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The Truth Is, Lying Might Not Be So Bad

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:01am

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?

Expected Executive Actions On Climate Change Policies Aim To Ensure Focus On Energy Independence

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:01am

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.

Kerry James Marshall: A Black Presence In The Art World Is 'Not Negotiable'

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:01am

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."

Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:01am

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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Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama's Environmental Legacy

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:09am

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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Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:00pm

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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Republican Blake Farenthold On Changing His Position On GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 7:16pm

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.

What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:49pm

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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Raiders Set To Split For Las Vegas, Leaving Oakland ... In A Year Or Two

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:48pm

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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Brendan Kennedy, Co-Founder Of Privateer

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:47pm

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.

D.C.'s Missing Teens: A False Number That Spurred A Real Conversation On Race

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:42pm

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.

(Image credit: Metropolitan PD, Washington DC)

Proposed Budget Cuts Slash Funding For Great Lakes Clean-Up

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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.

President Trump Looks To Move On From Health Care Failure

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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.

NFL Owners Approve Oakland Raiders' Move To Las Vegas

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

The Oakland Raiders will no longer be the Oakland Raiders. The team will be moving to Las Vegas, and fans are feeling jilted, again.

Democrats Look To Replace GOP Rep. Tom Price In Georgia Special Election

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

A special congressional election in Georgia is becoming a focus point for Democrats and Republicans eager to chart their parties' political futures.

Paul Ryan Looks To Unite GOP After Health Care Failure

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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.

Trump's Plan To Ditch Clean Power Plan Threatens Paris Agreement

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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.

Polling Stations Open In Europe For Turkish Referendum

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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.

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested After Protests

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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.

Congress Votes To Expand Drug Testing For Unemployment Recipients

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

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.

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