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Philippines Duterte Praises 'Generous' Americans For Returning Church Bells

16 min 16 sec ago

The bells return to Balangiga after 117 years in U.S. custody.

Poll: American Support Grows For One-state Solution In Israel

16 min 16 sec ago

A new poll from the University of Maryland shows Americans are increasingly supportive of a one-state solution in Israel. NPR's Michel Martin interviews Professor Shibley Telhami about the findings.

Nice Things In 2018 With The Code Switch Hosts

16 min 16 sec ago

NPR's Michel Martin chats with the hosts of NPR's Code Switch podcast, Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby, about what gave them joy this past year.

Draft Recommendations Released From State Commission Investigating Parkland Shooting

16 min 16 sec ago

NPR's Michel Martin talks to "March For Our Lives" chief strategist Matt Deitsch about the preliminary findings released by a commission to examine the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Barbershop: Media Watch

16 min 16 sec ago

In the Barbershop NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former radio talk show host Charlie Sykes and Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan about the news of the week.

How Russian Maria Butina Figures Into The Trump Administration

16 min 16 sec ago

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Matthew Rosenberg, a New York Times reporter who's been covering the case of foreign agent Maria Butina.

Trump Hush-Money Allegations

16 min 16 sec ago

Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison this week. How does his sentence compare to that of John Edwards back in 2011, who faced similar charges for paying hush money to his mistress.

Affordable Care Act Court Challenge

16 min 16 sec ago

A federal judge in Texas struck down the entire ACA on Friday, but the law will stay in place pending appeals. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News about the implications.

'Black Love In All Its Different Ways': Regina King On Her 'Beale Street' Role

16 min 16 sec ago

Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the 1974 James Baldwin novel If Beale Street Could Talk is now in theaters. It gives actress Regina King yet another complex character to inhabit.

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Federal Judge Issues Ruling Declaring The Affordable Care Act Unconstitutional

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A federal judge in Texas issued a ruling Friday declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, apparently setting the stage for another hearing on the health care law by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump Announces Mick Mulvaney As Acting White House Chief Of Staff

Fri, 2018-12-14 18:11

President Trump says director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney will be acting White House chief of staff, replacing John Kelly at the end of the year.

Facing Allegations Of Child Abuse, The Boy Scouts Of America Considers Bankruptcy

Fri, 2018-12-14 17:05

The Boy Scouts of America may be considering a bankruptcy filing to protect it from lawsuits over alleged child abuse. Allegations against scout leaders go back decades and accusers say the organization knew but kept silent.

How New Legislation Could Affect Federal Inmates

Fri, 2018-12-14 17:05

As Congress gets closer to passing an overhaul of the federal criminal justice system, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, about how the legislation will affect federal inmates.

'Tax Liens' Mean Towns Win, Homeowners Lose

Fri, 2018-12-14 17:05

When homeowners can't, or won't, pay their property taxes, local governments auction off the right to pay those taxes to private companies. Housing advocates say this creates a burden for homeowners.

Prosecutors Examine The Finances Of Trump Administration Inaugural Campaign

Fri, 2018-12-14 17:05

WNYC and ProPublica report that President Trump's inaugural committee spent some of the $107 million it raised booking ballrooms, meeting spaces and hotel rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Fire Destroys Thousands Of Voting Materials In The Congo, Election To Proceed As Planned

Fri, 2018-12-14 17:05

Millions of Congolese head to the polls in a controversial presidential election Dec. 23. Officials say the vote will go ahead even after a fire destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballots.

Nancy Wilson, Grammy Award Winning Singer, Dies At 81

Fri, 2018-12-14 17:05

Grammy Award winning singer Nancy Wilson has died at 81. She was known as a stylist and a storyteller and the host of the NPR series Jazz Profiles.

Countries Struggle To Agree On Rules For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Fri, 2018-12-14 17:05

As a major climate conference nears its end in Poland, negotiators are still haggling over the rules nations must follow in order to meet their commitments to reduce greenhouse gases.

Florida State Senator Discusses New Report On Mass Shooting Response, Prevention

Fri, 2018-12-14 17:05

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Florida State Sen. Lauren Book, a member of the Parkland Commission, following the release of draft recommendations about how Florida schools should better respond and prepare for mass shootings.

Set In A Predominantly Latino Neighborhood, 'Vida' Shows Life Through A 'Brown Gaze'

Fri, 2018-12-14 16:57

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Tanya Saracho, the creator of the series Vida. It's set in Boyle Heights, a predominantly Latino Los Angeles neighborhood, and seen, says Saracho, through a "brown gaze."