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Trump To Talk Tax Plan

11 hours 53 min ago

President Trump plans to unveil more detail about his plan to change the tax code Wednesday. The administration reportedly plans to pursue tax cuts without offsetting the expected loss in revenue.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About A President's First 100 Days

11 hours 53 min ago

In the segment #AskCokie, commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions and looks at how past presidents have fared in their first 100 days in office.

Portugal Basks In Post-Bailout Economic Revival

11 hours 53 min ago

Portugal's economy has rebounded dramatically since its European Union bailout in 2011. Wages are up and unemployment down. What's surprising is that this happened only as austerity was canceled.

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Trump's Efforts To 'Drain The Swamp' Lagging Behind His Campaign Rhetoric

11 hours 56 min ago

The phrase didn't originate with the Trump campaign. Advocates of tougher laws on political money and lobbying have used it for years.

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Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Compelling — And Chilling

12 hours 34 min ago

The adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian 1985 novel is a horror show revealed in slow motion — and the true horror of its brutal, patriarchal future theocracy is how possible it seems today.

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Milwaukee Prosecutors Weigh Charges In Inmate's Dehydration Death

13 hours 46 min ago

Prosecutors say Terrill Thomas, 38, had been left alone in his county jail cell for seven days without water. The medical examiner's office says he died of "profound dehydration" in the 2016 incident.

Supreme Court Justice Breyer Guilty Of Not Silencing His Cell Phone

13 hours 54 min ago

Arguments before the Supreme Court Tuesday morning were interrupted by a ringing cellphone. Amused colleagues watched as Justice Stephen Breyer reacted quickly to turn off the device.

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Confirmed: Mountain Lion Took Pescadero, Calif., Dog While Owner Slept

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:54pm

Wildlife authorities say DNA identifying the predator was found in the home, mixed with blood from the pet. The cat entered through an open door and snatched the dog from the foot of the owner's bed.

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What This Doctor Is Going To Do With His $1 Million TED Prize

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:30pm

Raj Panjabi must use the award "to solve a timely, pressing problem." Here's what he plans to do.

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Trump To Sign Executive Order Taking Aim At National Monuments

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:50pm

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday that could end up shrinking or even abolishing some protected, national monuments on federal land.

Watchdog Group Sees Conflicts In Jared Kushner's Vast Wealth, Responsibilities

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:05pm

Democracy 21 says President Trump's son-in-law should recuse himself from certain duties. Kushner's lawyer says her client "has consistently said that he would follow government ethics requirements."

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Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:02pm

Randolph Alles is currently at Customs And Border Protection. He will take over an agency stretched thin and beset by poor morale and other issues.

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Cherokee Nation Sues Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens Over Tribal Opioid Crisis

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:58pm

But the Cherokee tribe says these companies regularly filled large, suspicious prescriptions within the Cherokee Nation's 14 counties in northeastern Oklahoma.

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Federal Court In San Francisco Blocks Trump's Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:55pm

The president's immigration policies have been dealt another setback. A federal judge ruling will stop the administration from penalizing sanctuary cities as a lawsuit winds through the courts.

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Mexicans No Longer Make Up Majority Of Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:41pm

Mexicans made up half of the 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. last year, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center. There are growing numbers from Central America and Asia.

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New TV Shows And Movies? They'll Stay In The Writer's Mind If There's A Strike

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:34pm

The last TV and movie strike a decade ago cost Hollywood hundreds of millions of dollars and left a hole in viewers' schedules.

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'Just Show Up': Sheryl Sandberg On How To Help Someone Who's Grieving

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:09pm

The Facebook executive lost her husband in 2015. She says, "Rather than offer to do something, it's often better to do anything. Just do something specific." Her new book is called Option B.

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Wearing A Hijab, A Young Muslim Boxer Enters The Ring

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:01pm

After three years of training and a battle with USA Boxing over its uniform policy, Amaiya Zafar will fight in her first competitive bout on Saturday. She says she fell in love with the sport at 13.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retiring From NASCAR At Season's End

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:58pm

The star driver told NPR just two weeks ago that he wasn't sure when he'd be leaving the sport. He recently took time off to recover from a concussion.

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Criticized For Treatment Of Rohingya

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with journalist Poppy McPherson about Aung San Suu Kyi. It's been well over a year since the Nobel laureate was elected as state counselor of Myanmar, and she's been a disappointment to many who voted for her.

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