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Anything But Election News

It's only March, but a lot of us already experiencing 2016-election-coverage-fatigue.

So tell us: what recent news stories (local, national, or international) have been overshadowed by election news? Call 212-433-9692, or tweet at us @BrianLehrer.

Here to get the ball rolling with a few news stories: Azi Paybarah, a reporter for POLITICO New York, Lee Keough, Editor in Chief of, and Cora Currier, reporter at The Intercept.

Among the stories the reporters discussed with Brian are the safety crisis in New York City's homeless shelters, New Jersey's transportation funding crisis and an Italian aid worker captured by al Qaeda in Pakistan and killed by a U.S. drone strike, whose family still hasn't received compensation that Pres. Obama said they would in a speech about the strike in April 2015. 


 2016-03-18  35m