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Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 5:18am

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.

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Trump Wades Deeper Into Alabama Primary At Campaign Rally — With Some Hesitation

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:56pm

The president is backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange, who's been heavily funded by a superPAC aligned with Mitch McConnell. Many of Trump's allies, however, are backing Judge Roy Moore.

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'You're Not Our Homey,' Howard University Protesters Tell Ex-FBI Director James Comey

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:55pm

Just as Comey started to deliver his speech, protesters began singing a traditional protest song of the civil rights movement and chanting slogans including "no justice, no peace."

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Sen. Maggie Hassan Talks On The Future Of Health Care

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., about what's next in the health care debate after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will not support the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

President Trump, Kim Jong Un Exchange Insults Following Trump's Speech At U.N.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

The rhetoric between President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un turned into a volley of insults this week after Trump referred to the dictator as "Rocketman" at the United Nations.

Week In Politics: The Fate Of The Latest Effort To Replace The Affordable Care Act

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with León Krauze of Univision and Guy Benson of Townhall about the political news of the week.

Trump Administration Expected To Issue New Travel Restrictions

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

The Trump administration is considering new travel restrictions as its controversial travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries expires.

A Look At The Alabama Republican Senate Candidates

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

Alabama GOP Senate candidates Roy Moore and Luther Strange have been national figures for a long time. Take a look back at the first mentions of both candidates on NPR.

Sen. John McCain Says He Wants A Bipartisan Effort To Overhaul Health Care

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

After Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with NPR Health Policy Correspondent Alison Kodjak about where things stand.

10 Months After Election Day, Feds Tell States More About Russian Hacking

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:25pm

The Department of Homeland Security said earlier this year that it had evidence of Russian activity in 21 states. But they didn't inform individual states whether they were among those targeted.

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Trump Considering New Restrictions To Replace His Trademark Travel Ban

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:09pm

The travel ban has been one of the signature initiatives of the Trump administration, but it has been plagued by legal challenges, including a case the Supreme Court will hear next month.

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If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:19pm

The block grants under Graham-Cassidy would give states less money than Obamacare. We asked experts about states' best options for spending that money.

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McCain Announces Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Possibly Dooming It

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:04pm

Arizona Sen. John McCain is the second Republican to oppose the legislation, after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul came out against it last week. If one more GOP senator is against the bill, it cannot pass.

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(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:11am

As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:06am

Health care, Russia and hurricanes all lead the news this week.

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The Next Big Focus In The Russia Investigations: Social Media

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 4:00am

Social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter played a larger role than anyone first knew in Russia's influence campaign against the 2016 U.S. presidential race — and Congress wants answers.

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Heritage Foundation On Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

The clock is ticking on the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. David Greene talks to Tommy Binion of the conservative Heritage Foundation about the Graham-Cassidy bill.

A Health Care CEO On Graham-Cassidy

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

David Greene speaks with Independence Health Group CEO Dan Hilferty, which serves 8.5 million people in 24 states and Washington, D.C., about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

News Brief: German Election, Trump Vs. GOP In Alabama, Search And Rescue In Mexico

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Even if German Chancellor Merkel is re-elected Sunday, there's no guarantee it will be business as usual. Also, a Senate campaign in Alabama is exposing division between Trump and other Republicans.

A Tale Of Two States: How California And Texas May Fare Under GOP Health Plan

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 6:21pm

In the GOP's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, California would lose a lot of federal funding. Texas would gain a lot in the short term, but experts worry Texas would not use the money well.




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