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Washington State Wants Judge's Restraining Order Applied To Trump's New Travel Ban

Mar 09, 2017
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday he will ask the judge who stayed the first travel ban nationwide to extend that stay to the revised ban. Several other states are joining the lawsuit.
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Energy

Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

Mar 08, 2017
Texas leads the nation in wind energy, while wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing job in the U.S. The industry flourished under former Gov. Rick Perry, Trump's new energy secretary.
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The Two-Way

Hawaii Mounts Legal Challenge To President's Revised Travel Ban

Mar 08, 2017
Hawaii's attorney general calls Trump's executive order "Muslim Ban 2.0." The suit argues that the ban subjects Muslims to discrimination and second-class treatment, and damages the state's economy.
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U.S.

How Did We Get To 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants?

Mar 07, 2017
The story of how that population grew so large is a long one that's mostly about Mexico, and full of unintended consequences.
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Around the Nation

Cross-Dressing Academy Helps Put Men In Touch With 'Femmeselves'

Mar 04, 2017
People seem to be more accepting of differences in gender and sexual orientation. But cross-dressing is still misunderstood. Miss Vera's Finishing School For Boys Who Want To Be Girls tries to help.
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Politics

'Hail To The Chief': Fanfare Sought By Some Presidents, Avoided By Others

Mar 04, 2017
One perk of the presidency is that it comes with its own anthem. But when it comes to playing "Hail to the Chief," historians might say that Donald Trump is no James K. Polk.
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Politics

New Interior Secretary Rides A Horse To First Day On The Job

Mar 02, 2017
Ryan Zinke was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday. He has promised to bring a Teddy Roosevelt-style approach to managing public lands, but environmentalists give his voting record poor marks.
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NPR Ed

Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class

Mar 02, 2017
In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of F's earned by high school students.
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Politics

Trump Gets Good Marks From Supporters For Speech, But Can He Move It Forward?

Mar 01, 2017
After a chaotic first month in office, Trump got good marks for delivering a speech that was normal — but his address was noticeably light on policy specifics.
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Politics

Some Democrats Will Bring Muslim Guests To Trump's Speech

Feb 28, 2017
While congressional Democrats invite immigrants and wear "suffragette white," the White House has chosen its guests with equal calculation.
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Politics

Black Lives Matter Finds 'Renewed Focus' 5 Years After Trayvon Martin

Feb 27, 2017
From the death that sparked a hashtag that became a national movement, Black Lives Matter takes on a new urgency under President Trump. Co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses what lies ahead.
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Politics

Will Trump Democrats In Wisconsin Swing Back To Their Party?

Feb 22, 2017
President Trump won over Democrats in rural Wisconsin in 2016. Looking at Trump's term so far, one Democrat worries she will regret switching parties. Another says she will be voting GOP from now on.
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Parallels

Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

Feb 21, 2017
Questions are being raised about how much influence Tillerson has with the White House. He was absent from the president's recent meetings with the leaders of Canada, Israel and Japan.
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U.S.

Trump's Frequent Visits Disrupt Palm Beach Life And Businesses

Feb 17, 2017
The president's visits to his Mar-a-Lago home are hurting local governments and businesses, including a nearby airport. Some owners fear going out of business if security-related disruptions continue.
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The Salt

Chef José Andrés To Close Restaurants For The 'Day Without Immigrants'

Feb 15, 2017
The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work in response to President Trump's immigration policies.
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Shots - Health News

Scientific Panel Says Editing Heritable Human Genes Could Be OK In The Future

Feb 14, 2017
The National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences say a long-standing taboo on editing human genes could be lifted — even if the changes can be carried through to future generations.
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Shots - Health News

Veteran Teaches Therapists How To Talk About Gun Safety When Suicide's A Risk

Feb 09, 2017
The VA is now training counselors in how to better understand and bring up guns and gun safety without alienating clients who are combat veterans.
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The Salt

Amid Travel Ban Debate, Chefs And Food Brands Take A Stand On Immigration

Feb 08, 2017
From pledges to hire refugees to fundraisers for the ACLU, food businesses large and small are getting vocal about their support for immigrants in the wake of President Trump's new policies.
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Politics

Melania Trump Lawsuit Argues 'Once In A Lifetime' Chance To Make Millions Is Lost

Feb 07, 2017
Trump's lawyers say defamatory allegations by a newspaper have curtailed her ability to make money off a potentially branded empire of apparel, shoes, jewelry and cosmetics.
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Shots - Health News

Health Insurers Say They Don't Want To Go Back To Being The Bad Guys

Feb 03, 2017
Researchers asked health insurance executives what worries them most about Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare. They said incentives to keep healthy people enrolled need to be stronger.
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Race

Native Americans Struggle To Find Housing While Facing Discrimination

Feb 01, 2017
A severe lack of housing on reservations forces many Native Americans to find rentals in nearby towns. But they still struggle to find places to live because of what they say is racial discrimination.
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Shots - Health News

For Rhode Island, Interstate Health Insurance Sales Didn't Pan Out

Jan 31, 2017
President Trump and Republican lawmakers say that letting insurers sell health plans across state lines would save money. But when Rhode Island tried it, the results weren't encouraging.
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Politics

Labor Unions Appear Set For More State-Level Defeats In 2017

Jan 30, 2017
Kentucky has already enacted a bill that would prohibit labor unions from forcing non-union members to pay fees to the union. Lawmakers in Missouri and New Hampshire are debating similar bills.
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Code Switch

My Menu For Lunar New Year: Guilt, Confusion, With A Side Of Angst

Jan 27, 2017
When you're hosting this symbol-rich holiday for the first time, how do you assume ownership of rituals you don't cherish?
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The Two-Way

She Turned The World On With Her Smile: Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80

Jan 25, 2017
The comedic actress was loved for her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and, later, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. To this day, however, it's her comedy that endures.

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