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Iditarod Dogsled Team Reaches Checkpoint Minus Its Musher

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:14am

Veteran musher Linwood Fiedler arrived on foot about an hour after his dogs. Fiedler told the local TV station he just couldn't keep his eyes open. He fell asleep, and then fell off his sled.

How Ben Franklin And King Louis XVI Inspired Emoluments Clause

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump is being sued by a group of lawyers who say he is violating the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution. We examine why the framers of the Constitution inserted the clause.

How Ben Franklin And King Louis XIV Inspired Emoluments Clause

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump is being sued by a group of lawyers who say he is violating the emoluments clause in the U.S. Constitution. We examine why the framers of the Constitution inserted the clause.

Trump's Military Strategy Reflects A More Aggressive Stance

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

As the U.S. prepares to send more troops to tackle ISIS and the Taliban, David Greene talks to NPR's Tom Bowman and Robert Ford, ex-ambassador to Syria and now a fellow at the Middle East Institute.

Civil Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure A Near Failing Grade

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

Roads, bridges, airports, water and transit systems are in bad shape, according to civil engineers. The report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives U.S. infrastructure a D-plus.

Trump Tries To Sell Republican Health Care Plan To Conservatives

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

Conservatives are revolting against the GOP health care measure. David Greene talks to David Urban, president of American Continental Group, and a former adviser to the Trump presidential campaign.

'Radio Ambulante': An Immigrant's Hollywood Story Takes A Turn

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

Rachel Martin talks to Daniel Alarcon, host of NPR's podcast Radio Ambulante, about a young man from Mexico who crossed illegally into the U.S. hoping to make it big in Hollywood.

Repairs Will Restrict Water Usage In Mississippi's State Capital

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

Forty thousand homes and businesses in Jackson, Miss., will have their water switched off or the pressure reduced Friday afternoon. It will be that way for days until officials fix a major water line.

Molina Healthcare CEO Expresses Doubts About GOP's Health Plan

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

A bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is making its way through Congress. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. J. Mario Molina, CEO of Molina Healthcare, for his reaction to the House measure.

Partisanship Blamed For Slow Down In Political Appointments

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

It's taking more time to get nominees for financial watchdog jobs in Washington, D.C., through the confirmation process, according to a study by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

WikiLeaks Reveal Demonstrates Encryption Apps' Vulnerabilities

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

The CIA can hack into smartphones and read messages as they're being typed on encrypted messaging apps. David Greene talks to Moxie Marlinspike, founder of the encrypted messaging app Signal.

GOP Voters In Charlotte, N.C., Evaluate Trump's Time In Office So Far

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:12am

North Carolina voted for Trump in the presidential election. Rachel Martin traveled to Charlotte, a blue city in a red state, to check in with Republicans to see how they think the president is doing.

A Grandson And Daughter Recall The Legacy Of An 'Actual Superhero'

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:58am

Camaran Henson remembers his late grandpa as larger than life. He "could probably fly," Camaran tells his mother at StoryCorps. The legacy her son leaves, she says, is the one that honors his grandpa.

(Image credit: StoryCorps)

20 Years Ago, 'Buffy' Welcomed Us All To The Hellmouth (aka High School)

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:57am

Buffy the Vampire Slayer used monsters as a metaphor for everyday high school problems. The show premiered on March 10, 1997.

(Image credit: Warner Bros./Getty Images)

In A Crucial Election Year, Worries Grow In Germany About Fake News

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:28am

With elections this fall, Germany is bracing for an escalation of fake news. Trust in the traditional press is waning, but some outlets are fighting back.

(Image credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

South Korean Judges Uphold President Park Geun-hye's Impeachment

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 8:35pm

The country's first female president makes history again, this time, as the first South Korean leader to be removed from office.

(Image credit: Ahn Young-joon/AP)

Skeptics Mull Trump Wiretapping Allegation

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Mukasey, who served as attorney general under George W. Bush, about President Trump's charge that former President Obama ordered surveillance on Trump Tower.

Los Angeles School Talks To Students About What To Do If A Parent Is Detained By ICE

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

David Greene talks with Ricardo Mireles of the Los Angeles school Academia Avance, which is talking to students about what to do if their parents are detained by immigration officers.

The Perils Of Being Mistaken For An Uber Driver

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

When you get in the backseat of a car that's not yours, it's a good idea to double check that it's actually the Uber or Lyft you requested instead of a random stranger's car.

Afghanistan's Ambassador On The Future Of The War

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

Rachel Martin talks with Afghanistan's ambassador to Washington, Hamdullah Mohib, who is hopeful the Trump administration will provide his country the help it needs to finally defeat the Taliban.

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