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State Officials Of Both Parties Reject Requests For Voters' Identification Details

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:01pm

More than a dozen states say that they won't comply with a White House commission request for the personal data. Even a commission leader isn't able to turn over all of his state's records.

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Trump White House Staff Payroll Nearly $36 Million And Top-Heavy

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 6:00pm

Among those making the maximum salary are chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon, press secretary Sean Spicer and former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault.

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Duke Jordan On Piano Jazz

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 5:52pm

Hear the jazz pianist and bebop innovator duet with host Marian McPartland on "Groovin' High" and his original "Jordu."

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Chibok Girls And Trump Appear In Unannounced Photo Op

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:55pm

The meeting with two of the schoolgirls who'd been kidnapped by Boko Haram was not promoted in advance. But it led to a White House "photo of the day."

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Wildlife Activists Plan Lawsuits To Protect Yellowstone Grizzlies

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:24pm

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe and The Humane Society are among the organizations that will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to keep the iconic carnivore on the endangered species list.

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Dispatch On World Cafe

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:07pm

After forming in the '90s, the New England jam band broke up in 2004. Now, it's back in its original form, with new tunes and old favorites. Hear a live World Cafe performance and interview.

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A Total Eclipse Will Sweep The U.S. In August, And People Are Going Nuts For It

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:57pm

NASA says a partial eclipse will be visible throughout the country. But within a "path of totality" from Oregon to South Carolina, an eclipse industry is booming.

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Episode 781: The Money Fixers

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:54pm

In Washington, D.C., there is a place where millions of dollars in ripped, burned, and water-soaked dollar bills are made new. On today's show, we get inside that room.

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GOP Health Bill Could Let Insurers Cap Spending On Expensive Patients

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:47pm

Current law requires all health insurance sold on the exchanges to cover 10 essential benefits — with no annual or lifetime limits to reimbursement. But the GOP plan might let states reinstate limits.

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Your Weekend Travel Podcast Essentials

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:40pm

Traveling this weekend? Treat your ears to podcasts from NPR.

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Multiple Victims In Bronx Hospital Shooting

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:39pm

The New York City Police Department says the shooter is dead following the attack at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.

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Music News: Jay-Z Releases New Album, '4:44'

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to NPR Music Editor Jacob Ganz about the week in music news, including a new album from Jay Z.

'Baby Driver' Follows Criminal Who Wants Out Of The Game

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with director Edgar Wright and Joe Loya, Wright's technical consultant, about the new movie, Baby Driver, which is about a getaway driver who wants out of the game.

On 'Fox & Friends,' Ivanka Trump Squashes Progressive Hopes

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm

When Ivanka Trump quit her position at the helm of her company for an unpaid post within her father's White House, it raised eyebrows — cries of nepotism — and for many progressive women, it was proof, that someone would be on their side. Some saw her as a potentially moderating force within the new Republican administration. NPR checks in on the president's special adviser five months into the presidency.

Germany Votes To Fine Social Media Companies For Failing To Remove Hate Speech

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm

The German parliament has voted to impose fines of up to $57 million on social media companies that fail to remove "obviously illegal" hate speech within 24 hours of it being posted.

Trump Administration Outlines Emerging Strategy On Afghanistan

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm

The Trump administration's emerging strategy on Afghanistan involves sending more American troops into the country, the isolation of Pakistan, and the long-term goal of a political settlement with the Taliban.

Rex Tillerson Faces Mideast Test In Navigating Saudi Arabia, Qatar Tensions

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm

The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is the biggest test yet of the skills and influence of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He has deep ties to Qatar's leaders, but the White House seems to prefer the Saudis.

Trump Pledges On Twitter To Help Chicago Fight Crime

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump tweeted that he's sending federal help to Chicago to fight crime. He says crime and killings have reached "epidemic" proportions.

Voting Commissioner Kris Kobach Defends U.S. Request For Voter Information

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm

Kris Kobach is the vice chairman of a White House commission on voting and elections and the secretary of state of Kansas. He spoke to NPR's Ari Shapiro and defended the commission's request for voter information from across the country.

Kentucky Secretary Of State Denies White House Request For Voter Information

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic secretary of state for Kentucky, about resisting the Presidential Election Commission's requests for voter data from the states.

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