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From Dream To Reality: The Martin Luther King Holiday

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500

Cokie Roberts remembers the political climate in 1983 when the bill to give Martin Luther King Junior his own holiday finally passed, and the years-long battle for it to be adopted nationwide.



Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies At 82

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:49:00 -0500

Cernan flew in space three times, took the second American spacewalk, and was just as thrilled to walk on the moon as if he had been the first to do it.



'Robot Lawyer' Makes The Case Against Parking Tickets

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:24:00 -0500

The online service DoNotPay has helped motorists in London, New York City and Seattle overturn more than 200,000 parking tickets, the creator says. Now, the service is expanding across the U.S.



Orlando Shooter's Wife Arrested On Federal Charges

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:29:00 -0500

Charges against Noor Salman include "Aiding and Abetting by providing material support to a terrorist," Orlando's police chief said. The attack was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.



10 Guantanamo Prisoners Freed In Oman; 45 Detainees Remain

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:23:00 -0500

Under President Obama, the detainee population has gone from 242 to 45. But he hasn't closed Guantanamo as pledged, and Donald Trump has called for more suspects to be sent to the prison in Cuba.



Trump Pressures Congress To Replace Obamacare Quickly

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:52:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump told The Washington Post he's close to unveiling a health care plan he expects Congress to pass soon. But GOP lawmakers are in no hurry to replace the Affordable Care Act.



European Leaders Worried By Trump's Comments On NATO, EU

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:26:00 -0500

European leaders are concerned after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said during an interview that the EU is "basically a vehicle for Germany" and reiterated that NATO is "obsolete."



Old Confronts New In A Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:26:00 -0500

In Washington, D.C., a city facing some of the most intense pressure on housing in the country, longtime residents try to negotiate a place for themselves in their changing communities.



A Former Education Secretary's Advice For Betsy DeVos

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:01:00 -0500

Margaret Spellings was secretary of education under George W. Bush. She says Donald Trump's ambivalence about the federal role in education raises interesting questions.



Cabinet Nominees Will Face Scrutiny On Climate And Education Policy This Week

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:15:00 -0500

Confirmation hearings scheduled before Inauguration Day including Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos and Scott Pruitt, nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.



How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."



For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:43:00 -0500

More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long-term prison, have instead been stuck for years in a New York detention center where conditions violate international standards.



When The Brain Scrambles Names, It's Because You Love Them

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:42:00 -0500

If your mom had to run through the name of everyone in the family, including the dog, before hitting yours, it's probably because you're all in a mental folder labeled "loved ones."



Steelers Beat Chiefs With A Record 6 Field Goals; Packers Upset Cowboys

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:02:00 -0500

Pittsburgh will face New England in the AFC championship game. Green Bay defeated Dallas with a 51-yard field goal as time expired to make it to the NFC championship game to play against Atlanta.



Bishop Eddie Long, Controversial Megachurch Pastor, Dies At 63

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:30:00 -0500

The senior pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer.