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Examining What We Know And Don't Know About Trump And Russia

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:11am

Donald Trump said Wednesday he thinks Russia was behind recent hacks, but later said it could have been others. He also denied allegations that Russia has a file with damaging information about him.

U.S. Forces Deploy To Poland In Effort To Counter Russian Aggression

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:11am

The U.S. is sending tanks and soldiers to Poland and the Baltic states to counter a perceived threat from Russia. It's part of the biggest U.S. military deployment in Europe in decades.

Trump Continues Attacks On The Media During News Conference

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:11am

Donald Trump's attacks on the media dominated his first news conference since being elected president. He singled out BuzzFeed and CNN for criticism.

Sen. Inhofe: Trump Pick For Defense Secretary Is 'Right One For This Time'

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin speaks with Republican Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, who says the U.S. is threatened more than ever and Gen. James Mattis is the right pick for secretary of defense.

Senate Takes First Step Toward Repeal Of Obamacare

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:04am

The late-night "vote-a-rama" set in motion the process for gutting key provisions of the Affordable Care Act in a way that evades Democrats' threat of a filibuster.

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Fulfill Your Reading Resolutions With 6 Books From Librarian Nancy Pearl

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:36am

Every once in a while, NPR's go-to books guru sends host Steve Inskeep a big stack of books. They're generally "under-the-radar" reads — titles she thinks deserve a little more attention.

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California Nail Salons Start To Invest In Worker Safety

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:35am

A statewide collaborative of nail salons now has 120 members; all have made ventilation upgrades and switched from toxic products to safer ones. Will clients be willing to pay extra to help workers?

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We Asked People What They Know About Obamacare. See If You Know The Answers.

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 1:55am

A new NPR/Ipsos poll shows many Americans don't know details about the Affordable Care Act. And only 1-in-7 favor repealing the law altogether without a replacement.

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Rex Tillerson Pressed On Views On Russia Relations In Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:02pm

The former Exxon Mobil CEO appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he faced tough questions about his business dealings with many countries, including Russia.

At Press Conference, Trump Addresses Russia Hacking, Business Conflicts

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:49pm

The president-elect also outlined his plan to avoid conflicts of interest, restated his pledge to build a border wall and promised to name a Supreme Court nominee within two weeks of the inauguration.

We'll Have To See Where Trump Allegation Goes, Sen. Flake Says

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:20am

Rachel Martin talks to GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona about an unverified document that alleges collusion between Russia and President-elect Donald Trump and his camp. Trump calls it "fake news."

'Deep Throat' Parking Garage Of Watergate Fame To Be Torn Down

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:36am

Reporter Bob Woodward met with his source Deep Throat in the garage. A new development will take its place but a plaque commemorating the secret meetings will be restored once the project is done.

Spotify Posts Vacancy For President Of Playlists

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:20am

Job requirements include: 8 years experience running a highly regarded nation, be a great speaker and have a Nobel Peace Prize. No word yet on whether President Obama would like the position.

In Disputed Iraqi Territory, Rebuilding A City Means Doing It Yourself

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:59am

After ISIS was forced out and no government took responsibility for rebuilding, residents repaired bridges, schools and markets. The effort is thanks to Yacub Youssef, a former sports teacher.

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2 Ethics Lawyers Plan To Listen Closely To Trump's News Conference

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:59am

Donald Trump is holding a long-awaited press conference on Wednesday. Rachel Martin talks 2 people waiting for what Trump has to say: former White House ethics lawyers, Norm Eisen and Richard Painter.

War Correspondent, First To Report The Start Of WW II, Dies At 105

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:59am

A pistol-packing reporter who snuck into Nazi territory to break the news that World War II had begun has died. Clare Hollingworth was a trail-blazer for female war correspondents. She was 105.

Auto Show Lesson: The Difference Between Driverless And Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:59am

Major automakers at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are betting big on self-driving vehicles. They all believe in a driver-less future, but they disagree on when it will arrive.

Judge To Formally Hand Down Death Sentence For S.C. Church Shooter

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:59am

A federal jury in Charleston, S.C., has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the 2015 church killings. The same jury convicted him last month in the nine shootings.

Farewell Speech Highlights White House Wins Over The Last 8 Years

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:59am

President Obama defended his legacy in a farewell address in Chicago Tuesday night. He also underscored some of the challenges facing the country as he prepares to leave office in nine days.

Unconfirmed Reports Allege Collusion Between Russia And Trump Campaign

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:59am

Reports are circulating that intelligence officials briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump on a dossier that is circulating which alleges Russia has compromising information about Trump.

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