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Can An Obamacare Architect Find Common Ground With Trump?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of Obamacare, who is now advising President Trump on how to replace it. Emanuel met for the third time with Trump on Monday.

Martin McGuinness, Irish Rebel Turned Politician, Dies At 66

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The Sinn Fein revolutionary turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66. McGuinness never tried to hide that he had been a commander of the IRA — classified as a terrorist organization by the British, Irish and U.S. governments.

Archeologists In Syria Use 'Data Water' To Confound Antiquities Smugglers

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

Syrian archeologists are using a new product to try to stop the illegal flow of antiquities. It's a high-tech liquid visible under special light that carries tagging data on where items come from.

Sen. Blumenthal Will Oppose Gorsuch If He's Out Of Mainstream

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch are underway. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

VA Urged To Take Advantage Of Momentum And Keep Reforming Itself

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:01am

The combination of a GOP controlled government and a secretary held over from the Obama administration may have created an opportunity for progress at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Choreographer Trisha Brown, Who Reshaped Modern Dance, Dies At 80

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

Trisha Brown, a choreographer who cemented the traditions of American postmodern dance, has died. She was 80. Brown is remembered by her colleagues for her dedication, attention to detail and art.

Trump Administration Ratchets Up Pressure On Sanctuary Cities

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

Homeland Security officials on Monday made public the first weekly list of local jails, and the unauthorized immigrants they released before federal officials could deport them.

Hearing Day 2: Senators To Question Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday formally introduced himself to the panel of senators who will hold hearings on his nomination to the court.

Doctors Consider Ethics Of Costly Heart Surgery For People Addicted To Opioids

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

A troubling trend has followed the opioid epidemic: people who use intravenous drugs are getting heart infections, driving up hospital bills and stirring an ethical debate among doctors.

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Trump Travels To Louisville To Gather Support For GOP Health Care Plan

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump was in Kentucky on Monday — the same day FBI director Comey testified before a congressional panel investigating allegations of Russia's meddling into the presidential election.

'Ghosts' In The Arctic: How The Long-Lost Franklin Expedition Was Found

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:48am

In the 1840s, two British crews vanished while seeking a passage through the ice at the top of the world. Paul Watson became "obsessed with the mystery" and tells the story in his new book Ice Ghosts.

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Fear Of Deportation Spurs 4 Women To Drop Domestic Abuse Cases In Denver

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:43am

Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson says the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in courtrooms is deterring undocumented crime witnesses, including abuse victims, from testifying.

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Among Trump Supporters, Conflicts Of Interest Aren't A Top Concern

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:42am

President Trump's decision to hold onto his many businesses while in office has generated criticism from ethics experts. But among his supporters, the issue doesn't seem to be registering much so far.

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Comey Testifies On FBI's Russia Probe

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:13am

FBI Director James Comey tells congressional lawmakers Monday that his agency is investigating possible links between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

British Low-Cost Airlines Rewards Travelers Who Are Respectful

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:58am

Customer service reps at Monarch Airlines have been given upgrades to hand out to customers who are super nice on the phone. The budget airline says it's encouraging chivalry, courtesy and respect.

Wisconsin Law Churns Up Frustration For Butter Lovers

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:24am

A 1950s law says butter sold in Wisconsin must possess a highly pleasing flavor. Selling unlabeled butter could land you in jail. Which drives some people out of state for their favorite varieties.

Judge Gorsuch To Appear Before Senate Panel For Confirmation Hearings

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

Judge Neil Gorsuch is expected to face several days of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Steve Inskeep talks to Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, who's on the committee.

University Of Georgia To Rebury Remains Unearthed During Construction

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

The University of Georgia will hold a ceremony on Monday to rebury the remains of 105 bodies which were discovered during a construction project on campus. Some of the dead could be slaves.

House Committee Hosts 1st Public Hearing Into Russia Election Interference

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to GOP Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey ahead of the House Intelligence Committee hearing. LoBiondo is a senior member on the House Intelligence Committee.

Senate Panel To Open Hearings For Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:10am

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday opens hearings on Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Liberal and conservative groups have been marshaling their forces for and against the nominee.

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