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Experts Say White House's Conway Response Raises Major Ethical Questions

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:37pm

In the White House's letter to the Office of Government Ethics this week about Kellyanne Conway, there's a passage that is potentially far more significant than a clothing endorsement.

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Will Russia Investigation Be Insulated From Political Interference?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 7:00am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will play no role in a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. During his confirmation, Sessions failed to disclose contacts with a Russian ambassador.

Despite The Name, Kona Brewing Isn't In Hawaii

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 6:23am

Confusion has engulfed the Kona Brewing Company. A class-action lawsuit accuses the brewer of creating the impression Kona is brewed in Hawaii. The company says its labels are clear.

Why Do Nintendo Switch Game Cartridges Have A Bad Taste?

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 5:48am

The company used a bitter chemical on the small cartridges to discourage people — presumably small children — from swallowing them. Which doesn't explain why adults are tasting their video games.

On Both The Left And Right, Trump Is Driving New Political Engagement

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:42am

Sociologists say they are seeing unprecedented grass-roots activism across the country, and they credit the president. One says Trump has helped people find common ground — based on their anger.

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Calls To Boycott Trump's Wines Haven't Seemed To Hurt Sales

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Some opponents of President Trump's policies have been using social media to promote a boycott of Trump wines. But supporters have been urging people to buy. So far, it appears sales are strong.

Sen. Coons Wants Sessions To Answer Senate Panel's Russian Questions

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, who has been speaking out about the importance of pushing back on Russian aggression.

Travelers Are Weary Of U.S. Airports Even With Travel Ban On Hold

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

The White House soon will release a revised version of its travel ban. Some travelers with visas and even U.S. citizens, say they're experiencing unusually long detentions and questioning at airports.

It's Been A Tumultuous Week For Donald Trump

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to Christopher Caldwell, senior editor at "The Weekly Standard," about Trump's speech to Congress, and who on Trump's team has meet with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

Calls To Boycott Trump's Wines Hasn't Seemed To Hurt Sales

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Some opponents of President Trump's policies have been using social media to promote a boycott of Trump wines. But supporters have been urging people to buy. So far, it appears sales are strong.

Texas Will Use New Poison To Cut Down On Feral Pig Population

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Wild pigs are a menace to farmers in Texas. The state has approved a new pesticide that kills feral pigs. David Greene and Steve Inskeep report.

Trump Officials Calm Allies Worries About U.S. Commitment To Europe

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks to former NATO commander General Philip Breedlove, who says Europeans got the message that they need to spend more on their own defense.

Used To Lumps And Bumps, NHL Players Now Add Mumps

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

The National Hockey League is dealing with an outbreak of mumps. Steve Inskeep and David Greene report this isn't the first time the NHL has had to deal with a mumps outbreak.

South Sudan Civil War Sparks Africa's Largest Refugee Crisis

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Nearly half a million South Sudanese have fled into northern Uganda since last July, carrying with them signs of abuse, famine and tales of ethnic violence.

From Critic To Helping Trump Shoulder Challenges For Hispanic Businesses

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez, who was critical of President Trump during the election. Palomarez is now an informal adviser to the administration.

New York's Met Museum Director Resigns Amid Financial Troubles

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

The director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art resigned this week. His departure underscores financial difficulties the museum is facing.

Here's What's Become Of A Historic All-Black Town In The Mississippi Delta

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:08am

Founded by former slaves in 1887, Mound Bayou, Miss., was one of the country's first all-black towns. Here's a look into its historic past and uncertain future.

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'I Create Worlds': 'Feud' Showrunner Ryan Murphy On Making TV

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:44am

Murphy has compared the process of developing a show to having a dream — and his dreams have quite a track record. They include Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story and now Feud.

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Transgender Boy Finds His 'Bros,' And Himself, At Camp

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:42am

Gabe López, a fourth grader in Arizona, worried about telling his mom he was transgender because he thought she liked him as a girl. But since he told her, the two still have fun as mother and son.

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New Orleans' Police Use Of Body Cameras Brings Benefits And New Burdens

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:40am

The technology has improved police conduct and led to a drop in certain types of cases. But the body cams have added many extra hours of work watching videos for police and public defenders.

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