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GOP Rep. Will Hurd Of Texas Outlines House Intel Meeting With Tech Giants

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas., following Intelligence Committee hearings where Google, Facebook and Twitter answered questions about how Russia used their platforms to influence the 2016 presidential election.

How Russia Used Facebook To Organize Two Sets Of Protesters

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared in a Capitol Hill marathon before the Senate and then House Intelligence Committees. At today's hearing before the senate intelligence committee, the public got a clearer view of how Russia operated online to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Top NPR News Executive Mike Oreskes Resigns Amid Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with NPR CEO Jarl Mohn about how NPR has handled allegations of sexual harassment against NPR's Senior Vice President for News Michael Oreskes, who resigned Wednesday.

Is Wisconsin Still 'America's Dairyland' Or Does The State Need A New Slogan?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Wisconsin has always been proud of its dairy industry, even branding itself "America's Dairyland" on the state license plate. But some business leaders say the nickname and the state's agricultural image is outdated, and want a more progressive slogan.

Puerto Rico Governor Says He's Frustrated By Island's Situation 42 Days After Hurricane Maria

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about how the island plans to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the devastation it caused.

How Can We Combat Domestic Terrorism When Vehicles Are The Weapons?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Police say the suspect in Tuesday's terror attack in New York followed a recent trend. The threat of domestic terror has taken on a new, low-tech, sole actor model, similar to vehicle attacks in Europe.

Authorities Say Driver In NYC Terror Attack Declared Support For Islamic State

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Police say the man accused of Tuesday's terror attack in New York City did it in the name of the Islamic State. They also say he had been planning the attack for several weeks.

Navy Says Deadly Ship Collisions Were 'Avoidable,' Faults Lack Of Preparation

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 2:29pm

The U.S. Navy released its findings on two separate crashes involving destroyers that killed a total of 17 sailors this summer. "Both of these accidents were preventable," the Navy's top officer said.

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Josh Ritter On World Cafe

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:46pm

Listen to the prolific songwriter perform at World Cafe Live and speak with host Talia Schlanger about his latest album, Gathering.

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When More Vegan Meals Are The Goal, What Is The Strategy?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:18pm

Activist Tobias Leenaert counsels vegans and vegetarians to focus on vegan meals rather than vegan identities — and to talk encouragingly with meat reducers, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Trump's Opioid Commission Releases Recommendations

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:52pm

Lev Facher, Washington correspondent for STAT, joins Here & Now's Robin Young with more on what to expect.

Vive Les Gourmands! How Six American Expats In Paris Changed How We Eat

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:44pm

A new book chronicles the gastronomic adventures of six influential Americans in the City of Lights and what they brought back to the U.S.

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What Funding Cuts At Midwestern Public Universities Mean For The Region's Economy

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:40pm

Public universities in the Midwest have conducted some of the country's most important research, leading to scientific and technological breakthroughs.

Obama Takes to Twitter to Promote Obamacare Enrollment

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:38pm

The former president, who has been reticent on policy issues, uses his star power to urge people to shop for health insurance as open enrollment opens on the exchanges.

(Image credit: Get America Covered/Screenshot by NPR)

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