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Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 8:02am

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

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Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:08am

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

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Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing 'Summer Slide'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play a role to make the lending effective.

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'The End of Eddy' Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

In The End of Eddy, French author Edouard Louis writes about his experience growing up gay and abused in industrial France. He speaks to NPR's Melissa Block.

Saturday Sports: The NBA Draft

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

The NBA draft took center stage this week in the world of sports, and many are wondering what the new picks will mean for championship-winning teams.

Drone Company Leaders Meet With Trump To Ask For More Clarity On Rules

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

This week, U.S. drone companies met with President Trump to discuss industry regulations. NPR's Melissa Block talks with April Glaser of Recode about how these companies actually want more regulation.

Despite Killings, Duterte Still Enjoys Support In Philippines

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in the Philippines more than 7,000 people have been killed in his war on drugs. While many poor people live in fear, the president's support remains high.

Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Just weeks after the backlash to pulling out of the Paris climate deal, U.S. mayors gathered in Miami are putting climate change at the top of their agenda.

What The GOP Bill Means For People On Medicaid

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

NPR's Melissa Block asks Rodney Whitlock, who worked on health policy in the Senate and is now a lobbyist, for hospitals about what the GOP plan could mean for those who rely on Medicaid.

Week In Politics: Health Care And The Supreme Court

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

This past week has seen no shortage of news in politics from Capitol Hill and the White House. And next week will see its fair share as decisions on health care and Supreme Court cases are expected.

Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier Travels Through The Movies

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

One of the greatest French filmmakers alive, Bertrand Tavernier, has turned his attention to French movies with a new, personal documentary called My Journey Through French Cinema.

The Sourtoe Cocktail: Yes, It's An Actual Human Toe In A Drink

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Someone has stolen the mummified human toe included in the signature drink at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Canada. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Toe Master, Terry Lee.

New Island Forms Off North Carolina's Outer Banks

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

In the ever-changing seascape off the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a new sand bar, possibly masking as an island. The questions now is how to get to it.

Many In Eastern Ukraine Want To Join Russia

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Vladimir Putin insists Russia doesn't want to annex separatist enclaves in eastern Ukraine, but many residents, who already use the Russian ruble and depend on Russia in many ways, wish he would.

Health Insurers Anxious Over Uncertainty Of What Comes Next

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act mean an uncertain future for insurance companies on the exchange. While some areas are struggling, others are seeing insurers come into their markets.

What's In The GOP Health Care Bill

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:01am

Melissa Block talks with health policy reporter Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times about the health care bill Senate Republicans released this week, and what it means for Americans' access to care.

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:00am

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.

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Snakebites Make The List Of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:00am

They claim about 100,000 lives a year. WHO has now put snakebites on its list of "neglected tropical diseases."

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Alaska's 40 Years Of Oil Riches Almost Never Was

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:00am

Oil began flowing down the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1977, transforming Alaska into a wealthy state. But if it wasn't for one man, the Prudhoe Bay oil field may not have never been found.

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Meet President Trump's Outside Legal Team

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:00am

A business lawyer with a major role in 1990s tobacco litigation, a specialist in religious liberty cases and a seasoned Washington hand are helping the president navigate numerous investigations.

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