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Refugee Families Will Have To Deal With Trump's Revised Travel Order

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Under President Trump's new executive order, refugees can still enter the U.S. until March 16. Advocates are concerned that the upcoming 120-day suspension means others will have to wait for years.

How Administration Regs Could Affect The Future Of The Electric Car

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump promised to roll back fuel economy rules put in place by the Obama administration. It could take years to play out. What's at stake in the near term: the future of the electric car.

Why Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson Supports Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Republican Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio has backed President Trump's travel ban from the beginning. Rachel Martin talks to him about the revised version, and why he thinks it's necessary.

Energy Savings Can Be Fun, But No Need To Turn Off All The Lights

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:58am

From counting steps to hours of sleep, many people are tracking aspects of their lives. Now one company is merging energy saving with the interest in quantifying — making lowering electricity a game.

(Image credit: Megan Wood/inewsource)

Michael Chapman's Road-Weary Guitar Resonates With A New Generation

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:57am

He's been touring for 50 years, but spent decades out of the spotlight. Now, with the help of younger artists like Steve Gunn, the weathered British guitarist is making a comeback.

(Image credit: Carol Kershaw/Courtesy of the artist)

Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:57am

Many of America's farmers are successfully fending off environmental regulation, from the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule to a lawsuit in Iowa that's aimed at reducing nitrates in rivers.

(Image credit: MN Pollution Control Agency/Flickr)

Trump Signs New Revised Travel Ban

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:35am

President Trump on Monday signed a new executive order: a revised version of last month's travel ban. A big change is that the list of seven Muslim-majority countries has gone down to six.

Senate Will Investigate Wire Tap Claims By President Trump

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 6:48am

Trump, without offering evidence, tweeted Saturday that President Obama "wire tapped" Trump Tower before the election. Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Angus King, a member of the intelligence committee.

Volunteer Firefighters Called To Their Own Firehouse

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 6:17am

In Mayville, Wis., over the weekend, a passerby had reported seeing flames at the station, which isn't always staffed. Inside, firefighters found a vehicle on fire.

Clydesdales Deliver Beer To Contest Winner Who Gave It Up For Lent

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:44am

Leandra Ruiz of Texas decided to quit beer for Lent. In a cruel twist of fate, Ruiz found out she won a contest: beer delivered by Budweiser's Clydesdales. She'll wait until Easter to enjoy her prize.

Health Officials Monitor Jump In Human Cases Of Bird Flu In China

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

A surge of human infections in China of the H7N9 bird flu has health officials investigating the reasons why. More than 450 people have been infected this year and a third have died.

Mohsin Hamid's Novel 'Exit West' Raises Immigration Issues

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid, who examines the global refugee crisis in a new novel called Exit West. The book is part ripped from the headlines and part magic realism.

Counterterrorism Official Doubts Travel Ban Would Solve Real Threat

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep talks to John Cohen, who served as a senior counterterrorism official for Presidents Bush and Obama. He says the delayed new travel order would do nothing to address real threats.

Rep. Pallone Voices Frustration Over Obamacare Replacement Bill

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Frank Pallone, top-ranking Democrat on the panel that will approve the bill. Democrats say they're being prevented from seeing a copy of the ACA replacement bill.

French Presidential Candidate Fights On Despite Fraud Allegations

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Conservative politician Francois Fillon continues to lose support in his bid to be France's next President. Fillon is facing allegations of corruption involving his wife.

Rush Begins For Contractors Who Want In On Border Wall Construction

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

A deadline has been set for firms interested in helping to build a wall along the southern border. Prototype ideas are due this week; the government plans to make some design decisions by mid-April.

Trump Accuses Obama Of Ordering A Wiretap On His New York Office

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump wants congressional intelligence committees to investigate whether the executive branch abused its powers in the run-up to last November's presidential election.

Michael Moore Wants To Channel Trump Voter Regret Into Political Opposition

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Rachel Martin talks to filmmaker Michael Moore, who says disappointed voters need to call their members of Congress, take part in protests and think about running for local office themselves.

H-1B Visa Debate: Are Foreign Tech Workers Hired Over Americans?

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Many employers say they need H-1B workers because of a talent shortage among U.S. tech companies. But some Americans say the program that allows foreigners to be hired has put them out of work.

Environmental Advocacy Group Monitors Trump's EPA For Changes

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Environmental groups are concerned about possible cutbacks to the EPA. Steve Inskeep talks to David Goldston, director of governmental affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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