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Republican Rep. Tom Cole On GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma tells Steve Inskeep the House should pass the Republican health care plan. But he says to not sweat the details, because the Senate will change the bill anyway.

Louisiana Attorney General To Consider Prosecution In Alton Sterling Case

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The Justice Department announced it will not bring charges against white police officers who killed Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge, La. The state is now looking into a criminal case.

Struggling To Survive, A Small Town Banks On Energy Efficiency

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

It's been 10 years since a tornado nearly wiped Greensburg, Kan., off the map. It's rebuilt to energy-efficient standards, primed for a comeback. What it lacks is people.

Whether She Wins Or Loses, Marine Le Pen Has Changed French Politics

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The two candidates in the French presidential election held their final debate Wednesday. Even if she loses, the far-right Marine Le Pen has moved her agenda into the French political mainstream.

'The Forward': A Small Publication With An Outsized Influence

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The Forward is a small publication with a Jewish-American audience. Its reporting has done more than anyone to undermine the position of White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka.

Planned Attack Raises Concerns About Far-Right Extremists In The German Military

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

Allegations that far-right extremists are active inside the German armed forces have sparked a rift between Germany's defense minister and her generals.

Millions Of Lives At Risk In Yemen, Aid Group Official Says

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland about the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Republicans Scrap Rule For Small-Business Retirement Plans

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

The Obama-era policy allowed states to offer retirement savings plans. Retiree and worker protection groups say the state-designed plans benefit employees of small businesses which lack 401(k) plans.

(Image credit: Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images)

'I Belonged Nowhere': A Story Of Displacement, From A Novelist Who Knows

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:05am

Salt Houses traces several generations of a displaced Palestinian family. Author Hala Alyan says she experienced firsthand the "intergenerational trauma that went along with losing a homeland."

(Image credit: Beowulf Sheehan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)




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