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California, An Environmental Leader, Eyes A Key Role In Climate Talks

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:03am

World leaders are set to meet in Paris, trying to agree on how to combat climate change. Also attending will be California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is spearheading his own international climate movement.

Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:12pm

Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.

Utah's First Openly Gay Mayor-Elect Hopes To Build Bridges With LDS Church

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Jackie Biskupski, mayor-elect of Salt Lake City. She is the first openly gay mayor of the city, and one of the first openly gay politicians in the state of Utah.

British Prime Minister Urges Parliament To Approve Airstrikes In Syria

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron is making a second attempt to persuade parliament to allow the Royal Air Force to take part in attacks on ISIS in Syria.

U.N. Chief: Paris Convention Represents 'Turning Point' In Climate Policy

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, about why she's optimistic about the climate convention in Paris.

Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Trusts The Government

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:07am

A clear majority favors the government taking "a major role" in fighting terrorism, and Republicans are much more likely to say they're angry with the government, according to Pew Research Center.

Pew Research Poll: Americans Still Lack Trust In U.S. Government

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:07am

The Pew Research Center has data showing that trust in government remains at historically low levels. Yet, majorities also say they want the U.S. government to play a major role in fighting terrorism.

Prospect Park Mayor Disagrees With N.J. Gov. Christie Over Syrian Refugees

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:07am

The mayor Of Prospect Park is speaking out against Gov. Chris Christie's plans to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state. Steve Inskeep talks to Mohamed Khairullah, a Syrian American.

After Paris Attacks, Security Dominates Conversation — And Campaigns

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 4:07pm

Security continues to be a hot topic in politics as Donald Trump again makes controversial statements this weekend. NPR's Domenico Montanaro gives us the latest on what GOP voters think as well as an update on the upset in the Louisiana governor's race.

Louisiana Democrat Governor Victory Disrupts Partisan Politics Tradition

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 7:11am

After scandal plagued Republican rival Sen. David Vitter and supporters crossed party lines, Democrat John Bel Edwards has emerged as the winner of Louisiana's bitter governor's race.

What Does the Bible Say About Refugees? Depends Who You Ask

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Evangelical voters in Iowa are divided over whether to side with religious leaders urging compassion for downtrodden Syrian refugees or politicians who say it's too dangerous to admit such refugees.

Round-Table On Refugees: How People Of Faith Are Navigating The Crisis

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Religious leaders discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and how people of faith are navigating politics. NPR speaks to Pastor Russell Moore, head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention and Rabbi David Wolpe of the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

Refugees Present Moral And Political Conundrum For Iowa Evangelicals

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 4:10pm

Evangelical voters in Iowa are divided over whether to side with religious teachings urging compassion for downtrodden Syrian refugees or Republican politicians who say it's too dangerous to allow Syrians to enter the United States.

This Isn't The First Time Americans Have Shown Fear Of Refugees

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:10am

In 1939, a Gallup poll found 61 percent of Americans opposed a plan for taking in 10,000 refugee children, most of them German Jews.

Democrats Try To End Drought In The South With Louisiana Governor Win

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 8:03am

The bitter, nasty contest seems like a rare pick-up opportunity for Democrats. But concerns over national security and whether to allow Syrian refugees into the state could impact the race.

Why Do Young People Like Socialism More Than Older People?

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:03am

There are two big reasons why millennials are embracing the political philosophy that presidential candidate Bernie Sanders preaches: the economy and history.

GOP Candidates Address Evangelical-Hosted Forum

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:01am

Several Republican candidates addressed a forum in Iowa Friday night hosted by the Family Leader, an influential evangelical organization.

Canada To Welcome Tens Of Thousands Of Refugees

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:01am

While Congress and many governors try to block or slow down President Obama's pledge to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees, Canada is pressing ahead with a plan to welcome 25,000 in the next six weeks.

The Future Of The Democratic Demographic

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 7:01am

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson says the Democratic party is losing white male voters. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how the party can appeal to a broader demographic.

#MemeOfTheWeek: French Flags On Facebook

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 6:03am

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, what could have been a unifying symbol of grief online turned out to be anything but.

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