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RNC Official On Trump's Cabinet Picks, Tweets: 'Business As Usual Has Ended'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 8:52am

Rachel Martin talks to Sean Spicer, the communications director for the Republican National Committee, about the overall shape of the Trump transition.

After 61 Years, Indiana Town Legalizes Pinball

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

The town of Kokomo banned pinball in 1955, saying it worked against "peace and good order." The widely ignored ban has finally been lifted.

The Challenges Facing Globalization

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

If trade deals are renegotiated, what does it mean for globalization? Host Steve Inskeep talks to analyst David Wessel and NPR's Frank Langfitt, who is reporting from Sunderland, England.

A Birthday Party With More Than A Million RSVPs

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

A father in Mexico said "everyone is cordially invited" to his daughter's 15th birthday party. The video went viral and more than 1 million people said they would come.

The Challenges Trump Will Face In Confronting Radical Islam

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make war on "radical Islam." It could mean a major — and risky — escalation of the counterterrorism policies favored by his White House predecessors.

How Trump Plans To Deal With Radical Islam

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make war on "radical Islam." Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's national security adviser, has been especially outspoken on what the war might entail.

A Closer Look At Michael Flynn

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

Michael Flynn was a celebrated Army intelligence officer, though he was forced out of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He's known for energy and smarts, and for sharing conspiracy theories.

Air Pollution Leads To Crackdown On Cars In Paris

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

A week of high pollution levels has brought unprecedented restrictions on driving. The Paris mayor is making public transportation free in an effort to reduce the pollution particles in the air.

NATO Chief Stresses The Need For American Leadership

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks about prospects of working with Donald Trump. The president-elect has suggested the U.S. might not defend countries that don't pay their share.

Economists Debate Trump's Economic Vision For The U.S.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

President-elect Donald Trump is already addressing trade issues. We hear from Jared Bernstein and Peter Morici, economists on the left and the right, about Trump's economic vision for America.

How Pablo Picasso And Diego Rivera Influenced Each Other

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

Two brilliant artists met just over a century ago when Pablo Picasso invited Mexican Diego Rivera to his Paris studio. A new exhibition in Los Angeles explores how they influenced each other.

Trump's Pick To Lead The EPA Has A History Of Battling The EPA

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump has reportedly tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a conservative crusader with close ties to the oil and gas industry to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:41am

A Marine-turned-cop was fired after he did not shoot a man who had a gun. His Marine training led him to believe there wasn't clear hostile intent; his bosses say he risked other officers' lives.

As He Leaves The Senate, Harry Reid Says He's 'Hopeful' On Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:39am

Reid, the Nevada Democrat, is wrapping up a 30-year run in Congress. "I agree with the American people - I don't have a real high regard for Congress either, because we're not getting things done."

Once The Stuff Of Jazz Legend, 1930s Recordings Are Finally Out

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:29am

In 2010, the acquisition of William Savory's legendary collection of almost 1,000 live recordings had jazz fans salivating. Now, 40 restored tracks from the Savory archives are available on iTunes.

Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:02pm

Overall, U.S. life expectancy dipped in 2015 — the first drop since 1993. That's because the death rate went up between 2014 and 2015, driven by an increase in mortality among people younger than 65.

After Years Of Mediocrity, The Dallas Cowboys Have The NFL's Best Record

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

The Cowboys have won only two playoff games in the past 20 years, but all of a sudden, they are once again a force again in the NFL, says commentator Frank Deford.

On The 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor, Only A Few Survivors Remain

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and only a few survivors are left from the Japanese attack that led the U.S. to enter World War II.

Oakland Officials Still Searching For The Cause Of A Deadly Blaze

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

The investigations continues into the deadly fire in Oakland, Calif., where officials have not yet determined the cause of a fire that killed 36 people.

The Gender Wage Gap In The Arts

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

New social science research shows that women in the arts earn significantly less than men across the board.




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