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In Pakistan, Attending A Literature Festival Is An Act Of Defiance

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:02am

At Karachi's annual Literature Festival, many of Pakistan's problems are being debated, in a climate that increasingly limits free speech.

Heads Of U.S. Intelligence Agencies To Testify Before Senate Panel

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:02am

Considering the Russia investigation, spy tragedies, intrigue overseas and memo mania, it could be a big show during the hearing by the Senate intelligence committee.

Fiscal Conservative Offers His Take On Trump's Budget Proposal

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation, who advises the Trump administration on economic matters. He says we are in "the Wild West of spending again."

Excitement Builds Ahead Of 'Black Panther' Opening

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:02am

The movie has a black superhero, a mostly black cast and is set in a futuristic society in Africa. David Green talks to journalist Trey Johnson about why it has such meaning for many people of color.

White House Budget Proposal Projects Growing Federal Deficit

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump's budget would cut funding to the State Department and reduce spending on Medicare and Medicaid — while increasing military spending. It also projects a large federal deficit.

Years Of Corruption Exposed During Trial Of Baltimore Police Detectives

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:02am

Two detectives were convicted of corruption for, among other things, stealing illegal drugs and selling them for personal profit. Four ex-detectives, who had pleaded guilty, testified against them.

News Brief: Senate Panel Hearing, Iraq Aid Conference

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:02am

The Senate Intelligence Committee focuses on threats to the nation's security during a Tuesday hearing. And, Kuwait hosts a conference on getting aid to rebuild Iraq now that ISIS has been driven out.

Classical Music's Greatest Love Stories, On And Offstage

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:00am

Just in time for Valentine's Day, commentator Miles Hoffman highlights the most notable of classical music couples.

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Are Democrats Willing To Support Trump's Infrastructure Plan?

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 6:30am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the leading Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, about President Trump's infrastructure plan.

With Budget Deal Behind Them, Senators Open Immigration Debate

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 6:30am

The Senate takes up debate on an immigration Monday. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma who is among a group of senators introducing an immigration overhaul bill.

'Oxford English Dictionary' Adds New Entries Including 'Hangry'

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:45am

Hangry is one of the newest entries. It's defined as "bad tempered or irritable as a result of hunger." Also added mansplain: when a man explains "needlessly, overbearingly or condescendingly."

Missouri Lawmakers May Make Sliced Bread Day Official

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:31am

The first commercially sliced bread was sold in Missouri in 1928. State lawmakers are debating a bill to declare Sliced Bread Day. It would be the best things since, you know, sliced bread.

ANC Committee Expected To Force South African President Zuma Out

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

Jacob Zuma's controversial tenure as president of South Africa is about to come to an end, as powerful forces in his governing African National Congress party try to shove him out the door.

U.S. Needs A Longterm Infrastructure Plan, Ray LaHood says

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood about the country's infrastructure, and what he'll be looking for in the package President Trump is expected to unveil Monday.

Retaliation: Israel Launches Airstrikes In Syria After Fighter Jet Crashes

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

Rachel Martin talks to Aaron David Miller, a former State Department adviser, about Israel's airstrikes on Syrian defense targets after Syria shot down an Israeli fighter jet over the weekend.

Politics In The News: What's In Store From Washington This Week

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

White House officials on Monday reveal the budget proposal and plans to repair the country's infrastructure. But that is being overshadowed by scrutiny over how Chief of Staff John Kelly handled allegations of spousal abuse against staff secretary Rob Porter.

Asma Jahangir, Activist Who Stood Up To Politicians, Dies At 66

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

Prominent Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir has passed away at the age of 66. She battled her opponents in the street, in courtrooms and on Twitter.

Ex-Mexican Foreign Minister Sees Some Good In Trump's Immigration Plan

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castañeda about President Trump's immigration plan. He says there might be some merit to the plan.

Olympic Results From Sunday

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

At the Winter Olympics, it was a weekend of high drama. High winds scuttled the finals of the men's downhill and women's giant slalom. And the U.S. won its first medal in men's luge singles.

Weinstein Hit With Civil Rights Lawsuit Along With His Brother, Company

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to CNN reporter Hadas Gold about New York's attorney general filing a suit against movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. following a sexual misconduct probe.




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