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Goodbye, For Now, To A Vital Source For Native American News

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:01:14 -0400

Indian Country Today Media Network announced it would "cease active operations." That leaves a big hole in news coverage by, and about, Native Americans.

Biggest Flash Points In The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:00:14 -0400

The bill would make big changes to the nation's health care system by rolling back key requirements of Obamacare, including that insurers not charge more to people with pre-existing conditions.

Transgender Hockey Player Postpones Hormone Treatment To Keep Playing

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:00:14 -0400

Sports leagues have struggled with how to define gender when it comes to deciding who can play. Pro hockey player Harrison Browne has decided to postpone hormone therapy for one more year on the ice.

Trump Embroiled In 2 Controversies About Professional Sports, Race And Culture

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:34:00 -0400

In remarks Friday night in Alabama, Trump took issue with NFL players who have knelt in protest during the national anthem. And on Twitter Saturday, he targeted Stephen Curry of the NBA.

Frustrations Mount At Miami Airport As Passengers To Puerto Rico Wait And Worry

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:09:00 -0400

After Maria hit, airport operations in San Juan are limited. Flights to Puerto Rico have been booked, boarded — then returned to the gate, to send weary travelers back for another round of bookings.

Cancer Patient Says Condition Will Dictate Life Choices With ACA Repeal

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

At the age of 29, Molly Young was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Affordable Care Act has been paying for her treatments. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Young about how she would fare under the new GOP plan.

Late Night Show Sharpens Tone As Jimmy Kimmel Revives Health Care Debate

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

This week, late night host Jimmy Kimmel took aim at politicians trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And he did it repeatedly, over three nights, crossing into new, politicized territory for his show.

'The Force' Documentary Reframes Community Policing Narrative

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

In recent years, tensions between the police and the public in the U.S. have reached an all-time high. The Force, chronicles two years of the Oakland Police Department's efforts at major reform after decades of troubled community relations. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the documentary's filmmaker Peter Nicks.

Puerto Rico Without Power As Authorities Try To Warn Thousands Of Damaged, Failing Dam

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

Puerto Ricans are still left without power after Hurricane Maria, and rebuilding efforts are further complicated with structural damage of a major dam. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Luis Ferre Sadurni of the New York Times about the devastation there.

Health Care Policy Expert On GOP Bill: Will Allow Equality And Better Decision-Making Among States

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

It's a toss-up if Republicans have enough votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Senate is set to consider a bill that shifts federal health funding to the states. Lanhee Chen, health care policy expert and research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about why he thinks this is a good idea.

As Deadline Looms For GOP Health Care Push, Colorado Governor Talks Own Bipartisan Plan

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

The GOP's Graham-Cassidy bill is the last-ditch effort for Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care system of their own. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) shares his response to the bill and tells NPR's Michel Martin about his own bipartisan plan he created with Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio).

Politics Roundup: Trump's Call To Fire NFL Players Protesting During National Anthem

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:01:18 -0400

The GOP health care plan, the Graham-Cassidy bill, takes what may be a fatal hit after Sen. John McCain has said he'll vote "no". Meanwhile, President Trump unleashes some of his own hits on major professional sport figures. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith helps us understand.

5 Americans Talk About How A Health Law Overhaul Would Affect Them

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:50:00 -0400

All year, NPR member station reporters around the country have asked people how they would be affected by proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five of those stories.

'Imminent' Dam Failure Threatens Thousands In Puerto Rico

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:09:00 -0400

The National Weather Service warned locals to evacuate, but with most communications down, it remained unclear how many would heed the alerts.

Puerto Rico Update: How One NGO Is Helping The Island Rebuild After Hurricane Maria

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:29:16 -0400

Michael Fernandez, executive director of CARAS, a nonprofit based in Puerto Rico, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon from the island, where he's aiding in the disaster recovery efforts.