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Democrat Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:04:00 -0500

Kihuen's announcement comes a day after the House Ethics Committee said it opened a probe looking into the harassment allegations leveled at the 37-year-old freshman congressman from Nevada.

Remembering Bruce Brown, Whose 'Endless Summer' Documentary Boosted Surfing As A Sport

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:32:40 -0500

With his 1966 documentary The Endless Summer, surfer-filmmaker Bruce Brown created one of the most iconic expressions of the joy of surfing. Brown died this week at the age of 80.

Weighing The Impact Of Repealing The Health Insurance Mandate

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:32:40 -0500

The tax bill being considered by Congress includes a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News talks to guest host Ray Suarez about how that could affect the health insurance market.

What It Took To Convince Final Holdouts To Support The GOP Tax Bill

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:32:40 -0500

Republicans seem to have secured enough votes to pass their tax bill next week. It marks the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Kelsey Snell about the bill.

Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:14:00 -0500

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysts have been told to omit words such as "vulnerable," "transgender" and "evidence-based" from an upcoming budget. Critics say it amounts to censorship.

Cabela's Sale Sends Ripples of Anxiety Through Rural Nebraska Town

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:37 -0500

The sale of the outdoor retail giant to rival Bass Pro Shops has folks in Sidney, Neb., wrestling with the notion of becoming just another struggling rural American town.

Lobbyist Has To Change The Way She Does Business In Era Of #MeToo

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

The growing awareness about inappropriate behavior has created awkwardness in the workplace for some people. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the matter with Jennifer Green, a lobbyist in Florida.

Residents File Lawsuits Against Utilities As California Wildfires Continue

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

The massive wildfire in California's Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has destroyed hundreds of homes. Now residents are bringing lawsuits claiming utility companies are to blame.

Cemeteries Turn To Swamps As Alaska's Permafrost Melts

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

A cemetery in rural Alaska that was built into the permanently frozen layer of soil is at risk now that the permafrost is melting.

She Escaped The Shooter's Bullets In Las Vegas, But Her Mental Scars Remain

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

Melissa Barham went to the Jason Aldean concert with her family. They all escaped without physical injury, but Barham is wrestling with the emotional aftereffects, especially during the holidays.

Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:48:13 -0500

More than nine of 10 farm owners in the U.S. are white. A movement to change that is selling farming to people of color as a healthy lifestyle — and a way to fight discrimination.

VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:00:07 -0500

It's been reviled and revered, criminalized and exploited by the CIA. And now and other psychedelic drugs are being tested as legitimate medical treatments. NPR's original animation tells the tale.

Reverberations Of War Complicate Vietnam Veterans' End-Of-Life Care

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:00:07 -0500

For Vietnam veterans who have lived a lifetime with the memories of war, what some say they want in death is often more nuanced and complicated than a civilian's desire.

Female Congressional Candidate Ends Run After She Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:31:00 -0500

Retired business executive Andrea Ramsey had hoped to oust an incumbent Republican congressman in a Kansas district targeted by the Democrats.

Final Version Of GOP Tax Bill Cuts Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:16:00 -0500

Republican lawmakers have released the final version of their tax bill that cuts the corporate tax rate to 21 percent and reduces tax rates for individuals for eight years.