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Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Intelligence Committees

15 hours 47 min ago

As House and Senate Intelligence Committees investigate Russian meddling in the U.S. election, commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions about the history of intelligence hearings.

Passengers Take Flight To View Southern Lights

15 hours 47 min ago

The Aurora Australis is a display of neon green lights that dance across the southern skies. A plane took off from New Zealand to get a special view.

Democrats And Republicans Dig In For Political Fight Over Gorsuch

15 hours 47 min ago

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on his fellow Democrats to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, setting up a showdown that could undo Senate tradition.

Former Rep. Bob Inglis On Trump Environmental Regulation Rollbacks

15 hours 47 min ago

President Trump has signed an executive order intended to roll back climate change regulations. David Greene speaks with former Republican Rep. Bob Inglis about the implications.

Hugh Hewitt On What's Next For Trump's Agenda

15 hours 47 min ago

Rachel Martin speaks with conservative commentator and radio host Hugh Hewitt about how the Trump White House and congressional Republicans plan to move their agenda forward.

A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

16 hours 31 min ago

It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.

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First Episode Of 'All Things Considered' Is Headed To Library Of Congress

17 hours 53 min ago

The NPR program's inaugural 1971 broadcast has been added to the National Recording Registry, alongside other "aural treasures" like Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow." Take a listen to the first show!

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Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:02pm

Players demanded better pay — and not just leading up to each Olympic Games, as had been the case. During negotiations, they warned they would sit out the upcoming, U.S.-hosted world championships.

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Supreme Court Rejects Texas Standard For Mental Disability In Capital Cases

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:37pm

The state has been using an unconstitutional, obsolete medical standard for determining whether convicted murderers are exempt from the death penalty because of mental deficiency, justices ruled.

Run-Up To Census 2020 Raises Concerns Over Security And Politics

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:29pm

Results from the U.S. Census in 2020 could remake the political map. Some census experts say the stakes for the upcoming national headcount are higher than normal.

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U.N. Human Rights Investigators Killed In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 9:17pm

An American, Michael Sharp, and a Swede, Zaida Catalan, went missing while traveling in the country. Authorities confirmed Tuesday their remains, and those of their interpreter, were found.

Older Workers Find Age Discrimination Built Right Into Some Job Sites

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 8:33pm

The websites screen out older job seekers by limiting the dates you can fill in forms, an investigation by the Illinois attorney general found. But other sites say they make a point of fairness.

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Trump Lawyers Claim Immunity In Sex Harassment Suit, Just As Bill Clinton Did

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:58pm

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, says Donald Trump engaged in "disgusting touching." Trump's legal team wants the case dismissed, at least until after the president leaves office.

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Mississippi Journalist Who Chronicled Civil Rights Era Dies At 94

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:45pm

Wilson "Bill" Minor spent nearly 70 decades documenting Mississippi's tumultuous political and social transformations. He was writing up until the last few months of his life.

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Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts to Control His Own Arm And Hand

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:42pm

A spinal injury severed the connection between Bill Kochevar's brain and everything below his shoulders. But technology has given him a new way to control one arm and hand.

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As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 5:58pm

President Trump is expected to sign a bill to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. An expert says there are steps you can take though they won't deliver absolute privacy.

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Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 5:10pm

The rule, which had not yet taken effect, would have required Internet providers to ask permission before selling consumers' personal data. President Trump is expected to sign the rollback.

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The Flaming Lips On World Cafe

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:57pm

Frontman Wayne Coyne says he thrives in environments that combine art and chaos. Hear that conversation, plus live performances of songs from Oczy Mlody.

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A Researcher Reconnects With Her Ancestors' Slave Past At Madison's Estate

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:52pm

Michelle Taylor is taking part in a project to reconstruct slave cabins at Montpelier, the estate of President James Madison. Through her research, she discovered a personal connection to the site.

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Finding A Place For President Polk's Body To Truly Rest In Peace

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:27pm

The body of former President James Polk may be on the move again. He's been buried on the grounds of the Tennessee state Capitol, but there's discussion about moving his remains to his former home.

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