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Frustrations Mount At Miami Airport As Passengers To Puerto Rico Wait And Worry

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:09:00 -0400

After Maria hit, airport operations in San Juan are limited. Flights to Puerto Rico have been booked, boarded — then returned to the gate, to send weary travelers back for another round of bookings.

Cancer Patient Says Condition Will Dictate Life Choices With ACA Repeal

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

At the age of 29, Molly Young was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Affordable Care Act has been paying for her treatments. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Young about how she would fare under the new GOP plan.

Late Night Show Sharpens Tone As Jimmy Kimmel Revives Health Care Debate

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

This week, late night host Jimmy Kimmel took aim at politicians trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And he did it repeatedly, over three nights, crossing into new, politicized territory for his show.

'The Force' Documentary Reframes Community Policing Narrative

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

In recent years, tensions between the police and the public in the U.S. have reached an all-time high. The Force, chronicles two years of the Oakland Police Department's efforts at major reform after decades of troubled community relations. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the documentary's filmmaker Peter Nicks.

Packs Of Teens On Bikes Join Volunteer Effort After Mexico Earthquake

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

A strong, new earthquake shook Mexico today, causing even more alarm in a country reeling from the powerful quake earlier in the week which killed hundreds. All week, thousands of volunteers raced to the sites of collapsed buildings to save those trapped in the rubble. Among them, a group of cyclists delivering aid to rescue workers.

Puerto Rico Without Power As Authorities Try To Warn Thousands Of Damaged, Failing Dam

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

Puerto Ricans are still left without power after Hurricane Maria, and rebuilding efforts are further complicated with structural damage of a major dam. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Luis Ferre Sadurni of the New York Times about the devastation there.

Health Care Policy Expert On GOP Bill: Will Allow Equality And Better Decision-Making Among States

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

It's a toss-up if Republicans have enough votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Senate is set to consider a bill that shifts federal health funding to the states. Lanhee Chen, health care policy expert and research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about why he thinks this is a good idea.

As Deadline Looms For GOP Health Care Push, Colorado Governor Talks Own Bipartisan Plan

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

The GOP's Graham-Cassidy bill is the last-ditch effort for Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care system of their own. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) shares his response to the bill and tells NPR's Michel Martin about his own bipartisan plan he created with Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio).

Politics Roundup: Trump's Call To Fire NFL Players Protesting During National Anthem

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

The GOP health care plan, the Graham-Cassidy bill, takes what may be a fatal hit after Sen. John McCain has said he'll vote "no". Meanwhile, President Trump unleashes some of his own hits on major professional sport figures. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith helps us understand.

'We Believe Deeply In Lox And Bagels': What It Means To Be A Secular Jew

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

In his new one-man show, On the Media host Bob Garfield grapples with questions of identity and belonging. "I've been running from the religious part of my religion for my entire adult life," he says.

Far-Right German Group Sees Last-Minute Bump In Polls Before Sunday's Election

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:00 -0400

All indicators in Sunday's elections point to an easy fourth-term win for Chancellor Merkel, but the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany, or AfD, is expected to enter Parliament for the first time.

5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:50:00 -0400

All year, NPR member station reporters around the country have asked people how they would be affected by proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five of those stories.

'Imminent' Dam Failure Threatens Thousands In Puerto Rico

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:09:00 -0400

The National Weather Service warned locals to evacuate, but with most communications down, it remained unclear how many would heed the alerts.

On The Eve Of A National Election, Germans Continue To Grapple With Identity

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:25:56 -0400

German voters will most likely re-elect the same woman who has led Germany for the past 12 years. The question of German identity, however, could remain at the center of political debate.

'Screaming Eagle Of Soul' Charles Bradley Dies At 68

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:12:00 -0400

The singer, inspired as a teen by James Brown, didn't release his first album until 2011, at the age of 62. For the six years that followed, through a battle with cancer, he never wasted a moment.