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Trump Voters And The Tax Plan

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:19am

Steve Inskeep talks with Chris Buskirk of the conservative website American Greatness about what Trump voters think of the GOP tax plan.

Categories: Syndicated

North Korea Tests Ballistic Missile

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:19am

North Korea tested its longest-range ballistic missile yet. Experts say the latest missile could potentially reach the United States.

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Review: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:19am

The the new show from Amazon takes place in late 1950s New York. Midge Maisel's life falls apart and she has to figure out what she's good at. So she goes from housewife to stand-up comic.

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The NHL And CTE

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:19am

The NFL has been more active than the NHL in addressing concerns about concussions and CTE. David Greene talks with neuroscientist Charles Tator talks about hockey's tepid response.

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Bali Braces For More Volcano Eruptions

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:19am

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali could be on the verge of more eruptions. The local government called for the evacuation of more than 100,000 people in the danger zone.

Categories: Syndicated

Trump Picks Businessman To Lead NOAA

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:19am

Senators are about to get their chance to grill the nominee for head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Critics say he has a conflict of interest.

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Benghazi Defendant Convicted Of Terrorism Charges

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 5:19am

A Libyan national was convicted on terrorism charges for his role in the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, but was acquitted on the most serious charges of murder.

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In Myanmar Speech, Pope Does Not Reference Rohingyas

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:15am

Pope Francis called for peace in a speech in Myanmar on Tuesday, but he did not mention the country's minority Rohingya population. Rachel Martin talks to journalist Michael Sullivan about the speech.

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Senate's Tax Plan Faces A Number Of Hurdles Within Republican Party

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:46am

David Greene talks to GOP Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, a member of the Senate finance and budget committees, about the tax overhaul that President Trump would like to have passed by Christmas.

Categories: Syndicated

Rep. Davidson: CFPB Has Been Fraught With Politicized Conduct

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:29am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. NPR's Uri Berliner weighs in on the politics at the relatively new agency.

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Sexual Harassment Cases Often Rejected By Courts

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:28am

Allegations of sexual harassment often sound like they would make a good lawsuit, but many such cases are quickly dismissed. The law sets a high bar for what constitutes sexual harassment.

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Expecting Couple Will Choose An Olive Garden Inspired Name

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:39am

Justin and Jordan Garton, who are expecting their first child in December, really like the Olive Garden. Naming their daughter Olive Garton would be too on the nose. They plan to name her Olivia.

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Australian Students Break Real Estate Code On Street Names

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:01am

Houses on streets with weird names generally have less value. Students looked for examples at Butt Street and Fanny Street. Property values on those streets were as much as 20 percent lower.

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Sen. Franken Takes His Name Off Sexual Assault Bill

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:05am

Sexual harassment allegations against Senator Al Franken have been complicated for Abby Honold. She's a rape survivor who had asked Franken to sponsor sexual assault legislation. She's asked Franken to take his name off the bill.

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Security Tightened In Kenya For President Kenyatta's Swearing-In

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:05am

Following a prolonged and violent presidential election that had to be rerun after a court rejected the initial results, Kenya's incumbent president was sworn-in for a second term.

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Eliminating Alternative Minimum Tax Has A Downside, Analysts Say

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:05am

Republicans hope to do away with the Alternative Minimum Tax, which was created to ensure that the rich don't escape taxes with deductions. These days, it also hits many upper middle class families.

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James Franco And Seth Rogen Remake A Cinematic Disaster

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:05am

In 2003, a film called The Room was released in Los Angeles. It became a cult hit. James Franco and Seth Rogen have made their own movie based on The Room — it's called The Disaster Artist.

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Day 2 Of Pope Francis' Trip To Myanmar

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:05am

Pope Francis is meeting with Myanmar's leaders at a time when they're facing international condemnation over what the State Department calls ethnic cleansing of the country's minority Rohingya.

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Jihadi Rehab May Be An Alternative To Prison For Young ISIS Recruits

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:05am

The FBI has opened investigations into ISIS recruitment across the country. Why would an American teenager try to join ISIS, and once he's made that decision, is there any chance of saving him?

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Morning News Brief: Tax Overhaul Plan, Pope Francis In Myanmar

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 5:05am

President Trump has lunch on Capitol Hill Tuesday as he and GOP leaders aim to pass a tax bill by Christmas. And, Pope Francis, who's visiting Myanmar, meets with the country's civilian leader.

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