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Obamacare Architect: Compromise Is Possible With GOP Foes

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

On Wednesday, President Obama will meet with Democrats on Capitol Hill to discuss how to prevent Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act. Host talks to Zeke Emanuel, one of the architects of the law.

Dreamworks' 'Captain Underpants' Movie Comes Out In 2017

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

The blockbuster kids' book "Captain Underpants" — credited with getting tons of boys to read — is coming to the big screen. Dreamworks hopes the film's got the same caliber of pranks and potty humor that turned the books into best-sellers.

How To Make New Friends In Rio? 'Go And Sit On The Little Wall'

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

When new to a big, international city, what's the best way to meet people? In Rio de Janeiro, it involves sitting on a low-slung wall.

'Celebrity Apprentice' Returns With Schwarzenegger In Charge

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

After Donald Trump starred on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," a new host takes over the boardroom. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the show shifts from Trump Tower to sunny Los Angeles.

Rush Is On To Get Cleared Guantanamo Detainees Out Before Trump Takes Over

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

The White House is pushing to get the 23 cleared detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp before Donald Trump is sworn in. Rachel Martin talks to reporter Carol Rosenberg of the "Miami Herald."

Special Courts For Military Veterans Gain Traction

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

Veterans Courts are alternatives to the traditional justice system — an approach built around treatment and counseling rather than punishment. The idea is to give vets who've gotten into trouble a way to get back on track. Hundreds are in operation but their growth has been haphazard and they are not available in many cities and states.

Turkish Authorities Are On The Hunt For Istanbul Nightclub Gunman

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

Thirty-nine people were killed in the shooting. A Turkish news channel says a passport belonging to a man from Kyrgyzstan matches a man identified by officials as the suspect in Sunday's attack.

Government's 'Honest Shanghai' App Raises Privacy Concerns

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:09am

The app was created by the Shanghai government as part of a broader "social credit system" that will allow China's government to use Big Data to grade the behavior of each of its citizens.

Nightclub Attack Suspect Is Named

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:02am

A Turkish news channel says a passport belonging to a man from Kyrgyzstan matches a man identified by officials as the suspect in Sunday's attack.

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Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:42am

Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.

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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:42am

The election of Donald Trump has changed the landscape for K-12 and higher education. In his annual New Year's predictions, NPR's Claudio Sanchez tells us what he thinks it all means.

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Day Of Bowl Games Keep College Football Fans Entertained

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:47am

Before the National Championship is decided next week, four bowl games were played on Monday: Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, Cotton Bowl and the Outback Bowl.

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How Silicon Valley Can Help You Get Unstuck

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 11:00pm

Many of us feel stuck at one point or another: in the wrong city, the wrong job, or the wrong relationship. Self help gurus have offered lots of advice — but here's a new idea, from the tech world.

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House GOP Votes To Strip Independence From Congressional Ethics Office

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 9:10pm

The move is drawing backlash from Democrats, who say it's hypocritical given that Trump was elected vowing to "drain the swamp" in Washington. Republicans say it improves due process for the accused.

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