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A Trip Back In Time: It wouldn't Be Inauguration Day Without Protesters

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:13am

Demonstrators who are arriving in Washington to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump will be following a time-honored tradition that includes suffragists and opponents of the Vietnam war.

Coronations, Coups, And Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:00pm

It's in our nature to idolize the rich and famous. But this week on Hidden Brain, we explore the other side of our nature: the part of us that wants to see the rich and powerful fall from grace.

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Interior Nominee Familiar With Issues, But Worries Environmentalists

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 4:18pm

Interior Secretary nominee Ryan Zinke's confirmation hearing is scheduled for this week. Energy developers and tribal leaders are cheering. But environmentalists are wary of the Montana congressman.

Muslim-Americans Anxious About Trump Administration

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 4:16pm

Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary nominee Gen John Kelly say they would not support a Muslim registry. But U.S. Muslims remain wary.

Mexico's Front Seat In The Global Auto Industry

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 4:16pm

Mexico has become a crucial manufacturing hub for all the major global automakers. Access to markets and duty-free exports are a big reason why.

Trump Pressures Congress To Replace Obamacare Quickly

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:52am

President-elect Donald Trump told The Washington Post he's close to unveiling a healthcare plan he expects Congress to pass soon. But GOP lawmakers are in no hurry to replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Cabinet Nominees Will Face Scrutiny On Climate And Education Policy This Week

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 9:15am

Confirmation hearings scheduled before Inauguration Day including Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt, nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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'Meaning of Michelle' Essays Celebrate First Lady's Realness

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 6:07am

In a new collection, 16 essayists describe how Michelle Obama helped change the perception of black women and the White House.

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Obama Adviser Susan Rice Cites Syrian War As Biggest Disappointment

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rice has dealt with many crises as President Obama's national security adviser and his United Nations ambassador. As she prepares to depart, she tells NPR that Syria stands out as the most difficult.

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Democrats Have Lost Focus, A Candidate To Lead The DNC Says

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Sally Boynton Brown, the executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party, who is running for the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

National Security Adviser Rice Evaluates Administration's Wins And Losses

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Susan Rice, who reflects on the security challenges the Obama administration faced, and looks ahead to those the Trump administration may be called on to handle.

After 15 Inaugurations, Why Brotman's Voice Won't Be Heard This Year

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 3:58am

Announcer Charlie Brotman has been the voice of every inaugural parade for six decades. He reflects on how he got the job from a chance encounter with President Dwight Eisenhower.

In Final Speech As Attorney General, Loretta Lynch Says: 'We Have To Work'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:12pm

Lynch told the congregation at a historic church in Birmingham, Ala., that progress cannot be taken for granted, echoing a sentiment she stressed in a Sunday interview with NPR.

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Listen For 'Disparaging,' Scandalous,' And 'Amoral' In Upcoming SCOTUS Case

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments for Lee v. Tam, which is a First Amendment case against the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, brought by the rock band The Slants.

Loretta Lynch Discusses Chicago Police Department Report

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Ahead of her final speech in office, Attorney General Loretta Lynch reflects on her time leading the U.S. Justice Department.

Affordable Care Act Allowed More People In Arts To Obtain Healthcare

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

St. Louis-based singer-songwriter Beth Bombara explains why it was difficult for self-employed musicians like her to obtain health insurance before the Affordable Care Act.

Poll Shows What The Public Does And Does Not Know About Obamacare

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

NPR and the polling firm IPSOS have a new poll out that suggests the public might not be as enthusiastic about repealing Obamacare as their representatives are.

Democrats Rally For Affordable Care Act With 'Day Of Action'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm

Senator Bernie Sanders and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer try to mobilize grassroots support to save Obamacare from GOP repeal. They rallied as part of Democrats' so-called "Day of Action."

Democrats Rally In Dozens Of Cities To Oppose Obamacare Repeal

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 4:22pm

Just days after Congressional Republicans took the first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Bernie Sanders headlined Democratic opposition at a rally in Michigan.

Democrats Hope Sunday Obamacare Rallies Can Help Them Regain Momentum

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 7:36am

Congressional Democrats are organizing what they call a "Day of Action," with events scheduled from California to Illinois to Maine. Sen. Bernie Sanders is among the key organizers.

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