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First Ladies Often Forge Food Trends, But Melania's Menu Is A Mystery

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 6:00am

Eleanor brought scrambled eggs and culinary austerity. Mamie favored boxes, cans and leftovers. Jackie embraced French food and Michelle redefined the national plate. And Melania? Who knows?

A Look At Donald's Trump's Key Cabinet Picks

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

The president-elect added a number of key figures to his administration this week. We take a look at his choices.

Trump Chooses Retired General John Kelly As Homeland Security Secretary

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Michael Chertoff, the former head of Homeland Security, discusses the man Donald Trump has tapped to lead the department, retired general John Kelly.

Poll: Trump Needs To Choose Between Presidency And His Business

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:51am

Two-thirds of Americans think Trump must avoid a conflict of interest, according to a Bloomberg poll. But only a slight majority are confident he'll put the country's interests ahead of his own.

'Lives Are At Risk,' Hillary Clinton Warns Over Fake News, 'Pizzagate'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:13pm

"The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," she said.

From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:04pm

Worried about policy changes and potential cuts in federal funding that Donald Trump warned about on the stump, mayors are now sharing their ideas with the president-elect as he sets his urban agenda.

In Flint, Mayor Works On Rebuilding Pipes — And Trust In The City

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:20pm

Almost one year has passed since Flint Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency. Water lines are being replaced, but residents are still relying heavily on bottled water and filters.

Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:43pm

A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.

New York City Councilman Fears For Future Of Public Housing Under Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Ritchie Torres, a New York City council member representing an area with a lot of public housing, about how he plans to secure support for his community from the Trump administration.

Trump Blasts Union Leader Who Criticized Carrier Deal

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at Chuck Jones, the union official in Indiana who said Trump lied about the Carrier deal. Jones thinks Trump took credit for saving some jobs that were never at risk.

Former U.S. Senator And Space Pioneer John Glenn Dies At 95

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

John Glenn, former astronaut and U.S. senator, has died. He was 95 years old.

Minority Leader Harry Reid Delivers Farewell Address To Senate

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gives a farewell address to the Senate on Thursday. NPR looks back on the pugilist from Searchlight, Nev., and the legacy he leaves behind. In particular, his decision to change the rules of the Senate, which will now make it easier to confirm President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.

Trump Expected To Select Fast Food Magnate Andy Puzder As Labor Secretary

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

Multiple news outlets are reporting that President-elect Trump has selected fast food magnate Andy Puzder as secretary of Labor.

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Bridges Religious Lines To Fight Discrimination

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Farooq Kathwari and Robert Silverman why they have come together to create a new group, the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council.

Former Mich. Governor Outlines How To Convince Companies To Stay

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, about how she convinced companies to stay in the state during the economic recession by offering a package of tax incentives and other perks.

Trump's Campaign Rhetoric Signals Possible Shift On Civil Rights

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:40pm

From LGBT issues to police shootings, civil rights has been the story of the Obama Justice Department. NPR takes a look at what Donald Trump's civil rights team might make a priority.

Reports: Trump Picks Fast Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:24pm

Puzder is CEO of CKE HOldings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s, and is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.

Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:27pm

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

Don't Stop Arguing, Complaining And Fighting For 'Identity Politics'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:00pm

No one seems to have a satisfying definition of "identity politics," but clearly we've been paying too much attention to race, gender and sexual orientation, right? Not so fast.

Trump Takes Aim At Union Official Over Carrier Job Count

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:20am

An Indiana union official says Donald Trump overstated the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant. He soon found himself on the receiving end of Trump's Twitter feed and harassing phone calls.

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