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How Do You Say 'Gorsuch'?

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

Partisan disagreements ran through this week's Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. One issue the members really struggled with was pronunciation of the nominee's name.

Wrapping Up A Jam-Packed Political Week

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

Investigations into Russia and the election, hearings on Neil Gorsuch, and the defeat of the GOP health plan were the big political stories of the week.

What's Ahead For Investigations Into The Trump Campaign And Russia

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Associated Press reporter Jeff Horwitz about the latest news stories linking members of the Trump campaign to the Russian government.

'After The Storm' Continues In Director Hirokazu Kore-eda's Tradition

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

After the Storm is the latest from internationally revered Japanese writer/director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Like his last several films, it deals with a family going through death and divorce.

Multiple Homes Mean More Costly Protection For Presidents

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

President Trump has two residences outside of the White House. That arrangement is very expensive for taxpayers, and it turns out, there is a federal law that tries to tame such spending.

When A Russian Lawyer Falls Out Of A Window, 'I Don't Think It's An Accident'

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:45am

A Russian lawyer who's speaking out about corruption nearly died after falling from his Moscow apartment window. An American involved in the case, William Browder, thinks it was not an accident.

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:00am

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:00am

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 5:35am

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 5:19am

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 5:00am

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 4:51am

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

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 1:43am

"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.

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