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From Lobbyists To Loyalists, See Who's On Donald Trump's Transition Team

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 9:59am

A fair number are Washington insiders, according to an organization chart of the team obtained by NPR. That's surprising for a candidate who pledges to "drain the swamp."

As Diane Rehm Retires, WAMU Launching Midday Show Called '1A'

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 9:08am

Host Joshua Johnson will take the helm at a show named for the First Amendment. Member station WAMU says the live show, distributed by NPR, will "act as a national mirror."

Hey Students, Applying For College Aid Is Easier! (But Still Hard)

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 5:02am

Washington overhauled the FAFSA to make it easier to complete, but it's still full of roadblocks for many teens.

Workers Wait To See If Trump White House Reverses Overtime Pay Rule

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

An estimated 4.2 million workers will become eligible to earn OT as a result of the new rule. But it's not clear for how long. President-elect Trump hasn't said what he'll do with the new regulations.

With Trump Win, Gun Sellers See Win — And Loss

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:48am

Donald Trump may be a champion of gun rights, but it turns out, the Obama years have been good for the U.S. gun industry. In Kansas, the prospect of a Clinton win sparked some to spend big on guns.

Following Election, NRA Goes on 'Offense'; Here's What It Could Aim To Do

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 6:44pm

The National Rifle Association's to-do list for Congress and the new president includes easier access to silencers and the right to carry concealed firearms in all states with one permit.

'My Year Of Guards And Guns': Megyn Kelly On Standing Up To Trump And Ailes

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 6:41pm

In her book Settle For More, the Fox anchor shares scary and empowering moments covering the 2016 campaign. But Kelly says she doesn't regret not going up against Roger Ailes earlier.

Shaping Trumponomics: These Names Are Being Floated For Cabinet Posts

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 5:32pm

President-elect Trump must quickly fill government departments with leaders who can help give shape to his economic vision. His transition team is considering candidates.

Trump's Name Will Be Removed From Apartment Buildings After Residents Demand It

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 5:07pm

About 600 people signed an online petition saying the values Trump expressed during the campaign don't represent them.

Tinder Now Lets Users Identify As Genders Other Than Male Or Female

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:54pm

The dating app will now allow users to type in the gender that they identify with. The company said the change is meant to make the app more inclusive to transgender or gender non-conforming people.

Ex-Breitbart Executive Brings Alt-Right Ties To The White House

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 2:52pm

Critics from the left and the right have charged that Donald Trump has invited a modern face of racism into the White House by naming Breitbart chief Steve Bannon to be his chief strategist.

Biomedical Researchers Ponder Future After Trump Election

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 2:22pm

The federal government spends more than $30 billion a year to fund the National Institutes of Health. How will a new administration affect academic research? What about pharmaceutical research?

Twitter Adds New Ways To Mute And Report Abusive Posts

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:26pm

Twitter has long faced criticism for its inability to curb harassment and threatening posts. It's now giving users new ways to flag abuse or avoid seeing offensive posts.

Trump's Election Overshadows Energy Pipeline Protests Around The U.S.

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:02am

Pipelines are center stage in a fight over the nation's energy future, concerns about climate change, and private property rights. And Donald Trump's election means the battles are likely to continue.

Facebook, Google Take Steps To Confront Fake News

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Facebook is under fire for fake news — articles that are not true, but go viral anyway — on its website. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news isn't a problem, but Facebook is taking steps to block it.

Army Corps Of Engineers Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Native Americans and supporters fighting the pipeline got a reprieve on Monday when the Army Corps of Engineers delayed a key decision on whether to let construction go ahead.

Facebook Takes Steps To Block Fake News

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Facebook is under fire for fake news — articles that are not true, but go viral anyway on the app. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news is not a problem, but the company is taking steps to block it.

SEC Chair White Says She Will Step Down At The End of Obama's Term

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 9:20pm

A political moderate, White oversaw the implementation of the landmark Dodd-Frank law, but was also criticized for not being aggressive enough against Wall Street.

Pump Up The Sound, Regulators Tell Makers Of Electric And Hybrid Cars

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 8:28pm

The U.S. government has finalized rules requiring so-called "quiet cars" to make alert beeps when traveling at low speeds. Officials hope pedestrians will be safer if they can hear vehicles coming.

Army Wants Further Study Of Dakota Access Pipeline Route

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:55pm

The Army Corps of Engineers reviewed the pipeline route after members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe protested its construction. Going forward, the Army invited input from the tribe.

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