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Louisiana Says Thousands Should Move From Vulnerable Coast, But Can't Pay Them

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:00am

Louisiana is losing land faster than just about anywhere in the world, and the state now says it can't protect everyone from flooding. It created a program to buy out 2,400 homes but it's not funded.

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Republicans And Democrats Seek Path To DACA Deal In Coming Weeks

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:00am

There's a key window leading up to Jan. 19, when government funding expires, if the two parties are going to agree on a permanent fix for people currently protected by the expiring DACA program.

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First Listen: Typhoon, 'Offerings'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:00am

The band's fourth album, its most ominous and sonically dramatic, is also a work of brilliant storytelling about a man losing his memory.

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Ramin Djawadi, 'Game Of Thrones Main Title' (Live)

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:00am

The acclaimed composer brought the HBO show's incredible music to life, this time with a string quartet instead of a full orchestra.

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Trump Dissolves Controversial Voter Fraud Commission

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump has dissolved the commission he had set up to investigate claims of voter fraud. Steve Inskeep speaks with Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of the former commissioners.

News Brief: Trump Attacks Bannon, Manafort Sues The DOJ, Winter Storm

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

President Trump attacked his former adviser Steve Bannon after Bannon criticized the Trump campaign in a new book. Also, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department.

Howard Dean Calls For A New Generation Of Democratic Leaders

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and former Democratic National Committee chair, tells NPR's Rachel Martin about why he's called on older Democrats to retire and make room for younger politicians.

Tensions Escalate Between The U.S. And Pakistan

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Pakistani relations with the U.S. are at a crisis point. Steve Inskeep talks with Pakistani journalist and Friday Times editor Najam Sethi about where things stand between the countries.

Trump Says Bannon 'Lost His Mind'

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Steve Bannon reportedly called a Trump campaign meeting with Russians "treasonous." President Trump said that Bannon "lost his mind."

Fred Bass, Owner Of Landmark NYC Bookstore, Dies At 89

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Fred Bass took over The Strand bookstore in New York City from his father and spent most of his long life working in the store which he built into a literary landmark. He died Wednesday at age 89.

Manafort Sues Justice Department Over Russia Investigation

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department and Robert Mueller, alleging that Mueller has exceeded his mandate by investigating matters unrelated to the 2016 election.

Digital Spying And Divorce

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

A woman discovers she's being spied on by her former husband using a GPS tracker, and she suspects using spyware as well. We look at how digital spy tools are changing divorce.

'Meditation For Fidgety Skeptics' Offers Practical Advice For Stressed-Out Cynics

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:59am

Trying to reduce anxiety and stress in 2018? If the idea of meditation makes you want to toss your coffee cup across the room, ABC News anchor Dan Harris offers some advice in his new book.

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Winter Storm Rakes East Coast, Bringing Snow To Florida, Georgia, Carolinas

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 1:49am

The storm, which is being called a bomb cyclone by meteorologists, was also bringing bitterly cold temperatures to the region.

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Trump Dissolves Controversial Election Commission

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:06pm

The president has claimed, without evidence, that as many as 5 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. The commission had been mired in legal battles.

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Trump Dissolves Presidential Commission On Voter Fraud

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 6:58pm

President Trump dissolved the presidential commission he established last year to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election. Multiple states have refused to comply with the commission's requests for information, but the commission was also mired in several lawsuits, including one from Democratic members of the panel.

Confusion Follows Trump's Tweeted Threat To Cut Aid To Palestinians

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 6:11pm

"Only the devil knows what the president meant by that," Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter told Israeli radio.

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Rep. Adam Schiff Weighs In On Fusion GPS 'New York Times' Op-Ed

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:09pm

The co-founders of research firm Fusion GPS wrote an op-ed in The New York Times arguing their research into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian officials has been mischaracterized by members in Congress. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member on the House's Select Committee on Intelligence.

Companies In Iceland Now Required To Demonstrate They Pay Men, Women Fairly

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:51pm

Pay discrimination was already illegal. But the country's new law, the first of its kind in the world, requires companies with 25 employees or more to certify that they pay employees without bias.

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