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Black-Jewish Relations Intensified And Tested By Current Political Climate

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:01am

Activist ties that go back to the Civil Rights Movement are being strained by divergent viewpoints on the movement for black lives and Israel's position on Palestine.

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PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:23pm

The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to stress that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.

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City Municipal ID Cards In Chicago Would Benefit More Than Undocumented Groups

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia talks about the city of Chicago's new municipal ID cards which will be accessible to residents who lack documentation for living there.

Part Of Georgia's Preparation For Runoff Election In June Involves A Lawsuit

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

Civil rights groups are suing Georgia's secretary of state over voter registration rules that would prevent new voters from taking part in the state's special congressional election.

Actions Sparked By Protests Can Have Sustained Influence

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

The March for Science is one of many demonstrations in response to the Trump administration. Sociology professor David Meyer at the University of California Irvine talks about the history of protests.

Trump Awards Purple Heart In First Visit To Walter Reed Military Hospital

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 2:10pm

Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan. It was President Trump's first visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

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Saturday's March Aims To Stand Up For Science

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:18am

"I think the profession of science is under attack," says one organizer of the worldwide event. "[We've] left that open for politicians to [hijack] science for their own selfish needs."

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Democrats Hope For A Win In Special Election In Montana

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:14am

After tight races in Kansas and Georgia, Democrats are sensing an opportunity in next month's special election in Montana. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Democratic strategist Geoff Garin about it.

The Possibility Of Russia Meddling In France's Election

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:14am

Ahead of Sunday's presidential vote in France, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks French political analyst Nicholas Tenzer of the Center for Research and Political Decision about Russian meddling.

Rep. Dan Donovan On The New GOP Health Care Overhaul Effort

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:14am

House Republicans failed to coalesce around a health care overhaul in March. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., if the party's conservative and moderate wings can compromise.

An Unexpected Political Toss-Up: Southwest Oregon

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:14am

Oregon's 4th District was a close race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The reason for the tight race has a lot to do with logging, a fading but locally important industry.

An Organizer Speaks About Reasons For A 'March For Science'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:14am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Lucky Tran, organizer of today's March for Science, occurring in a number of cities around the world.

Far-Left Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon Surges In Polls Ahead Of French Election

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:14am

The first round of the French presidential election takes place on Sunday and the race has turned into a very close four-way contest thanks to a late surge by a far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Paul Ryan's First 100 Days Under President Trump

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:14am

Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about the effect of the Trump administration's first 100 days on House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Sanders' Unity Tour With DNC Chair Exposes Rifts But Also Suggests Common Goals

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:00am

The Democratic "unity tour" has produced less-than-unifying headlines for the out-of-power party as progressives seek to oppose President Trump and the GOP.

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When Rep. Raul Labrador Votes 'No,' Many Idahoans Say 'Yes!'

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 1:09am

The Freedom Caucus co-founder often opposes his party in Congress, and drew the president's wrath for rejecting the GOP health care plan. He also won his district by a wider margin than Trump in 2016.

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House Oversight Panel Has Questions About Trump Businesses And Foreign Emoluments

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:38pm

The Constitution says federal officers can't take emoluments — money — from foreign governments and officials. Two lawmakers question Trump's plan to avoid the constitutional issue at his hotels.

Marine Le Pen's 'Brutal' Upbringing Shaped Her Worldview

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Marine Le Pen grew up in a "house of political violence," a biographer says. Since taking control of the far-right party her father founded, she has tried to expand its reach, and kicked him out.

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Freedom Caucus' Raul Labrador Faces New Challenges In Trump Era

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Freedom Caucus founder, GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, is back home in Idaho pondering the fate of this Congress, a possible gubernatorial run, and is warning leadership not to try and quash the conservative faction.

March For Science Organizers Work To Maintain Non-Partisan Position

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:34pm

A March for Science will be held Saturday in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of other cities in the U.S. Organizers say the march is a non-partisan celebration of science. It's meant to both encourage political leaders to fund science and rely on scientific evidence when making policy decisions. Critics worry the march will turn into an anti-Trump rally and paint scientists as just another interest group.

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