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International Students Studying In U.S. Ponder Status Under Trump

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:52pm

As Jill Kaufman of New England Public Radio reports, President-elect Donald Trump’s many anti-immigration stances have brought uncertainty into the classroom.

Russia Extends Residency Permit For Edward Snowden

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:50pm

A spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry announced the extension on Facebook, while ridiculing a former deputy CIA chief. Snowden is in exile in Russia; his supporters have called for a pardon.

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Portland, Oregon Mayor Apologizes For Inadequate Response To Winter Weather

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:46pm

Snow and ice have paralyzed the city, leading to almost two weeks' worth of school closings and many uncleared streets and sidewalks.

Former Chair Of Michigan For Trump Excited To Head To D.C. For Inauguration

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's Robin Young talks to Lena Epstein, former co-chair of the Michigan for Trump campaign, who is traveling to D.C. to watch — and celebrate — Trump's swearing in.

Companies Promise New U.S. Jobs -- Would They Have Done It Without Trump?

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:33pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with CNN's Maggie Lake about the promises by many companies, from Bayer to Wal-Mart, to add U.S. jobs.

Diarrhea, Drunkenness And Dead Birds: 200 Years Of Inaugural Mishaps

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:20pm

About 50 Democratic lawmakers say they will not attend the inauguration. Not a great start, but according to historians Ed Ayers and Joanne Freeman, it could be worse.

Dirty Projectors Announces New Self-Titled Album, Shares New Song

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:16pm

Hints have been trickling out since late in 2016, but the official word is here: The latest album from Dirty Projectors is self-titled and due out Feb. 24 on Domino Records.

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Muslim NYPD Chaplain On Faith, Fear And Getting Stopped By Airport Security

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:14pm

Imam Khalid Latif is one of the people profiled in The Secret Life of Muslims, a digital series about Islamophobia. He is also the first Muslim chaplain at New York University.

Looking Back With Gratitude On Obama, And His Optimistic Vision Of America

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:14pm

Writer Mat Johnson reflects on what the Obama presidency meant to his biracial family. "I didn't always agree with Obama," he says. "But I always respected — and will always respect — that man."

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Should My Slightly Sick Child Stay Home? The Rules Often Conflict

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:12pm

Parents have to weigh a lot of factors in deciding whether their kid should get a sick day. But day care centers may make the decision for you — and their rules are not always evidence based.

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Friend Of Chelsea Manning Reacts To Obama Commutation

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:11pm

Manning, an Army private, was convicted of a 2010 leak of classified military and diplomatic information to WikiLeaks.

A Despedida Playlist To Bid POTUS Farewell

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00pm

As President Obama leaves office, Alt.Latino digs up some of the Latin music that's found its way into the Mixtape-Maker-In-Chief's playlists.

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In 'Homesick,' Ottessa Moshfegh Makes The Unlikable Understandable

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:56am

The characters in Ottessa Moshfegh's new collection are cold, unfiltered, frequently pathetic — all suffering from unease and nameless longing, made understandable by each perfectly-built story.

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How To Make Appetizing Salads In The Middle Of Winter

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:52am

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst says that by experimenting with textures and colors, you can make delicious salads regardless of season.

D.C. Gift Shops Gear Up For Inauguration

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:47am

One study by George Mason University predicts the influx of people, supporters and protesters, could generate more than $1 billion for the D.C. area's economy.

Winter Brings Inversions, Pollution To Salt Lake City

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:40am

This time of year, the city is often shrouded in a gray cloud of pollution called an inversion.

Obama Issues 273 Pardons And Commutations

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:33am

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Margaret Love, a lawyer specializing in clemency, about Tuesday's pardons and commutations.

Not Just A Crock: The Viral Word-Of-Mouth Success Of Instant Pot

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:31am

Launched in 2010, the multifunction cooker became a sleeper hit last year. That's when its maker harnessed the enthusiasm of owners – self-dubbed "addicts" – to spread the word online.

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Jonathan Edwards On Mountain Stage

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:22am

Hear the veteran songwriter perform music from his latest album, Tomorrow's Child, live in West Virginia.

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Senators Grill Trump's Pick For Education Secretary

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:20am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson highlights key moments from the three-hour hearing, which included a far-reaching debate over the future of public education.




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