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In India, Trump's Business Interests Raise Anticipation, And Questions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:45pm

The Trump Organization maintains more real estate interests in India than anywhere outside North America. But property development in India is prone to political entanglement.

Air Force None? Trump Threatens To Cancel New Presidential Plane Over Cost

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:15am

The president-elect complained about possible cost overruns of a new version of Air Force One, picking a fight with Boeing, the American aircraft-maker.

A Democratic Senator Weighs In On Trump's Emerging Cabinet

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

As Donald Trump's cabinet takes shape, Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, weighs in. He says he's "deeply concerned" about the choice of Ben Carson to leading Housing and Urban Development.

How Trump Waged An Under-The-Radar Ground Game

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

President-elect Donald Trump's digital director talks about the unconventional ground game he unleashed in the run-up to the presidential election and how those strategies might help Trump govern.

Ben Carson Says His Experience Helped Prepare Him To Lead Housing Agency

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

Though he has no government experience, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been selected to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President-elect Trump.

No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:16am

There's no evidence to support it, but the conspiracy theory that President Franklin Roosevelt knew beforehand about Pearl Harbor refuses to die, to the consternation of World War II historians.

Biden Hints He's Leaving The Door Open To A 2020 Run

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:39pm

Vice President Joe Biden turned 74 last month and would 78 after the 2020 election. Biden decided against a run this past cycle, after losing his son Beau to cancer in 2015.

Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:38pm

Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96.

Supreme Court Considers Racial Gerrymandering In Separate Cases

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in cases testing whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing congressional districts following the 2010 census.

University Of California Pledges To Fight Trump On Immigration Policy

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

Following Donald Trump's election, the University of California system has announced it will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities or turn over records to the government regarding students in the country illegally. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former secretary of Homeland Security.

Armed Man Threatens D.C. Pizzeria Targeted By Fake News Stories

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

In Washington, D.C., local businesses are asking for more security after an armed man threatened a pizza place targeted by fake news stories. Police say the North Carolina man wanted to investigate a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex ring from the restaurant.

President-Elect Trump Nominates Ben Carson To Run HUD

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Amy Liu, director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution who worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration, about President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Dr. Ben Carson to run the agency.

Opponents Celebrate Decision To Halt Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

Pipeline opponents are celebrating Sunday's decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to not approve a key part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters fear the decision will be reversed by the incoming Trump administration.

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory Concedes To Democrat Roy Cooper In Close Race

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

The last unresolved governor's race of 2016 is over. N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded to Democrat Roy Cooper after a closely fought race in one of the country's most politically divided states.

Trump's Phone Call To Taiwan's Leader Risks China Tensions

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

President-elect Donald Trump's telephone conversation with Taiwan's president broke four decades of diplomatic protocol. There's concern it could also spark a crisis with China, which considers Taiwan a renegade province.

Al Gore Meets With Donald And Ivanka Trump In Search For 'Common Ground'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:26pm

Gore has spent decades warning about the dire consequences of unchecked, man-made climate change while Trump regularly called climate change "a hoax" during the campaign.

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:55am

Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.

What Qualifies Ben Carson To Run HUD? 'His Life,' Says Longtime Adviser

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:18am

President-elect Trump announced he's appointing Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Rachel Martin talks with Carson adviser Armstrong Williams, a conservative talk show host.

Trump's Businesses And Potential Conflicts: Sorting It Out

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:00am

President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.

Trump Taps Ben Carson For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:25am

The famed retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate is an unorthodox pick to lead the agency which oversees affordable housing programs and enforces fair housing legislation.




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