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Former Trump Adviser Arthur Laffer On The Republican Tax Plan

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:40pm

Laffer is considered by many to be "the father of supply-side economics," the theory that forms the backbone of the current overhaul plan.

Astronomers Detect Collision Of Neutron Stars, Universe's 'Greatest Fireworks Show'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:33pm

For the first time ever, astronomers have caught a glimpse of the cosmic fireball that results from two dead stars colliding.

Former Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson On Being 'Fierce' And Fighting Sexual Abuse

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:20pm

Carlson's book "Be Fierce" addresses the fallout from her successful harassment suit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, and proposes legislative and social changes that she believes can protect women.

Thousands Of Inmates Voluntarily Fight California Wildfires

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:12pm

About 4,000 incarcerated men and women have been working around the clock to control the devastating wildfires in the northern part of the state.

Watch As Bon Iver's Justin Vernon Plays A Song To A Single Person

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:06pm

On Oct. 16, 2016 during Berlin's Michelberger Music festival, an audience member was led to a room and witnessed a special performance.

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Drug Czar Nominee Steps Aside; Trump Falsely Says Obama Didn't Call Families Of Fallen Troops

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:06pm

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the latest in politics.

Philippine President Duterte Declares Besieged City 'Liberated'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:58am

Still, gunfire and explosions resounded as soldiers tried to clear what the government claims is the last pocket of resistance in Marawi City. A military spokesman said some 30 militants remained.

(Image credit: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Days Left To Submit Bids For Amazon's 2nd Headquarters

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:52am

Cities across the country are going to great lengths to draw in the company's promised $5 billion investment and 50,000 jobs.

Songs That Say 'Me Too'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:45am

Women have posted the phrase on social media to raise awareness of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. Here is a list of songs in which artists said "me too."

(Image credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch: 'Cow On The Loose' Mesmerizes In Brooklyn And Beyond

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:42am

An unidentified bovine — what looks to be a young bull — drove a section of New York City to distraction, leading a very slow speed chase around an outdoor soccer field.

Acclaimed Novel 'IQ' Transports Sherlock Holmes To Los Angeles

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:40am

In his 2016 novel "IQ," Joe Ide takes the character of Sherlock Holmes and transforms him into a young African-American man, Isaiah Quintabe.

NAFTA Talks Get Tense As Canada And Mexico Balk At U.S. Proposals

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:33am

Trade ministers from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are wrapping up the latest round of talks Tuesday on the trade agreement's future.

How Will China Select Its New Leaders At Its Communist Party Congress?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:32am

Experts believe Chinese leader Xi Jinping intends to bend, break or scrap informal succession rules. He is most opposed to a rule that could hinder his ability to designate his own successor.

(Image credit: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

How You, Too, Can Create Emojis

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:27am

Emojis make up a young and emerging language — and that means we need more of the cute little pictures to help us say exactly what we mean.

Florida's Governor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Richard Spencer Speech

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:21am

As a state entity, the University of Florida must allow the white nationalist to speak on campus. But its president urged students and staff to avoid the event and shun its speaker.

(Image credit: Bernard Brzezinski/University of Florida)

Where In The World A Housing Bubble Might Pop

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:20am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson learns more about how UBS Wealth Management ranked its annual Global Real Estate Bubble Index.

New Wildfire Ignites In California's Santa Cruz Mountains, Evacuations Ordered

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:11am

As firefighters in Northern California make progress on the deadly wildfires, some evacuated residents have been able to return home.

ISIS Loses Raqqa, Its One-Time Capital

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:06am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson sorts out the complicated Middle East battlefield with BuzzFeed News correspondent Mike Giglio, who's based in the region.

New Mix: MGMT, Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile, More

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:04am

On this week's show: Reincarnation, the afterlife, parallel universes, time travel... and how it'll affect your weekend! Also: What to do when a favorite artist works with a not-so-favorite artist.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artists)

Songs We Love: CCFX, 'Venetian Screens'

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:00am

Featuring members of Trans FX, CC Dust and Vexx, the Olympia trio channels the dream-pop of Cocteau Twins and retro dance sounds of Saint Etienne.

(Image credit: Jamie Nadel/Courtesy of the artist)

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