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American Muslims Respond To Islamophobia By Running For Office

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a rise in hate groups, including groups using anti-Muslim rhetoric. Some American Muslims are pushing back by running for office.

Utah Constituents Say They Weren't Paid To Protest Chaffetz

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

Three Utah voters who attended Rep. Jason Chaffetz's raucous town hall, including one who voted for him in November, talk about their reasons for protesting.

Auto Workers' Union To Launch 'Buy American' Campaign

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

The leader of the United Auto Workers, the car workers' union, is encouraging people to buy cars built in the U.S. The slogan "Buy American" has a controversial history going back to the Great Depression.

Border Wall Would Cut Across Land Sacred To Native Tribe

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

The Tohono O'odham tribe on the U.S.-Mexico border says a wall would desecrate a mountain where they say their creator lives. Still, they want help Donald Trump keep illegal border crossers out.

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Should Scientists March? U.S. Researchers Still Debating Pros And Cons

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

A "March for Science" is set for April 22 in Washington, D.C., to show support for evidence-based public policy. But some worry the march will be seen as partisan, and may even undermine sound policy.

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Preserving The Flavor Of An Atlanta Neighborhood

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

Entrepreneur Keitra Bates is opening a shared commercial kitchen to help keep culinary traditions alive on the city's gentrifying west side.

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Religious Conservatives And Pro-Business Republicans Split Over Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

As Texas considers a bill to restrict transgender people's access to some restrooms, many in the state's business community question whether the measure is worth the business it might cost the state.

A Look At U.S.-Mexico Relations As Tillerson And Kelly Meet With Mexican Officials

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

Trump Cabinet members Rex Tillerson and John Kelly are meeting with officials in Mexico. Antonio Ortiz-Mena of Albright Stoneridge Group discusses U.S.-Mexico relations under President Trump.

What's Next For The Affordable Care Act? Your Questions Answered

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

A lot of people are confused about when and if Republicans can "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act. Kaiser Health News' Julie Rovner clears things up in the first of a series.

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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Of Ohio On Obamacare Repeal Plans

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

Some constituents have protested Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. David Greene talks with Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio about the GOP's next steps.

Wrongfully Jailed Women Speak Out On Police Abuses In Mexico

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 3:35am

Mexican authorities apologized to three indigenous women who were unlawfully jailed for three years on trumped-up charges. The women say there are thousands of innocent people in Mexico's jails.

Doctor's Book Presents The Case Against 'Dairy Crack'

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:18am

Physician Neal Barnard argues that cheese is unhealthy and addictive. Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look at Barnard's provocative new book.

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Cressida Dick Named Scotland Yard's First Female Top Cop

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:12am

Cressida Dick, 56, a former beat cop in London's West End, on Wednesday was named the first female police commissioner in the organization's 188-year history.

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First Listen: Grandaddy, 'Last Place'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00pm

It's rare for a band to make a comeback album like Last Place that stands up alongside its best work.

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First Listen: Ibibio Sound Machine, 'Uyai'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00pm

Nigerian singer Eno Williams has crafted a collection of irresistible, multidimensional anthems that reach far beyond the borders of geography, music and emotion.

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First Listen: Chicano Batman, 'Freedom Is Free'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00pm

The Los Angeles band's distinct sound includes touches of Rio de Janeiro's tropicalia, Lima's cumbia, and American soul and funk.

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First Listen: Talaboman, 'The Night Land'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00pm

John Talabot and Axel Boman's first album together produces feedback drones, new age psychedelia, and leftfield house.

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First Listen: Blanck Mass, 'World Eater'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 11:00pm

Benjamin John Power's noisier impulses mask a symphonic scope of veritable Vangelis proportions.

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Lawsuit Accuses Milwaukee Police Of Abusive Stop And Frisk Practices

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:46pm

The plaintiffs say random stops are up, and unfairly focus on blacks and Latinos. The police chief says his force doesn't have a practice of stop and frisk, and citizen complaints are down.

Trump Administration Rescinds Guidance On Transgender Bathroom Use

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 7:02pm

The Trump administration withdrew guidance offering legal protections to transgender students who want to use the bathroom that conforms with their gender identity.

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