Steve Inskeep talks to Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford about Friday's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. The vote is before a deadline for Pruitt to release emails with fossil fuel interests.
It's now four weeks since President Trump was sworn in. Despite setbacks, like the sacking of his national security adviser, Trump is talking about "incredible progress" he's made since taking office.
President Trump's been dogged by reports saying his aides had contact with Russian intelligence. We look at how people in Russia are reacting to the news.
Rachel Martin speaks to former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke about Michael Flynn's resignation and the many developments related to the intelligence community this week.
Donald Trump decided to hold a news conference Thursday, and spent much of it insulting the news media.
Donald Lau wrote fortunes in fortune cookies for 30 years, but now he's quitting because he can't conjure up new bits of wisdom. Now he's training a successor. But when one door closes another opens.
Astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses a recently unearthed essay written by Winston Churchill in 1939. Churchill wrote about the possibility of space travel and life on other planets.
Steve Inskeep talks to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman about his legal challenges to the White House's travel ban and other ways he is opposing President Trump's agenda.
At a news conference Thursday, Donald Trump said the media is being "dishonest" and talked about his new nominee to lead the Department of Labor.
A rural road in northern New York has become a magnet for refugees who no longer want to stay in the U.S. Growing numbers are stepping into Canada, knowing Mounties immediately will arrest them.
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The original BBC series was one of the first blockbuster high-definition TV shows. A decade later, drones and light-weight steady cams give viewers a front-row view of nature's majesty and fragility.
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Musician Timothy Showalter, a.k.a. Strand of Oaks, spoke with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his new album and embracing life for what it is, even when things don't go so well.
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Charlie Shrem went to prison for his involvement in Bitcoin trading. Now he's out and part of the next evolution of Bitcoin's future, investments that trade using Bitcoin's underlying technology.
A Texas prosecutor says immigration agents violated the sanctity of a courthouse to detain a woman abused by her boyfriend.
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Harward was offered the job to replace Michael Flynn, who was fired Monday by Trump. But Harward said no, reportedly because the job was too demanding to bring him out of retirement.
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The Nashville singer-songwriter returns to Mountain Stage with music from her latest album, Sweven.
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In southwestern Pennsylvania, collapsed mining and steel industries led to economic and environmental downturn. A divided father and daughter work to find common ground to save their hometown.
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The Argentine singer-songwriter combines tropical pop, hip-hop, dancehall, North African folk and Latin rhythms. Hear her perform live.
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Charlie Day and Ice Cube lead a great cast, but this comedy, filled with cruel pranks and retrograde notions of masculinity, "leaves a sour aftertaste," says critic Scott Tobias.
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Director Gore Verbinski leans on tried-and-true horror visuals to provide this film, set in a sinister Alpine spa, with its scares. But at 2 1/2 hours, patient fatigue sets in early.
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