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A Tale Of Two States: How California And Texas May Fare Under GOP Health Plan

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:21:00 -0400

In the GOP's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, California would lose a lot of federal funding. Texas would gain a lot in the short term, but experts worry Texas would not use the money well.



Facebook To Turn Over 3,000 Ads To Congress In Russian Election Interference Probe

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:14:00 -0400

The ads ran during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook also will give users who see one attack ad the ability to find out who the company is tageting in others.



After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:13:36 -0400

The credit reporting agency set up a website to help people determine whether they had been affected by a cyberattack. But on Twitter, Equifax repeatedly pointed people to a phishing site.



'Victoria And Abdul': Part Satire, Part Love Story, All Charming

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:42 -0400

Judi Dench returns to the role of Queen Victoria — this time in her dotage — for Stephen Frears' film about the monarch's eyebrow-raising friendship with a young Indian man (Ali Fazal).



Plastic Less-Than-Fantastic: 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:12 -0400

LEGO films have become their own genre, and despite stellar voice work from Justin Theroux as the evil Lord Garmadon, the genre is — surprisingly — already showing its age.



A Competitor And A Clown Walk Onto A Tennis Court In 'Battle Of The Sexes'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:12 -0400

The new film, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell as the players facing off in one of the most famous tennis matches in history, shows how easy it is to paint a trailblazer into a corner.



In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:52:00 -0400

Burns says he and co-director Lynn Novick initially thought they understood the Vietnam War. But when they started putting together their new PBS series, they realized, "We knew nothing."



Three-Star Chef Asks Michelin Guide To Leave Him Out: 'I Will Be Able To Feel Free'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:48:00 -0400

Sébastien Bras runs Le Suquet, a restaurant in southern France that first won its three stars in 1999. He cited the pressure of anonymous visits from the guide's inspectors two or three times a year.



How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:46:00 -0400

Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of the president's more controversial initiatives and could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.



Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:46:00 -0400

Urine, sweat and sunscreen interact with chlorine in pools to create irritating chemicals called chlormines. Those chemicals sickened dozens of swimmers and staff at an Ohio water park.



A Look From The Ground In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400

As the situation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria continues, we hear from Patricia Mazzei, a writer for The Miami Herald.



North Korea's Parking Debt Among Hefty Fines Owed To New York By Foreign Delegations

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400

Yet another wrinkle in the U.S.-North Korea relationship: the North Korean diplomatic mission to the United Nations has more than 1,300 unpaid parking tickets in New York, according to a report by NBC.



One Woman Shares How She Was Drawn Into A Gang At An Early Age

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:45 -0400

There's a lot of attention on boys and young men involved in gun violence because they do most of the shooting, and are most of the victims. But girls and young women are also drawn into gangs, sometimes as enablers or transporters of guns.



Florida's Citrus Groves Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:00 -0400

Hurricane Irma hit Florida's citrus groves hard. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Ellis Hunt Jr., a Florida citrus grower and Chairman of the Florida Citrus Commission about the damage.



National Flood Insurance Program Will Pay Out Billions For A Few Properties

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:00 -0400

The National Flood Insurance Program backs most flood insurance policies, but has many problems. Around one percent of insured homes have been responsible for around a quarter of the claims paid out.