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Chinatowns Across The Country Face Off With Gentrification

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:01am

Community groups use both "hard" and "soft" approaches, involving organizing residents, bringing media attention to evictions, and advocating for government policies that protect tenants.

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Trump Paid About $38 Million In Federal Taxes In 2005, Leaked Returns Say

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 9:34pm

A two-page copy of his returns show he earned about $150 million, and would have paid much less in taxes, but for the alternative minimum. The White House said the returns were illegally published.

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Ethics Documents Suggest Conflict Of Interest By Trump Adviser

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 5:06pm

Christopher Liddell appeared to be invested in 18 companies when he joined the president in meetings with their CEOs. The investments totaled between $3 million and $4 million.

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Making Sense Of The Dutch Election — And The Role Geert Wilders May Play

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:03pm

Wednesday's election may be political populism's next big test. Geert Wilders' right-wing Freedom Party has led in polls — until recently. Two political analysts put his political impact in context.

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Former CBO Director Responds To Report On GOP Health Care Bill

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, about the CBO report on the cost of the latest health care bill and the group's overall reliability in predicting the cost of such legislation.

Democratic Senators Ask For Threat Assessment On Trump's Properties

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Democratic Sen. Tom Udall about the letter he and other Democrats sent to Trump administration officials regarding threat assessments and costs of protecting the Trump Organization's properties around the world.

Top Marine Testifies Before Congress On Nude-Photo Scandal

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

Senators excoriated Navy Department witnesses, including the commandant and sergeant major of the Marine Corps, over an online ring in which service members shared explicit photos of their female colleagues. The Pentagon is investigating a scandal that now appears to go beyond just the Marine Corps as first believed.

In The Age Of Fake News And Alternative Facts, Al Gore Remains Optimistic

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with former Vice President Al Gore about the new edition of his book, The Assault On Reason.

Republicans Divided Over Health Care Bill After Critical CBO Report

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:28pm

Republicans are divided over the health care plan being pushed by the House speaker and the White House, which congressional analysts say will mean 24 million fewer people insured in 10 years.

Love In The Time Of Repeal And Replace

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:01pm

One couple sped up their wedding plans because of concern over how a GOP health plan might affect them. The bride had bad experiences in getting health insurance before Obamacare.

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Key In GOP Health Care Overhaul: Massive Changes To Medicaid

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:51pm

The American Health Care Act calls for big cuts for the program that serves low-income people, people with disabilities and the elderly. As a candidate, President Trump promised "no cuts" to Medicaid.

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In A French Town, Voters Try To Make Sense Of An Election Race Like No Other

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:55am

The scandals and party in-fighting in this year's French presidential election have left voters unsure about which candidate to vote for.

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Murdoch And Trump, An Alliance Of Mutual Interest

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:08am

The media titan, long accustomed to influence and access when it comes to Australian and British prime ministers, is poised to enjoy similar status with President Trump.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill Speaks Out On Why 'Trumpcare' Is A 'Disaster'

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:29am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri who sits on one of the Senate committees that must approve the Republican health care bill in order for it to reach the floor.

'The Atlantic' Examines Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Molly Ball, who profiles presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway in the new issue of The Atlantic. The story is called: "Kellyanne's Alternative Universe."

CBO Report: GOP Bill Could Leave 24M More Without Health Coverage By 2026

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

The Congressional Budget Office released a report on Monday estimating that the GOP health care bill would reduce the number of people with health insurance by 24 million a decade from now.

Researchers Examine Breitbart's Influence On Election Information

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

A study of 1.25 million media stories says a Breitbart-centered media ecosystem fostered the sharing of stories that were, at their core, misleading. Steve Inskeep talks to researcher Yochai Benkler.

When It Comes To Politics and 'Fake News,' Facts Aren't Enough

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 8:00pm

In politics, it sometimes feels like we can't agree on basic facts. But according to neuroscientist Tali Sharot, facts are not enough — emotions may be the key to changing our minds.

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Fearing Deportation, Families Plan For The Worst

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:45pm

On top of the fear immigrant parents have of the Trump administration's immigration enforcement, they worry about the children they could be separated from. So they're making plans, just in case.

Congressional Budget Office Releases Report On GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:44pm

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released an analysis of the House GOP health care bill on Monday. Proponents of the bill downplayed the importance of what the CBO is likely to do.




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