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Obama Pardons Famous Hotelier and Baseball Star

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:06:00 -0500

Among those receiving the president's clemency are a man who reigned over top nightclubs, and another who scorched fastballs. Both had run afoul of tax laws.

Trump Pick To Head Interior Department Says Climate Change Is Not A Hoax

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:54:00 -0500

Rep. Ryan Zinke testified that humans influence climate, although there is a debate over how much. He promised to emulate Teddy Roosevelt in managing public lands.

In Rural N.C., Trump Supporters Eagerly Await A Different Kind Of Change

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:28:00 -0500

Yadkin County, N.C., is overwhelmingly white and went overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in November. Voters there hope Trump will lessen what they've felt was a weight on them for the past eight years.

18 Million People Could Lose Insurance In First Year After Partial Obamacare Repeal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:26:00 -0500

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that without the federal mandate and subsidies, the number of people who will lose their health insurance could grow to 32 million over 10 years.

At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:53:00 -0500

President-elect Trump's pick for education secretary faced tough questions during her Senate confirmation hearing. She maintained her strong support for school choice and free-market solutions.

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:45:00 -0500

President Obama has shortened the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army private who leaked military secrets to WikiLeaks. Obama also pardoned a general who lied to leak investigators.

Obama Commutes Sentence Of Ex-Army Analyst Chelsea Manning

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

President Obama is commuting most of Chelsea Manning's sentence. Manning is the army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking material about U.S. military and diplomatic activities through WikiLeaks in 2010.

Harvard Economist: History Will Judge Obama As A 'Great President'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff about President Obama's economic legacy.

Dozens Of Democrats Plan To Skip Trump Inauguration

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Dozens of Democrats in the House of Representatives plan to boycott the inauguration of Donald Trump after the president-elect hit back at Rep. John Lewis, who said his election was not legitimate.

CBO Predicts Obamacare Repeal Could Leave Millions Without Insurance

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

A Congressional Budget Office analysis requested by Democrats says a repeal of Obamacare could leave millions uninsured. But Republicans insist they will come up with a replacement law to provide insurance.

Betsy DeVos Appears Before Senate Education Committee In Confirmation Hearing

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, appeared before the Senate's education committee Tuesday for her confirmation hearing. She is expected to be asked tough questions about her past support for private school vouchers and for limiting charter school oversight.

4-Year-Old Girl Reads More Than 1,000 Books

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Daliyah Marie Arana has read over 1,000 books. Arana is only 4 years old. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Daliyah and her mother Haleema about the tyke's impressive will to read.

Trump Pledges To Offer Britain 'Fair' Trade Deal In 'Times Of London' Interview

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

After Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech and Donald Trump's interview with The Times of London, NPR's Robert Siegel talks with David Rennie, the Washington bureau chief of The Economist, about what lies ahead for relations between the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

San Diego Non-Profit Builds Village To Help Alzheimer's Patients Cope

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

A fake town modeled after 1950s American culture will be built in San Diego, just for Alzheimer's patients. It is projected to be finished in 2018. NPR's Robert Siegel spoke to Scott Tarde, who is the CEO of the non-profit that is building the village.

Study Reveals Potential Conflict Of Interest In Patient Advocacy Funding

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Most patient advocacy groups get funding from the industry, a new study finds. That means they may have a conflict of interest when they are representing patients.