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Beyonce Is Not The Magical Negro Mammy

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 1:13pm

Just imagine Beyonce, one of the world's most celebrated, recognized and highest-paid stars, being asked to 'mother' Adele and Faith Hill. Not happening.

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The Trump Presidency's Potential Impact On Climate Change

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:24pm

ProPublica senior reporter Andrew Revkin discusses President Trump's possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris climate accord.

WATCH: Trump, Netanyahu Hold Joint Press Conference At White House

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:47am

The Israeli prime minister is meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. NPR journalists will be annotating their remarks during a noon press conference.

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U.S. Must Probe The Extent Of What Russia Did, Sen. King Says

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, aligned with Democrats and a member of the intelligence committee, about the resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser.

Melania Trump To Keep Michelle Obama's Garden

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 5:57am

First lady Melania Trump has decided to keep the garden Michelle Obama started as part of a campaign to encourage kids to eat vegetables.

Authorities Hope To Avoid Knee-Jerk Reaction To Crime Crackdown

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

A group of current and retired police chiefs are hoping to talk the Trump administration out of a return to what they see as a "lock 'em up" approach to law enforcement.

Trump Claims Voter Fraud, FEC Commissioner Wants Administration's Evidence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ellen Weintraub — commissioner of the Federal Election Commission — about the Trump administration's claims of voter fraud.

Lawmakers Call For Probe Into Flynn's Russian Communications

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, who's on the House Judiciary Committee. There are calls for an investigation into Michael Flynn's interactions with Russia.

Political Disagreements In Illinois Foil Budget Agreement

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Illinois has gone 20 months without a budget and the state's finances and services are increasingly precarious. Gov. Bruce Rauner and his chief Democratic opponent show little sign of compromising.

Trump Claims Voter Fraud, FEC Wants Administration's Evidence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ellen Weintraub — commissioner of the Federal Election Commission — about the Trump administration's claims of voter fraud.

Unions And Their Complicated Relationship With President Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Union leaders may not like President Trump's pick for labor secretary, but they do like the way he has gone after companies for sending jobs overseas and his criticism on NAFTA and other trade deals.

What Flynn's Ouster Means For Netanyahu and Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump meets Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had considered the former national security adviser Michael Flynn to be an ally in the White House.

Trump Aides Often Contacted Russian Intelligence, 'New York Times' Says

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about evidence that U.S. spy agencies have that show the Trump campaign was repeatedly in contact with senior Russian intelligence officials.

With Flynn Out, Who Will Trump Pick To Be National Security Adviser?

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Michael Flynn resigned for misleading the vice president about his conversations with a Russian diplomat. To discuss possible replacements, David Greene talks to retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor.

With Politics, NBA Speaks Its Mind

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:57am

If you enjoy sports only as an escape from political give and take, commentator Pablo Torre warns there's some bad news: You can no longer enjoy the NBA. Players and coaches are talking politics.

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Indian IT Outsourcers Anxious Over Potential Changes To H1-B Visas

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:19pm

President Trump vows to "protect jobs at home." Indian firms say that if there were qualified Americans, Indian nationals wouldn't be needed — that it's a trade dispute, not an immigration issue.

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White House Narrows List Of National Security Adviser Candidates To Replace Flynn

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 7:41pm

A senior administration official says the White House has already interviewed former CENTCOM deputy director Robert Harward about the vacancy, speaking to him last week and again on Monday.

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What Is The Logan Act, And Why Does It Matter?

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 6:14pm

The White House says it's confident former national security adviser Michael Flynn said "nothing wrong or inappropriate" to the Russian ambassador. Releasing the transcript would help clear that up.

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Michael Flynn Left The Trump White House This Week. Here's How That Happened

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 5:50pm

The path to Flynn's resignation from his post as national security adviser has been long and confusing, littered with misstatements and uncertain dates.

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When Dating In The Era Of Divisive Politics, Both Sides Stick To Themselves

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 4:42pm

Many singles are using their dating profiles to say they're not interested in dating people who don't share their political preference. Politically segregated dating websites are booming.

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