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Science Isn't Partisan, But Public Perception Of Science Often Is

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:59am

A new study finds that science is assimilated within a web of existing attitudes and beliefs, a core part of which concerns a person's social identity, says Tania Lombrozo.

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Senate To Vote On Sonny Perdue As Trump's Agriculture Secretary

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Three months into President Trump's term, the Agriculture Department is still without a boss. Critics claims the department responsible for food policy and many rural initiatives is at a big disadvantage. Farmers are left wondering about the government programs they rely on.

Germany's Far-Right Party Picks Leaders Ahead Of September Elections

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Germany's anti-immigrant party, the AfD, is in turmoil after its most prominent politician said she will not take part in its campaign ahead of the general election in September.

Trump's First 100 Days: Tax And Economic Policies

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

As part of this week's examination of President Trump's first 100 days, David Greene talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about Trump's progress on tax, economic and regulatory policy

Corruption Limits Security In Afghanistan, Ex-State Department Officer Says

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

To discuss U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, Rachel Martin talks to Kael Weston, a former political adviser to Marine units in Iraq and Afghanistan.

North Korea Detains American

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

North Korea detained a dual national South Korean-American as he was preparing to board a plane at Pyongyang's airport. This brings the number of Americans known to be in North Korean custody to three.

Politics This Week

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Congress will be focused on keeping the government funded this week, not health care as President Trump proposed. Trump, meantime, also wants to introduce a tax overhaul.

Macron And Le Pen Advance To Runoff In France

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

France held the first-round of presidential voting on Sunday. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and rightist Marine Le Pen advance to the second round on May 7.

Trump's First 100 Days: Foreign Interests

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Ethics experts warned that if Trump didn't divest, he would be violating the Constitutional ban on benefits from foreign governments. He hasn't divested and his sons are expanding global properties.

Is The Afghan War Going To Be Another Vietnam For The U.S.?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Rachel Martin talks to Chris Kolenda, a former senior adviser to the Defense Department, discusses the failures of the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, and how it risks becoming another Vietnam.

News Brief: Congress Returns, Mattis In Afghanistan, French Elections

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:00am

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill, and the White House hopes for movement on a tax overhaul and health care. Dense Secretary James Mattis is in Afghanistan, just days after a Taliban attack left at least 100 dead. And in France, two presidential candidates are headed for a runoff.

Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:32am

The Supreme Court will decide if an Alabama inmate should have his sentence revisited because his attorney didn't get help from an independent mental health expert when he was sentenced to death.

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Brad Paisley On 'Love And War,' Dialogue And Protest

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:30am

One of mainstream country's biggest stars, Paisley subtly pushes the boundaries on his new album, which features a collaboration with Timbaland and a protest song written with John Fogerty.

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New Jersey Residents Brace For Trump's Weekend Whirlwinds To Blow Their Way

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:29am

The president likely will skip summer's heat at his Florida resort, instead going to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Some there are excited, but others worry the visits will overwhelm the town.

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Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:28am

About 35 million Americans suffer some hearing loss, but most don't do anything about it. There's a growing effort to make hearing aids easier and cheaper to buy.

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NYPD Deems Judge's Death 'Suspicious' After Leaning Toward Suicide

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 2:39am

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's Court of Appeals, was found dead earlier this month in the Hudson River.

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NPR News Nuggets: Baseball Blues, Netflix Doesn't Want You To Chill & Impostor Cops

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 8:58pm

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

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From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:47pm

The "Brave New Workers" series tells stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: after years working in the coal mines of West Virginia, a miner charts a new career in health care.

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#NPRpoetry Naturally Goes Outside For Some Earth Day Inspiration

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 4:53pm

This weeks #NPRpoetry Twitter submissions celebrate Mother Earth.

'Janesville' Looks At A Factory Town After The Factory Shuts Down

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 4:53pm

Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein talks about her book Janesville: An American Story, that's about a factory town in Wisconsin that lost its lifeblood when its factory shut down.

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