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Why American Sikhs Think They Need A Publicity Campaign

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:01:02 -0400

American Sikhs faced an onslaught of violence and hate crimes following the Sept. 11 attacks. In the face of renewed racist vitriol, they have devised a positive-media plan.

Waffle House Founders Die Less Than 2 Months Apart

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:42:00 -0400

Joe Rogers Sr. and Thomas Forkner Sr. co-founded the Waffle House in an Atlanta suburb in 1955. A statement released by the company says Forkner died on Wednesday at age 98. Rogers died March 3 at 97.

Acosta Confirmed As Labor Secretary, First Latino Member Of Trump Cabinet

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:37:55 -0400

In a bipartisan vote of 60-38, the Senate confirmed President Trump's second choice for labor secretary. Trump's first nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew when it became clear he would not be confirmed.

This Week In Race: Fox Sued, Schools Re-Segregate And Shea Moisture Gets Thirsty

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:01:02 -0400

Oh, and there's a new philanthropist in town.

Arkansas Executes 4th Inmate In 8 Days

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:30:00 -0400

Kenneth Williams was the final inmate executed as the state sped up its schedule to beat the expiration date of its lethal-injection drugs.

Trump To Sign Executive Order On Offshore Drilling And Marine Sanctuaries

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:16:00 -0400

The president is set to sign an order Friday that aims to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas, and possibly reverse the designation of some marine sanctuaries.

West Virginia State University Says It Is Suing Dow Chemical For Contamination

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:23:00 -0400

The school alleges the chemical manufacturing giant is responsible for the elevated levels of three likely carcinogens in its groundwater. Its lawsuit asks that the company provide for their removal.

After Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation, Protesters Rally At Berkeley

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:08:00 -0400

The university and city of Berkeley saw dueling, but peaceful demonstrations with police on hand. Coulter suggested that she might "swing by" to greet supporters but never did.

As Los Angeles Burned, The Border Patrol Swooped In

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:06:00 -0400

People often remember tensions between African-Americans, white police officers and Korean business owners. That story gets more complicated when you step into a predominantly Latino neighborhood.

With Billions At Stake, Trump Agrees To Mend NAFTA — Not End It

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:38:00 -0400

Despite his long-standing criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Trump has opted to reopen negotiations on the deal rather than run the risk of scrapping it altogether.

Florida Battles With Tricky Removal Of Costly Muck In Indian River Lagoon

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

In Florida, an effort is underway to remove more than million cubic feet of muck sullying the Indian River Lagoon, considered North America's most biologically diverse estuary. It's a mess.

Trump Inauguration Road Trip Revisted: Liberty University Student Remains Hopeful

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks back in with Kayla Bailey, a freshman at Liberty University in Virginia, to find out how she thinks President Trump has done during his first 100 days in office. Bailey is one of the people Shapiro met during his road trip in the days before Trump took office.

Trump's First 100 Days: The State Of 'The Resistance'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

In his first few months as president, there's been enormous energy on the left against Trump's administration and policies. The question is how cohesive and lasting these protest movements will be.

Harvard Poll: Millennials Disapprove Of President Trump, Seek To Unify Country

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

A new study finds nearly 60 percent of millennials want to help unite, not further divide, America. In fact, 41 percent of adults ages 18-29, would give Trump an F on his first 100 days in office.

After Ann Coulter Backs Out Of Visit, UC Berkeley Braces For Free Speech Rallies

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

UC Berkeley expects more unrest on Thursday. Conservative groups charge the campus with censorship after it canceled speeches by provocative speakers over safety concerns.