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What Can We Learn About The Effects Of Social Media Ads?

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

Amid news that Russian operatives may have bought ads to fuel social and racial unrest, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Scott Tranter, a director of analytics for a data and technology firm.

A Look At The GOP's Plan To Cut Taxes

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Republican Bruce Bartlett, former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, who says tax cuts don't spur economic growth.

Supreme Court Prepares To Hear Gerrymandering Case

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

The Supreme Court will hear a case this week that could have repercussions on how politicians are elected throughout the country.

Hundreds Injured In Spain After Violence Breaks Out Surrounding Independence Vote

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

Catalans are voting in what the Spanish government considers an illegal referendum on independence. At polling locations around the country, police clashed with pro-separatists.

U.S. Local Authorities Expecting Influx Of Puerto Ricans After Hurricane Maria

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

While authorities in Puerto Rico work on recovery efforts for the hurricane-battered island, parts of the U.S. mainland are getting ready as many Puerto Ricans are planning to relocate.

Clean Water And Access To Power Remains An Issue For Puerto Ricans

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

In Puerto Rico, residents are still struggling to get gasoline to keep generators operating and other resources while President Trump has continued to lash out against critics of his efforts.

'Beautiful Things' Revealed In Stage Adaptation Of Cheryl Strayed's Advice Column

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

Before she was a famous author, Strayed wrote an advice column under the pseudonym "Dear Sugar." Now, it's been adapted into an unlikely off-Broadway play starring Nia Vardalos.

(Image credit: Joan Marcus/Public Theater)

Trump Says Tillerson Is 'Wasting His Time' On Talks With North Korea

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 4:54pm

The tweets from the president come just one day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson noted the U.S. has channels of negotiation "open to Pyongyang."

(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Magazine Mogul S.I. Newhouse Dies At 89

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 3:52pm

Under the billionaire's leadership, magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker flourished into major cultural influences.

(Image credit: Mike Albans/The Associated Press)

8-Year-Old Puerto Rican To Trump: 'Stop Tweeting And Come Help The People'

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 2:42pm

President Trump is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory on Tuesday. Many there are without food, water and gas shortages following Hurricane Maria — a situation Trump has tweeted about frequently.

(Image credit: Mandalit Del Barco/NPR)

2 Killed In Knife Attack At French Train Station

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 1:52pm

Soldiers shot dead the assailant after he killed two "young women" at Marseille's Saint Charles train station, officials say.

(Image credit: Claude Paris/AP)

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