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#NPRreads: Ben Carson's Memory And A 14-Year-Old Rock-Climbing Phenom

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:56pm

Also this week: a conversation between U.S. and Chinese sailors about pizza and wings (among other everyday topics).

Avoiding A Lawsuit, Alabama Agrees To Comply With Voting Law

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 1:39pm

The Justice Department found widespread noncompliance with a law requiring states to let people register to vote or update registration information when applying for or renewing a driver's license.

How Black Students At Mizzou Are Coping With This Week's Threats

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:19pm

Since online threats targeting black students were posted online earlier this week, black students have found ways to support each other.

Meet Matt Bevin, The Political Outsider Who Is Now Kentucky's Governor

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:56am

In a year full of political outsiders, Republican Bevin is the first to make it into office. A businessman who had never held office, he has shocked the state's political establishment.

Trump's Tirade: Comparing Carson To A Child Molester, 'Stupid' Iowans And More

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 11:50am

The real estate magnate was exasperated and unfiltered during at 95-minute speech in Iowa on Thursday evening, going hard against his main GOP rival and others.

Clinton Has 45-To-1 'Superdelegate' Advantage Over Sanders

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 6:05am

Underscoring her level of support among the Democratic establishment, Hillary Clinton has a far bigger lead with Democratic elected officials than in 2007, the last time she ran.

Reviewing GOP Presidential Candidates' Stand On Immigration

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

A big issue that came up in this week's debate was immigration. It exposed a divide between the candidates. We check many of the presidential candidates positions to see if they've changed.

Young Black Voters Point To Lack Of Race Discussions In Democratic Debates

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 4:14am

They voted in record numbers for President Obama in 2008, but now they're lukewarm about any Democratic presidential candidate — saying nobody adequately addresses their big priority: racial justice.

Massive Pacific Trade Agreement Ignores One Huge Tariff: Currency Manipulation

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has been hashed out line-by-line. All 6,000 pages of it. It will set the rules for roughly one-third of world trade. It has precise requirements for tariffs, quotas and subsidies for all manner of goods. But there's one huge secret tariff that isn't included: currency manipulation.

Israel Criticizes New EU Guidelines On Labeling Products From Settlements

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

Israeli officials are objecting to new European Union guidelines to require that labels of origin on goods sold in Europe from occupied territories be labeled that way — not as made in Israel.

HUD Proposes Nationwide Smoking Ban In Public Housing

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

Public housing residents would be banned from smoking, not just in public spaces on the premises, but in their own apartments under a proposal Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The public will have 60 days to comment on the proposal, which is drawing criticism from many residents and being praised by others concerned about second-hand smoke.

Mizzou's Black Students Cope With Fear Spawned By Death Threats

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The University of Missouri's Black Culture Center has become a hub for black students afraid after Tuesday's death threats. Students are also escorting each other to class and coping in other ways.

Tug Of War Over Obama's Clean Power Plan Takes Center Stage In Colorado

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan has divided the states. It requires carbon emission reductions from power plants, and more than two dozen states have sued to stop it. But many others are in favor. This tug of war is playing out in Colorado and could head to the state Supreme Court.

College Protests Raise Questions About Culture Of Political Correctness

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 3:24pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with writer Roxane Gay and New York Magazine political columnist Jonathan Chait about activism and political correctness on today's college campuses.

Indiana Mayor: Police May Be Stepping Back In Some Cities

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 2:57pm

"I know it is happening in some communities," Gary, Ind., Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said, adding voice to a controversial phenomenon known as the Ferguson effect.

U.S. Proposes A Ban On Smoking In All Public Housing

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 2:54pm

"This proposed rule will help improve the health of more than 760,000 children and help public housing agencies save $153 million," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro says.

As His Moderate Rivals Are 'Ripping Each Other Apart,' Ted Cruz Sees An In

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:59pm

"The moderates are acting like conservatives usually do," Cruz told NPR. The Texas senator is positioning himself to capture supporters from Donald Trump or Ben Carson, should they falter.

Carson Campaign Looks To Attract Black Voters In GOP Primaries

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

Ben Carson polls high among GOP presidential candidates but fellow African-Americans traditionally fall in the Democratic column. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican strategist Ron Christie.

Democrats Clinton And Sanders Use Postcards To Organize Support In Iowa

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:13am

The ground game. It's how elections are won and for all the high-tech tools campaigns use every day, many votes are still secured the old fashioned way: door to door, person to person.

D.C. PAC Shutters, Highlighting Fine Ethical Line For Groups Across The Country

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 4:00am

A group in Washington, D.C., collected money from government contractors to elect allies of the city's mayor, fueling fears of a pay-to-play culture.




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