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China Plans To Abolish Term Limits For President Xi Jinping

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to China scholar Carl Minzner of Fordham Law School about the Chinese Communist Party's move to abolish term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely.

Though Prices Aren't As High As Before, West Texas Enjoys Oil Revival

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:03am

The U.S. is on track to surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia next year to become the world's biggest oil producer — pumping out more crude than at its peak nearly half a century ago.

Sweet Redemption As Men's Curling Team Brings Olympic Gold Home To Duluth

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:03am

"The Olympics are great and all," but returning home was "way cooler than the Olympics," declared John Landsteiner, an engineer in Duluth, Minn.

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Review: Hulu Debuts 'The Looming Tower'

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:03am

Hulu presents the scripted miniseries based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book about the rise of al-Qaida and the events which led to the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

North Korea Is Sending Missile And Chemical Weapons Parts To Syria

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:03am

A U.N. report says the North Korean government has been sending Syrian authorities components to help make chemical weapons, and those are being used to target civilians.

Barbra Sreisand Reveals She Cloned Her Dog, 'Variety' Reports

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:03am

In a recent interview with Variety magazine, Barbra Streisand caused a sensation when she revealed that she had cloned her dog — twice.

News Brief: Jared Kushner, Students Return To Classes Post Shooting

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:03am

Reports say Jared Kushner has lost his interim top-level security clearance. And, students return to classes at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School — 2 weeks after a mass shooting left 17 people dead.

Polling Place Battleground: Freedom Of Speech Versus Freedom From Intimidation

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:00am

Polling places are a politics-free zone. Could that change with a Supreme Court case out of Minnesota? The court is hearing arguments in a key case on this Wednesday.

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Report Updates Landmark 1968 Racism Study. Finds More Poverty, Segregation

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 7:50pm

"Whoever thought that 50 years later, we'd still be talking about the same things? That's kinda sad," Kerner Commission member Fred Harris said.

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NSA Chief: U.S. Response 'Hasn't Changed The Calculus' Of Russian Interference

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:58pm

Adm. Michael Rogers says Russian President Vladimir Putin has concluded he can continue to meddle in U.S. cyberspace with little price to pay.

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Activists Outraged That U.S. Border Agents Separate Immigrant Families

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 6:41am

The White House has talked about separating immigrant families at the border to discourage them from coming to the U.S. A federal suit filed Monday says federal agents are increasingly doing that.

Gov. Hickenlooper On Trump's Priorities To Prevent Gun Violence

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 6:40am

President Trump met with governors at the White House on Monday to discuss gun policy and school safety. Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper talks to Rachel Martin about the meeting.

Unidentified Washington, D.C. Man Does Bodily Harm To A Speed Camera

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 6:00am

Security camera footage shows a man running toward speed camera and then pushing it over. And then for good measure, he rips the camera off, throws it on the ground and drives away.

Indiana State Senator Wants To Crack Down On Eyeball Tattoos

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 5:26am

To get an eyeball tattoo, the white of someone's eye is injected with ink. The bill would require tattoo artists to be so highly qualified that nobody will do it.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Loses Support Of California Democrats

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

The California Democratic Party declined to endorse incumbent U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in her re-election campaign, giving the majority of their votes to her Democratic challenger. Rachel Martin talks to Kevin de Leon, California Senate President Kevin de León,

West Virginia Teachers Strike Enters Its 4th Day

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Teachers and other school employees are on strike. They're calling for higher pay and better health care. And they oppose bills they think will hurt the state's ability to hire quality teachers.

What Would It Take To Repeal The 2nd Amedment?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

In this country, it's hard to restrict guns because of the Second Amendment. Is it time for the Second Amendment to be repealed?

Critics Say Arming Teachers Will Create New Dangers

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jamelle Bouie about the dangers people of color see with the idea of army teachers in schools.

Florida Lawmakers Try To Pass Gun Legislation Before Session Ends

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Florida lawmakers unveiled a package of proposals following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Steve Inskeep talks to state Rep. Randy Fine.

Mary Pickford: Darling Of The Silver Screen To Major Hollywood Force

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:02am

Mary Pickford, movie star, producer and studio head, made her mark on Hollywood in the early 20th century. As the industry reckons with inequality and sexual misconduct, her career merits a new look.

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