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Sen. John Thune On The Republican Party's Legislative Priorities

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Senator Thune talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about how a Republican-controlled Congress plans to work with President-elect Donald Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act and overhaul the tax code.

Where Coal Was King, Pa. Voters Hope Trump Rejuvenates Their Economy

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump swept many traditionally Democratic Rust Belt states. NPR's David Greene revisits Fayette County, Pa., where thousands of Democrats crossed the aisle to vote for the real estate mogul.

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan Steps Up Challenge To Nancy Pelosis

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Tim Ryan, who says he'll challenge Nancy Pelosi's nearly 14-year grip on the House Democratic Caucus. Ryan says Pelosi was a mentor of his, but it's time now for a change.

Syrian Regime Strikes Pelt Rebel-Held Section Of Aleppo

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Following the U.S. election, Syria's regime renewed airstrikes on the rebel-held side of Aleppo. The U.N. says food is running out, and activists say rebels haven't been paid in months. With Russia backing the offensive and the incoming U.S. president skeptical of the rebels, besieged Aleppo residents fear little stands in the way of a regime military victory.

President-Elect's Legal Team Wants Judge To Delay Trump University Case

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Lawyers in a civil fraud case against Donald Trump and Trump University are in court again Friday to see if Trump can delay the case until after his inauguration. The trial is to begin in 10 days.

Airbnb Eyes Services That Compete With Travelocity, Yelp And TripAdvisor

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Airbnb is expanding beyond short-term home rentals with plans to offer services like guided tours, flights and car rentals. Is it a hedge against anticipated restrictions on its core business model?

Sen. Warner: Trump Advisers Lack Deep Experience In Intelligence Communty

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about how he expects President-Elect Donald Trump to approach national security.

The Rise Of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Son-In-Law

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

One of Trump's closest advisers during the campaign was Jared Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka. The close political relationship is expected to continue into the White House.

Trump Needs A++ People On His Cabinet, Fund Manager Scaramucci Says

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:06am

President-elect Donald Trump says he'll announce his economic team on Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Scaramucci, hedge fund manager and a member of Donald Trump's transition team.

Metallica's Lars Ulrich And James Hetfield Are In It For The Long Haul

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:38am

Twelve years ago, a documentary showed Metallica close to imploding. Today, the band releases its 10th studio album — and its two main songwriters say they've learned a lesson in empathy.

New Weather Satellite Provides Forecasts For The Final Frontier

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 3:38am

The GOES-R satellite is scheduled to enter orbit Saturday. It'll sit 22,000 miles above the Americas, monitoring weather on the planet — and in space.

Economist Reporter: Europeans, Especially Germans, Horrified By Trump

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:01pm

President Obama is in Germany meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Steve Inskeep speaks with The Economist's David Rennie about how the trans-Atlantic relationship might change under Trump.

Deer Herd Disrupts Cross-Country Event

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 6:10am

At a meet in Pennsylvania, Justin DeLuzio was hit by one of the deer crossing a field. He tells a local TV station that he was knocked down and bruised. In a triumph of will, he got up and finished.

Peggy Whitson Is About To Become The Oldest Woman Ever In Space

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 5:17am

Whitson heads to the International Space Station on Thursday's launch. Early next year she turns 57 while still in orbit. John Glenn is the oldest man in space. He was 77 at the time.

Comedian Larry Wilmore Hosts 67th National Book Awards Ceremony

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

Six writers won an award Wednesday night including Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad for fiction. Ibram X. Kendi won in nonfiction and Daniel Borzutzky in poetry.

Donald Trump Expected To Have A Hard Time Draining The Swamp

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

During the campaign, Trump said he wants to keep lobbyists out of his administration, but it isn't so easy. President Obama tried. Most people agree, running a government without lobbyists isn't easy.

With Trump In Office, What Is The Future Of U.S.-German Relations?

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

The incoming Trump administration seems to share little in common with Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies. Steve Inskeep talks to Peter Wittig, the German ambassador to the U.S.

Former Refugee Helps Others Arriving To America AT JFK Airport

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

Omar Nur left his native Ethiopia more than 35 years ago. He landed at New York's JFK and took his first steps in his new country. In the decades since, he's helped others arriving at the airport.

Surgeon General Murthy Wants America To Face Up To Addiction

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

More people struggle with alcohol or drugs than have cancer, and 1 in 5 Americans binge drinks. It all costs the nation $420 billion a year. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says we know how to help.

Protests Against Trump's Election Continue Across The Country

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:14am

It's been more than a week since Donald Trump became president elect and protests haven't let up. Some involved say they are challenging things bigger than Trump — such as the electoral college.

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