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The Way To Get A New Health Law Is To Create A Crisis, Policy Consultant Says

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to health policy consultant Robert Laszewski about the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans vow to repeal and replace. Laszewski had a long career in the insurance industry.

U.S. To Monitor Security Agreement Signed Between Russia And Nicaragua

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

Russia is building a new embassy complex, anti drug training center and satellite station in Nicaragua this year. That's on top of providing new military equipment to the former Cold War ally.

Border Patrol Agents' Union Confers With Trump On Securing The Border

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to U.S. Border Patrol agent Brandon Judd, who advised Donald Trump's campaign. Judd is head of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing more than 16,000 agents.

From Hate Speech To Fake News: The Content Crisis Facing Mark Zuckerberg

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:02am

The Facebook chief has an army of subcontractors making editorial judgments about millions of pieces of content — like a media company. But the rules they operate by are complex and contradictory.

The Rainy Season Strategy To Stop Malaria

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:42pm

It's called Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention. And so far, the results have been remarkable.

You Too Could Have A Masterpiece In Your House

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 6:00am

For six decades, a painting hung in a mostly darkened bedroom in Sunnyvale, Calif. It turns out to be a painting by Frida Kahlo, estimated to be worth up to $2 million. It will be sold at auction.

California Neighborhood Repeatedly Jolted Awake By Air Horn

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 5:05am

For weeks, an air horn has been blasted around 4 a.m. The villain responsible became known as the air horn guy. The San Diego Union Tribune reports police may have captured the man responsible.

Crack Down On Black Market Causes Cash Crunch In India

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

People in India are camped out in long lines at banks seeking to exchange high-denomination currency that the government has withdrawn from circulation.

Critics Come Out Against Trump's Chief Strategist Steve Bannon

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

Former Breitbard News CEO Steve Bannon called the organization "the platform for the alt right." Steve Inskeep talks to Breitbart senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak for his take on Bannon.

Relative Speaks Out After Family Members Are Sentenced In Iran

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

Two Iranian-Americans, a father and his son, were sentenced last month to 10 years in an Iran prison. Another son, Babak Namazi, is working to free them, and talks to Steve Inskeep about the ordeal.

Campaign's Slogan 'Drain The Swamp' May Be Easier Said Than Done

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

Donald Trump promised to "drain the swamp." But consultants and lobbyists see a Congress and a city that is open for business. David Greene talks to John Feehery, a GOP strategist and consultant.

To Get A College Scholarship: Forget The Field, Hit The Books

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

Think playing on sports' travel team will help your kids get a college scholarship? Think again. Commentator John U. Bacon advises that they hit the books instead.

Feelings Toward A Partner Affect Brand Buying Decisions, Study Says

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

Here's news that could be of interest to marketers: Research shows people frustrated in a relationship sometimes deal with their feelings by buying and consuming brands their partners hate.

What Will Trump's Presidency Mean To Besieged City Of Aleppo?

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

In Syria, civilians are suffering. The bombardment of Aleppo is on the rise — again. Steve Inskeep talks to Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Workers Wait To See If Trump White House Reverses Overtime Pay Rule

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

An estimated 4.2 million workers will become eligible to earn OT as a result of the new rule. But it's not clear for how long. President-elect Trump hasn't said what he'll do with the new regulations.

Democrats Must Reconnect With White Working-Class Voters, Tanden Says

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Neera Tanden, president of the progressive think tank Center for American Progress, about how the Democratic Party regroups after losing the presidential election.

1 Year Later: Brazil's Focus On Zika Wanes; Financial Promises Languish

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

After a flurry of news and promises last year regarding the Zika virus in Brazil, both mothers of brain-damaged babies and researchers say money has dried up leaving scientists and parents struggling.

Election Result Vindicates African-American Trump Supporter

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to African-American pastor Darrell Scott, who backed Donald Trump in the election. Scott's views drew criticism from other African-American leaders, but he stands vindicated today.

How Nashville Man Cleared Of 'Homosexual Acts' Conviction Paves The Way

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 4:01am

Some unlikely allies in Nashville have united to expunge the record of a man convicted of a so-called "sodomy" law in 1995. His record has been cleared, but charges against 41 men have come to light.

With Trump Win, Gun Sellers See Win — And Loss

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:48am

Donald Trump may be a champion of gun rights, but it turns out, the Obama years have been good for the U.S. gun industry. In Kansas, the prospect of a Clinton win sparked some to spend big on guns.

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