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Trump Lashes Out At Bannon, Who Criticized President And His Family

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:39pm

President Trump has said that former chief strategist Steve Bannon "lost his mind" after leaving the White House. Trump's scathing words come after Bannon is quoted slamming the president and his family in a new book, Fire and Fury.

Muscle Shoals Songwriter And Producer, Rick Hall Dies At 85

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:39pm

Rick Hall dedicated his life to putting Muscle Shoals, Ala., on the musical map, and he succeeded. Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Wilson Pickett and others recorded hit songs there, thanks to Hall's work. He died Tuesday at the age of 85.

How California Is Responding To Tax Overhaul Bill

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:39pm

One deduction targeted by the new tax bill was the ability for taxpayers to deduct taxes paid to their states and localities from their federal tax bills. Now, states like California are looking for ways to ease that loss for their residents.

Foreign Policy Expert Considers Repercussions Of Trump's Twitter Diplomacy

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:39pm

In the last day, President Trump has tweeted about Pakistan, Israel and the Palestinians, Iran, and perhaps most provocatively — North Korea. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the repercussions about the president's Twitter diplomacy.

Scientists Warn 'Bomb Cyclone' Will Bring Strong Winds, Cold Temperatures

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:20pm

This powerful storm was created by a cold jet stream colliding with warm air over the Atlantic. It is similar to Superstorm Sandy, but will likely cause less damage.

(Image credit: Stephen B. Morton/AP)

Ed Department Considering More Stringent Rules on Loan Forgiveness For Fraud Victims

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:05pm

Student loan borrowers defrauded by colleges may soon find it harder to have their debts forgiven.

(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Corruption, Protests, and the Price of Eggs in Iran

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:05pm

Thousands of people are protesting in the streets of Iran. Part of the reason: the price of eggs just went through the roof.

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Episode 273: When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 3:01pm

What does a country with no debt look like? To find out, we went back to the United States in 1835.

(Image credit: Phil Dokas/Flickr)

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 2:54pm

A discovery of the remains of two infants in central Alaska provides evidence of the earliest wave of people to move from Asia into the Americas.

(Image credit: Eric S. Carlson and Ben A. Potter/Nature)

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