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Trump Transition Asks Energy Dept. Which Employees Work On Climate Change

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:06:00 -0500

The president-elect's team has sent 74 questions to the federal agency, including many about climate-change-focused personnel and programs. The department's lawyers are examining the request.

Episode 741: Amy and Steve vs. Facebook

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:23:26 -0500

The story of a court case. On one side, the best lawyers money can buy. On the other, a night school lawyer who had never argued a case before. The outcome could affect everyone on the Internet.

This Week In Race: Racism, Racism And, To Salve Your Soul, John Legend

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:52:00 -0500

Everywhere we looked in the news this week — in prisons, politics, online — we found strains of racism. It even shows up from beyond the grave.

No Government Shutdown: Senate Passes Funding Bill After Democrats Back Down

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:37:00 -0500

The bill, passed less than an hour before the deadline, will keep the federal government running until late April. Coal-state Democrats had been protesting provisions that affected miners.

Opposition Candidate Wins Ghana's Presidential Vote

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:23:00 -0500

"It is my duty and my privilege to declare Nana Akufo-Addo as the president elect of Ghana," election commissioner Charlotte Osei said at a news conference.

Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:23:00 -0500

We look at the remarkable findings from a new study of Kenya's M-PESA system, out in 'Science.'

Grover Washington, Jr. On Piano Jazz

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:48:45 -0500

The Grammy-winning saxophonist plays Duke Ellington standards with host Marian McPartland in a 1994 session.

In Taped Confession, Charleston Church Shooter Says 'We All Know I Am Guilty'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:34:00 -0500

The man accused of murdering nine people in the basement of a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., told FBI investigators he was motivated by racial hatred.

Japan Sends Long Electric Whip Into Orbit, To Tame Space Junk

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:23:00 -0500

A cable that's as long as six football fields has been launched into orbit — and when it's deployed, it'll test an idea to knock out debris that threatens astronauts and spacecraft.

"Mexicans Don't Play Basketball"

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:11:24 -0500

In 1939, a Mexican-American high school basketball team from San Antonio, Texas shocked the world.

Going Home and Struggling to Fit Back In

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:01:40 -0500

Yovany Diaz grew up in Georgia but recently moved back to where he was born, Mexico City. Just because he's Mexican American, doesn't mean that adjusting to life in Mexico has been easy.

The Miseducation of George Machado

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:01:40 -0500

George Machado grew up in the projects in Spanish Harlem and his life changed when he started going to one of the top public elementary schools, P.S. 87 in the Upper West Side.

Soy Yo's Sarai Gonzalez Says: "It's Cool Not to Fit In"

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:01:40 -0500

Have you seen the newest Bomba Estéreo video featuring the most amazing and adorable little girl? Maria interviews 11-year-old Sarai Gonzalez about what it takes to love yourself.

'Land Of Mine': Explosively Understated

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:00:19 -0500

Denmark's Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film is Land of Mine, a movie about German boys disarming landmines left behind after World War II.

A Message Of Tolerance And Welcome, Spreading From Yard To Yard

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:57:00 -0500

A church in Harrisonburg, Va., posted a simple message last year: "No matter where you come from, we're glad you're our neighbor," in three languages. Now the signs show up from D.C. to Detroit.