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More States Propose Voter ID Laws

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

State legislatures are busy considering bills to tighten restrictions on voters, including new voter ID and proof-of-citizenship requirements.

Florida Lawmakers To Vote On Expanding 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

Legislators in Florida are taking up a proposal to expand the state's controversial "stand your ground" law. It would require prosecutors to prove a defendant wasn't acting in self-defense.

The Possibilities For Compromise On The Republican Health Care Plan

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

With the Republicans' new health care plan under attack from all sides, Steve Inskeep talks to one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, Zeke Emanuel, about the possibility of compromise.

Pope Francis Asks Followers To Check Their Bibles As Often As Their Phones

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

Pope Francis urged people to open up a Bible as often as they check their phones. But even the Pope uses Twitter.

Warm Winter Can Be Deadly For Snowmobilers And Ice Fishermen

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

The unusually warm winter has proven deadly in the northeast. More than a dozen people, including snowmobilers and ice fishermen, have died when they fell through thin lake ice.

Hawaii Attorney General On His Challenge To New Trump Travel Ban

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:10am

Hawaii is filing a lawsuit against President Trump's newly revised executive order limiting travel from six Muslim-majority countries. David Greene speaks with Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin.

U.S. Fast Tracks Missile Defense System To S. Korea, Drawing China's Ire

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:06am

The THAAD missile defense system will go up in South Korea to help defend against North Korea's missile program. But it's causing a geopolitical tussle.

Here's What's Become Of A Historic All-Black Town In The Mississippi Delta

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:16pm

Founded by former slaves in 1887, Mound Bayou, Miss., was one of the country's first all-black towns. Here's a look into its historic past and uncertain future.

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Hawaii Plans To Amend Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Travel Ban

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 7:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Neal Katyal on legal challenges to the revised executive order on travel to the U.S. Katyal is lead attorney for the state of Hawaii and a former acting U.S. solicitor general.

The Multigenerational Fight Against North Dakota Parking Meters

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:29am

In 1948, farmer Howard Henry led a movement to have parking meters banned in North Dakota. Now the governor wants to lift the ban, but Henry's granddaughter is still opposed to them.

Drunk TED Talks Was A Real Thing, Until A Cease-And-Desist Letter

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Eric Thurm and friends were watching TED Talks while drunk and had an idea — Drunk TED Talks. But Thurm tells the site Jezebel he got a cease-and-desist letter from the real organization.

Philippines Not Happy With CBS TV Show

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

A CBS drama depicts a fictional U.S. secretary of state punching a fictional Philippine president. But the real government of the Philippines wasn't amused.

Effects Of Global Warming On Display In Antarctica

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

James McClintock, a marine biologist, talks with David Greene about how warming temperatures have had a dramatic impact on the glacier near the U.S. Palmer Station in Antarctica.

Affordable Care Act Architect On The New Republican Plan

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

A difficult part of implementing a new health care law is providing health insurance to the sick and underserved. Steve Inskeep talks with MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.

Republicans Mixed On New Health Care Bill

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Many Tea Party Republicans are raising objections to the new GOP-written health care bill, but Speaker Paul Ryan says he's guaranteeing it will pass the House in the coming weeks.

The Populist, Nativist Appeal Of Dutch Politician Geert Wilders

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

The Netherlands goes to the polls this month for parliamentary elections. One of the leading candidates, Geert Wilders, is running on a populist, anti-immigrant, anti-Islam agenda.

WikiLeaks Documents Detail Alleged CIA Hacking Tools

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks with Jake Williams of the cybersecurity firm Rendition InfoSec about documents released by WikiLeaks that purportedly describe tools the CIA uses to spy on electronic devices.

The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid And Divorce

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

As Republicans unveil their Affordable Care Act replacement, we examine how Medicaid expansion has affected divorce rates among older people.

March Madness: It's All About The Bracket

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

Commentator Mike Pesca thinks the popularity of March Madness, the NCAA's annual basketball tournament, has less to do the game and a lot do to with the structure.

Millions Head To The Polls In Indian State Elections

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 4:05am

For the past five weeks, millions of Indians have been voting in state elections. The contests have implications for the national elections two years from now.

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