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Conflict Of Interest Possibilities Attract Watchful Eyes To Trump's Dealings

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to former ethics counselors — Richard Painter who advised President Bush and Norman Eisen who advised President Obama — about Trump's business holdings and possible conflicts.

Senior Citizens Study: How Money Makes For Better Brain Functioning

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

Research indicates that people who got more in social security payments — as a result of a congressional formula glitch in the 1970s — appear to have lower risks of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Former Bush Speechwriter Weighs In Trump's Message Post Election

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, who has been a consistent critic of Donald Trump. How is the president-elect's message shaping up?

India May Be Overtaking China As Most Polluted Country

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

Pollution levels in New Delhi hit record highs this month. The World Health Organization says India's capital isn't the only city with toxic air. Ten of the world's most polluted cities are in India.

Trump Team To Discover Rolling Back Regulatons Isn't Easy

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

President-elect Donald Trump wants to undo two regulations for each new one that is issued. Republicans have a long list of rules they'd like to rescind on issues like the environment and labor.

Why A Syrian Teacher Appreciates Living In The Besieged City Of Aleppo

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to Wissam Zarqa, who lives with his wife in rebel-held eastern Aleppo. The teacher and activist explains to David Greene why he wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

After 27 Hours, Our Train Ride Through Pakistan Ends In Karachi

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

Over the nearly thousand mile journey down the middle of Pakistan, we've been meeting NPR's Philip Reeves' fellow travelers, and learning about their hopes and fears at this stage in history.

Protester Could Lose Her Arm After Being Injured In N.D. Pipeline Protests

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

Questions are being raised about police tactics dealing with crowds after a woman was severely injured while protesting the pipeline project in North Dakota.

Leon Panetta Weighs In On The Shaping Of Trump's Security Team

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 4:06am

As Donald Trump moves to name his pick for Defense secretary and secretary of State, David Greene talks to Leon Panetta, who served as CIA director and Defense secretary in the Obama administration.

When Food Banks Say No To Sugary Junk, Schools Offer A Solution

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:59am

Food banks are increasingly saying no to cakes, holiday candy and other junk food donations. But some schools are sending them healthier donations by salvaging uneaten foods in their cafeterias.

Haitians Hoping To Migrate To U.S. Find The Reception Harsh

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:58am

By way of Brazil, where they migrated in recent years, many Haitians are now hoping to resettle in the U.S. But a shift in policy has left some 5,000 stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border.

At Thanksgiving, If You Take Sides, Make Sure They're As Tasty As These

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:57am

Chef Mike Isabella, a renowned restaurateur, has devised some delectable spinoffs of traditional turkey accompaniments, while staying true to classic roots.

Women Take On Big-Wave Surfing, Once The Domain Of Men, At Mavericks

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:56am

Sarah Gerhardt is the first woman to ever surf Mavericks, the famously dangerous big-wave spot in northern California. Soon she will be part of the first women's heat in a surfing contest there.

South Florida Family Stands Up To Timeshare Company

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 6:08am

Westgate resorts bought all the townhouses in an Orlando community — except one. Julieta Corredor declined to sell. She's suing now to keep her house from being surrounded by a timeshare development.

Where Is America's Best Bathroom?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:17am

Voters in an online poll have declared the airport in Minneapolis-St. Paul to have "America's Best Restroom." The poll was run by Cintas, a company that makes bathroom products.

Wanna Know Who Won The Presidential Election? Check Vigo County's Tally

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:09am

Since 1892, Vigo County in Indiana has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election but two. What did the voters there see about Donald Trumps candidacy?

Egypt Cracks Down On Protesters; Pressures Journalists

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:09am

As it keeps up the pressure on freedom of expression, a judge has sentenced the head of the national journalists' union and two of the group's board members to two years in jail.

Utica, N.Y., Which Welcomes Refugees, Monitors Trump's Muslim Comments

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:09am

Utica has been shaped for decades by its policy of welcoming refugees. People there say the fear many Americans feel over new Muslim immigrants doesn't match their community.

Brock Launches Donor Network To Rebuild The Left After Trump's Victory

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to political operative David Brock about his plans to organize wealthy Democratic donors against Donald Trump. Brock has invited donors to a retreat of sorts this winter in Florida.

Warren Beatty's Homage To Howard Hughes Opens In Theaters On Wedesday

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 4:09am

Beatty's career spans nearly six decades. Fitting then that his movie, Rules Don't Apply, is a look at classic Hollywood. Beatty wrote, directed and stars in the film as the legendary Howard Hughes.

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