Pentagon Tightens Vetting For Immigrant Service Members

The Pentagon is tightening the screening process for immigrants who volunteer for military service and slowing their path to U.S. citizenship. The U.S. military will no longer allow green card holders to enter basic training before the successful completion of a background check. The policy change is intended to improve security vetting of foreign-born recruits. Prior to this new policy — announced last Friday and effective immediately — green card holders shipped to basic training while a...

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This Saturday night's edition of the show where the oldies never get old features 120 minutes of musical motel memories from the past five or so decades of prime pop!

From 'Grand Hotels' to 'Home Motels' as rendered by Joni Mitchell to the Mothers, and the Rolling Stones to Slade.  Make a reservation to rock 'n' roll with some musical memories this Saturday evening from 8 to 10 p.m. on Vintage Voltage with your host GT on 91.5 KRCC.

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Be listening to Vicky's evening music mix next week for a chance to win tickets to see legendary punk rocker John Doe in the intimate setting of Western Jubilee Warehouse Friday October 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Not only were John Doe and partner Exene Cervenka among the first wave of American punk rockers in the late '70's with their band X, but John Doe has since created an impressive solo career with as many as 12 albums, numerous film and television soundtrack and acting contributions, and a recently published book named after X's album 'Under the Big Black Sun'.

Listen to Vicky's music mix next week from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for John Doe's Kissing So Hard - be the first caller when it's played and win tickets to the show Friday the 27th at Western Jubilee Warehouse.

Tickets for the show can be purchased online through Eventbrite.

A federal judge in Maryland has blocked parts of President Trump's most recent attempt to impose broad limits on who can enter the U.S., granting a motion for a preliminary injunction that was filed by plaintiffs led by the International Refugee Assistance Project.

The plaintiffs "have established that they are likely to succeed on the merits," District Judge Theodore D. Chuang wrote in the Tuesday order dealing another setback to the Trump administration's attempt to ban travel to the U.S. by citizens of certain countries.

American author George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, a polyphonous meditation on death, grief and American history.

Saunders, widely lauded for his short stories, was considered the favorite to win the award. His novel centers on the death of Abraham Lincoln's beloved son Willie and the night that Lincoln reportedly spent in the graveyard, devastated by his grief and lingering by his son's body.

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The pushback — and the outrage — began immediately.

Trump was asked on Monday why he had not yet commented on the deaths of four U.S. soldiers who were ambushed during a mission in Niger on Oct. 4. In his answer, Trump turned attention to the policies of past presidents and their contact with families of service members who have died.

On Tuesday, he followed his initial comments with more assertions, offering a specific example. That prompted further rebuttal from staff of previous administrations.

Rob Vos has been tracking global hunger for years, and he says until recently the mood among his fellow hunger experts was almost giddy.

Since 1990 the world had made so much progress curbing hunger that in 2015, leaders met at the United Nations and vowed to eliminate hunger for good by 2030.

The Trump administration has made a number of changes to health policy in the past two weeks, raising questions about how consumers will be affected. Will the new rules for birth control coverage affect access to an intrauterine device? Might an association health plan help bring down costs for workers at small businesses? And if you're healthy, doesn't a short-term health plan that is cheaper than marketplace coverage make sense? Here are some answers to those questions.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.

"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker says. "Many people walk through their lives in an underslept state, not realizing it."

Looking Up: I Am Grus

Oct 16, 2017
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This week on Looking Up we learn a little bit about Grus the Crane, a relatively 'new' constellation.

When you think of the elegant bird known as the Crane, you likely think of grace and bright feathers. But when you look at the constellation of the Crane, visible low in the South in Colorado skies right now, you might be in for a surprise.

From fires and hurricanes, to confrontational politics — with all that's been going on, it's no wonder the American Psychological Association found an increase in Americans' stress levels over the last year.

Our constant checking of smartphones — with the bombardment of news and social media — can amp up our anxiety. So, why not use your device to help you disconnect?

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