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First All-Female Afghan Orchestra Makes It Mark On European Stages

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

Decades of war and extremism have ravaged Afghanistan's ancient culture, including its music. An orchestra composed of 30 Afghan women and girls, between 14 and 20 years old, is touring Europe.

U.S. Businesses Rebuke Trump Over Immigration Ban

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

U.S. employers are reacting to Friday's temporary ban on immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries. Many are drastically curtailing business travel by some of their workers.

David Frum: 'How Donald Trump Could Build An Autocracy In The U.S.'

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

David Frum, conservative commentator and ex-speechwriter for President George W. Bush, has an article in The Atlantic on how a potential future under Trump unfolds, and how that path could be changed.

Former Commodities Tycoon Jailed In Brazil As Part Of Corruption Probe

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

Fallen commodities magnate Eike Batista has returned to Brazil to face charges. Prosecutors say Batista, once one of the world's richest people, was a player in a $100 million laundering/bribery ring.

Mosque Shooting Inspires Support For Canada's Muslim Community

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

Officials have arrested a university student in Quebec City and charged him with 11 counts of murder and attempted murder. Six people were shot to death while praying in a mosque Sunday night.

Trump's Immigration Order Is 'Un-American,' Rep. Carson Says

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana, who is Muslim, and who has condemned the order barring refugees and limiting visitors from seven predominately Muslim countries.

Sales Of Short-Term Insurance Plans Could Surge If Health Law Is Relaxed

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:00am

Consumer advocates say that these short-term policies, often in force for six months or less, don't have important safeguards that customers need. But the coverage can be cheaper.

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Boy Scouts Will Admit Transgender Boys

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 1:19am

The Scouts' leaders announced the policy change after an 8-year-old transgender boy was forced out of a New Jersey troop last fall.

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Christian Leaders Question Trump's Promise To Favor Christian Refugees

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:28am

President Trump promises to give priority to Christians when admitting refugees to the United States, but many Christian leaders say it's the wrong approach.

Fortress America: What We Can — And Can't — Learn From History

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:00pm

President Trump's executive order on refugees left travelers stranded at airports worldwide. To some, the scenes evoked images of Jewish refugees during World War II. We investigate the parallels.

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