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Unpacking The Memo

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:09am

We have an update on the conversation swirling around the Republican memo, including Friday night talking points around the Democrats' version.

Sunday Puzzle: Stuck In The Middle

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 7:09am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play this week's puzzle with William Zweck of Gilbert, Ariz.

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Twisty Thrills Propel 'The Burial Society'

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 6:00am

Nina Sadowsky's day job is high-level Hollywood producer, and it shows in the cinematic drive of her new thriller. But the book's nonstop action leaves little time for details of place and character.

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A Crowd Is Waiting For A Cervical Cancer Clinic On Wheels

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 6:00am

The cancer takes a devastating toll in sub-Saharan Africa. In Burkina Faso, health workers have come up with a creative way to offer free screenings in the farthest corners of the country.

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At Least 2 Killed, Dozens Injured After Amtrak Train Derails In South Carolina

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 5:28am

An Amtrak passenger train came into contact with a CSX freight train early Sunday morning in Cayce, S.C.

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 5:00am

A new report says too many students don't know the basics of American slavery and too many teachers feel ill-served by bad textbooks and timid state standards.

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Reports: White House To Withdraw Controversial Nominee For Top Environmental Post

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:38am

The White House will reportedly pull nominee Kathleen Hartnett White to lead the Council on Environmental Quality. White has drawn criticism for her comments on climate change.

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