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Politics In The News

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to NPR's Scott Detrow about political stories in the news.

Tesla Faces Complaints Over Harassment And Racial Tensions

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

Tesla has created a cutting-edge image with its bold approach to building electric cars. But it has faced criticism over how it handles complaints about workplace harassment and discrimination.

Hardliners Push Back On Bipartisan Deal On Immigration Package

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

The deal locks down protections to young immigrants known as DREAMers. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona, who along with others is pushing back on the deal.

Mary J. Blige Gets Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star On Her Birthday

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

Mary J. Blige is having a moment. The nine-time Grammy winning singer has been getting award nominations for acting in the film Mudbound. Blige says she's grateful for her star.

Trump Cancels U.K. Visit Over 'Bad Deal' For New U.S. Embassy

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

In a tweet early Friday morning, President Trump announced he has canceled a trip to the U.K. next month. He cited a "bad deal" the Obama administration made for a new U.S. embassy in London.

Rescue Crews Make Their Way Into Worst-Hit Mudslide Areas

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

Rescue workers in Southern California are slowly getting into the areas that were hit the hardest by mudslides and debris flows. Heavy rain following wildfires has led to a loss of life and property.

President Trump To Decide Whether To Waive Sanctions On Iran

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

The president has said he is reluctant to continue to waive sanctions. Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal worry reimposing sanctions would lead to Iran resuming its nuclear weapons program.

More Fencing Isn't Best Border Investment, Ex-INS Chief Says

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

As Congress and the White House grapple over immigration overhaul, Rachel Martin to Doris Meissner, former head of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, about border security.

News Brief: Trump Comment Causes A Stir, Immigration Plan

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:02am

Trump used vulgar language to refer to African countries. Six senators think they have a bipartisan solution for DACA. And, Trump must decide Friday whether to keep the U.S. in the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump Uses Bully Pulpit To Support More Services For People Leaving Prisons

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am

Prisoners' advocates expressed optimism after a White House meeting with the president. But the bipartisan effort to overhaul the way criminals are punished has downsized its goals in the Trump era.

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Johnny Cash Takes A Stand: Looking Back On His Folsom Prison Performance

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:59am

It has been 50 years since Cash recorded his legendary live album. At Folsom Prison boosted his then-flagging career and highlighted his efforts to reform the nation's penal system.

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The Civil Rights Activist Whose Name You've Probably Never Heard

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 3:57am

He participated in lunch counter sit-ins in the 1950s and 60s and was arrested on more than one occasion. Few may recognize the name Dion Diamond, but he tells StoryCorps he knows he left his mark.

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Department Of Education Finds Texas Violated Special Education Law

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:10pm

Students lost out on federally guaranteed special education services in the state of Texas, the federal government finds.

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Trump Authorizes States To Impose Work Requirement For Medicaid

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:13am

New guidelines will allow states to impose a work requirement on recipients of Medicaid. It's the first time that Medicaid has permitted states to require that sort of pre-condition.

Conservatives Watch As Dozens Of Republicans Won't Seek Re-Election

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 6:26am

With California Rep. Darrell Issa deciding to step down, a total of 31 Republicans in Congress have said they won't run. Steve Inskeep talks to Matt Schlapp, head of the American Conservative Union.

In Candada, Fire Breaks Out At Quebec City's Ice Hotel

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:51am

Something caught on fire and smoke spread through the hotel. The hotel is now seeking cleaners who can get smoke stains off the building — which is, of course, entirely white.

California Woman Returns Christmas Tree For A Refund

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:20am

She showed up at Costco and demanded a full refund because her tree was dead. And even though she was shamed by other customers in line, would you believe she actually did get her money back.

Established Automakers Announce Bold Moves In Electrification

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Tesla has grabbed headlines for innovating electric cars and driverless technology. Companies such Toyota, GM and Mercedes may not have the trendy cache of Tesla, but they do have deep pockets.

Months After Trump Pardon, Ex-Sheriff Arpaio To Run For Senate

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Joe Arpaio, 85, the controversial former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., who is known for his hardline approach on detention and immigration.

Establish Automakers Announce Bold Moves In Electrification

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Tesla has grabbed headlines for innovating electric cars and driverless technology. Companies such Toyota, GM and Mercedes may not have the trendy cache of Tesla, but they do have deep pockets.

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