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China's Government Controls New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

The backstory illuminates China's ambitions and illustrates some of its fears, as it has grown into a global economic powerhouse.

Arizona Prisons Face Federal Sanctions Over Prisoners' Health Care

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

Prisoners were denied consistent care by the company overseeing treatment in state prisons. Emails by a former doctor describe a grim picture that was supposed to improve under a court settlement.

Gun Policy Package Faces Stiff Opposition In Florida

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

The measures aimed at preventing more school shootings is facing significant opposition — not just from the NRA — but also from Democrats, who oppose a proposal to arm teachers.

Gun Control Is Not The Way To Stop School Shootings, Cooke Says

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Charles Cooke, National Review Online editor, about while the Florida shooting may have started a change of heart on policy in the White House, that sentiment isn't universal.

Morning News Brief

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

NPR has learned a Russian politician's links to NRA leaders are deeper than previously known. President Trump baffled the GOP with calls for stricter gun-control, but then signaled a potential shift.

U-God's Memoir 'Raw' Tells The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Lamont Hawkins, aka "U-God" a founding member of the pioneering rap group Wu-Tang Clan. Hawkins' memoir talks about how rap music was a ticket out of a gritty housing project.

Anna Meredith: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

Out of nearly 700 performances at the Tiny Desk over the past decade, this one by British composer Anna Meredith is one of the most exhilarating.

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NPR Poll: After Parkland, Number of Americans Who Want Gun Restrictions Grows

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

More than 9 in 10 Americans support mandatory background checks for all gun buyers. That's one finding in a new NPR/Ipsos poll that shows an increasing level of support for gun control policies.

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National Weather Service Forecast: Cloudy, With A Chance Of Budget Cuts

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

The National Weather Service, already understaffed, would lose at least 200 positions in the White House's proposed budget for fiscal year 2019.

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Watching The Lazy, Cynical Remake Of 'Death Wish' Will Give You One

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

It's violent, formulaic and lightly repellent. But come on, you knew that already.

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Time Running Short For Congress To Stabilize Individual Insurance Market

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

Bipartisan efforts on Capitol Hill seek to help keep premium prices from rising out of control and undermining the policies available to people who don't get insurance through their jobs.

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Georgia Lawmakers Punish Delta Air Lines Over NRA Feud

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:36am

After the Atlanta-based carrier said it was ending an NRA discount, the state's GOP lawmakers made good on a threat to eliminate a proposed tax exemption on jet fuel worth millions to the airline.

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Science Provides Few Facts On Effects Of Gun Policies, Report Finds

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:02pm

A review by the RAND Corporation finds little evidence as to whether many popular gun control policies do or don't affect gun violence. In many cases, solid studies just haven't been done.

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Margaret Glaspy Writes A Bookend To 'Emotions And Math'

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:01pm

The singer and guitarist talks with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen about the EP Born Yesterday, shares the new songs and looks ahead to her next adventure.

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Investor Group Has Deal To Buy Weinstein Co., Start New Movie Studio

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:21pm

The group says the new company will be led by a majority-female board of directors. The firm had been in turmoil over allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein.

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Depth Of Russian Politician's Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:03pm

Alexander Torshin's links to NRA leaders are deeper than previously known, NPR has learned. He claims to have met Donald Trump in 2015 and served as a U.S. election observer in 2012 through the NRA.

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U.S. Ambassador To Mexico Is Latest Career Diplomat To Resign

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:31pm

Roberta Jacobson didn't give a reason but according to former U.S. and Mexican diplomats, the strain in the countries' relations made her job particularly difficult.

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SEC Investigates Cryptocurrency Offerings

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:09pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission has sent dozens of subpoenas in recent months to cryptocurrency companies that promote "initial coin offerings."

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Panama's Trump Hotel Has More Drama Than Guests As Owners, Management Feud

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:42pm

Investors say President Trump's company has mismanaged the property, and is demanding they leave and take the branding with them. But The Trump Organization refuses to vacate, leading to a standoff.

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