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We're Not Judging His Honesty, But His Pants Were On Fire

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

A Miami lawyer was making closing arguments in an arson case when his pants started smoking. He blamed a faulty e-cigarette.

Trump Travel Ban Hits The Travel Industry

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

International business and tourist travel to the U.S. is down substantially in the month since President Trump's initial travel ban. Some argue that it sends the wrong message.

Republicans Advance Health Care Bill

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

Two top House committees advanced the Republican health care bill on Wednesday, a key step toward final passage. We take a look at what's next.

Voices From 'A Day Without A Woman'

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

Many women around the country participated in a strike called "A Day Without A Woman" Wednesday. It was organized as a follow-up to the Women's March in January. But many other women had objections.

Rep. Adam Schiff On Trump's Wiretapping Claims And Russia

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

Steve Inskeep talks with Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which has scheduled its first public hearing on the role Russia played in the 2016 election.

More States Propose Voter ID Laws

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

State legislatures are busy considering bills to tighten restrictions on voters, including new voter ID and proof-of-citizenship requirements.

Florida Lawmakers To Vote On Expanding 'Stand Your Ground' Law

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

Legislators in Florida are taking up a proposal to expand the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. It would require prosecutors to prove a defendant wasn't acting in self-defense.

The Possibilities For Compromise On The Republican Health Care Plan

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

With the Republicans' new health care plan under attack from all sides, Steve Inskeep talks to one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, Zeke Emanuel, about the possibility of compromise.

Pope Francis Asks Followers To Check Their Bibles As Often As Their Phones

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

Pope Francis urged people to open up a Bible as often as they check their phones. But even the Pope uses Twitter.

Warm Winter Can Be Deadly For Snowmobilers And Ice Fishermen

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

The unusually warm winter has proven deadly in the northeast. More than a dozen people, including snowmobilers and ice fishermen, have died when they fell through thin lake ice.

Hawaii Attorney General On His Challenge To New Trump Travel Ban

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

Hawaii is filing a lawsuit against President Trump's newly revised executive order limiting travel from six Muslim-majority countries. David Greene speaks with Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin.

U.S. Fast Tracks Missile Defense System To S. Korea, Drawing China's Ire

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:06am

The THAAD missile defense system will go up in South Korea to help defend against North Korea's missile program. But it's causing a geopolitical tussle.

Here's What's Become Of A Historic All-Black Town In The Mississippi Delta

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:16pm

Founded by former slaves in 1887, Mound Bayou, Miss., was one of the country's first all-black towns. Here's a look into its historic past and uncertain future.

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