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How Trump Waged An Under-The-Radar Ground Game

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

President-elect Donald Trump's digital director talks about the unconventional ground game he unleashed in the run-up to the presidential election and how those strategies might help Trump govern.

How China Is Reacting to Trump's Taiwan Call

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

A front-page editorial of China's official People's Daily newspaper denounces Donald Trump for speaking with Taiwan's president. A look at how a single call could affect U.S.-China relations.

'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah!

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

The new short web film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic or sexy lead. No Long Duk Dong here.

Buzz Aldrin Recovering In New Zealand

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:15am

The ex-astronaut is being treated by Dr. David Bowie. Not the late pop star. A real doctor named David Bowie.

Denver Linebacker Sends The Gift Of Wine To His Opponents

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:10am

Von Miller has sent a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon to all the opposing players in the AFC West.

Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Health Insurance

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:00am

Most of the state prison systems in the places that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare have come up short on enrolling exiting inmates, despite the fact that many of them are chronically ill.

Taiwan's President: Phone Call With Trump 'Doesn't Mean A Policy Shift'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:24am

In her first comments since her talk with Donald Trump, President Tsai Ing-wen says she does not foresee "major policy shifts." She spoke with Western journalists, including NPR's William Dobson.

What Qualifies Ben Carson To Run HUD? 'His Life,' Says Longtime Adviser

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:18am

President-elect Trump announced he's appointing Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Rachel Martin talks with Carson adviser Armstrong Williams, a conservative talk show host.

Army Will Search For Another Route For Dakota Access Pipeline

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

The Army's decision to look for an alternative route for the Dakota Access Pipeline comes with less than two months left in the current administration.

North Dakota Congressman Addresses Pipeline Controversy

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota congressman who's considered a possible energy secretary, discusses how President-elect Donald Trump might address questions over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In Vermont, You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

The only catch is that it can't be more than 20 feet tall.

In European Votes, Italy's Prime Minister To Step Down, Austria Elects Leftist

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi claims he'll resign after this weekend's defeat of his constitutional reform intended to streamline government. Also, Austria elected a leftist president.

The Politics Of Trade Under Trump

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

After President-elect Trump convinced Carrier to keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana, what else can we expect? Jonah Goldberg of the National Review weighs in with Pittsburgh-based journalist Salena Zito.

TV Executives Plan To Skip Q-and-A Session With Critics

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

It's a regular event for TV critics to gather in Los Angeles for press conferences with networks and cable companies. But this year, top executives won't hold question and answer sessions.

Al Pacino, James Taylor And The Eagles Are Honored At The Kennedy Center

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Actor Al Pacino, along with singers Mavis Staples and James Taylor, pianist Martha Argerich and The Eagles are recognized at the 39th Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday.

After Criticizing Generals In The Campaign, Trump Names Them To Top Jobs

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

President-elect Donald Trump has already picked two former generals, Michael Flynn and James Mattis, for top positions and is considering at least one more, David Petraeus.

This Week, The Cleveland Browns Didn't Lose

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

We should note that the Browns, who are 0-12 so far this season, did not play this weekend.

Satirical Magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' Creates A German Edition, Takes On Nationalist Movements

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo now has a special German edition. The publication's editor explains how it plans to cover controversial topics, such as nationalist movements in Europe.

The Death Toll In Oakland's Deadliest Fire Stands At 33

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Officials in Oakland continue their grim search for victims of a fire that swept through a warehouse used as a communal artists' residence. The death toll is 33, making it the city's deadliest fire.

A Big Win For The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In Pipeline Dispute

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

After months of protests against a controversial pipeline, the Army Corps of Engineers says it will look for an alternative route for the final section of the project in North Dakota.




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