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TV Review: '24: Legacy' Is A Lot Like What We've Seen Before

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

The spinoff of the hit political action TV show 24, called 24: Legacy, premieres after the Super Bowl. The show is very familiar to the original, which is a "missed opportunity," our commentator says.

What To Expect On Super Bowl Sunday

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

The Atlanta Falcons are vying for their first Super Bowl win, while the New England Patriots are after a fifth win with quarterback Tom Brady. We look at how the two teams match up.

Social Conservatives Are Excited By Trump's Pick To Join The Supreme Court

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

Supporters and opponents of abortion rights are reacting to President Trump's pick of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. The pick was the culmination of a promise Trump made to social conservatives.

Cokie Roberts Answers Listener Questions On Executive Orders

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump was busy in his first week, signing multiple executive orders. Columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts answers questions about how those orders work in the regular segment #AskCokie.

Partisan Battle Expected Over Gorsuch's High Court Nomination

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump announced federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Antonin Scalia. Some Democrats are promising a fight over his confirmation.

Immigration Order Forces Middle East Airlines To Scramble On Flight Staff

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

Travelers aren't the only ones confused about whether they'll be allowed to enter the U.S. under the president's immigration executive order — airline employees are too.

Americans Are 'Pretty Darn Tough Negotiators,' Negroponte Says

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep speaks with John Negroponte, who was the country's first director of National Intelligence. He shares his thoughts on President Trump's early national security moves.

Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson: Refugee Ban Wasn't Sufficiently Vetted

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep speaks with the Republican governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, about President Trump's recent executive order concerning refugees.

The 'America First' President Sends His Defense Secretary To Asia

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 3:47am

This week Defense Secretary James Mattis takes his first overseas trip, to South Korea and Japan. The U.S. allies are eager to hear what he has to say.

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Even Without A Headphone Jack, iPhone 7 Boosts Apple's Sales

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:59am

The iPhone is coming through for Apple following a year of slow sales. It looks like the iPhone 7 is a hit — despite some initial anger over its lack of a headphone jack.

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Gorsuch Pick For Top Court Fulfills Trump Campaign Pledge, Confirms Democrats' Fears

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:37am

It was impossible to clone Antonin Scalia, anchor of the court's conservative wing for a generation. But Trump seemed resolved to come as close as he could, and that led him to the man from Colorado.

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Future Islands Release Single 'Ran' From New Record, 'The Far Field'

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:00pm

The Baltimore-based, synth-reliant group will release its fifth record this coming April.

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Donald Trump's Supreme Court Pick — In 100 Words And 9 Tweets

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:10pm

Judge Neil Gorsuch will be tough for Democrats to stop. He's conservative, but has stellar legal credentials. Plus, despite pressure from their base, Senate Democrats' options are limited.

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Administration Orders Easement For Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 9:54pm

Members of the North Dakota congressional delegation say the acting secretary of the army has ordered the Corps of Engineers to proceed with an easement needed to complete the pipeline.

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Nashville, By Way Of Atlanta: 'Troubadour' Brings Country To The Theater Stage

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 9:45pm

The musical about 1950s country artists springs from a collaboration between a playwright and a modern country star, Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

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