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German Government Dodges Opposition Attempts To Debate Same-Sex Marriage

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:38am

Germany's ruling party wants to avoid debating same-sex marriage before this year's election. Unlike most other western nations, "equal marriage" still isn't legal in Germany.

Senate Made Health Care Even More Heartless, Sen. Hassan Says

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:37am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and NPR's Alison Kodjak about the health care bill that Senate Republicans released on Thursday.

What The New GOP Health Plan Would And Wouldn't Change

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

We analyze the new Republican health care bill unveiled by the Senate.

Rep. Charlie Dent On GOP Health Care Proposal

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Following the Senate releasing its own version of the Republican health care bill, Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who voted against the GOP bill in the House.

Boys Skirt The No-Shorts Rule

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

A group of boys at an Exeter, England school wore skirts to school in protest that they were not allowed to wear shorts. One boy told The Guardian it was "quite refreshing" in the heat.

Diplomatic Row Between Qatar And Neighbors Escalates

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Qatar is facing renewed isolation from its neighbors in the Middle East. A group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait want Qatar to shut down Al-Jazeera and cut diplomatic ties to Iran.

Genoa, Italy Makes An Airport Security Exception For Pesto

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Genoa, Italy limits liquids on a plane to a bit more than 3 ounces. But they've made an exception for pesto sauce, which is a Genoa specialty. There's a specially designated pesto scanner.

Morning News Brief: Senate Republicans Release Health Care Bill, China Vs. Golf

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

We look at the bill Senate Republicans have unveiled to overhaul U.S. health care. And China's government is cracking down on golf.

Monterey County Helps Former Flower Growers Switch To Marijuana

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Former flower growers in California have been devastated by cheap imported flowers from South America, so local officials in Monterey County passed an ordinance to help them grow marijuana instead.

The AMA's Take On GOP Health Care Plan

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks with David Barbe, a family doctor in rural Missouri and president of the American Medical Association, about the Senate health care proposal.

Rubio's Changing Feelings Toward Trump

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks with former staffer for Sen. Marco Rubio Alex Conant about the Florida Republican's relationship with President Trump and how it might play into future political ambitions.

Anne Frank's Diary At 75

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

It's been 75 years since 13-year-old Anne Frank sat down to write her first diary entry about hiding during World War II. Today, her legacy is carried on at an elementary school in Philadelphia.

What Uber's Leadership Change Means For Diversity In Tech

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to tech industry recruiter and consultant Y-Vonne Hutchinson about the resignation of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and the message it sends to Silicon Valley.

Meet Felix Mendelssohn, Composer Of The Original Song Of The Summer

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:02am

Celebrate the sunniest of seasons with the German prodigy's timeless Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:00am

China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy, but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.

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China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:00am

China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.

(Image credit: Rob Schmitz/NPR)

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:33am

The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.

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Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:19am

Some critics say Vornado Realty Trust should recuse itself from bidding on the project because of its financial relationship to the president and his family.

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Senate GOP Reveals Health Care Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:07am

Senate Republicans have released their health care bill. They are hoping to have a vote before the July Fourth recess.

Jury Finds Ex-Milwaukee Officer Not Guilty In Death Of Black Man

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:44am

Tensions are high in Milwaukee after a former police officer, who is black, was found not guilty of first degree reckless homicide following the fatal shooting of a young black man last summer.

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