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President Trump's budget blueprint is all about "hard power" — increasing the country's military might by slashing foreign aid. The proposed cuts are in contrast to the dramatic boost to foreign aid under President George W. Bush.

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Good morning, I'm David Greene with some bizarre sports highlights.

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ERIC ALVAREZ: Before you ask, yes, I did make this segment with things I found lying around my desk.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. It is not my goal to put you to sleep. But...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Press 1 to hear the relaxing sounds of the ocean.

GREENE: Ah, the ocean.

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Cheech Marin lives up a winding hill in Los Angeles, high above where the ocean meets the mountains. He greets NPR in a Cheech and Chong T-shirt and makes sure to get everyone's names before inviting us in.

Marin, of course, was half of Cheech and Chong, one of comedy's most famous duos. The group became popular in the 1970s, and continued making movies into the '80s.

Stephin Merritt is a great storyteller with a really analytical perspective — except, maybe, when it comes to his own feelings.

As the driving force behind The Magnetic Fields, Merritt has written hundreds of songs. Almost none of them are autobiographical; it's just not his style. And yet, for his 50th birthday, he decided he was going to write 50 songs, one for each year of his life.

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Donald Trump took to Twitter yesterday to criticize Boeing, saying the cost of a future fleet of presidential aircraft was just too high. He then spoke to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower.

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Ground control to Buzz Aldrin!

The Apollo 11 astronaut is reportedly recovering well in a New Zealand hospital, after being evacuated with medical problems from Antarctica last week.

And he's being helped by none other than Dr. David Bowie. Not the late pop star David Bowie, whose 1969 Space Oddity song was released just days before Aldrin walked on the moon.

His doctor is named David Bowie. Aldrin's manager posted a photo of the the astronaut and his doctor on Twitter, noting, you can't make this stuff up.

Good morning, I'm David Greene. In this business, we report on things that happen.

Here's something that didn't happen. The Cleveland Browns did not lose. Something they've done every week this season on their way to an 0-12 record.

Of course they didn't play. This was an off week.

Which means Scott Sabol's unruly beard is growing.

The Cleveland weather man promised he wouldn't shave until the Browns won.

They have four more chances, then a long off season, when in Cleveland, it may get as hard to watch forecasts as it is to watch football.

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