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Questions Of Race And Redistricting Return To The Supreme Court

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:00am

Cases before the Supreme Court on Monday test whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing congressional districts following the 2010 census.

What Election Recounts Mean For Black Voters

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:15pm

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has spurred election recounts in multiple states. Charles Ellison of The Root discusses his post titled "4 Ways the Jill Stein Recount Screws Black Voters."

In Victory For Protesters, Army Halts Construction On Dakota Pipeline

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 3:45pm

The Army Corps of Engineers says it's denying a permit for building the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move comes after months of protests.

Supreme Court Gets Involved In Redistricting

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Gerrymandering is a venerable American tradition. NPR's Ailsa Chang gets the latest on court challenges to this practice from Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a lawyer for a plaintiff in one of the cases.

Too Close To Call, Austrian Presidential Election Could Mean Far-Right Presidency

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

The Freedom Party's populist candidate, who's drawn comparisons to Hitler, could win the presidency in today's election re-run, becoming Europe's first far-right head of state since World War II.

Trump Transition Latest: Departure From Decades-Long U.S Foreign Policy; 'Thank-You Tour'

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Even as Donald Trump asserts himself on the world stage, departing from decades of US China policy, he remains in campaign mode, charging up his base with a rally and Tweets.

In House Majority Leader's Home District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:00am

Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.

Jill Stein Campaign Drops Statewide Recount Effort In Pennsylvania

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 6:54pm

Citing the $1 million bond required by the court, Stein's lawyer discontinued the request Saturday. Stein had raised nearly $7 million for recount efforts in three states.

Barbershop: Kellogg's, Breitbart And Self-Tying Shoes

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.

U.K. Defense Secretary 'Looking Forward' To Working With Mattis

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon discusses anticipated changes to the U.S.-U.K. relationship with the incoming Trump administration and his pick for defense secretary, James Mattis.

Almost A Month Later, North Carolina Governor's Race Remains Undecided

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 10,000 votes. One of the largest counties has a recount this weekend.

A Year After San Bernardino And Apple-FBI, Where Are We On Encryption?

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 12:00pm

The shooting a year ago started a heated debate about government access to secured devices. As such access keeps getting more restricted, calls for "back doors" continue and questions remain.

Silicon Valley 'Bubble' Reflects On Role In Trump Era

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

Silicon Valley has been soul searching since the election last month. Tech entrepreneur Ben Parr tells Scott Simon that collaboration with Washington is needed in an age of accelerating technology.

For The Holidays, The Obamas Open Up The White House One Last Time

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 5:00am

Volunteers started working the day after Thanksgiving to give the White House its annual holiday charm.

Episode 739: Finding The Fake-News King

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:42pm

We track down a fake-news creator in the suburbs, uncover his empire of fake-news sites, and get him to tell us his secrets.

Trump Speaks To Taiwan's President In Move Likely To Anger Beijing

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:26pm

Trump's conversation is thought to be the first between a U.S. president or president-elect since the U.S. broke diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1979.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 5:07pm

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food, Politicians' Even Less

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:02pm

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

Why U.S.-Philippine Relations Could Improve Under Trump Presidency

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

U.S. criticism of the drug war in the Philippines has caused a profound souring of relations with the country, but Donald Trump's presidency could have a positive impact.

Past Advisers Outline Challenges Of Presidential Transitions

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:12pm

Presidential transitions are the moment when a presidential campaign switches from trying to win over voters to planning how to actually govern. For the incoming team, it is a high-stakes process that can be a deeply intimidating. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to David Axelrod, adviser to President Obama, and Ari Fleischer, press secretary to George W. Bush.

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