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What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

16 hours 21 min ago

That's what happened at an African business conference in Los Angeles. Not one of the African invitees could get a visa to come to the U.S. And it's hard to find out exactly why.

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'Girl In Disguise' Is A Spunky Spy Saga

16 hours 21 min ago

Little is known about the real life of Kate Warne, the first female detective in America — but Greer Macallister's romp of a novel paints her as a live wire, an ace in a dangerous man's world.

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After A Wild Week, The House Trump-Russia Probe Endures — Barely

16 hours 46 min ago

Despite howls from Democrats about "extraordinary" conduct and "obstruction of justice," the House Intelligence Committee's probe of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia goes on.

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A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College

17 hours 2 min ago

Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Burmese refugee populations in the U.S. One public high school there is helping them meet high expectations.

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This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

17 hours 21 min ago

Plus a bill for 'Dreamers' and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.

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Keeping Calm In London, In Spite Of Terror

17 hours 29 min ago

Soon after the terrorist attack in London, the Parliament's Twitter account posted a short message restoring business as usual. NPR's Scott Simon remembers another time Brits met terror with calm.

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The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

20 hours 38 min ago

"If there's a locker room that doesn't have it, I haven't seen it," says ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes, who expands on his recent story, which details professional basketball's obsession with the snack.

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Trump Warns In 'Art Of The Deal': 'Deliver The Goods' Or Lose In A 'Landslide'

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:16pm

President Trump co-wrote the book on making a deal in 1987. But the former businessman couldn't deliver on overhauling health care.

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Episode 761: The Bank War

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:19pm

A populist president versus the most powerful banker in America.

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Health Care Bill Collapses After Republicans Fail To Garner Enough Support

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:14pm

Republicans pulled their health care bill on Friday after failing to secure enough votes for it to pass in the House. In a statement, President Trump said he wanted to move onto tax reform.

Trump, Ryan Pull Health Care Bill After Failing To Secure Enough Votes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:09pm

Republicans pulled their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Friday after failing to secure enough votes for it to pass in the House of Representatives.

Ex-Penn State President Guilty Of Child Endangerment In Abuse Scandal

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:39pm

A Pennsylvania jury convicted Graham Spanier on Friday of one of three counts against him for his handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Rep. Byrne Outlines How Health Care Fight Exposed Divisions In GOP

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:13pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne about the decision to pull the Republican health care bill on Friday.

Trump Delivers Statement After Republican Leaders Pull Health Care Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:54pm

President Trump spoke from the Oval Office on Friday after Republican leaders made the decision to pull their health care bill that was designed to replace the Affordable Care Act.

State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:44pm

The directions, spread across four memoranda sent last week, require social media checks on certain applicants and instruct consular officials to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny."

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U.S. Women's Hockey Starters Plan To Boycott Championship

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Women's hockey holds its world championship next week. The defending champion U.S. will send a team, but the starters are boycotting. The first team, led by captain Meghan Duggan, says it will sit out the championship if players don't get better pay and support from USA Hockey.

Paul Manafort Agrees To Testify Before Congress In Russia Probe

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into potential ties between Trump aides and the Russian mischief in the 2016 presidential campaign. But partisan rancor and unusual revelations threaten to derail the committee's investigation — or at least, per critics, its credibility.

London Attack Highlights Struggle To Combat Extremism Across Europe

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Rajan Basra, research fellow at King's College London, about the terror attack in London and the broader effort to combat radicalization across the United Kingdom and Europe.

London Attacker Resided In U.K. Hotbed For Extremism

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain's parliament this week, lived in a three-story, red brick townhouse with his family in Birmingham, which analysts say has been a hotspot for Islamist terrorism in the United Kingdom.

Former Egyptian President Mubarak Freed From Detention

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:31pm

Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak is a free man for the first time in six years. He was freed from house arrest at a military hospital after being cleared of claims he ordered Arab Spring protesters shot.




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