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Bill Cosby Returns To Stand-Up In Philly, Ahead Of 2nd Trial

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

Comedian Bill Cosby made a surprise return to the stage in Philadelphia Monday evening — the same day a judge announced a jury selection date for his retrial on sex assault charges.

Trump's ICE Deportations Increase From Obama's Figures, Data Show

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

Year-end figures analyzed by NPR show deportations to all countries — from the Middle East to Africa to Asia — have increased sharply under President Trump compared to Obama's last year in office.

Morning News Brief

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

The partial government shutdown is over but there is still a lot to be worked out in the coming weeks. The deal gives lawmakers until February 8th to reach an agreement on government spending and immigration.

Oscar Nominations Will Be Viewed Through 'MeToo' Lens

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

The 90th Academy Award nominations are announced Tuesday. Issues about sexual misconduct and gender parity might play a role in how members vote, and they may come up during the ceremony in March.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Talks About Her Trip To South Korea

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, an Iraq war veteran, who recently returned from a trip to South Korea and the DMZ, about the threat of nuclear war with North Korea.

Oscar Nominations Will Be Viewed Through The 'MeToo' Lens

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

The 90th Academy Award nominations are announced Tuesday. Issues about sexual misconduct and gender parity might play a role in how members vote, and they may come up during the ceremony in March.

Plans Are Announced To Privatize Puerto Rico's Electric Utility

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced plans Monday to privatize the island's troubled electric utility. In a speech, he said the process of selling off the public utility's assets would begin in days.

Did Senate Democrats Help Or Hurt Themselves During The Shutdown?

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

Monday's Senate vote to end the three-day government shutdown has divided the Democratic Party. David Greene talks to Georgetown University's Mo Elleithe, a former strategist for the Democratic Party.

Even In The Days Of Tinder, Old-School Matchmakers Are Needed

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

Los Angeles attorney Kat McClain explains why she gave up on dating sites and hired a matchmaking service. That path led her back to dating apps — and to a match she might not have met otherwise.

World's Most Influential People Gather For Davos Economic Forum

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

From Switzerland, Washington Post foreign affairs writer Ishaan Tharoor talks to Rachel Martin about what entrepreneurs, politicians, artists and thinkers are talking about this year.

Victims Of Neo-Nazi Troll Storm Find Recourse Difficult

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:03am

When neo-Nazi trollers descended on a small Jewish community in Montana, the rabbi and others endured cyber-bullying. There is a lawsuit but it's unclear whether there is much recourse for victims.

Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:02am

A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don't get employee benefits. "We really don't have much of a social safety net, and that's terrifying," freelancer Matt Nelson says.

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Part Of Oregon's Funding Plan For Medicaid Goes Before Voters

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:01am

Last summer, the Oregon legislature passed a package of state taxes to cover Medicaid's expanding rolls. But Oregon voters Tuesday could throw a wrench in that plan by refusing some of the taxes.

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Pence: U.S. Embassy Will Open In Jerusalem Before End Of 2019

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:16am

Vice President Mike Pence spoke Monday at the Israeli Knesset about the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and about Israel working toward peace with Palestine.

Trump Played A Low-Key Role In Weekend Shutdown Negotiations

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:42am

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill worked through the weekend on a deal that would reopen the government. President Trump canceled plans to travel to his Mar-a-Lago resort, and stayed at the White House.

Is The Partial Government Shutdown Painful? It Depends Who You Ask

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:31am

The federal shutdown could affect millions of Americans, including hundreds of thousands of U.S. employees who will stop getting paid from the Defense Department to the Internal Revenue Service.

Democrats Want Immigration Issues Solved Before Vote On Budget

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:30am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware about the government shutdown. Coons was among a group of senators who worked over the weekend to try to solve sticking points.

Decades Later, Beach Boy Brian Wilson Gets Grade Changed

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:38am

Wilson turned 'Surfin' Safari' in to his high school music teacher his senior year and failed the class. At age 75, Wilson returned to the school and the current principal changed the grade to an A.

Bronx Zoo Has A Way To Break Your Old Valentine's Day Routine

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:22am

If you want to show someone how much you care, how about naming a cockroach in their honor. For $15, you can give a name to one of the zoo's giant Madagascar hissing roaches. Now that says love.

Review: 'The Alienist'

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:04am

The ambitious historical crime drama reveals an attempt by TNT to be grittier and more sophisticated. Our TV critic says it's a lavish production but not the home run TNT needs to redefine its brand.

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