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Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:40:26 -0500

There are hundreds of digital currencies worldwide. The price of the largest, best known one just plummeted by 50 percent. Now, investors are watching for a boom — or a bust.

'Portlandia' Is Ending, And Portlanders Are OK With That

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:37:48 -0500

The TV show's early sketches lovingly skewered the city's progressive optimism and "Keep Portland Weird" mindset. It was an image Portlanders embraced, then struggled with.

More States Turning To Toll Roads To Raise Cash For Infrastructure

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:37:48 -0500

Tight budgets and shrinking infrastructure money from Washington, have more states are hiking tolls and adding tollways to raise money to fix and repair roads and bridges.

'This Is Depraved Conduct': Couple Charged With Torture After Kids Found Shackled

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:37:00 -0500

Their 13 children, who range from 2-years-old to 29, allegedly suffered years of brutal abuse. Now, the Southern California parents could face life in prison. Officials have released new details.

Brandy Clark On Mountain Stage

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:22:33 -0500

The Nashville-based country singer-songwriter charms with a set full of sharp-witted songs from her latest release, Live from Los Angeles.

Google's Art Selfie App Offers A Lesson In Biometric Privacy Laws In U.S.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:34 -0500

Google's popular art selfie feature isn't available in Illinois or Texas. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Matthew Kluger, a professor at George Mason University, about how biometric privacy laws are affecting tech companies in certain states.

The History Of Government Shutdowns In The U.S.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:34 -0500

The is not the first time Congress has had little time left to find a deal to prevent a government shutdown. But what lessons were learned from previous government shutdown showdowns? Who has the power, who gets the blame, and what does the history of these confrontations tell us about this current situation?

How Trump's Inauguration Speech Compares To His First Year In Office

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:34 -0500

Donald Trump's inauguration speech may be remembered for his description of "American carnage." But one year later, we look at how good of a roadmap it was for his first year as president.

Roger Severino Discusses The HHS Division Of Conscience And Religious Freedom

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:34 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Roger Severino about the new Department of Health and Human Services Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom, which is intended to protect people from discrimination if they refuse to participate in health services, against their beliefs.

What's Really The Biggest Threat To The Coal Industry

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

President Trump has talked about a war on coal. He also talks about job killing regulations on coal. He's right that the coal industry is in decline, but the biggest threat isn't regulation, it's the free market.

Trump Voters In Pennsylvania Say They Are Pleased With Presidency So Far

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Voters in rural Pennsylvania were crucial to electing President Trump. A year after he took office, they are mostly pleased with how Trump has executed his presidency.

Trump Says His Commitment To Border Wall Is Rock Solid

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

President Trump's proposed border wall has long been a rallying cry for his supporters. Aides say Trump's views on the wall have evolved over time, but the president insists his plan is still rock solid.

In Their Words, Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Tell Their Sexual Assault Stories

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

NPR obtained data from the United States Department of Justice that shows adults with intellectual disabilities suffer from an epidemic of sexual assault. Many keep their sexual assaults a secret, and it can isolate them, telling NPR they worry it proves they are not competent to live and work independently.

Moscow Sees Only 6 Minutes Of Sunlight During All Of December

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Moscow experienced the darkest month in its recorded history in December. There was a total of six minutes of sunlight. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Charles Maynes, who lived through this dark month.

Sen. Tim Kaine On Why He Opposes Stopgap Funding Mechanism For Government

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:16:00 -0500

As the possibility of a government shutdown looms, NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who says he opposes the stopgap funding mechanism that would keep the government open. Instead, he proposes that Congress stays in town until it can pass a long-term deal.