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How Roommates Can Disagree On Politics — And Stay Friends

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 7:05am

Alexandra Uriarte and Steven Cruz are friends and roommates, but they have very different politics that can lead to heated — yet civil — arguments. They talk about how they manage to get along.

What's Next On The Trump Agenda

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 7:05am

After a weekend filled with inaugural celebrations and large protests, President Trump begins his first full week in office.

Voices Of Women's Marchers Across The Country

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 7:05am

Dozens of Women's Marches took place across the U.S. and the world Saturday on President Trump's first full day in office.

Pat Buchanan On 'America First' Under Trump

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 7:05am

In President Trump's inaugural address, he promised an "America First" vision of government. Former Republican adviser Pat Buchanan, who also used the phrase, talks about what to expect.

With 'Pussyhats' At Women's Marches, Headwear Sends A Defiant Message

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 7:05am

Throughout the crowds at Women's Marches on Saturday were thousands of knitted pink caps. People wore them to send a message to President Donald Trump.

On 'SNL,' Aziz Ansari Aims To Quell Some American Angst That Shirtless Putin Can't

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 4:57am

In the first episode since Trump became the 45th president, host Aziz Ansari took on a serious and diplomatic tone, while the cast honored President Obama in a send-off tribute.

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Mothers, Daughters, Sisters And Men Unite To Protest Trump's Presidency

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 6:46pm

Thousands descended on Washington, D.C. for Saturday's Women's March. "We came to show our disapproval of our new president, and I think also to draw attention to women's issues," Heather Ba said.

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With 'Pussyhats,' Liberals Get Their Own Version Of The Red Trucker Hat

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 6:23pm

The pink hats that were all the rage at Saturday's women's marches share striking similarities with the red hats Trump made ubiquitous

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Trump Administration Goes To War With The Media Over Inauguration Crowd Size

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 6:18pm

Press Secretary Sean Spicer berated the press for incorrect reporting on crowd size at the National Mall, but then he cited incorrect numbers for Metro ridership and falsely claimed the mall was full.

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President Trump's First Stops: National Cathedral And CIA

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 6:02pm

On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump attended a prayer service, and met with CIA agents in Langley, Va.

Barbershop: Inauguration and Women's March Travellers

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 5:31pm

Hundreds of thousands of people came to the National Mall within two days, some to attend President Trump's inauguration and others to protest it. People from both sides of join this week's talk.

Intersectional Feminism: Representation In Saturday's Women's Marches

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 5:31pm

The Women's March on Washington is seen as a march for women's unity. But the often-fractious relationship between white feminists and women of color is giving rise to tensions.

What Does Trump's Affordable Care Act Executive Order Do?

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 5:31pm

Donald Trump was president for less than a day when he signed an executive order guiding agencies to limit the way that the Affordable Care Act works. But does the executive order do?

Women's Marches Take Place Around The Globe After Inauguration

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 5:31pm

Around the world, women have been marching in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and the sister marches in the U.S. NPR's Frank Langfitt gives the latest from London.

California Rep. Maxine Waters Says She'll Fight Back Against Trump

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 5:31pm

Rep. Maxine Waters of California speaks about her decision to not attend President Donald Trump's inauguration and the post-inauguration women's marches.

Carly Fiorina Says 'We Need To Give Every President A Chance'

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 5:31pm

Former Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks about her take on the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the women's marches occurring around the world on Saturday.

Women's Marches Across The Country Highlight Numerous Issues

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 5:31pm

Science, women's rights, human rights, LGBT rights, and minority rights are just a few of the issues that were reasons people chose to attend the women's marches across the country on Saturday.

President of Gambia Leaves For Exile, Allowing For First Peaceful Transfer Of Power

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 4:56pm

After more than a month of political stalemate, the former President of Gambia has stepped aside, allowing for the first peaceful transfer of power in the nation's history.

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Campaign Trail Trump On Display As He Goes To CIA On First Day As President

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 4:24pm

The president falsely denied that he had ever criticized the agency, falsely inflated the crowd size at his inauguration on Friday and told officers to "Trust me. I'm like a smart person."

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There Were Hopes And Dreams Aplenty At Trump's Inauguaration, But Whose?

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 3:17pm

I went to Donald Trump's inauguration to see if people there felt the same pride and promise that I did four years earlier. We met at a common intersection, then went very separate ways.

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