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Trump To Honor Andrew Jackson In Nashville

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump will lay a wreath at the tomb of President Andrew Jackson on the 250th anniversary of his birth in Nashville. Steve Inskeep reports.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Immigration Policy Questions

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

On this latest segment of AskCokie, columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts takes listener questions on the history of immigration policy in the U.S.

Philippine President Duterte Takes On Catholic Church

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

The Philippines president and the Catholic Church are at loggerheads, mostly over the president's controversial and bloody war on drugs.

Washington State Challenges Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

Rachel Martin talks to Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who is among those attorneys general who have opposed President Trump's revised travel ban, and have challenged it in court.

Individual Insurance Market Could Take A Hit Under GOP Health Plan

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:05am

The Congressional Budget Office predicts big changes in the individual insurance market if Republicans succeed in passing a bill to replace Obamacare.

March Gladness: A Northwestern Fan Celebrates The Team's First NCAA Bid

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:56am

Commentator Kevin Blackistone is overjoyed his alma mater, Northwestern, has finally made the NCAA basketball tournament — but with some caveats.

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A Long List Of Challenges Awaits Rex Tillerson In Asia

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:42am

As the new secretary of state starts a six-day sweep through East Asia, he heads into a region full of challenges, both old and new.

(Image credit: U.S. Forces Korea)

Sen. Claire McCaskill Speaks Out On Why 'Trumpcare' Is A 'Disaster'

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:29am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri who sits on one of the Senate committees that must approve the Republican health care bill in order for it to reach the floor.

Looking For A Job? Afraid Of Snakes? Florida Needs Python Hunters

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:26am

South Florida officials tell the Tampa Bay Times they're hiring 25 people to kill pythons in the Everglades. The job pays $8.10 an hour plus the opportunity for bonuses.

Minnesota Hockey Fan Acknowledges Players' Epic Hair

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:14am

Hockey players are known for being tough and fast but did you know they also have epic hair? John King's 2017 ranking for the best hair in a Minnesota high school hockey league is out.

Dutch Voters Prepare For Wednesday's Elections

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

The Netherlands holds parliamentary elections on Wednesday, and the far-right candidate Geert Wilders is expected to do well.

Why More Details May Be Counterproductive When Battling Fake News

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

As the country has become more polarized, we increasingly disagree not just on policy, but on the facts. Can more and better information solve the problem of fake news?

'The Atlantic' Examines Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Molly Ball, who profiles presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway in the new issue of "The Atlantic." The story is called: "Kellyanne's Alternative Universe."

Exercises With U.S. Military Helps Chadian Forces Fight Extremism

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

The U.S. military is wrapping up counter-terrorism training with African armies battling ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram. In one exercise, troops from Chad secured a vital waterway and attacked a Boko Haram safe haven.

Airbnb Counters Critics On Housing Supply And Tax Collection

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Airbnb says a study which claims the fastest-growing share of its listings come from property managers — not individual home owners renting out their residences — is flawed.

CBO Report: GOP Bill Could Leave 24M More Without Health Coverage By 2026

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

The Congressional Budget Office released a report on Monday estimating that the GOP health care bill would reduce the number of people with health insurance by 24 million a decade from now.

ICE Agents' Tactics Raise Concerns About Migrants Access To The Justice System

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Lawyers and judges in some parts of the country say that for the first time Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents are coming inside courthouses to question people about their immigration status.

Researchers Examine Breitbart's Influence On Election Information

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

A study of 1.25 million media stories says a Breitbart-centered media ecosystem fostered the sharing of stories that were, at their core, misleading. Steve Inskeep talks to researcher Yochai Benkler.

What CBO's GOP Health Plan Forecast Means For California

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:04am

Reporter Stephanie O'Neill of Kaiser Health News looks at the impact of the Republican health care bill on the nation's largest state, California, which fully embraced Obamacare.

Girl, Interrupted: Hurray For The Riff Raff On Identity Lost And Found

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 4:01am

Singer Alynda Segarra explains the band's new album, The Navigator, which tells the story of a Puerto Rican girl who wishes away her culture and community in exchange for more freedom.

(Image credit: Sarrah Danziger/Courtesy of the artist)

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