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Will President Trump's Speech To Congress Ease Immigrants' Fears?

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

Rev. Keary Kincannon of Fairfax County, Va., will attend Trump's address to Congress, and says he doesn't expect Trump will say anything to ease his parishioners' fears about immigration orders.

Trump White House Takes Steps To Plug Leaks

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

Trump has denounced reporters for relying on leaks and unidentified sources. Yet, the White House has engaged in some leaks of its own to fight the media.

Latino Group Wants To Hear Trump Speak About Immigration Policies

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

As Donald Trump prepares to address a joint session of Congress, David Greene talks to Maria Teresa Kumar, who heads Voto Latino, an organization that works to get out the Latino vote.

Experts Will Parse Trump's Speech For Foreign Policy Positions

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

As the president prepares to address Congress, Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations to get a sense of what we might hear about foreign policy.

Authors Hire Sensitivity Specialists So Not To Offend Readers

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

When an author portrays a culture that's not their own, inadvertent errors can be offensive. Some writers are turning to "sensitivity readers" who will look for details that don't ring true.

Liberian Nurse Who Fought Ebola Dies In Childbirth

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to Aryn Baker of "Time" magazine about a Liberian nursing assistant, who cared for Ebola patients, but who died earlier this month just after childbirth because no one would help her.

Republican Muslim Leader Wants Trump To Address Religious Prejudice

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

Saba Ahmed, leader of the Republican Muslim Coalition, supports President Trump and has hope for his economic agenda, but wants him to make a strong statement Tuesday against religious prejudice.

Former Speechwriter Weighs In On What Trump Needs To Say To Congress

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

Many people are hoping President Trump will offer more details of his vision for his presidency in Tuesday night's speech to a joint session of Congress. David Greene talks to David Frum, senior editor at "The Atlantic" and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, about the speech.

Democrats Prepare To Counter Trump's Address To Congress

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:03am

Democrats are preparing to respond to President Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night. David Greene talks to Mo Elleithee, executive director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service, about what he expects Trump to say.

With Climate Change, California Is Likely To See More Extreme Flooding

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:00am

Dams and levees across California are straining to handle winter storms. The state's water system was designed a century ago, before climate change was an issue. Now, it's being rethought.

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Trump's 'America First' Agenda Marks Sharp Break In U.S. Economic Policy

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:55am

President Trump's plans, a rebuke of the prevailing push toward globalization, may overlook what's under the hood when it comes to manufacturing.

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Political Outsider Emmanuel Macron Campaigns To 'Make France Daring Again'

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:47am

The presidential campaign has brought an unlikely candidate to the fore. Macron, a former banker and former economy minister, is surging in the polls. His message: Embrace innovation and risk.

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In Religious Freedom Debate, 2 American Values Clash

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:47am

A showdown may be coming on the meaning of religious freedom, and LGBT advocates fear anti-discrimination protections could be weakened as a result.

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This CEO's Small Insurance Firm Mostly Turned A Profit Under Obamacare. Here's How

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 3:43am

The health law just needs a tuneup, says the CEO of Molina Healthcare, which operates in 12 states and Puerto Rico. The California-based insurer has seen profits, while Humana and Aetna struggled.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Molina Healthcare)

SpaceX Announces Plans To Send Two Customers To The Moon

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 5:13pm

It would be the first time humans have traveled beyond low Earth orbit since the days of Apollo. The mission would be manned and financed by two private, anonymous customers.

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Why Boston Red Sox Players Were Very Busy Last Week

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 7:39am

The players tested a lot of new equipment so they'd be ready for next season. They tested mattresses, chose the perfect pillows, blankets and sheets — all to improve their dingy "sleep room."

Popular 'People's Court' Judge Joseph Wapner Dies At 97

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 5:29am

A 1989 Washington Post poll found that while two-thirds of those surveyed couldn't name any of the Supreme Court justices, 54 percent could identify Judge Wapner as the judge of The People's Court.

Has The Academy Awards Turned A Page On #OscarsSoWhite?

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 3:59am

David Greene talks to Cheo Hodari Coker — a screenwriter and creator of the Netflix series "Luke Cage" — about how people of color fared at Sunday night's Academy Awards.

Politics In The News: Previewing President Trump's Week Ahead

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 3:59am

On Tuesday, President Trump will address Congress. Over the weekend, he doubled down on his attacks on the press and tweeted that he will not attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner in April.

Africa's Great Civilizations Have Been Suppressed, Gates Says

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 3:59am

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard's Henry Louis Gates Jr., who sets out to change that with his African history series that airs Monday night on PBS.

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