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Obama's White House Counsel Weighs In On Trump's Lawyers

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:05:53 -0400

President Obama's top lawyer opened up about his relations with Congress, legal controversies and the chaos in the Trump administration in a recent talk at Columbia University.

World Cafe Nashville: The Lone Bellow

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:52 -0400

The band performs songs from its latest album, Walk Into A Storm, inside Sound State Studios.

The 'Man Who Saved The World' From Potential Nuclear Exchange Dies

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:32 -0400

NPR's Greg Myre tells the story of Stanislav Petrov, who in 1983 defied the computer information in his Soviet military command center — information that indicated U.S. missiles were headed to the USSR. He had a hunch it was a glitch and ignored it. He was right and avoided nuclear war.

Eyeing Toys R Us' Future, Analyst Suggests Hands-On Displays

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:32 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jim Silver, toy expert and CEO of TTPM (Toys, Tots, Pets & More), a website that reviews toys. They talk about Toys R Us' bankruptcy declaration and the state of the toy industry.

At U.N., Trump Promotes "America First" Mantra

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:32 -0400

President Trump addresses world leaders at the United Nations for the first time. He touts an "America first" approach to international cooperation and calls out North Korea and other "rogue regimes."

In Chicago, More Often Than Any U.S. City, Shooters are Teens

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:32 -0400

In Chicago, more than anywhere else in the country, shooters are more likely to be young people. WBEZ's Patrick Smith talked with two young men from Chicago about what drew them into gangs at a very young age and their struggles to move away from both guns and the culture of violence that is a constant, woven through their lives.

How A Partnership Between Drug Giant, Native American Tribe, May Affect Drug Patent Challenges

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:00 -0400

A drug company and a native tribe in upstate New York have struck a deal. They will use the tribe's sovereign status to enhance the patent protection for the drug company's products. Critics say it's a work-around of patent law, but the tribe sees it as just monetizing a resource they are entitled to: their sovereign status.

After 10 Years Away From Senate, Rick Santorum At Center Of Health Care Debate

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:00 -0400

The latest GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is picking up steam in the Senate. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been a key player promoting it, a decade after leaving office.

Puerto Rico Braces For Hurricane Maria

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:00 -0400

Hurricane Maria will reach Puerto Rico on Wednesday, hitting the island after recovery from Hurricane Irma only barely began. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Danica Coto of the Associated Press on how the territory is preparing for the storm.

Aung San Suu Kye Defends Myanmar Military's Reponse To Rohingya Muslims

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:00 -0400

Nobel laureate and de facto head of Myanmar's government Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday addressed the Rohingya crisis for the first time since hundreds of thousands began fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh.

Senate Intel Panel's Meeting With Trump Lawyer Abruptly Called Off

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:59:00 -0400

Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, was set to give testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee but that meeting was canceled Tuesday an hour after it was scheduled to begin.

Feeling The Music With Deaf 'America's Got Talent' Finalist Mandy Harvey

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:49:14 -0400

The singer-songwriter was born with an ear deformity that made hearing difficult; eventually, she lost her residual hearing. But if you're going to vote for her, she wants you to look past that.

'The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane': A Story Of Rap And Rebirth

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to rapper about his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. It traces his life as an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth.

Refugees Invited By Charity Make Themselves At Home In Trump's Childhood Abode

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:02:57 -0400

Oxfam brought four refugees to tour Trump's boyhood home in Queens, N.Y., which had been available for rent through Airbnb to make a point about immigration.

41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:02:40 -0400

The states' attorneys general are banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths.