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Republican Charlie Dent On His Reservations Over GOP Health Plan

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:39am

President Trump went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell the GOP health care bill to Congress. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who says he has reservations about it.

The Fight For Pluto's Fate As A Planet Continues

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

About a decade ago Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet. Now scientists are arguing that because of shape and surface features, Pluto and 110 bodies in our solar system deserve to be planets.

Teaching Language With Culture In California

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Elementary school teacher Ron Morris of Riverside, California goes a step beyond to understand his students' backgrounds. It's one way Morris incorporates the culture of his students in the classroom.

Associated Press Investigation Says Paul Manafort Worked With Russian Billionaire

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Rachel Martin speaks with Chad Day of The Associated Press, who was part of a new investigation that says Paul Manafort secretly worked with a Russian billionaire to support Russian interests.

Democrat Sen. Chris Coons On Gorsuch And Russia Investigation

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons about Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing and the investigation into Russia's interference in the United States election.

Commentary: U.S. Women's National Hockey Team Doesn't Get Enough Respect

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

The U.S. is hosting this year's Women's World Hockey Championships. So why is the U.S. women's team threatening to boycott? Commentator Sarah Spain of ESPN says it's about fairness and respect.

'A Streetcar Naked Desire'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

On Wheel of Fortune, a man had the letters, "A Streetcar Na_ed Desire." To fill in the blank, he chose "K."

A Correction About Judge Gorsuch

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

In an interview, former Neil Gorsuch colleague Judge Michael McConnell mentioned a case involving Denver telecom CEO Joe Nacchio. In fact, Gorsuch was recused in that case.

Why So Few Indians Pay Taxes

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

In India, only 2 percent of people pay taxes. It has to do with how easy it is to avoid them, and what many see as a lack of connection between taxes and government services.

Scotland Debates Independence From The U.K.

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

On Wednesday, the Scottish Parliament is debating asking for a second referendum on independence from the U.K., after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last year.

Trump Adviser On Navigating Gorsuch's Nomination

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

David Greene talks with Leonard Leo, an adviser to President Trump on the Supreme Court, who has been walking Judge Gorsuch through the confirmation process.

State Department Cuts Could Affect Famine Relief In South Sudan

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Patricia Danzi, the Africa director for the International Committee of the Red Cross, about famine relief efforts in South Sudan.

Trump Meets With Congressional Black Caucus Members

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

President Trump is meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus at the White House today. Rachel Martin speaks with the second vice-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass.

Anti-ISIS Forces Battle Each Other

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

The U.S. had to step into northern Syria recently to keep two factions it supports from fighting with each other. They're supposed to be fighting ISIS.

Gorsuch Stresses Judicial Independence In Second Day Of Hearings

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch answered questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 10 hours on Tuesday. Gorsuch says he will be an independent voice on the court.

NATO Secretary General On Trump's Relationship With The Coalition

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is in Washington, D.C. for a meeting of the coalition fighting ISIS. David Greene speaks with him about NATO defense spending and Trump's commitment to NATO.

Republicans Aim To Have Neil Gorsuch Confirmed By Early April

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 7:43am

Supreme Court nominee Judge Gorsuch appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Charles Grassley, who as chairman of the panel, leads the confirmation effort.

Why Play Curling When You Can Play Extreme Curling?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:11am

In the sport of curling, players slide stones across the ice. In an extreme version played in Russia's Ural Mountains, they slide cars on the ice. An auto insurance firm sponsors the tournament.

Nescafe Opens A Nap Cafe In Tokyo

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:01am

Patrons can snooze on reclining beds for up to two hours as long as they buy an item from the menu. And guests get a free cup of coffee.

U.S. Limits Electronic Devices On Flights From 8 Muslim Countries

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 5:00am

Passengers on flights coming into the U.S. will be allowed to carry smartphones into the plane's cabin. But all larger electronic devices, like laptops and cameras, must be placed in checked baggage.

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