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Gambia says it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court in The Hague — the third nation to do so this month. The small West African country alleges that the court is biased against Africans.

Inside Lewisburg Prison: A Choice Between A Violent Cellmate Or Shackles

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On Feb. 3, 2011, corrections officers at the Lewisburg federal penitentiary in central Pennsylvania arrived outside Sebastian Richardson's cell door. With them was a man looking agitated, rocking back and forth and staring down at Richardson, who at 4 feet, 11 inches was nicknamed "Bam Bam."

The man, officers told Richardson, was his new cellmate. The two would spend nearly 24 hours a day celled together in a concrete room smaller than a parking space.

David Rapaport, a casting director for comic book-inspired shows like The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl, loves interacting with fans on social media.

Many people have recently congratulated him on his work on 100 episodes of Arrow, a milestone that the CW series will hit in November. Supergirl fans were thrilled that the show cast Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s series, as the president of the United States in a recent episode.

Today's Morning Edition music is from St. Paul and the Broken Bones with "All I Ever Wonder," a song from their latest album "Sea of Noise."

They'll be performing Wednesday night and Thursday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

If you're curious about the band's name, frontman Paul Janeway says it was not inspired by our capitol city. Instead it's a reference to his church background and lack of vices.

In a political season full of "did they really go there?" moments, there was another last night on the Fox News Channel. Host Megyn Kelly, a past target of Donald Trump's tweets, was interviewing former House speaker, now Trump surrogate, Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich expressed his ire over the amount of time the news media have devoted to coverage of the women who have accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances, compared with coverage of Hillary Clinton's speech leaked to WikiLeaks in which she talks about open borders.

The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new season Wednesday night when they take on the Grizzlies in Memphis.

They're hoping to end a streak of 12 consecutive seasons in which they've missed the playoffs.

NBA basketball analyst Britt Robson spoke to Morning Edition producer Jim Bickal about the upcoming season.

Click on the audio player above to hear their conversation.

The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new season Wednesday night when they take on the Grizzlies in Memphis.

Twin Cities artist Kater is a man of mystery — with a cult following.

While he keeps his identity secret, he's amassed a large online community of collectors who snap up his limited-edition prints. If you can imagine how Dr. Seuss would paint after having a nightmare, then you have some idea of Kater's style.

For someone who wants to keep his identity secret, he loves to talk. On an early fall day, Kater led a tour through a glassblowers' studio on Chester Street in St. Paul, just over the river from downtown, between Hwy. 52 and the downtown airport.

Republican and Democratic members of Congress — including Minnesota DFLer Tim Walz — are calling on the Pentagon to stop clawing back bonuses wrongly paid to National Guard members.

Nearly 10,000 soldiers in California were ordered to repay five-figure re-enlistment bonuses after auditors found widespread fraudulent overpayments during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars a decade ago, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday.

Doctor Hans Landel blows minds for a living.

He travels the state giving workshops on invasive plants. But he starts each one with a warning. 

The EpiPen, the anti-allergy device that has been under investigation because of huge price increases, is soon going to have some competition.

Kaleo Pharmaceuticals, a small privately held drugmaker, says it plans to bring the Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector back onto the market in 2017.

Both the Auvi-Q and EpiPen devices inject a dose of epinephrine into the thigh of a person experiencing a severe allergic reaction.

Yet another new high-rise condo complex could be coming to the Rainey Street neighborhood. But before it breaks ground, developers and residents are working to identify the top traffic needs in the area.  

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has insulted the U.S. and called for an end to joint military exercises between the two countries, said Wednesday that he'd like all foreign troops to leave his country — possibly within the next two years.

Duterte was speaking to an audience in Japan, where he's on a three-day visit.

What The Real Witches Of America Eat

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What do witches eat? If you're thinking of blood and feathers and cauldrons bubbling with eye of newt and toe of frog, you couldn't be more off-menu.

The correct, and disappointingly dull, answer is pizza, bread, fruit, nuts, granola bars, Cornish hens, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks coffee, leg of lamb, beer, cheese, Merlot, frozen cheesecake and other supermarket comestibles.

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