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Everything You Need To Know About Russia And The Trump Administration

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Greg Miller of The Washington Post and NPR's Scott Detrow about Attorney General Sessions' contact with the Russian ambassador before the election.

Here Is A Challenge To Hear And Write The Right Answer

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

This week's challenge involves homophones — words that sound the same but are spelled differently.

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Tennis Thrives In Isolation On 'Yours Conditionally'

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:03am

To write its latest album, the husband-and-wife musical duo returned to a songwriting environment that had proven fruitful for them in the past: the middle of the ocean.

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Can Democrats Turn Activism Into Votes? Special Elections Might Be A Clue

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 6:00am

A victory in a Delaware legislative race has Democrats enthused, and some think they can pull off an upset in a Georgia House special election, giving evidence of growing anti-Trump sentiment.

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White Nostalgia Didn't Start With Trump — Just Look At Classic Rock

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 6:00am

The president brought up reviving dying industries and making America great again during his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. But the message is a generation old with roots in music.

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'The Wrong Dead Guy' Lives And Dies By Its Comedic Timing

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 6:00am

Charlie "Coop" Cooper is back for another action packed, kooky adventure — complete with dirty jokes, an octopus robot, and an overuse of dialogue — in Richard Kadrey's newest novel.

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No One Was Prepared To Care For So Many Wounded In Mosul

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 5:31am

The number of wounded civilians and fighters is higher than expected in the battle to force ISIS from the Iraqi city. Care is coming from several sources, including U.S. forces.

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Buford: Come for the Coffee, Stay ... To Keep The Tiny Town Open

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 5:01am

The self-proclaimed smallest town in America, Buford, Wyo., population one, is in danger of losing its last resident and being removed from the maps completely.

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Trump's International Policies Could Have Lasting Effects On Higher Ed

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:53am

More than a million international students go to college in the United States. But after recent events, and President Trump's policies, recruiters expect numbers to drop.

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Kate McKinnon Mocks Sessions As Forrest Gump On 'SNL'

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:35am

There were no surprise appearances of Melissa McCarthy's "Spicey" or Alec Baldwin's Trump, but SNL still got in a few digs at the Trump administration, mostly courtesy of cast member Kate McKinnon.

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'Time: The Kalief Browder Story' Depicts Issues With Solitary Confinement

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 5:54pm

Director Jenner Furst talks about his new documentary miniseries, Time: The Kalief Browder Story, on Spike TV. Browder served three years in Riker's Island jail after being accused of stealing.

Gary Lucas Uses Film Music 'To Shed Light On Obscure Corners Of Culture'

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Gary Lucas, known for playing with the late Captain Beefheart and as the late Jeff Buckley's songwriting partner, built reputation with film music. His latest is for an early Orson Welles comedy.

For The First Time In 146 Years Chicago Goes Without Snow During January And February

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist for WGN-TV and The Chicago Tribune, talks about the Windy City's changing weather, specifically the record-breaking lack of snow this year.

Political Newcomer In Second Place For French Presidential Race

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:00pm

The French presidential race is underway and it is already rife with political scandals. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley talks about the latest controversies.

Barbershop: A Look At Women In The Workplace Following Uber, Sterling Jeweler News

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:00pm

This week on the Barbershop, Awesomely Luvvie's Luvvie Ajayi, The Root's Danielle Belton and Joann Lublin from The Wall Street Journal discuss women's role in the workplace.

Following Congress Address, Trump Tweets Out Accusations Of Obama 'Wire Tapping' Him

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:00pm

NPR's White House Correspondent Tamara Keith discusses President Trump's week, which went from a praised address before Congress, to a tweetstorm accusing former President Obama of ordering a wiretap.

Evan McMullin Wants To 'Get To The Bottom Of' Trump's Connections To Russia

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Following Evan McMullin's run as an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, he has earned a following as an independent conservative voice.

'He's Doing A Good Job': Supporters Rally Nationwide To Defend Trump

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 3:46pm

Demonstrators gathered in cities and outside state capitols to heft signs and chant slogans in support of President Trump on Saturday. In many places, counterprotesters were also there to meet them.

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16 Years After Father's Killing, Colombian Family Sees Justice In U.S. Court

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 2:30pm

Hernan Giraldo Serna, a Colombian ex-paramilitary leader sent to the U.S. on charges of conspiring to traffick cocaine, is the first in such a case to be confronted by some of his victims in court.

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Sinn Fein Makes Big Gains, Reshuffling Political Landscape In Northern Ireland

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 12:55pm

After dust cleared in the U.K. province's snap election, Irish nationalists drew nearly even with their pro-British counterparts. Now, big — and difficult — decisions await the divided government.

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