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Disenrollments Place Washington Native American Tribe's Sovereignty In Jeopardy

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

The sovereignty of a Native American tribe in Washington state is in jeopardy. This comes after the tribe disenrolled about 15 percent of its members — members it says don't belong.

Week In Politics: House Intel Committee, GOP Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to political commentators Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald and Guy Benson of for the about the controversy surrounding the House Intelligence Committee, the debate over the GOP health care bill and Democrats' plan to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Health Care Bill Debate Centered On Essential Health Benefits

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Noam Levey, who covers national health care policy for The Los Angeles Times, about what happens with essential health benefits in the American Health Care Act.

House Republicans Pull Health Care Bill After Failing To Secure Votes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

House Republicans pulled their health care bill on Friday after failing to secure enough votes. House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to reporters after the decision came to pull the bill.

GOP Rep. Mike Kelly On Health Care Bill: 'I Do Not Feel Defeated'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Republican Rep. Mike Kelly supports the American Health Care Act. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to him about what he likes about the bill and the decision to pull it on Friday.

Republican Leaders Postpone Vote On Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Republican leaders are postponing a vote on the American Health Care Act again after failing to secure enough support the bill.

Berlin Celebrates Its Jewish Revival By Having A 'Nosh'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:19pm

The German capital is experiencing growing Jewish immigration, despite a rise in anti-Semitism. Organizers of the city's first Jewish food festival are hoping it can help foster unity and pride.

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'Pizzagate' Gunman Pleads Guilty To Charges

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:08pm

Edgar Maddison Welch accepted a plea deal over his armed confrontation at the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington, D.C., last year. The North Carolina man says he was motivated by online rumors.

(Image credit: Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Utah Governor Signs Nation's Strictest DUI Alcohol Limit

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:52pm

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill Thursday lowering the state's DUI limit from .08 percent to .05 percent — the lowest in the nation.

Trump To House Republicans: Pass Health Care Bill Or Obamacare Stays In Place

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:51pm

President Trump sent a message to House Republicans on Thursday night that they must pass their health care bill on Friday or the Affordable Care Act stays in place.

Future Islands' New Song, 'Cave,' Gets Rendered In ASL

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:41pm

In a clever twist on the "lyric video" trend, the words to Future Islands' new song are signed by ASL interpreter Jonathan Lamberton.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Mark Wahlberg On 'Patriots Day' And His Boston Roots

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:40pm

The film was a personal project for Wahlberg, who was born and raised in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester.

Trump Administration Gives Green Light To Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:33pm

The Trump administration issued a permit Friday for the controversial pipeline, which had been halted by the Obama administration.

The Political Punk Of Downtown Boys

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:30pm

Downtown Boys, a bilingual punk band from Providence, R.I., is taking punk back to its brown and radical roots with music that directly tackles capitalism and racism.

No Longer Hiding In Plain Sight: Dalea Rundblad On Being Intersex

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:29pm

Singer Dalea Rundblad was told that it would be better to say she had cancer than to tell people she was an intersex woman. Today, she is confident and is serving as the role model she wished she had.

Falsely Accused And Facing Deportation

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:29pm

In New York City, an undocumented man was mugged. Police detained and charged him instead. He was found innocent, but waited in prison for a trial for over a year. Now, he's high priority for removal.

Churches As Migrant Sanctuaries Then And Now

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:28pm

In the mid-1980s, Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson gave refuge to Central Americans feeling civil war. 30 years later, the same church sparked the rebirth of church sanctuaries nationwide.

Race-Based Killing In New York Prompts Different Response Than Similar Case In 2014

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:25pm

Prosecutors this week say a 28-year-old white man traveled from Baltimore to New York City with one goal in mind: to kill black men.

Social Media Buzz: All-Male Photo Of Lawmakers Negotiating Health Care Mocked Online

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:20pm

Part of the debate Thursday was over whether to get rid of a requirement that all insurance policies cover pregnancy, maternity and newborn care.

Lawmaker Who Supports GOP Health Care Bill Questions Whether It Will Pass

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:12pm

North Carolina Republican Rep. Robert Pittenger, who says he plans to vote for the bill, joins us to discuss his party's strategy if it doesn't pass.




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