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BET Awards Wields, And Exerts, Its Influence Beyond Black America

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:41pm

No matter how loved or loathed, last night's show proves why it's often the most talked-about night in pop.

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GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:39pm

Congressional forecasters say a Senate Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million more people uninsured in the next decade.

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In Texas, Opponents Rally Against Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Despite its politicians' positions, many people who live in Texas' rural hill country came out this weekend in support of the existing health care law. But some near the gathering support Obamacare repeal.

Supreme Court Sides With Religious School In Church-State Case

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:30pm

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Missouri church that had sought a state grant to resurface the playground at its preschool. The lower court had ruled that the funding violated the Constitutional separation of church and state. In Monday's decision, the court said that states can't deny public benefits to religious institutions that are otherwise qualified.

Turkish Police Crack Down On Istanbul Pride Events

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at dozens of LGBT activists, who had gathered to hold a gay pride parade in defiance of an official ban from local authorities. This is the third year in a row that gay pride events were banned. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Laura Ozlen, one of the organizers of the march in Istanbul.

London Police Evacuate Thousands From Buildings With Flammable Cladding

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:30pm

After the tragic fire in Grenfell Tower, London authorities have evacuated thousands of residents from dozens of apartment buildings with similar flammable cladding.

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Trial On Criminal Contempt Charges

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial Monday on charges of criminal contempt for allegedly ignoring a federal judge's order to stop his crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally.

Supreme Court Reinstates Part Of Trump's Travel Ban, Agrees To Hear Case

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:30pm

The Supreme Court on Monday let a portion of President Trump's travel ban take effect and agreed to hear arguments about all the elements of the ban when the court reconvenes in October.

Trump Faces High Stakes Over Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:30pm

It's a high stakes week for President Trump, with the fate of a Republican repeal and replacement for Obamacare on the line in the Senate. Plus, the Supreme Court weighed in on the travel ban.

San Antonio Kickstarts Legal Fight Over Sanctuary Cities

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:30pm

A federal judge in San Antonio will hear arguments from local leaders in Texas asking for an injunction against the state's new immigration enforcement law meant to crack down on sanctuary cities. The Trump administration is siding with Texas.

Congressional Budget Office To Announce Score Of GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:30pm

The Congressional Budget Office plans to announce its score of the Senate Republican health care bill.

On Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:28pm

The first Harry Potter book came out 20 years ago today. One year later, in 1998, was the first time we mentioned the book, on All Things Considered. Here's Margot Adler's piece in its entirety.

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Same-Sex Marriage Support At All-Time High, Even Among Groups That Opposed It

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:07pm

Nearly half of Republicans and more than half of African-Americans now express support for same-sex marriage, according to a new report from Pew. Here are six takeaways from the report.

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Facial Recognition May Boost Airport Security But Raises Privacy Worries

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:03pm

If you travel from Boston's Logan Airport to Aruba on JetBlue you can use your face as identification rather than a passport. Similar experiments in facial recognition are underway at other airports.

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Goes On Trial For Securities Fraud

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:57pm

Shkreli is charged with committing a series of frauds well before he became "the most hated man in America." He's been live-streaming and spending lavishly, though according to his lawyer, he's broke.

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The Empire State Building Synced Its Lights To The Grateful Dead's 'Touch Of Grey'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:09pm

A partnership between the building's realty trust, reunion outfit Dead & Company and Citi Field had the Empire State Building's lights dancing along with the crowd of thousands.

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After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 1:48pm

Health care jobs now outnumber manufacturing jobs in Jefferson County, Ohio. Hospital administrators worry that Republican plans to cut Medicaid will lead to layoffs.

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Trump And India's Modi Share Similarities, But A Host Of Issues Divides Them

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 1:25pm

Both leaders are pragmatic deal-makers who rose to high office by appealing to majorities who felt overlooked. But as Trump and Modi meet Monday, their competing visions may be a significant hurdle.

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Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:58pm

Senate Republicans have tweaked their Obamacare repeal bill in hopes of keeping more healthy customers in the insurance market. Customers who fail to maintain coverage could be temporarily locked out.

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Meet The Woman Who Is Yemen's Unstoppable Scientist

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 12:52pm

Eqbal Dauqan has made a career as a biochemistry professor in Yemen, which is ranked by the World Economic Forum as the worst country for women's rights.

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