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Latest College Graduates Enter A More Optimistic Economy

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:52:25 -0400

Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai says the unemployment rate is the lowest its been in a decade. He speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about the increasing options for recent graduates.

Words Of Wisdom From 2017 Commencement Speeches

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:52:25 -0400

Listen to some advice offered to the Class of 2017 from speakers, including Hillary Clinton at Wellesley College, Vice President Mike Pence at the U.S. Naval Academy and actor Will Ferrell at USC.

SPLC Has Seen Rise In Hate Crime, Domestic Terrorism Attacks

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:52:24 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project Director Heidi Beirich about raised concerns of an increase in hate crimes after stabbings in Maryland and Oregon.

What Happens When Journalism Gets Physical

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:52:24 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin talks with reporter Michelle Fields, who was working at a Florida campaign rally last year when she was grabbed by Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

Finding The Middle In The Incivility War

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:52:24 -0400

An assault of a reporter by Montana's Republican congressman-elect appears to have hurled the public into a new realm of political incivility, raising the question: Have we crossed an invisible line?

A Recap Of Trump's First Week Abroad As President

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:52:24 -0400

After visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Rome and Brussels, President Trump wrapped up his first international trip since taking office today in Sicily with other G7 leaders.

Jim Bunning, Hall Of Fame Pitcher And Former U.S. Senator, Dies At 85

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:53:00 -0400

Bunning was one of few ballplayers to pitch no-hitters in both leagues; in 1964, he pitched a perfect game. As a politician, the Kentuckian was known as cantankerous and staunchly conservative.

White House To Provide Ethics Agency With Info On Waivers For Ex-Lobbyists

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:27:00 -0400

The tiny Office of Government Ethics, led by Walter Shaub Jr., has scored a victory in its effort to gather information about Trump administration employees who were previously lobbyists.

G7 Summit Ends Without U.S. Joining Consensus On Climate Change

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:30:00 -0400

Today's communiqué from the summit is unusually short. Notably, it says the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement."

White Supremacist Charged With Killing 2 In Portland, Ore., Knife Attack

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:45:00 -0400

The disturbance began when a man started yelling on train, including slurs at two apparently Muslim women. When others tried to intervene, the man stabbed three of them.

NPR News Nuggets: It's A Win For The Wookiees, Twitter's Power & Baby Bears

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:00:03 -0400

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

'Man Weaves' Offer Cover For Balding Men, Cash For Black Hair Care Industry

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:06:00 -0400

Man weaves, more formally known as cranial prosthesis, are a non-surgical procedure by barbers to help balding men. They're growing in popularity as more men opt to spend up to $800 to "regain" hair.

How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:01:03 -0400

Some compare the democratization of personal computing in the 1970s to the current changes in access to genetic engineering tools, in part thanks to the CRISPR gene editing tool.

Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

Today President Trump is at the G7 summit and high on the agenda is climate change. Many world leaders are imploring Trump stay in the global climate agreement, but emissions are going down already.

In Victory For OGE, White House Will Disclose Former Lobbyist Records

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:59:26 -0400

The Trump administration agreed late Friday to disclose records regarding lobbyists it has hired. The new transparency is a win for the tiny, 71-worker Office of Government Ethics.