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The Remains Of President James K. Polk May Get A Fourth Resting Place

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:56:00 -0400

The Tennessee-born Polk, who provoked war with Mexico, is buried on the state capitol grounds, this third burial place since he was laid to rest in 1849. Now, legislators want to move him to a museum.

Even With The Wars Behind Us, In Charleston, Cannonballs Still Found Below

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:43:00 -0400

Relics from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars are creating all sorts of problems in South Carolina. Old cannonballs continue to be found, and many need to be detonated.

Nashville Newscaster Finds Workaround For Lack Of NCAA Footage

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:22:48 -0400

Eric Alvarez from FOX 17 used a little rubber duck on his desk to represent the Oregon Ducks. And Lego figures.

Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:08:00 -0400

South African freedom fighter Ahmed 'Kathy' Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela. His best friend later in life was one of his prison guards.

Remembering Roger Wilkins: Civil Rights Lawyer, Columnist And Educator

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:40 -0400

Roger Wilkins worked at the Justice Department under the Kennedy administration, helped "The Washington Post" win a Pulitzer Prize and taught history and American culture at George Mason University. On Sunday, he died Sunday at the age of 85.

Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:40 -0400

There's a lot of talk about how to revive small towns, especially in the rural Midwest, which Donald Trump carried easily. Visit Cairo, Ill., and at times it feels like a place on life support.

Rep. Adam Schiff: Nunes Should Step Away From Russia Investigation

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

A scheduled open hearing Tuesday on Russia's involvement in the U.S. election is now closed. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with the ranking member of that committee, Democrat Adam Schiff.

Release Of Possible Topics For 2020 Census Raises Concerns

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release proposed topics for questions in the 2020 census. Some demographers are worried that the census will become too politicized under the Trump administration.

Some Cities Undaunted By Attorney General Crackdown On 'Sanctuary Cities'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

On Monday, the Justice Department said it would follow through on an executive order to withhold as much as $4.1 billion in federal grants from so-called "sanctuary cities." In Travis County, Texas — which includes the city of Austin — officials have said they would not comply with this order. NPR's David Greene talks to Sarah Eckhardt, a Travis County judge, about the potentially severe consequences of being a so-called "sanctuary city" under the Trump administration.

Jared Kushner To Answer Questions About Meeting With Russian Bank Officials

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

After President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Russia's ambassador in December, he then met with an official from the Russian development bank VEB. The bank is closely tied to the Russian government and was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2014.

Iranian And Russian Presidents Meet In Moscow

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rouhani said recently that he hoped "a new turning point in the development of our relations will be reached." NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about their relationship.

The Truth Is, Lying Might Not Be So Bad

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

With repeated lies, the brain becomes less and less sensitive to dishonesty, supporting ever larger acts of dishonesty. But why do we lie and is it such a terrible thing if we do?

Expected Executive Actions On Climate Change Policies Aim To Ensure Focus On Energy Independence

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

President Trump will sign executive actions Tuesday that aim to roll back a sweeping set of climate policies put in place by the Obama administration. A moratorium on new coal leases on public lands, a rule designed to address methane emissions from oil and gas operations and the Clean Power Plan, will all get a review.

Kerry James Marshall: A Black Presence In The Art World Is 'Not Negotiable'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

For decades, the 61-year-old artist has depicted black lives on canvas. He says inclusion in museums must not be contingent on "whether somebody likes you ... or somebody's being generous to you."

Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Micah White helped spark the Occupy Wall Street protests that spread worldwide. The activist and writer now says street protest is futile. Progressives, he says, should go rural and run for office.