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Muslim Marine Answers Questions In Effort To Fight Islamophobia

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:06:00 -0500

Mansoor Shams has been standing on street corners around the country with a sign saying, "I'm A Muslim U.S. Marine Ask Anything." It's exhausting, "but I feel like it's almost become my mission."



A Club Performance From 1960s Detroit Holds One Key To Motown's Success

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:56:00 -0500

Though Motown's hits were recorded in a studio, newly discovered live recordings of session guitarist Dennis Coffey make the case that the label's iconic sound was forged in Detroit's nightclub scene.



Some Firms Are Harnessing Trump's Tweets As A Marketing Strategy

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:56:00 -0500

President Trump's use of social media to endorse or shame companies is a new public-relations channel. Some are leveraging that to recycle old news on job creation or other investment plans.



As Trump Moves Ahead On Agenda, Controversial Election Claim Resurfaces

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:44 -0500

President Trump moves ahead with campaign agenda items, but a controversial and debunked claim from the election still looms.



Writer Walking Barefoot Across U.S. Fatally Struck By SUV

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:44 -0500

Writer Mark Baumer, who was walking across the country barefoot, was struck by an SUV this weekend and died.



'La La Land' Scoops Up 14 Academy Awards Nominations

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

Academy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday with the musical, La La Land, receiving 14 nominations, tying a record.



California Gov. Jerry Brown Highlights Opposition To Trump In Address

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

California Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address on Tuesday, where he highlighted the ways in which the nation's largest state plans to oppose the new Trump administration's initiatives.



Law Professor Outlines Historical Use Of Presidential Executive Orders

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

President Trump signed five executive actions Tuesday morning. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Cristina Rodriguez of Yale University about the historical use of executive orders and their limits.



NASCAR Implements New Point System To Change How Fans Watch Sport

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

NASCAR is reinventing itself — again. A new point system may or may not draw new fans to the sport, but it will change how people watch. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Scott Fowler, sports columnist for the Charlotte Observer, about the new changes.



Trump Takes Executive Action Designed To Speed Approval Of Oil Pipelines

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

President Donald Trump took executive action designed to speed approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Opponents say they will challenge the projects at every step.



Columbia University Releases Report On Its Historical Ties To Slavery

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

Columbia University released a new report detailing its historical ties to slavery. The report highlights how slavery affected the financial, social and intellectual status of the institution. NPR's Ari Shapiro discusses the details with report author Eric Foner.



Budget Director Nominee Splits With Trump On Entitlement Reform

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

A Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday exposed some daylight between President Trump and his nominee for budget director when it comes to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Mick Mulvaney wants to overhaul these entitlement programs, while Trump said during the campaign he wants to leave them alone.



Election Experts Dismiss Trump's Repeated Claims Of Illegal Voting

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Pippa Norris, director of the Electoral Integrity Project, about President Trump's claim, now made twice, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.



Mike Pompeo's Confirmation Raises Questions About Evolution Of The CIA

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

With Mike Pompeo newly installed as director, NPR looks at how the CIA might evolve under the Trump administration, and if it will continue its evolution from spy service to paramilitary force.



New Mix: Angel Olsen, Father John Misty, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, More

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500

On this week's All Songs Considered: Musicians face personal challenges, political uncertainty, the state of humanity — and rally.