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In Puerto Rico's Interior, Hurricane Maria Cut A Community Off From The World

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

Weeks after the storm, Puerto Rico's struggles continue. Most of the island is still without electricity, water and food. Neighborhoods in the central mountains have been some of the hardest to reach.

When You Want To Give, Here's How To Vet Your Options

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

What can I do to help disaster victims? How can my donations have the most impact? Philanthropy expert Una Osili answers questions from NPR listeners about charitable giving.

In A Busy Week, Trump Tests The 'You Break It, You Own It' Rule

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

President Trump cut cost-sharing subsidies to health insurers and stepped back from the Iran nuclear deal last week. He did both with tools he decried when used by President Obama: Executive actions.

Sunday Puzzle: Double Down

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

NPR's Renee Montagne and Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition's Puzzle Master, play this week's puzzle with Phil Sweet of Sparta Township, N.J.

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As Trump Alters Affordable Care Act, Programs To Aid, Enroll Users Are Cut

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

Washington is slashing funding to "navigator" programs that enroll people in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Some are being closed entirely, just weeks ahead of the enrollment period.

Author Says Gossip Helps Protect Women From Workplace Predators

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

The revelations about Harvey Weinstein were explosive, but for many in Hollywood, they weren't a surprise. Buzzfeed's Helen Peterson compares rumors about the producer to oxygen in the industry's air.

For Only 2nd Time, Motion Picture Academy Boots A Member: Harvey Weinstein

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

The move is tantamount to expulsion from Hollywood. It's the result of a stunning series of sexual harassment and assault accusations against the Oscar-laden movie producer.

Canadian Man Details Horrors Family Endured In Years Held By Haqqani Network

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlin Coleman were captured by the terrorist group in 2012. This past week they and their children were freed, and face a tough reentry into society.

On Iran, Health Care And Environment, Trump Turns To Executive Actions

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 7:02am

Last week was heavy on White House executive actions. Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, says that with ineffective congressional leadership, it's the president's best option.

'SNL' Goes After 'Well-Dressed Skin Tag' Weinstein, Stages Pence Walkouts

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 4:56am

Slammed for last week's silence on Weinstein, the show ripped into sex abuse allegations against the producer. Elsewhere, Kate McKinnon revived Kellyanne Conway as an eerie Pennywise from It.

Sword Swallower Makes Triumphant Return As He Battles Severe Health Issues

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 7:12pm

For decades, Johnny Fox has been a beloved figure at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Even as he battles serious health problems, Fox is back on stage this fall, thanks to support from friends.

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Actor Chadwick Boseman On His New Role As 'Marshall'

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:12pm

Chadwick Boseman has made a name for himself in Hollywood playing prominent African-American figures like Jackie Robinson and James Brown. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the actor about his latest film,Marshall, which follows an early case in the career of eventual Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. LANGUAGE ADVISORY: At 6:30 into the piece, Boseman says he's been called a "nigger," a word some may find offensive. The word is not bleeped.

New Use-Of-Force Guidelines For Chicago Police

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:12pm

On Sunday, new rules go into effect for Chicago police that will mandate how they interact with the public. The new rules follow high profile cases of police shootings.

Barbershop: U.S. Men's Soccer Loss, Boy Scouts And Eminem

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:12pm

The U.S. men's soccer team failed to qualify for the World Cup, the Boy Scouts are letting girls join their ranks and Eminem has a bone to pick with the president. CNN's AJ Willingham, The Guardian's Les Carpenter and columnist Gustavo Arellano discuss.

What Affordable Care Act Rollback Means For The Health Care Insurance Industry

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:12pm

Health insurance providers have already raised rates in anticipation of reduced government subsidies. NPR's Michel Martin talks with health policy analyst Robert Laszewski about how the industry might fare.

Trump Ends Health Care Subsidies: Who Will Be Affected?

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:12pm

The Trump administration issued big policy changes to the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner explains what this could mean to the millions of Americans who signed up for it.

Trump Rolls Back Obama Era Policies

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:12pm

President Trump made headway this week in trying to roll back his predecessor's policies. NPR's Domenico Montanaro tells us about Trump's recent decisions against the Iran deal and the Affordable Care Act.

'More Than A Political Status': Ai WeiWei's Captures Scale Of Global Refugee Crisis

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:05pm

For his new documentary, Human Flow, the Chinese artist-activist traveled around the world to document the scope and human toll of the international refugee crisis.

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Bannon: 'It's A Season Of War Against The GOP Establishment'

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 4:05pm

Bannon's speech at the Values Voter Summit wasn't overtly religious but he opened by reading from the Bible to make his case that the time was ripe for the type of crusade he wants to wage.

Weinstein Expelled From The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 3:24pm

The film academy's 54-member board of governors, including Oscar-winning actors Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Hanks, voted to strip the legendary producer of his membership.

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