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Feb 15, 2017

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There's an experiment underway at a few top universities around the world to make some master's degrees out there more affordable.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example, says the class of 2018 can get a master's degree in supply chain management with tens of thousands in savings. The university's normal price runs upwards of $67,000 for the current academic year.

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One Republican in Congress is asking just how much he really wants to know about the activities of the Trump White House. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky spoke frankly about this on Fox News.

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Let's turn to the big story we are following this morning. It is Michael Flynn's resignation as President Trump's national security adviser. And let's bring another voice in here to talk about that. It is Michael McFaul. He's on the line.

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The University of Connecticut women's basketball team is doing well this season. And that is so not news - always happens. But last night when the clock ran out on a 66-55 win against South Carolina, the Huskies set a gigantic new milestone.

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Less than a month in, there is unrest inside the White House. President Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is under fire for new revelations about conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to Washington.

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Now let's go to a small state in southeast Brazil, a state where NPR's Philip Reeves reports troops and armored vehicles are on the streets.

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