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President Trump, Kim Jong Un Exchange Insults Following Trump's Speech At U.N.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

The rhetoric between President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un turned into a volley of insults this week after Trump referred to the dictator as "Rocketman" at the United Nations.

Week In Politics: The Fate Of The Latest Effort To Replace The Affordable Care Act

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with León Krauze of Univision and Guy Benson of Townhall about the political news of the week.

With Power Out And Phones Down, A Struggle To Reach Loved Ones In Puerto Rico

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:21pm

Two days after Hurricane Maria thrashed the island, most of Puerto Rico's cellular sites are down — along with the entire power grid. That has made contacting people on the island difficult.

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Iran Shows Off New Ballistic Missile At Military Parade

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:21pm

"When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission," President Hassan Rouhani said. The missile has a reported range of 1,243 miles.

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If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:19pm

The block grants under Graham-Cassidy would give states less money than Obamacare. We asked experts about states' best options for spending that money.

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Jazz Pianist Harold Mabern Is In Full Command On 'To Love And Be Loved'

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:18pm

Mabern has worked as a pianist for more than half a century. Now he brings brings his confident style and sense of musical history to his latest album, To Love And Be Loved.

'Battle Of The Sexes' Revisits Billie Jean King's Historic Win Against Bobby Riggs

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:18pm

Emma Stone stars as King in a breezy new film that carries us back to '73, and the heyday of the women's lib movement. Critic John Powers says the message of Battle of the Sexes still resonates today.

Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:18pm

King's 1973 exhibition match with self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby Riggs is now the subject of the new film, Battle of the Sexes. The 20-time Wimbledon champ spoke to Fresh Air on Sept. 12, 2013.

Republican Sen. John McCain Announces Opposition To Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:06pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets the latest on what McCain's announcement means for GOP leaders from NPR's Tamara Keith.

McCain Announces Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Possibly Dooming It

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:04pm

Arizona Sen. John McCain is the second Republican to oppose the legislation, after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul came out against it last week. If one more GOP senator is against the bill, it cannot pass.

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Oklahoma Priest On Path To Possible Sainthood

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:52pm

Three assailants murdered the Rev. Stanley Rother in Guatemala in 1981 during that country's civil war.

Lido Pimienta's Goal After Winning The Polaris Prize? Combatting Colonialism

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:45pm

Pimienta spoke with Alt.Latino about winning Canada's biggest music prize, the importance of listening to our ancestors, and speaking up for indigenous people everywhere.

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World Leaders Address Trump, 'America First' And Other Challenges At U.N.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:40pm

The top question on many minds at the U.N. General Assembly: How will Trump's "America First" message mesh with the rest of the world?

What Fallout From Russian-Linked Ads Could Mean For Facebook

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:33pm

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Michael Regan of Bloomberg News about the political trouble the ads are causing Facebook.

Amazon's 'Transparent' Is Back For 4th Season

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:26pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about Amazon's breakout show.

Puerto Ricans Abroad Anxiously Await Word From Family On The Island

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:10pm

Angelica Garcia's mother, grandmother and uncle were together in the small town of Aguada on the western side of the island during Maria.

Heated Rhetoric Between President Trump And Kim Jong Un Rages On

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:06pm

Kim on Friday called President Trump a "mentally deranged dotard" — a person in a feeble or childish state due to old age.

Germany Set To Vote On Angela Merkel's Future

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:52am

On Sunday, Germany will hold its first federal election since a migration crisis shook Europe.

Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:50am

Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in k-12 education.

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Cookbook 'BraveTart' Explains Little-Known History Behind America's Favorite Recipes

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:40am

Did you know that the sprinkles on your ice cream were first developed by 18th century pharmaceutical companies?

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