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Trump Attends Opening Of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Despite Controversy

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:19pm

Two black Democratic lawmakers who decided not to attend said Trump's presence at the opening was "an insult." But the state's GOP governor said residents should be proud Trump would be there.

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Firefighters Gain Ground On SoCal Wildfires Even As Winds Continue To Vex

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:59pm

The Santa Ana winds gave firefighters a small reprieve but were expected to pick up once again. Air quality was at hazardous levels in some areas.

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'Uncomfortable' Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Aims To Face Past, Move Forward

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:48am

Organizers hope to stay focused on the museum's message for its opening, despite African-American congressmen's objections to President Trump's presence.

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ISIS's Last Stand Falls In Iraq, Prime Minister Says

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:17am

After a three-and-a-half year fight, Haider al-Abadi announced Saturday Iraqi forces had retaken the group's final stronghold along the Syrian border.

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Fresh Air Weekend: James Franco; 2017's Word Of The Year; Guillermo Del Toro

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 8:00am

Franco tackles a Hollywood story "unlike any other" in The Disaster Artist. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says "tribalism" is his word of the year. Del Toro talks about his new film, The Shape Of Water.

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To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:00am

According to some pro-Israeli Christians and Jews, God wants Jerusalem to be the capital of a Jewish state. That argument, however, is not universally accepted among those faith groups.

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Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:00am

The U.S. ships a big chunk of its recycled goods to China. But China doesn't want them anymore, and that's leaving the recycling industry in turmoil.

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Crowdfunding For French Castles

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

You too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers.

Movies You Missed: 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

For the latest installment of our Movies You Missed series, two first-time viewers of It's a Wonderful Life admit wondering for a long time why it's regarded as a Christmas movie.

Remembering John B. Anderson

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Rep. John B. Anderson, Illinois congressman, died Sunday at the age of 95. The Midwest Republican disliked big government and supported the Equal Rights Amendment.

Opening The Hottest Fake Restaurant In Town

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Vice U.K. writer Oobah Butler created a fake restaurant that became the hottest eatery in London on TripAdvisor. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he executed his prank.

Saturday Sports: Larry Nassar, Winter Olympics

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the former doctor with the USA Gymnastics program sentenced for child pornography and Russia's Olympics ban.

Gaming The Tax Code

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Experts predict the new rules in the proposed tax overhaul will lead to many complexities in the tax code. And that likely means new opportunities for tax lawyers to find ways to game the system.

Trump Rallies For Roy Moore Ahead Of Tuesday's Election

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

John Archibald from The Birmingham News and al.com joins NPR's Scott Simon to preview Tuesday's special election in Alabama.

California Fires Update

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Wildfires that are burning in across Southern California have killed at least one person.

How The Democrats And Republican Are Responding To Sexual Misconduct

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with political analysts Karine Jean-Pierre and Mary Kate Cary about the political parties' reactions to the national conversation about sexual harassment.

A Republican Donor On The State Of The GOP

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Dan Eberhart is CEO of energy company Canary LLC and is a significant Republican donor. He joins NPR's Scott Simon for an update on how the party is doing under Trump.

How Women From The U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Genital Mutilation

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

Young women from the U.S. are at increasing risk of a dangerous ritual known as female genital mutilation. Federal law enforcement has launched an awareness campaign about "vacation cutting."

What's Behind Bitcoin's All-Time High Value

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

The value of digital currency bitcoin has skyrocketed. But what is bitcoin and is it just a bubble? Timothy Lee of Ars Technica explains to NPR's Scott Simon.

How The GOP Tax Bill Would Affect Community Colleges

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:56am

The tax overhaul making its way though Congress includes some provisions that worry Jose Adames, president of El Centro College, a community college in Dallas. NPR's Scott Simon asks him why.

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