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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.

Kenyan Politician Proposes Women Withhold Sex Until Men Register To Vote

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:13:00 -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 17:08:00 -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 16:54:00 -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.

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.

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.

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.