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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400Proposed White House budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies will end federal spending on Great Lakes clean-up. That includes axing work on invasive species like Asian carp and a public health program that protects drinking water from toxic algae for 11 million residents around Lake Erie.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400How does President Trump recover from his first legislative failure? He may be able to draw some lessons from the last president who tried and failed to reform the health care system.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400The Oakland Raiders will no longer be the Oakland Raiders. The team will be moving to Las Vegas, and fans are feeling jilted, again.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400A special congressional election in Georgia is becoming a focus point for Democrats and Republicans eager to chart their parties' political futures.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that his party was going through "growing pains" as the Republican health care bill failed. Now Republicans have to figure how to pick up the pieces and figure out how to govern, or risk another leadership crisis in the House.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400President Trump is expected to ditch the Clean Power Plan this week. The CPP regulations would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that warm the planet. Without it, the U.S. won't live up to its pledge, made in Paris in 2015, to make deep cuts in emissions. That could jeopardize the Paris deal, in which nearly 200 nations made similar pledges.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400Voting in the controversial Turkish referendum that led to the nasty spat between President Erdogan and Western European leaders starts in Germany. It's home to the largest ex-pat European community outside Turkey. It goes on for several weeks.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400Large anti-corruption protests swept across Russia Sunday. Many of them were organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has now been arrested. These protests were the biggest since 2012 when tens of thousands came out against the Kremlin over allegations of widespread vote fraud. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to independent Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner who is in Moscow.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400President Trump is expected to sign a bill making it easier for states to require drug testing for recipients of unemployment benefits. Critics say drug testing doesn't save the government money. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center for Law and Social Policy about drug testing as a condition for federal assistance.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400Kavita Patel worked for the Obama administration and helped draft the Affordable Care Act. She tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about the single biggest area of the health care law that she sees as in need of strengthening.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400The Affordable Care Act is here to stay — for a while at least. NPR looks at tweaks that could help stabilize the health law's marketplaces.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:23:00 -0400Until recently, migrant workers, lured by bonuses, drove for China's largest Uber-like service. But some local governments banned out-of-town drivers, apparently to protect local jobs and curb growth.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:38:00 -0400Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has called for his release on humanitarian grounds.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:21:00 -0400Attendance at a local club for French speakers is at an all-time high. French Canadian natives, once ashamed of their heritage, are connecting with African immigrants over their shared language.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:55:00 -0400A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.