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Texas Senate Unanimously Passes Hurricane Harvey Relief Bills Worth $1.8 Billion

The money, which would also would go toward flood-prevention projects. would come from the state’s $11 billion rainy day fund.

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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Top Cardinal In Chile

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of one of Chile's top cardinals, who is accused of covering up the sexual abuse of Catholic church members and discrediting victims. 77-year-old Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati was the archbishop of Santiago, Chile's most important archdiocese.

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Next Steps In The Mueller Report

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NPR's Scott Simon talks about the Mueller Report with EmptyWheel.net's Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist covering national security and civil liberties.

A cruise ship off Norway's western coast was evacuating its 1,300 passengers after losing power and issuing a mayday call on Saturday.

Helicopters and boats were helping with the evacuation, which is expected to continue for many hours, The Associated Press reported.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

As the floodwaters from Cyclone Idai have started to recede, the death toll has risen to more than 600 across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi and is expected to continue to grow.

The storm hit the southeastern region of Africa on March 14, causing extensive damage.

During a visit to Beira, Mozambique, Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, viewed the devastation from above, and said in a statement that "the scale of this crisis is staggering."

Sen. Chris Coons On The Mueller Report

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Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign and delivered the results to Attorney General Barr. The contents of the report have not been released, but Mr. Barr says to the House and Senate Judiciary Committee he might be able to advise them, quote, "of the special counsel's principal conclusions as soon as this weekend."

We're joined now by Republican Congressman Ben Cline, a member of the House Judiciary Committee. He represents Virginia's 6th District. Mr. Cline, thanks for being with us.

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Act Locally Waco - Events March 22 - 28

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton gives us events to get outside and enjoy the start of spring. Events include different shows around town, a half marathon hosted by the Baylor Student Foundation and the start of Deep In The Heart Film Festival.

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Saturday at 11am with encores Sunday at 10am and 7pm