With repeated lies, the brain becomes less and less sensitive to dishonesty, supporting ever larger acts of dishonesty. But why do we lie and is it such a terrible thing if we do?
President Trump will sign executive actions Tuesday that aim to roll back a sweeping set of climate policies put in place by the Obama administration. A moratorium on new coal leases on public lands, a rule designed to address methane emissions from oil and gas operations and the Clean Power Plan, will all get a review.
For decades, the 61-year-old artist has depicted black lives on canvas. He says inclusion in museums must not be contingent on "whether somebody likes you ... or somebody's being generous to you."
Micah White helped spark the Occupy Wall Street protests that spread worldwide. The activist and writer now says street protest is futile. Progressives, he says, should go rural and run for office.
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The Trump administration aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, which limits emissions from power plants, lift the moratorium on federal coal leases and change the "social cost of carbon" policy.
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When we think of lies, we think of the big stuff. We say, "I could never do something like that." But big lies start with small deceptions. Dan Ariely talks about why we lie and why we're honest.
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David Greene speaks with Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. He originally didn't like the GOP health care bill, but has changed his position after meeting with the president.
A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.
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By overwhelming majority, NFL owners voted Monday to approve the Raiders' bid to make a new home in Sin City. But it won't be a quick farewell. They're still playing in Oakland at least through 2017.
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Host Jessica Harris talks to Brendan Kennedy, co-founder of Privateer, an equity firm. Harris also talks with Mark Ramadan, co-founder of Sir Kensington's.
A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences.
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Proposed White House budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies will end federal spending on Great Lakes clean-up. That includes axing work on invasive species like Asian carp and a public health program that protects drinking water from toxic algae for 11 million residents around Lake Erie.
How does President Trump recover from his first legislative failure? He may be able to draw some lessons from the last president who tried and failed to reform the health care system.
The Oakland Raiders will no longer be the Oakland Raiders. The team will be moving to Las Vegas, and fans are feeling jilted, again.
A special congressional election in Georgia is becoming a focus point for Democrats and Republicans eager to chart their parties' political futures.
Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that his party was going through "growing pains" as the Republican health care bill failed. Now Republicans have to figure how to pick up the pieces and figure out how to govern, or risk another leadership crisis in the House.
President Trump is expected to ditch the Clean Power Plan this week. The CPP regulations would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that warm the planet. Without it, the U.S. won't live up to its pledge, made in Paris in 2015, to make deep cuts in emissions. That could jeopardize the Paris deal, in which nearly 200 nations made similar pledges.
Voting in the controversial Turkish referendum that led to the nasty spat between President Erdogan and Western European leaders starts in Germany. It's home to the largest ex-pat European community outside Turkey. It goes on for several weeks.
Large anti-corruption protests swept across Russia Sunday. Many of them were organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has now been arrested. These protests were the biggest since 2012 when tens of thousands came out against the Kremlin over allegations of widespread vote fraud. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to independent Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner who is in Moscow.
President Trump is expected to sign a bill making it easier for states to require drug testing for recipients of unemployment benefits. Critics say drug testing doesn't save the government money. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center for Law and Social Policy about drug testing as a condition for federal assistance.