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EPA Chief: Trump Plans To Kill Obama-era Clean Power Plan

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

The Trump administration is expected this week to unveil its executive order undoing President Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Trapped Civilians Complicate U.S. Efforts in Northern Syria And Iraq

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

NPR's Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman explains U.S. and coalition efforts to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa and the ongoing fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Recent airstrikes in Mosul may have led to the deaths of more than one hundred civilians, including women and children.

Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

Visa holders who worked with the U.S. overseas say they've been detained and threatened with deportation upon arrival in the country, but federal officials say there is broad discretion to deny entry.

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Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

"I think people are afraid to put their name on a lawsuit against the president," Jeffrey Lovitky says. "There is a sense that Donald Trump can be very difficult on people who oppose him."

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Emma Donoghue Helps Kids Deal With Dementia (And Still Has Fun) In 'The Lotterys'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids' book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.

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Living With Zika In Puerto Rico Means Watching, Waiting And Fearing Judgment

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:06am

The Zika virus may have infected more than one million people in Puerto Rico, including thousands of pregnant women. Doctors are watching babies born to infected moms who don't show birth defects.

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House Intel Committee Leaders Divided As Russia Probe Continues

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:06pm

Rep. Adam Schiff, top House Intelligence Committee Democrat, breaks with chairman Devin Nunes' decision to close some hearings in the panel's probe of President Trump's connections to Russia.

Former Egyptian Leader Mubarak Released

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 8:51am

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was freed Friday morning after six years in detention. His lawyers say he has left a military hospital where he has essentially been under house arrest.

Rep. Andy Harris On Upcoming Health Care Bill Vote

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 6:23am

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, a Republican and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He's been reluctant to support the Republican health care bill.

What To Do Without A Laptop On A Long Flight

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:11am

Royal Jordanian Airlines made a list of things to do after certain electronics were banned on certain flights to the U.S. and U.K. Like: "Engage in primitive dialogue from the pre-internet era."

The Downside Of Being Away From TV While Making TV

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:03am

As part of a reality show, contestants spent months away from civilization in the Scottish Highlands without TV. They emerged to find out their reality show was off the air.

In Race For New Leader, Many In Hong Kong See 'Selection,' Not Election

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Elections for the chief executive of Hong Kong, the city leader, are scheduled for March 26. But only a small group of people will be able to vote directly.

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Israel Arrests Suspect In Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Israeli authorities arrested a man suspected of calling in bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the U.S. and elsewhere. It was the result of an investigation by the FBI and Israeli police.

Recapping The Week In Politics And What's Ahead

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks with Jonah Goldberg of National Review about a busy week in politics, which included a delay of a health care bill vote and news about the Trump campaign and Russia.

U.K. Ambassador On Parliament Attack

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to British Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch following the incident in London that police are calling a terrorist attack.

Hong Kong Residents Call Election Day Beijing's 'Selection Day'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Elections for the chief executive of Hong Kong, who runs the city, are scheduled for Sunday. But all candidates are pre-approved by China and only a small group of people can vote.

Rep. Schweikert Pushing For A Yes On Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

GOP lawmakers failed to come to a deal on the health care bill after a meeting with the White House on Thursday. Republican Rep. David Schweikert is lobbying his Freedom Caucus members to vote yes.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Crosses Into Singing Contest

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

Ukraine is hosting the annual Eurovision Song Contest this May, which includes entrants from countries around the world. But Ukraine has banned Russia's singer from entering the country.

British Police Make More Arrests In Attack Investigation

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

British authorities have identified the attacker who killed four people on Wednesday as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. Police believe he acted alone.

Former Russian Lawmaker And Putin Critic Killed In Ukraine

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:04am

A former Russian parliamentarian who fled the country last year was shot and killed in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday. Ukraine's president quickly labeled it an act of Russian "state terrorism."




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