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When Clothes Make The Man Appear Dangerous

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:01am

The revival of playwright Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit" reminds us that clothes and garments have long been the site upon which bigots can project their prejudices and fears.

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Trump, Democrats Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 7:25pm

Two congressmen met with President Trump seeking support for a bill to expand the government's ability to negotiate drug prices. But it's not clear it would have much impact or will gain support.

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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 5:51pm

Texas leads the nation in wind energy, while wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing job in the U.S. The industry flourished under former Gov. Rick Perry, Trump's new energy secretary.

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Hawaii Will Mount Legal Challenge To President's Revised Travel Ban

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 5:10pm

Hawaii's attorney general calls Trump's executive order "Muslim Ban 2.0." The suit argues that the ban subjects Muslims to discrimination and second-class treatment, and damages the state's economy.

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Ethics Watchdogs Want U.S. Attorney To Investigate Trump's Business Interests

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:52pm

They say Trump is violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause by doing deals with entities linked to foreign governments.

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China OKs 38 Trump Trademarks; Critics Say It Violates Emoluments Clause

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:34pm

The Chinese Trademark Office had denied Trump those naming rights for a decade even as Chinese-owned businesses used his name without paying licensing fees.

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Former British Lawmaker Embroiled In Trump Wiretap Allegations

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

Just before the November elections, Louise Mensch reported that U.S. authorities had sought FISA warrants to monitor Trump associates. The White House has pointed to her reports to substantiate Trump's claim that President Obama wiretapped him at Trump Tower, but Mensch says she never said that.

How Will The GOP Health Care Plan Affect Insurance Costs?

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

As Congress begins the process of amending the Republican health care bill, listeners tell us how the proposed plan will affect their insurance costs.

House Committees Begin Debate On Republican Health Care Bill

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

Two House committees are debating Wednesday on a Republican to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Silicon Valley Leaders Raise Concerns About Latest WikiLeaks Release

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Nico Sell, co-founder of Wickr, about the WikiLeaks documents regarding government surveillance utilizing security flaws in commonly used devices.

Trump's Shift On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Opens Debate On Peace Plans

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

President Trump's indications that he would consider other solutions to the Mideast conflict besides two states has opened the door to lots of proposals from Israelis and Palestinians.

'A Day Without A Woman' Protest Calls On Female Workers To Strike

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

Wednesday's "A Day Without A Woman" national strike aimed to underscore the collective economic might of women. As part of International Women's Day, organizers asked women to strike from paid and unpaid labor, limit shopping and wear red in solidarity. The economic and political impact of the strike is not yet clear.

Why Has Washington Failed To Reform Our Immigration System?

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Since 2001, two U.S. presidents, Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama, both favored comprehensive immigration reform that would have legalized their status. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with political scientist Norman Ornstein about why Washington has failed to fix our immigration system.

AARP Policy Director Criticizes Republican Health Care Plan

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to David Certner, legislative policy director for the AARP, about the House Republicans' heath care reform proposal.

House Health Bill Is Just The Beginning: Overhaul Promised In 3 Phases

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:34pm

A Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, currently being marked up in House committees, is the first step of GOP plans to overhaul the nation's health care system.

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Freedom Caucus Members Face Crossroads Over Health Care Proposal

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 1:57pm

"Do we need to lower the bar in what we believe as conservatives simply because a Republican is in the White House?" Rep. Mark Sanford asked on Tuesday. For many, the answer has been no.

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'You're Stuck With Me,' FBI Director Says, Citing No Plans To Leave Job

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:59am

James Comey told attendees at a cyber conference in Boston that he does not intend to leave before the end of his 10-year term. Comey has faced critics on both sides of the political spectrum.

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Hawaii Plans To Amend Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Travel Ban

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 7:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Neal Katyal on legal challenges to the revised executive order on travel to the U.S. Katyal is lead attorney for the state of Hawaii and a former acting U.S. solicitor general.

A Conspiracy A Month? Trump Calls For 2 Investigations — With No Evidence

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 5:00am

As president, Trump's called for — with no evidence — investigations into alleged wiretapping by Obama and some 3 to 5 million people he believes voted illegally.

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Republicans' Health Plan May Not Fix The Problems They Want To Fix

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:39am

The House Republican health care proposal to replace Obamacare may not cut costs, increase choices or boost coverage in the end.

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