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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:05:00 -0500Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantation is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there. One of the most notable of those slaves was Sally Hemings.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:49 -0500Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from parents and pundits. The program also includes rebooting and even closing down under-performing schools, mostly in neighborhoods with some of the most vulnerable students.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500A former engineer for the ride-hailing app Uber published a blog post this weekend claiming that she faced sexual harassment while working at the company. Uber says it's investigating the allegations.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500Germany has banned an interactive doll manufactured by an American company that German regulators charge can spy on children and collect personal data from them and their parents. But some consumer watchdogs say the ban alone is not enough.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Cass Sunstein about his new book, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. He says democracy needs people to come across a variety of viewpoints, and much of social media limits that exposure.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500A church in Washington state is suing the federal government for preventing it from practicing its faith. The Episcopal diocese says the refugee ban stops them from welcoming strangers in need.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500In his campaign to become president, Donald Trump vowed to bring back coal jobs. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rob Godby, director of the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming, about the outlook for the coal industry in the U.S.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500China is suspending coal imports from North Korea, one of the country's economic lifelines. The Chinese government says the move is part of United Nations sanctions against North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500Nicholas Britell, the composer for the Oscar-nominated score for Moonlight, describes the story behind his music.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500The United Kingdom Parliament debated on Monday over whether President Trump should be allowed to make a state visit to the country later this year.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500The suicide of a 31-year-old Mexican immigrant in an Arizona detention center has raised questions about the safety and treatment of immigrants in these centers.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island about his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500Why does the U.S. have a holiday for chief executives, but none for their vice presidents? We right that wrong on this Presidents Day with an original vice presidents song.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis have offered words of reassurance to European officials worried about NATO and Russia due to contradicting statements from the president over the last few months. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jacob Parakilas of Chatham House, a think tank in London, about how Europeans are reacting.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500Following the departure of Mike Flynn, President Trump has appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser.