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D.R.A.M.: Tiny Desk Concert

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 8:00am

The rapper/singer storms the NPR Music offices, activating his signature smile and bouncing through five highlights from his catalog — including the smash single "Broccoli."

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 8:00am

Hear a variety of artists in the intoxicating thrall of the songs — timeless and thriving — of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard.

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HHS Nominee Tom Price Targeted Panel That Urged Fewer Cancer Screenings

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 7:22am

After an influential task force of experts said evidence didn't support some cancer screenings, it became the target of lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Price and others with health industry ties.

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Sen. Ben Sasse On Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 6:57am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska about where he disagrees with President Trump. But that doesn't include Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.

VW Offers Buyback Or Cash To U.S. Diesel Owners In Latest Settlement Deal

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 6:23am

The plan would cover nearly 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles that contain what U.S. regulators have called a cheating mechanism.

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Four Lives In Parallel Run Through Ambitious '4 3 2 1'

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 6:00am

Paul Auster's new novel is a departure for the author — 880 pages of flowing prose about four versions of one character, living four mostly-parallel lives. It's sometimes confusing, but never boring.

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New York's Fashion Week Show Celebrates Life On Mars

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:59am

Wearing designs from Nick Graham, Bill Nye the science guy and astronaut Buzz Aldrin took their right stuff to the catwalk. Nye wore a bow tie and gunmetal suit, Aldrin a metallic bomber jacket.

Recess Gets A Makeover

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:20am

New guidelines urge schools to take recess seriously. It's not just play time for kids and a chance for teachers to get a break.

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It's Time For A New Flag, Nebraska State Senator Says

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:00am

State Sen. Burke Harr says Nebraska's flag flew upside down at the state capitol for 10 days and nobody noticed. Whoever raised it didn't realize the blacksmith hammering an anvil was on his head.

Liberals To Senate Democrats: (Don't) Do Your Jobs

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:00am

Some on the left are aiming to create an antagonistic, liberal version of the Tea Party. It's already exerting pressure on Democrats to stop Trump by any procedural means necessary.

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Why Gorsuch's Nomination Is Likely To Play Out As An Angry, Partisan Battle

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:00am

Trump's Supreme Court nominee is going to face a very messy fight, as Senate Democrats are facing pressure from their base and are still upset with the obstruction of Obama's high-court nominee.

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