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Politics In The News: 1 Day Until Election Day

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:07am

The day before American voters go to the polls, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Final NPR Battleground Map: The Race Snaps Back, But Clinton Maintains Advantage

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton retains a broad, consistent and shallow lead over Donald Trump in battleground states. If her Blue Wall of states leaning her direction holds, she wins. If not, anything can happen.

Laughing Gas Gives Women Another Option To Manage Labor Pain

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 4:00am

Move over, epidurals, here comes nitrous oxide. After enjoying popularity in the U.S. for managing labor pain until the mid-20th century, it was dropped in favor of anesthesia. Now it's back.

Jury Hands Down Bridgegate Verdict: Former Christie Allies Guilty

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:16am

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, were found guilty in federal court. The officials were accused of shutting down bridge lanes for political retribution.

Bundy Militia Not Backing Down Following Oregon Trial Acquittal

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 5:34am

Ammon Bundy's Oregon trial ended in an acquittal, and now his followers are back with fervor saying government constitutionally does not have the right to the Western lands. But scholars disagree.

Only A Few Blocks Will Separate Clinton And Trump On Election Night

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 5:18am

Though worlds apart politically, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will spend election night in near-shouting distance of each other.

New York Restaurant Is A Silent Haven For Solo Diners

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 5:06am

With booths that seat one diner, facing the wall, the ramen chain Ichiran has been drawing huge crowds of people eager to eat alone. The only sound inside is the slurping of noodles.

Just In Time For The Election, It's Family Feud! With A Twist: Reconciliation

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

It's a tale as old as time: Father is conservative, daughter is liberal — and family gatherings almost always descend into bickering. Cue StoryCorps for a little election-season family therapy.

Rep. John Lewis Stumps For Hillary Clinton

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

The civil rights icon is working to get out the black vote for the Democratic candidate.

Trump Surrogate Argues The Candidate's Case For Latinos

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Donald Trump is making his final appeal to voters — and that includes Latinos. A.J. Delgado, the child of Cuban immigrants, works for the Trump campaign. Delgado speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Commander: Fight To Retake Mosul Progressing Faster Than Expected

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

The fighting will intensify as troops move into the inner parts of the Iraqi city, says Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division. He speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Last Pre-Election Jobs Report Due Out Friday

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Economists expect the report to show about 175,000 new jobs created last month.

Along A Milwaukee Bus Line, Voters Share Frustration

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

On a route connecting the liberal inner city with conservative suburbs, the political landscape runs the spectrum. But many along the way hold similar frustrations with the election.

Democrat's Voter Intimidation Case Goes Before Federal Court Friday

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Democrats claim that the Republican National Committee is violating a 1982 consent decree by working with the Trump campaign to intimidate minority voters. The GOP denies the claim.

Views Of The Election: Reconciling Values. Votes In Raleigh, N.C.

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

North Carolina's most prosperous area is experiencing a housing boom, and population is on the rise. But voters here say it's more than just economic issues that will determine their vote next week.

Hardline Conservatives Strategize At Rare Pre-Election Meeting

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Some top members of the House Freedom Caucus, like Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia, are looking past Tuesday's election and thinking about what they want the next Congress to focus on.

Attack Against Raqqa Could Begin Soon

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

U.S. officials say an invasion of ISIS's de facto capital could start even while the Iraqi-led offensive against Mosul is underway. But now a diplomatic row may postpone the attack.

Views Of The Election: A North Carolina County, Battered By Floods, Economic Woe

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Bertie County in North Carolina has the lowest median income in the state. One resident says she'd vote for anyone who would raise the minimum wage, but another thinks Hillary Clinton is too arrogant.

The Real 'Hacksaw Ridge' Soldier Saved 75 Souls Without Ever Carrying A Gun

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Conscientious objector Desmond Doss became a World War II hero during one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater. Now he's the subject of a new film directed by Mel Gibson.

British Court: Government Needs Parliament's Approval To Exit EU

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 7:54am

In a surprise ruling, a British court has ruled that the government cannot trigger Article 50 — departure from the EU — without the approval of Parliament. The government is expected to appeal.




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