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ARMY CORPS SUIT

Sep 17, 2017

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First came the rains. Now come the lawsuits. Following Hurricane Harvey, many homeowners in Houston are suing officials over a decision to release water from the city's overflowing reservoirs. As Craig LeMoult of member station WGBH reports, officials say there was just no better option.

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This week, President Trump finally made good on his campaign promise to end DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This 2012 administrative program implemented by President Obama, has allowed about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to remain in the country.

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And of course back to the major story of the day - watching and waiting for Hurricane Irma. Lisa (coughing) and Stan Heiblum - forgive me - have decided they will stay in their home in Kendall in Miami-Dade County. Stan Heiblum joins us on the phone now.

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A Houston Drag Queen Talks Fundraising

Sep 2, 2017

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"Home Again" is a rom-com where boy - or three guys, actually - meet a girl who's a single mother and old enough to be their teacher.

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REESE WITHERSPOON: (As Alice Kinney) Hi.

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Jerry Lewis could make people laugh with a sneeze. My mother remembered being in an old freight elevator with Jerry at the Chez Paree nightclub in Chicago as it rose slowly in silence to the show floor. Jerry Lewis sneezed. He didn't twist his lips or roll his eyes. Jerry just sneezed: and the waiters, janitors, and showgirls in the elevator erupted in laughter.

When Jerry Lewis died this week, at the age of 91, he was acclaimed as a clown, a genius, a humanitarian and egomaniac, all in the same breath.

Saturday Sports: Mayweather Vs. McGregor

Aug 26, 2017

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All the breaking news over the - overnight includes sports.

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If you're in New York today, lucky you. Watch out for the Fraggle Rock Felons, knucklehead Zoo and the Retro Gnomes. Let me explain. The city's biggest breakdancing competition is tonight. Those are just some of the groups who'll try to pop and lockdown a trophy.

Carbondale's 2-Time Eclipse Plans

Aug 19, 2017

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The tiny U.S. territory of Guam came under the international spotlight after North Korea said Wednesday that it's studying whether to launch a missile test toward the island. President Trump responded by escalating the rhetoric.

"Let's see what he does with Guam," Trump said of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. "If he does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before what will happen in North Korea."

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Investigating A Murder In 'Wind River'

Aug 5, 2017

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"Wind River" opens with a startling scene - a wounded woman runs through thick snow in the middle of the night. It's all white snow, red blood, dim moonlight and desolation.

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Kids Learn How To Survive In Zombie Camp

Aug 5, 2017

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Bringing A Bookstore To The Bronx

Jul 29, 2017

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Nearly a million and a half people live in the Bronx. And since the end of last year, there hasn't been a single general interest bookstore in the New York City borough to serve them. But a Bronx entrepreneur is working on changing that. From New York, Rick Karr reports.

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