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News Brief: Government Shutdown Averted, Trump Invites Duterte To White House

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:08am

NPR's Scott Detrow discusses the latest political news, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley the French presidential runoff and Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post about Turkey's crack down on dissent.

Palm Beach Season Ends, Trump And Snowbirds Leave Florida

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump spent the weekend in New Jersey. The departure of wealthy northerners from Palm Beach, is good news for many who want their community back, but it's sad to see the spotlight move on.

Ballmer Aims To Quantify How Well The Government Does Its Job

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who launched the website USA Facts, which is designed to make official data accessible and put the figures in context.

Hindu Nationalists Blamed For Igniting Culture War

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:08am

There are rising incidents of vigilantism in India. Promoting a Hindu way of life for all Indians, Hindu nations are accused of using violence and intimidation to make their case.

Demonstrators In France Expected To Turn Out Against Far-Right Party

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:08am

The French presidential runoff between the far-right National Front's candidate and that of the left-of-center is less than a week a way. The National Front holds its annual celebration on Monday.

Special Election In Montana Will Fill The Vacant U.S. House Seat

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:08am

Democrats hope a singing cowboy in Montana will become their party's latest candidate to mobilize enthusiasm and money against Republicans in a special election for the state's only U.S. House seat.

United Against Trump, May Day Protests Expected To Swell

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:00am

Monday's protests for worker rights around the country are expected to draw larger than usual crowds this year due to President Trump's efforts to crack down on immigration.

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Environmentalists, Coal Companies Rally Around Technology To Clean Up Coal

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:59am

The industry has been in decline for years, partly because burning coal creates CO2 and warms the atmosphere. But there's a way to capture it — which has drawn praise from traditional enemies.

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Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio: 'We Can End Hunger In This Country'

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:34am

The Top Chef judge, restaurateur and hunger advocate says many of our nation's problems are related to food, and one the biggest ways to address this is to make meals more nutritious and accessible.

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In His Post-Fed Life, Bernanke Talks Taxes, Trump And Partisan Perceptions

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:32am

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses the contradictory partisan divide in people's views of the economy, the economy's health and the problem of those left behind by economic change.

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Gabourey Sidibe's Message To The World: 'Mind Your Own Body'

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:31am

"I am plus-size, I have dark skin and I am 100 percent beautiful," the actress says. Her new book, This Is Just My Face, is a collection of essays about body image and her rise to fame.

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A Lazarus Patient And The Limits Of A Lifesaving Stroke Procedure

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:29am

About 800,000 people have strokes each year in the U.S. Most are caused by clots that block blood to the brain. In some cases, doctors can remove the clot using a device that looks like a fishing net.

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Yo-Yo Dieting May Pose Serious Risks For Heart Patients

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:28am

People with heart disease should keep their weight down, but it can be hard to lose weight and keep it off. Now a study shows big fluctuations may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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