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First Episode Of 'All Things Considered' Is Headed To Library Of Congress

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:01:07 -0400

The NPR program's inaugural 1971 broadcast has been added to the National Recording Registry, alongside other "aural treasures" like Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow." Take a listen to the first show!

Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:02:00 -0400

Players demanded better pay — and not just leading up to each Olympic Games, as had been the case. During negotiations, they warned they would sit out the upcoming, U.S.-hosted world championships.

Run-Up To Census 2020 Raises Concerns Over Security And Politics

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:29:00 -0400

Results from the U.S. Census in 2020 could remake the political map. Some census experts say the stakes for the upcoming national headcount are higher than normal.

Trump Lawyers Claim Immunity In Sex Harassment Suit, Just As Bill Clinton Did

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:58:00 -0400

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, says Donald Trump engaged in "disgusting touching." Trump's legal team wants the case dismissed, at least until after the president leaves office.

Mississippi Journalist Who Chronicled Civil Rights Era Dies At 94

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:45:00 -0400

Wilson "Bill" Minor spent nearly 70 years documenting Mississippi's tumultuous political and social transformations. He was writing up until the last few months of his life.

Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts To Control His Own Arm And Hand

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:42:00 -0400

A spinal injury severed the connection between Bill Kochevar's brain and everything below his shoulders. But technology has given him a new way to control one arm and hand.

As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:58:00 -0400

President Trump is expected to sign a bill to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. An expert says there are steps you can take though they won't deliver absolute privacy.

Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:10:00 -0400

The rule, which had not yet taken effect, would have required Internet providers to ask permission before selling consumers' personal data. President Trump is expected to sign the rollback.

A Researcher Reconnects With Her Ancestors' Slave Past At Madison's Estate

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:52:00 -0400

Michelle Taylor is taking part in a project to reconstruct slave cabins at Montpelier, the estate of President James Madison. Through her research, she discovered a personal connection to the site.

Finding A Place For President Polk's Body To Truly Rest In Peace

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:27:00 -0400

The body of former President James Polk may be on the move again. He's been buried on the grounds of the Tennessee state Capitol, but there's discussion about moving his remains to his former home.

Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:56:00 -0400

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help. Some are canceling government benefits for fear it will affect their immigration status.

Mayor Of Wyoming Coal Town Reacts To Trump's Climate Order

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:32:27 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Louise Carter-King, mayor of Gillette, Wyo., about the impact that President Trump's executive order loosening regulations on coal will have on the the town.

For The First Time, South Carolina Men's Basketball Reaches Final Four

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:32:26 -0400

Football is usually king on the campus of South Carolina. But, for this week, basketball rules as the men's team has reached it's first Final Four. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Gene Sapakoff, who covers the team for The Post and Courier.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Disability Standards In Death Row Cases

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:32:00 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional the standards used by the state of Texas to determine whether a convicted murderer is mentally deficient and thus may not be executed.

Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Regulation On Carbon Emissions

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:32:00 -0400

President Trump signed a sweeping set of executive orders on Tuesday that aim to dismantle the Obama administration's efforts to combat climate change.