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Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:36:00 -0400

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:28 -0400

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:28 -0400

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:28 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:28 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:03:28 -0400

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:42:00 -0400

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. A quarter of those who have died are children.

PHOTOS: Meet Martha, World's Ugliest Dog

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:35:00 -0400

At least that's the assessment of judges in Petaluma, Calif., where the mastiff took the crown at this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest. And she defeated some formidable pupposition (also pictured).

Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:35:00 -0400

Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reeling from attacks claimed by several extremist groups.

Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:48:00 -0400

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:44:00 -0400

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:02:00 -0400

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:08:00 -0400

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0400

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.