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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.

House To Hold First Public Hearing Into Russian Election Meddling Accusation

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

The House Intelligence Committee is looking at a wide range of issues, but questions about President Trump's claim that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower will likely dominate the day.

Trump To Visit Kentucky

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

President Trump heads to a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday. To get a sense of what is on the minds of Kentuckians ahead of his visit, David Greene talks to Representative James Comer.

Rock 'N' Roll Legend Chuck Berry Dies At 90

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

Chuck Berry is being remembered as the man who taught the world rock and roll. Berry, who died at age 90, dared to swagger, crafted the guitar riff and emphasized story telling.

Former Colleague Says Judge Gorsuch Works Across Party Lines

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

Steve Inskeep talks to former judge Michael McConnell, who was a colleague of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch when they both served on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. McConnell is now a law professor at Stanford University.

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Columnist Jimmy Breslin Dies At 88

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

Steve Inskeep remembers legendary newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, who died on Sunday at the age of 88.

Insurance Industry Worried By GOP Plan To Replace Obamacare, Consultant Says

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

Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Laszewski, a health policy consultant, about how the Republican's plan to reform health care would effect insurers. Laszewski had a long career in the insurance industry.

Julia, A Muppet With Autism, Joins The Cast Of 'Sesame Street'

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:02am

Julia has bright red hair, big green eyes and she loves to draw. She can be a little shy, but Elmo and Abby Cadabby don't mind. She's voiced by Stacey Gordon, whose son is on the autism spectrum, too.

(Image credit: Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop)

U2 On 'The Joshua Tree,' A Lasting Ode To A Divided America

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:59am

Bono and The Edge explain why, 30 years later, the biggest-selling album of their career feels disquietingly resonant.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Tax Credits, Penalties And Age Rating: Parsing The GOP Health Bill

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:56am

As the GOP bill to replace the Affordable Care Act begins to move through Congress, reporters for NPR and Kaiser answer your questions about what it might mean for your health plan.

(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR)

New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:46am

All three of the biggest U.S. airlines now offer no-frills, discounted fares called "basic economy." Now there's evidence that it's not any cheaper, but is a way to raise standard economy fares.

(Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rhode Island Lawmaker Accuses Colleagues Of 'An Insane Amount Of Drinking'

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 5:01am

Rhode Island lawmakers held a toast in honor of St. Patrick's Day, despite allegations from Rep. Moira Walsh, who told WPRO-AM that there's "an insane amount of drinking" at the State House.

Kushner Family Could Get Millions From Chinese Company In Real Estate Deal

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:49am

The family of President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and a Chinese company appear to be close to a deal on a real estate property in New York City.

More Than 250 Bodies Found In Mass Grave In Mexico

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:49am

Authorities in Mexico say they have found more than 250 bodies in what may be the largest mass grave site in the country. The remains belong to victims of drug gangs.

Zbigniew Brzezinski On Trump's Foreign Policy

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:49am

Rachel Martin talks with former national security adviser for President Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski, who says President Trump does not have a clear foreign policy.

Pour Your Guinness Properly This St. Patrick's Day

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:49am

A cafe in Vancouver posted a picture of a poorly poured glass of Guinness on their Facebook page for St. Patrick's Day. An Irish newspaper wrote that Irish people "grimace in disgust" at the picture.

Two Economists With Opposing Political Views On The Trump Budget

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:49am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to University of Maryland economist Peter Morici and the former economist for Vice President Biden, Jared Bernstein, about President Trump's budget proposal.

Trump Friend Argues Against Republican Health Care Plan

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:49am

Steve Inskeep talks with Christopher Ruddy, CEO of the conservative Newsmax network and a friend of Trump. He wrote an article arguing for President Trump to ditch the Republican health care plan.

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