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Mothers, Daughters, Sisters And Men Unite To Protest Trump's Presidency

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:46:00 -0500

Thousands descended on Washington, D.C. for Saturday's Women's March. "We came to show our disapproval of our new president, and I think also to draw attention to women's issues," Heather Ba said.



With 'Pussyhats,' Liberals Get Their Own Version Of The Red Trucker Hat

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:23:00 -0500

The pink hats that were all the rage at Saturday's women's marches share striking similarities with the red hats Trump made ubiquitous



Trump Administration Goes To War With The Media Over Inauguration Crowd Size

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:18:00 -0500

Press Secretary Sean Spicer berated the press for incorrect reporting on crowd size at the National Mall, but then he cited incorrect numbers for Metro ridership and falsely claimed the mall was full.



President Trump's First Stops: National Cathedral And CIA

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:02:03 -0500

On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump attended a prayer service, and met with CIA agents in Langley, Va.



Barbershop: Inauguration and Women's March Travellers

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500

Hundreds of thousands of people came to the National Mall within two days, some to attend President Trump's inauguration and others to protest it. People from both sides of join this week's talk.



Intersectional Feminism: Representation In Saturday's Women's Marches

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500

The Women's March on Washington is seen as a march for women's unity. But the often-fractious relationship between white feminists and women of color is giving rise to tensions.



What Does Trump's Affordable Care Act Executive Order Do?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500

Donald Trump was president for less than a day when he signed an executive order guiding agencies to limit the way that the Affordable Care Act works. But does the executive order do?



Women's Marches Take Place Around The Globe After Inauguration

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500

Around the world, women have been marching in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and the sister marches in the U.S. NPR's Frank Langfitt gives the latest from London.



California Rep. Maxine Waters Says She'll Fight Back Against Trump

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500

Rep. Maxine Waters of California speaks about her decision to not attend President Donald Trump's inauguration and the post-inauguration women's marches.



Carly Fiorina Says 'We Need To Give Every President A Chance'

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500

Former Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks about her take on the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the women's marches occurring around the world on Saturday.



Women's Marches Across The Country Highlight Numerous Issues

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:00 -0500

Science, women's rights, human rights, LGBT rights, and minority rights are just a few of the issues that were reasons people chose to attend the women's marches across the country on Saturday.



President of Gambia Leaves For Exile, Allowing For First Peaceful Transfer Of Power

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:56:00 -0500

After more than a month of political stalemate, the former President of Gambia has stepped aside, allowing for the first peaceful transfer of power in the nation's history.



Campaign Trail Trump On Display As He Goes To CIA On First Day As President

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:24:00 -0500

The president falsely denied that he had ever criticized the agency, falsely inflated the crowd size at his inauguration on Friday and told officers to "Trust me. I'm like a smart person."



There Were Hopes And Dreams Aplenty At Trump's Inauguaration, But Whose?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:17:00 -0500

I went to Donald Trump's inauguration to see if people there felt the same pride and promise that I did four years earlier. We met at a common intersection, then went very separate ways.



In North Carolina The Women's March Continues In Raleigh

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:06:00 -0500

Women's marches are being held across the country, including in Raleigh, N.C. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jess Clark of member station WUNC.