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Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

3 hours 28 min ago

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Find Living At The Office Makes Sense, Saves Cents

9 hours 28 min ago

Three office buildings on the House side of the U.S. Capitol serve as offices, and by night as lawmakers' apartments. Dozens of lawmakers choose to sleep in the office when Congress is in session.

Frustrated With GOP Candidates, Muslims Recall More Welcoming Days

9 hours 28 min ago

Many Muslim-Americans say the current political climate is worse than the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Many Muslims who once voted Republican, say don't feel like they have a home in that party.

Many Health Co-Ops Fold, Others Survive Startup Struggles

9 hours 55 min ago

Establishing a member-owned, nonprofit health co-op from scratch is tough; 12 of 23 that tried under Obamacare have closed after just one year. Sick patients poured in, and promised subsidies didn't.

Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:37pm

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.

Public Opinion Matches Partisan Divide Over U.S. Ground Troops In Syria

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:15pm

After the Paris attacks, the debate over the use of U.S ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria has deepened. Polls indicate the politicians reflect a similar split in public opinion.

Caught Between A Turkey Leg And A Political Diatribe? We're Here To Help

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:16pm

Nobody wants a side of politics on his or her Thanksgiving table, but it's probably going to happen. Here's some advice to get you through — you may need to buy a duck quacker, though.

Obama Administration Says House Bill Would Give 'Cover' To White-Collar Defendants

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:56am

A bipartisan bill to overhaul the criminal-justice system has hit a snag. Its higher bar to prove guilt is something the Department of Justice says could benefit top-level executives.

Should The Phrase 'Islamic Extremism' Be Used? It's Debatable

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 7:04am

Within Islamic countries, many Muslims are OK using the term "Islamic extremists," but when Westerners use the phrase, it could be seen as an insult.

The Strange Truth Behind Presidential Turkey Pardons

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 5:03am

Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.

Government Can Keep Memos Justifying Drone Strikes Secret, Court Rules

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 6:43pm

Unlike in an earlier case involving Anwar al-Awlaki, the federal appeals court panel says, the government has not already revealed the contents of these memos through other public channels.

Russian Military Jet Crash Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:27pm

Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.

Canada Releases Details Of Plan To Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:20pm

The Canadian government released details Tuesday of its ambitious plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. The first refugees are to arrive next week.

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton Urges Importance Of Engagement In ISIS Fight

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:20pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Lee Hamilton, the former congressman from Indiana, who has won the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. He says diplomacy should come before force in the fight against ISIS.

Obama, Hollande Vow To Expand Attacks Against ISIS

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:20pm

French President Francois Hollande met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss the fight against ISIS in the wake of the Paris attacks.

It's Not Hosting SNL, But NBC Will Give 'Equal Time' To 4 GOP Candidates

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 2:42pm

The candidates made requests for equal time after Donald Trump guest hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month. NBC will let them broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations this weekend.

Obama To Host French President At The White House

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

The meeting with Francois Hollande is described as a show of solidarity in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, and a chance to forge closer cooperation in the fight against ISIS.

Trump Tells Ohio Crowd He Will Be Tough On ISIS

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

The Ohio rally Monday night followed the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and a string of controversial remarks that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump had made regarding Muslims in America.

California, An Environmental Leader, Eyes A Key Role In Climate Talks

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:03am

World leaders are set to meet in Paris, trying to agree on how to combat climate change. Also attending will be California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is spearheading his own international climate movement.

Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:12pm

Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.




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