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Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:55pm

For months, the United States, Canada and Mexico have been trying to rewrite terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But White House demands have led to frustrations that may threaten NAFTA.

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MLB Rallies To Help Boy Whose Baseball Collection Was Destroyed By Fire

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:38pm

As thousands of Californians take stock of the damage caused by wildfires, one nine-year-old boy's story has at least half of the teams in Major League Baseball chipping in.

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Senators Reach Deal to Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets for Two Years

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:31pm

The bipartisan agreement could help stabilize insurance premiums next year so that younger, healthier people will buy policies. President Trump has embraced it, but other GOP leaders have not.

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'Now That She Has Been Killed, Who Will Ensure That Justice Will Prevail?'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:26pm

The killing of Maltese reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia has drawn international condemnations and difficult questions, including this one from a local paper. "My mother was assassinated," her son said.

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George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize For 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:18pm

It's the second year in a row that an American writer has taken home the prestigious literary award.

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'Trump's Claim Is Wrong': Comments On Presidents' Calls To Military Families Rebutted

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:13pm

Defending his lack of response to the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger, Trump claimed "a lot of" past presidents did not call families after a death. He raised the example of his chief of staff's son.

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Radio Ambulante Presenta Una Serie Sobre La Nueva Era En La Emigración Cubana

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:03pm

El primer podcast de NPR en español colaboró con el Nuevo Herald, 14ymedio y el Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

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The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:01pm

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing.

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Russian Cyber Trolls Watched 'House Of Cards' To Understand U.S. Politics

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff about how Russian trolls were ordered to watch Neflix's House of Cards show to understand Americans and U.S. politics.

Liberation Of Raqqa Will Be A Powerful Blow To ISIS

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Joby Warrick of The Washington Post and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS" about the status of ISIS after the loss of their de facto capitol, Raqqa.

NFL Players And Owners Have Not Resolved Controversy Over Anthem Protests

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

NFL owners and players did not resolve the controversy over anthem protests at an owners meeting in New York on Tuesday, but emerged largely positive about the session and pledged to meet again.

After Taking On Big Tobacco 20 Years Ago, Former Mississippi AG Is Trying Again With Opioids

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

When Mike Moore was Mississippi's attorney general, he spearheaded the 50-state lawsuit against Big Tobacco. Now, he's trying to do the same thing against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Trump Defends False Claim That His Predecessors Didn't Call Families Of Fallen Soldiers

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

When President Trump claimed that past presidents did not call family members of fallen U.S. service members, it caused a backlash. On Tuesday he addressed the issue again, defending his false claim.

No Clear End Game For U.S. Military In Iraq And Syria

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

The U.S. is training and equipping both sides in the Iraq-Kurdistan stand-off along with Syrian opposition forces in the battle against ISIS and the Assad regime. It has created a tangled web with no clear end game.

The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

Night of the Taranta, an Italian folk music festival akin to Woodstock, celebrates a musical tradition that dates back to antiquity.

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Former Green Beret And Pro Football Player Talks About 'Take A Knee' Protests

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:59pm

Nate Boyer is a former Green Beret who played football briefly with the Seattle Seahawks. Last year, when he first saw former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sit during the National Anthem, he got mad. Then, he wrote Kaepernick a letter, saying he wished Kaepernick would stand up, but that he was willing hear him out about why he was sitting down.

Bill Kirchen On Mountain Stage

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:21pm

Hear the rock-a-billy legend bring swinging Western sounds to his fifth appearance on Mountain Stage.

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Top Global Cities Face Increased Risk Of A Real Estate Bubble

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:03pm

Toronto leads this year's UBS Wealth Management list as the city with the biggest housing bubble risk. Real estate in several U.S. cities, including New York and Boston, is considered fair value.

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Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Third Attempt At Travel Ban

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:23pm

President Trump's third executive order restricting travel from some countries to the U.S. was to go into effect on Wednesday. The judge didn't rule on the limits affecting North Korea and Venezuela.

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'Death In The Air' Revisits 5 Days When London Was Choked By Poisonous Smog

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 1:41pm

Kate Winkler Dawson's new book chronicles The Great Smog of 1952, when moist air from the Gulf Stream stalled for days over London, mixing with poisonous gases and causing more than 12,000 deaths.

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