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In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:56am

Teenage pregnancy rates have declined across the country, but some parts of Texas have made much less progress on that. Abstinence-only sex ed policies may be one reason why.

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Trump Vows Protection From 'Vile Enemy'

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:03am

At a Ford's Theatre gala Sunday night in Washington, D.C., President Trump described the weekend London attack as "horrific." ISIS claimed responsibility for the incident that killed 7 people.

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Trump Supporters And Counter-Protesters Collide In Portland, Ore.

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 9:06pm

Thousands of demonstrators from varying groups converged in Portland, Ore. Sunday afternoon in the wake of the fatal stabbing of two Portland men who tried to stop another man's anti-Muslim tirade.

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Pro-Trump Rally In Portland Is A Flash Point Between Opposing Groups

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 5:28pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Oregon Public Broadcasting's Amelia Templeton who's on scene at a Pro-Trump Rally in downtown Portland, Ore.

Raids In London After Attack That Killed 7, Injured 48

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 11:32am

The attack began when a van crossing London Bridge veered into pedestrians. Three men exited the vehicle and began a stabbing rampage in which hundreds fled for their lives.

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Georgia Governor Candidate Wants To Acknowlege Race, But 'Move Past That Conversation'

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:01am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Stacey Abrams about her campaign to be governor of Georgia, as well as the challenges and opportunities of being an African-American woman in the state assembly.

Why Republican Mayor In Indiana Isn't Cheering On Climate Agreement Withdrawal

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:01am

As mayor of Carmel, Ind., James Brainard is working to combat climate change. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks the longtime Republican why climate change is important to him and his city.

Is The Economic Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty? It Depends

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 6:00am

In these hyper-polarized times, even seemingly objective facts like the unemployment rate are often viewed through a partisan lens.

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March For Truth Protesters Demand Independent Russia Investigation

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 4:37am

In dozens of cities across the U.S. on Saturday, thousands of demonstrators rallied to call for a congressional independent commission to investigate connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Energy Economist Says Paris Accord Withdraw Doesn't Mean Much For U.S. Energy

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

With 40 percent of the nation's coal, Wyoming is by far the largest coal-producing state. NPR's Michel Martin talks about the future of coal production with energy economist Robert Godby.

Former Energy Secretary Says Climate Change Needs 'A Robust Response'

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:26pm

President Trump said the U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord. NPR's Michel Martin talks about possible effects with Ernest Moniz, former energy secretary and an MIT professor.

Unemployment Data Are Often Colored By Politics

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:32am

The Labor Department has issued its monthly jobs report. In these hyper-partisan times, even seemingly objective facts about the economy are viewed through the lens of party politics.

A Busy Week In Politics: Climate Pact, Russia Probe

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:32am

President Trump announced the U.S. will exit the climate deal, and there was more news about the Russia investigation. And next week, former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate.

Max Boot Commentary Post: 'Trump's Hand In Duterte's Dirty Work'

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:32am

The Philippines president brags about killing drug dealers and is praised by President Trump. Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations tells NPR's Scott Simon that Trump's approach is wrong.

Texas Freedom Caucus' Tactics Anger Many State Lawmakers

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:32am

The arch-conservative Freedom Caucus has stymied congressional Republicans over the past several years. A copycat group in Texas and other places is forcing the state legislative agenda to the right.

Sen. Durbin Is Critical Of The U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Accord

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:32am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois about the Paris climate change agreement, health care reform and the Democrats' strategy in Congress.

Trump's Approval Rating Decline Isn't That Big Compared To Past Presidents

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:00am

Yes, the president has grown more unpopular, but Bill Clinton's and Gerald Ford's spectacular early term plunges dwarf Trump's dip.

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Sen. Warren Launches 'DeVos Watch'; Principal Fired For Nazi Insignia

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:00am

Free college in Boston, and more news of the week, including the return of the IRS tool to help manage student loans.

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Trump Administration Made Secret Efforts To Ease Russia Sanctions

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:45pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Isikoff, chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News, about the Trump administration's efforts to ease Russia sanctions.

Russia Investigation Elevates Jared Kushner's Previously Low Profile

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 3:45pm

Jared Kushner — the president's son-in-law and the husband of Trump's beloved daughter Ivanka — was expected to play the role of first friend — someone whose only agenda was to help the president. Instead, Kushner was given a vast policy portfolio, and now finds himself right in the middle of the Russia investigation.

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