar to the Mafia's. For more on the means the group uses to finance its operations, Robert Siegel speaks with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
June 18, 2014
While ISIS militants assault Iraq's largest oil refinery, the country's prime minister is vowing that his forces will turning back the insurgency.
June 18, 2014
Economists say there are more than 2 million "missing households" in the U.S. — young people who bunk with family or friends rather than buying their own home. New data suggest this trend continues.
June 18, 2014
He created a rhythmic style that combined R&B, gospel and jazz that became known as "hard bop," and performed with such jazz greats as Stan Getz and Miles Davis.
June 18, 2014
It started in February in West Africa. It has surged in the past few weeks, and now it has killed more than 300. The death toll is the highest of any outbreak since Ebola was detected in 1976.
June 18, 2014
The Federal Reserve said that it was curtailing its bond purchases to $15 billion per month. It gave no hint when interest rates would rise.
June 18, 2014
The new entry into the smartphone arena offers unlimited cloud storage for photos and a 3-D camera with image stabilization.
June 18, 2014
While most of the World Cup attention is on the field, Felix Sanchez of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, says broadcasters' racist commentary should be getting more attention.
June 18, 2014
According to Ethan Swan's blog 'NBA Tattoos,' 55 percent of basketball players in the league are tattooed. Swan shares what he's learned about the athletes from tracking their body ink.
June 18, 2014
Recent attacks in Kenya have left as many as 57 people dead. Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the search for hundreds of missing schoolgirls continues amid more violence in the north.
June 18, 2014
With thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration judges are faced with deciding who stays and who goes. Host Michel Martin examines the court process.
June 18, 2014
Cities and towns call it community paramedicine, and say the goal is to lower hospital costs by training emergency crews to do more treatment at the scene. But who actually pays for these house calls?
June 18, 2014
Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.
June 18, 2014
Questions about a potential cover-up dominate a congressional hearing about General Motors' handling of a deadly safety flaw. "How could they not know?" one congressman asked.
June 18, 2014
The British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta begins its journey in a young Scottish boy's collection and passes through the hands of a delusional killer. It was auctioned Tuesday for $9.5 million.
June 18, 2014
Until the past few days, no one was talking about renewed U.S. military action in Iraq. Here's a look at the ways the latest crisis could play out.
June 18, 2014
Goats aren't allowed in Detroit, but billionaire Mark Spitznagel thinks they could help revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Goat raisers in other cities say the animals can be eco-friendly landscapers.
June 18, 2014

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