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Kenyan Politician Proposes Women Withhold Sex Until Men Register To Vote

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:10:12 -0500

"Deny them sex until they show you their voter's card," Mishi Mboko urges. The tactic is not new. Women have gone on sex strikes in the past to try to end wars and curb violence. But is it effective?

How A 1981 Sondheim Flop Turned Out To Be The 'Best Worst Thing'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:08:26 -0500

Most musicals that close after 16 performances barely prompt memories, let alone documentaries. But Merrily We Roll Along rolled along so bizarrely, it became the stuff of Broadway legend.

Gulf Between Richest And Poorest Is Wider Than Previously Thought, Oxfam Says

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:53:42 -0500

Last year, Oxfam said the world's richest 62 people had as much money as the poorest 3.6 billion. Turns out those numbers were wrong: The richest nine people had as much wealth as half the planet.

Watch Live: Betsy DeVos' Secretary Of Education Confirmation Hearing

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

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, faces her Senate confirmation hearing.

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 16:40:01 -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 16:40:01 -0500

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

Betsy DeVos Appears Before Senate Education Committee In Confirmation Hearing

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:01 -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 16:40:01 -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.

British Prime Minister Theresa May Outlines Plan To Leave European Union

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:01 -0500

British Prime Minister Theresa May laid out her plan Tuesday to remove the United Kingdom from the European Union and pledged to put the deal up for a parliamentary vote.

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.

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.