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Democrats Try To Find A Future Post-Obama With Fault Lines Along Economics, Race

Jan 24, 2017
Democrats suffered a stunning defeat in the November election. As the party tries to rebuild, one place that might offer some lessons is Ohio, a state long considered a presidential battleground.
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The Two-Way

Politics Aside, Counting Crowds Is Tricky

Jan 23, 2017
Claims about the size of crowds for both President Trump's inauguration and the protests that followed the day after, are being debated. Scientists struggle with how to do that kind of head count.
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Inauguration Road Trip

From Lynchburg To D.C., Liberty University Students Travel To Witness History

Jan 20, 2017
A group of about a dozen students from the conservative Christian school in Virginia are in the nation's capital to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. They're eager for the new presidency to begin.
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Politics

Unclear Role Of Trump's Special Advisers Has Some Concerned

Jan 18, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has named some well known figures as special advisers. But it's still unclear as to what that title might mean and what extent of power these positions might hold.
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The Two-Way

Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies At 82

Jan 16, 2017
Cernan flew in space three times, took the second American spacewalk, and was just as thrilled to walk on the moon as if he had been the first to do it.
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Politics

White Nationalists' Enthusiasm For Trump Cools

Jan 13, 2017
White nationalists were early, enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump in the election. But the so-called alt-right has splintered since Election Day and now looks less potent than it once appeared.
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The Two-Way

Walking In America Remains Dangerous — Especially In Florida

Jan 10, 2017
Those who can least afford to get hurt often live in the most dangerous places to walk. A study sees a link between the hazards and median household income and whether people have health insurance.
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Politics

Senate Democrats Question Vetting Of Cabinet Picks With Slew Of Hearings

Jan 09, 2017
Nine confirmation hearings are scheduled this week, but not all of Donald Trump's nominees have filed paperwork. It's a complicated process with varying rules and potential conflicts of interest.
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Shots - Health News

Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

Jan 03, 2017
In much of the U.S., demand for licensed infant care outstrips supply. Parents face lengthy waitlists, hefty waitlist fees, and few good options when returning to work after the birth of a baby.
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Science

Methane's On The Rise, But Regulations To Stop Gas Leaks Still Debated

Jan 02, 2017
Scientists concede that oil and gas production is only partly to blame for the 3 percent surge in the greenhouse gas in the last decade. Obama tightened rules on the industry. Will Trump repeal them?
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The Two-Way

Intelligence Compounds Or Bucolic Resorts? Russian Estates May Be Both

Dec 30, 2016
Neighbors on Maryland's Eastern Shore said the Russian vacationers "were just like anybody else," but an intelligence expert says the sites were likely used for eavesdropping on communications.
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Parallels

How One U.S. Group Turns Migrants Into Employees

Dec 28, 2016
Migrants often have college degrees and extensive professional experience, but may still have to settle for a low-wage job. The U.S. nonprofit Upwardly Global is working to change that.
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U.S.

When Residents Take Ownership, A Mobile Home Community Thrives

Dec 27, 2016
A neighborhood in Minnesota is proving that there's a potential solution to run-down mobile home parks: The residents banded together democratically and purchased their community.
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NPR Ed

Native American Education: What Will It Take To Fix The 'Epitome Of Broken'?

Dec 25, 2016
The Bureau of Indian Education is 150 years old and is finally undergoing a critical reorganization facilitated by the Obama administration and the bureau itself. But will it be enough?
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The Two-Way

Missing Malaysian Aircraft Is Likely Outside The Search Area, Report Finds

Dec 20, 2016
A new analysis of existing data suggests that MH370, which vanished in March 2014, might have gone down to the north of the existing search area in the Indian Ocean.
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Black Lung Returns To Coal Country

Advanced Black Lung Cases Surge In Appalachia

Dec 15, 2016
An NPR investigation has documented dramatic spikes in complicated black lung, the most serious stage of the deadly coal miners' disease.
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Around the Nation

In Ohio Coal Country, Job Prospects Lie With Neither Coal Nor Trump's Promises

Dec 13, 2016
Donald Trump has made huge promises for creating coal jobs. Not many really think he can deliver. Instead, hopes are high for a new plant in Ohio that converts natural gas into plastic pellets.
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All Tech Considered

'Never Trust Magic': Tips From An IT Guy

Dec 12, 2016
Sometimes, fixing the computer problem is much less challenging than fixing the user.
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NPR Ed

Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

Dec 07, 2016
Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.
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Media

Radio Conspiracy Theorist Claims Ear Of Trump, Pushes 'Pizzagate' Fictions

Dec 06, 2016
Alex Jones, whose radio show is carried by more than 160 stations, has also said the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school never happened.
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All Tech Considered

Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable

Dec 05, 2016
There is currently no government regulation around the Internet of things, and Security technologist Bruce Schneier fears it will take a disaster for that to change.
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Around the Nation

In Idaho Lumber Country, Trump Voters Wait To See If He Can Jumpstart Jobs

Dec 01, 2016
The state is a Republican stronghold, but even Idahoans have doubts on whether President-elect Donald Trump can help the timber industry recover after job cuts and a series of mill closures.
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Shots - Health News

5 Things To Know About Rep. Tom Price's Health Care Ideas

Nov 29, 2016
Rep. Tom Price has proposed an alternative to Obamacare that emphasizes tax credits, health savings accounts and continuous insurance coverage as a way to deal with existing health conditions.
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Around the Nation

Voters Backed Transit Funds. Will Congress OK Trump Infrastructure Plan?

Nov 23, 2016
Dozens of ballot measures to raise local taxes were approved, and President-elect Donald Trump has called for more spending on infrastructure. But there are questions about Trump's funding sources.
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Economy

America's 'Forgotten' Hear Trump's Economic Battle Cry, But Will He Deliver?

Nov 16, 2016
We're about to find out whether Donald Trump governs as a populist champion or as a more traditional Republican when it comes to the economy — or a new mix of both.

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