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Protests Expected At Minnesota Hearing To Replace Oil Pipeline

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

State regulators in St. Paul begin hearings on Thursday on a proposed crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. Enbridge Energy wants to replace a nearly 50-year-old pipeline.

Relief Effort In Puerto Rico Drags, Fuel Shortages Are Monumental

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

More than a week after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's fuel shortage is affecting recovery efforts. Businesses and hospitals are low on diesel — leading to calls for FEMA to take over distribution.

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Criticized For Speech At Trump's D.C. Hotel

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

Justice Gorsuch speaks Thursday to a conservative group at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C. Critics say doing so doesn't look good because the hotel is at the center of multiple lawsuits.

(Image credit: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images)

Republicans Propose Deep Cuts In Individual And Corporate Tax Rates

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump and GOP congressional leaders outlined plans for the most sweeping tax overhaul in more than three decades. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Republican Rep. Dave Schweikert of Arizona.

News Brief: 'Middle Class Miracle' Unveiled, Puerto Rico In Dire Need Of Aid

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:00am

Questions remain about how President Trump and lawmakers are going to pull off the broad tax overhaul plan. Life in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is difficult — compounded by severe fuel shortages.

A Modern Collaboration With Mark Twain In 'Prince Oleomargarine'

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:46am

Authors Philip and Erin Stead have turned 16 pages of Mark Twain's notes — on a serial bedtime story he wove for his daughters — into a new children's book, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.

(Image credit: Erin Stead)

'Playboy' Founder Hugh Hefner, Champion Of Free Speech And 'Smut', Dies At 91

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:31pm

Hefner's magazine was blamed for (or credited with) setting off a cultural revolution in America, but within a few years he was branded a male chauvinist.

(Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)

GOP Lays Out Tax Overhaul Plan

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:48am

President Trump and GOP lawmakers unveil some of the details of their plan to revamp the federal tax code, proposing deep cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates.

White House Hopes Tax Overhaul Will Give Republicans A Political Win

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:46am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to White House legislation affairs Director Marc Short about replacing Obamacare and overhauling the tax code. NPR's Tamara Keith analyzes the chances of a health care vote.

Debt-Laden FEMA Is Slow To Act On Program That Buys Flooded Houses

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 6:32am

With the help of federal flood insurance, many homeowners will rebuild after disasters. Some properties already have flooded many times. It'd be cheaper to buy owners out, but that's not happening.

You Own It, You Better Never Let It Go

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

USA Today reports a company working with Eminem's production team filed with the SEC, making it possible to invest in his catalog of hits.

'Will & Grace' Returns To TV

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Will & Grace was groundbreaking television when the show first hit prime time back in 1998. Now NBC has brought the gang back for a series reboot that starts Thursday night.

It's Not A Tumor!

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

A British man had a bad cough. He's a smoker and doctors thought he had a lung tumor. It turned out to be a Playmobil traffic cone he swallowed as a child.

News Brief: Tax Overhaul, Roy Moore Wins In Alabama, Saudi Arabia Lets Women Drive

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

President Trump and lawmakers are set to release a plan for a tax overhaul Wednesday. Also, conservative Roy Moore, known for some extreme-right views, won a Senate primary election in Alabama.

The Next Big Thing In Beer Is Being A Small Taproom

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

The explosion of these cozy craft breweries has happened as states relax laws to allow them direct-to-consumer retail rights, meaning the majority of their revenue no longer has to come from food.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Medusa Brewing Company/Elise Meader )

No Electricity Limits Flights And Relief Supplies Going To Puerto Rico

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Very limited flights are returning to Puerto Rico as the FAA tries to restore air traffic control and radar. The challenges are steep and the frustration is mounting.

Former Field Hands Spearheading Relief For Florida Migrant Workers

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

In Immokalee, Fla., a former migrant farm worker has set up an impromptu aid station for farm workers who lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Irma.

Roy Moore Wins Alabama Senate Primary

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Roy Moore, known for some extreme-right views, won a Senate primary election in Alabama. He will face Democrat Doug Jones in December.

Saudi Arabia To End Ban On Women Driving

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

Saudi Arabia says it's ending its ban on women driving by next year. But women are far from equal to men in the country.

Many Children Among Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:58am

More than half the Muslim minority Rohingya who have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh are believed to be children. Most of them are at risk and in need.




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