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Airbnb Counters Critics On Housing Supply And Tax Collection

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Airbnb says a study which claims the fastest-growing share of its listings come from property managers — not individual home owners renting out their residences — is flawed.

CBO Report: GOP Bill Could Leave 24M More Without Health Coverage By 2026

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

The Congressional Budget Office released a report on Monday estimating that the GOP health care bill would reduce the number of people with health insurance by 24 million a decade from now.

ICE Agents' Tactics Raise Concerns About Migrants Access To The Justice System

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Lawyers and judges in some parts of the country say that for the first time Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents are coming inside courthouses to question people about their immigration status.

Researchers Examine Breitbart's Influence On Election Information

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

A study of 1.25 million media stories says a Breitbart-centered media ecosystem fostered the sharing of stories that were, at their core, misleading. Steve Inskeep talks to researcher Yochai Benkler.

What CBO's GOP Health Plan Forecast Means For California

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Reporter Stephanie O'Neill of Kaiser Health News looks at the impact of the Republican health care bill on the nation's largest state, California, which fully embraced Obamacare.

Girl, Interrupted: Hurray For The Riff Raff On Identity Lost And Found

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:01am

Singer Alynda Segarra explains the band's new album, The Navigator, which tells the story of a Puerto Rican girl who wishes away her culture and community in exchange for more freedom.

(Image credit: Sarrah Danziger/Courtesy of the artist)

A Microbe Hunter Plies Her Trade In Space

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:00am

Meet Kate Rubins, a virus-hunter turned astronaut. When she sequenced DNA in space for the first time, she opened the door to a new era in space biology.

(Image credit: NASA Johnson/Flickr)

As China's Coal Mines Close, Miners Are Becoming Bolder In Voicing Demands

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:58am

State-run coal mines are shutting down in China's rust belt. Facing layoffs, miners are worried about their future — and in the absence of labor unions, are organizing to demand better treatment.

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Orangutan's Vocal Feats Hint At Deeper Roots of Human Speech

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 3:57am

Rocky wowed scientists when he showed he could control his vocal cords much the way people do. His abilities suggest that early humans might have spoken words 10 million years ago.

(Image credit: Mark Kaser/Courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo)

Congressional Budget Office Delves Into GOP Health Plan's Cost

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 6:55am

The CBO is expected to soon release its projections on the impact of the House Republicans' proposed health care bill on the economy, the federal budget and the health care industry.

Atlanta TV Station Pays Tribute To Rapper Biggie Smalls

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 6:05am

On the 20th anniversary of his death, members of the Atlanta news team paid tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. by working the rapper's lyrics into morning traffic reports.

Seals Return To Waters Off Cape Cod And So Do The Sharks

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 5:59am

Ecologists insist it's good news that more sharks are expected this summer. Authorities insist swimmers need not worry. The sharks are coming to eat seals.

Trump Uses Media Pool Spray To His Communication Advantage

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:16am

President Trump's twitter habits are well known, he has a tendency to make news in another way that is abbreviated. It's called a pool spray.

EPA's Chief Environmental Justice Official Steps Down

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:16am

One of the EPA programs the new administration hopes to eliminate this year — according to a budget proposal seen by "The Washington Post" — is the office of Environmental Justice. Steve Inskeep talks to Mustafa Ali, who helped found the office in 1992.

The Complications Of Living In Russia-Occupied South Ossetia

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:16am

In 2008, Russia and Georgia went to war over South Ossetia. The territory is controlled by Russia, and Russia decides where the border is. Towns have been split in half, divided by barbed wire.

American Hospital Association Opposes GOP's Health Care Overhaul

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:16am

Steve Inskeep talks to Tom Nickels, executive vice president of the American Hospital Association, about his concerns about the overhaul of the Affordable Care Act.

'My Cousin Vinny' Turns 25

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:16am

The 1992 film comedy My Cousin Vinny was anticipated to be a likeable low-budget effort when it premiered. Somewhere along the line, it became a courtroom classic.

Congressional Budget Office To Estimate Cost Of GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:16am

Steve Inskeep talks to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who looks ahead to another week of tumultuous politics as President Trump and GOP leaders try to sell their health care plan to the party.

Dutch Election Expected To Be Another Test For Anti-Immigrant Stance

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:16am

Riots by Turkish immigrants raised tensions before Wednesday's general election in the Netherlands. After Brexit and the Trump win, will the fiery anti-Muslim Geert Wilders continue the populist roll?

How Will People Who Are Already Sick Be Treated Under A New Health Law?

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:00am

People withe pre-existing conditions would still be protected from insurance discrimination under the new House GOP bill, but it remains to be seen how that benefit would be paid for.

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