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Senate Careens Toward High-Drama, Late Night Health Care Vote

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:46:00 -0400

After a whirlwind week of high drama, one more drama appears ready to play out, with Republicans ready to vote for a bill that leaves much of Obamacare in place but repeals the individual mandate.

Officer Fatally Shot While Trying To Help People In A Crashed Car Near Indianapolis

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:58:00 -0400

Lt. Aaron Allan of Southport, Ind., was killed allegedly by one of the occupants of a flipped-over automobile as he responded to the scene on Thursday.

Texas Inmate Executed; Supreme Court Rejected Bid For Delay

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:35:00 -0400

A 46-year-old death row inmate argued his previous lawyers were incompetent — one of them had been disbarred. But courts denied his motion to halt the execution.

Russia Sanctions Headed To Trump's Desk. Will He Sign?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:01:00 -0400

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to impose new sanctions on Russia, North Korea and Iran — over threats from the White House to veto the measure.

Michiko Kakutani, Chief 'Times' Book Critic, Steps Down After Nearly 4 Decades

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:42:00 -0400

For 38 years the Pulitzer Prize winner was one of the most influential voices in the world of books. During her tenure, she lauded — or lambasted — just about all of this generation's great writers.

Repeal-And-Replace Effort In Senate Still Dominated By Confusion

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:09:00 -0400

Republicans headed into an all-night session in an uncomfortable position where the only legislation they can potentially pass is a bill most senators oppose.

Mapping Coastal Flood Risk Lags Behind Sea Level Rise

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:53:00 -0400

Federal maps help determine who on the coast must buy flood insurance, but many don't include the latest data. Maryland is now making its own flood maps, so homeowners can see if they're at risk.

In Russia's Shadow, U.S. Military Bulks Up European Presence

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:34:29 -0400

Thousands of troops from 20 nations led by the U.S. have been carrying out essentially one-sided warfare for most of the past month in southeast Europe.

What You Need To Know About Foxconn

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:59 -0400

Foxconn hasn't had much presence in the U.S., but it's the largest corporate employer in China. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Brian Merchant, a tech reporter for Vice, about the company.

Movie: Director Joshua Weinstein Explains The Story Behind 'Menashe'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with director Joshua Weinstein about his film Menashe. It tells the story of a recent widower, trying to regain his bearings under the rules of Hassidic life.

In Tacoma, Washington, Volunteers Offer Aid Outside Immigration Detention Center

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Outside the immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington, a group of volunteers waits for people being released. They offer the former detainees food, clothing, cash, and help getting home.

Reaction To Trump's Plan To Ban Transgender People From The Military

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

The president's announcement that he will ban transgender people from the military is generating strong reaction. Some say it's a diversionary tactic. Others say trans people affect unit cohesion.

The Presidential Pardon Power: What Are Its Limits?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

In a recent tweet, President Trump stated that he has the "complete power to pardon." NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg explores what the possible limits of that power might be.

June Foray, Voice Of Rocky From 'The Bullwinkle Show,' Dies At 99

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

June Foray voiced many cartoon characters but she was best known as the voice of Rocky the flying squirrel and Natasha Fatale in Rocky and His Friends, a TV series that ran from 1959 through 1964.

Is Foxconn Getting Too Sweet A Deal In Wisconsin?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn says it will build its first major U.S. manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. Wisconsin offered Foxconn up to $3 billion to locate there.