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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:06:00 -0500The 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.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:52:00 -0500Everywhere we looked in the news this week — in prisons, politics, online — we found strains of racism. It even shows up from beyond the grave.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:37:00 -0500The 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.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500President-elect Donald Trump is putting his own stamp on the role of chief executive, which has some people rejoicing and others worried about where he's going to take the country.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500President-elect Donald Trump will retain a credit as executive producer of the reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice. The new season, with new "boss" Arnold Schwarzenegger, premieres January 2. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says no one but Trump knows how involved he will be, but the news seems to contradict NBC's past assertion that it has severed business ties with Trump.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500The teeth of winter are closing on the makeshift camp in North Dakota where demonstrators are trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Some are heeding tribal calls to leave, while others are digging in. But the company building the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline was in federal court Friday, trying to overturn a decision by the Army Corps of Engineers blocking the project.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500Donald Trump is on a "thank you" tour, holding rallies in battleground states that voted for him. On Thursday night, the president-elect held a rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution about Donald Trump's picks for his incoming cabinet, as well as the news that President Obama has ordered a full review of hacking efforts during the election.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:09:00 -0500The president has been suspended from power — but her fate will be decided later by a constitutional court. "Please, let's come together to overcome this crisis," the prime minister pleaded Friday.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:13:00 -0500The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds — that it could serve as a distraction and represent one more conflict of interest.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:06:00 -0500Just 41 percent of Americans say they approve of how well the president-elect has explained his future plans and policies. But Democratic fears appear to have cooled substantially since October.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:01:00 -0500The review will go all the way back to the 2008 campaign and will look at "all foreign actors and any attempt to interfere with our elections," said White House spokesman Eric Schultz.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500Eleanor brought scrambled eggs and culinary austerity. Mamie favored boxes, cans and leftovers. Jackie embraced French food and Michelle redefined the national plate. And Melania? Who knows?
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:35:00 -0500The president-elect added a number of key figures to his administration this week. We take a look at his choices.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:35:00 -0500Michael Chertoff, the former head of Homeland Security, discusses the man Donald Trump has tapped to lead the department, retired general John Kelly.