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A Trump Voter On The President's Year

10 hours 19 min ago

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to David Wisdom of Birmingham, Alabama, about his thoughts on this past week's special election in Alabama, the GOP tax bill and President Trump's first year in office.

Republicans Hope To Pass Tax Bill By Christmas

10 hours 19 min ago

Republicans released their final bill to overhaul the nation's tax code. They'll now work quickly this week to pass the $1.5 trillion dollar package and send it to the president by Christmas.

3 Ways Trump Or His Allies Might Try To Disrupt The Mueller Russia Probe

11 hours 24 min ago

Republican allies of the White House are setting the stage to disrupt the investigation of Russia special counsel Robert Mueller. Here are some ways they might try — and why it will be difficult.

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Ursula K. Le Guin's Voice Rings Out In New Nonfiction Collection

11 hours 24 min ago

Ursula K. Le Guin's mastery of fiction has remained so consistent, it's easy to overlook her accomplishments in other forms — but her new nonfiction collection goes a long way towards fixing that.

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Holiday Parties Gone Wrong: Careful Where You Hang The Mistletoe

12 hours 24 min ago

This year some employers are more nervous than usual about making sure holiday parties are free of any sexual harassment. Employment attorneys are advising clients on how to avoid problems.

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Southern California Fire Forces New Evacuations, Threatens Coastal Communities

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:35pm

The Thomas Fire has raged for nearly two weeks and on Saturday, new evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County. A local zoo was preparing to move some of its animals out of the danger zone.

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Democrat Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 5:04pm

His announcement comes a day after the House Ethics Committee said it opened an investigation into the harassment allegations leveled at the 37-year-old freshman congressman from Nevada.

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UK BREXIT CRASH

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:32pm

On Friday, European Union leaders met in Brussels to discuss the process by which Britain will leave the EU. The talks, focused on the trade relationship Britain will have with the EU going forward.

ENDLESS SUMMER OBITUARY

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:32pm

With his 1966 documentary, "The Endless Summer," surfer-filmmaker Bruce Brown created one of the most iconic expressions of the joy of surfing. Brown died at the age of 80 last week.

BARBERSHOP 12-16

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:32pm

Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post, Dru Ealons, founder of the Ealons Group, and Huffington Post's Julia Craven join guest host Ray Suarez in the barbershop to talk about the Alabama Senate race, identity politics, and sexual harassment.

HEALTH CARE UPDATE

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:32pm

The final tax bill being considered by Congress includes a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News talks to guest host Ray Suarez about the effect that change could have on the health insurance market.

TAX POLITICS

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:32pm

Republicans seem to have secured the needed votes to pass their tax bill next week. The legislation marks the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades.

A Play About Politics For (But Not About) The Age Of Trump

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:32pm

The Minutes is a new drama by Tracy Letts, who won a Pulitzer and a Tony for August: Osage County. It's a dark comedy about a city council meeting — and a secret the town is hiding.

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Pope Begs Journalists To Avoid 'Sins Of Communication'

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:03pm

He will also dedicate his annual communication message next year to the topic of "fake news."

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Hi, Robot: Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 2:05pm

Guest bloggers Henry Wellman and Kimberly Brink reflect on their new study shedding light on how adults, older children and young children perceive human-like robots — and what the future might hold.

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Bob Boilen's Top 50 Songs of 2017

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:34am

Listen to a playlist of the All Songs Considered host's favorite songs of the year.

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Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:14am

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysts have been told to omit words such as "vulnerable," "transgender" and "evidence-based" from an upcoming budget. Critics say it amounts to censorship.

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New Austrian Government Will Have A Far-Right Tilt

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:45am

The country's chancellor finalized a deal Friday to form a governing coalition with a party that has Nazi roots.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Spike Lee; 'Godless' Creator Scott Frank

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 8:00am

Lee reprises his 1986 film She's Gotta Have It in a new 10-part Netflix series. Though Frank packed his Netflix miniseries with train robberies and shootouts, Godless isn't exactly a typical Western.

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'I Speak To Everybody Who Is Even Remotely Like Me': Eminem on 'Revival'

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:01am

On his ninth studio album, Revival, Eminem takes on President Trump, racial disparity and coming to terms with his maturing career.

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