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Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features. Michel Martin hosts on the weekends.
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New Mexico AG On His Push To Change The State's Sexual Misconduct Laws

Tue, 2019-07-16 16:26

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas about his push to change state law to require anyone with a sex trafficking conviction to register as a sex offender.

N.J. Rep. Tom Malinowski Discusses His Resolution To Condemn Trump Over Racist Tweets

Tue, 2019-07-16 16:26

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., about his resolution to condemn the president over the notion that four congresswomen of color should 'go back' to where they came from.

Regulations That Mandate Sepsis Care Appear To Have Worked In New York

Tue, 2019-07-16 11:14

Sepsis, the body's overreaction to infection, strikes more than a million Americans a year and kills more than 250,000. Evidence suggests that regulations can improve its diagnosis and patient care.

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'Facebook Is Dangerous:' Firms In Hot Seat As Congress Probes Big Tech

Tue, 2019-07-16 10:42

Lawmakers in the Senate and House are questioning lobbyists and officials from Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple on an array of issues, including whether they're so big they stifle competition.

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With Latest Nativist Rhetoric, Trump Takes America Back To Where It Came From

Tue, 2019-07-16 09:45

By repeating that these immigrants are "not ... you," the president defined them as "the other" in stark terms. The battle lines could not be more clear in a conflict nearly as old as America itself.

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The Dawn Of Low-Carbon Shipping

Tue, 2019-07-16 09:38

The shipping industry is starting to move away from pollutant-intensive heavy fuel oil. Scientists and private companies are betting on a clean replacement technology: hydrogen fuel cells.

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Oklahoma Opioid Trial Ends

Mon, 2019-07-15 18:08

Monday was the last day in a widely-watched trial about opioid addiction in Oklahoma. The state sued opioid manufacturers, but only Johnson & Johnson fought it in court after others settled.

Airlines Cancel Boeing Max Flights Into November; Holiday Flights Could Be Next

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:44

The Federal Aviation Administration found a new problem in Boeing's Max plane last month, so it will likely be several more months before the troubled plane is certified to fly passengers again.

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Israeli Education Minister Causes Uproar, Endorses Discredited Gay Conversion Therapy

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

An Israeli cabinet minister has backed the discredited practice of conversion therapy, drawing objections from LGBTQ activists and the prime minister.

Former Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Weighs In On Trump's Racist Tweets

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake about President Trump's notion that four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back" to where they came from.

Amazon's Prime Day Marked With Competing Sales And High Profile Walkout

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

More than 200 retailers are hosting sales to compete with Amazon's two-day discount event, Prime Day. This year is also marked by the highest profile labor action planned at a U.S. Amazon warehouse.

Guatemalans React To Trump Administration's New Asylum Rule

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

Guatemalans react to the Trump administration's announcement that it will move to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants. The crux of the issue: whether to seek asylum elsewhere.

Immigrant Advocates Plan To Challenge New Trump Administration Asylum Rule

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

Immigrant advocates plan to challenge a new Trump administration rule that would force migrants headed toward the Southern border to apply for asylum in the first country they pass through.

Season 2 Of 'Bundyville' Looks At The Ecosystem Of Anti-Government Extremism

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

Leah Sottile, reporter and host of the podcast Bundyville, talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about season 2 of the podcast, which focuses on anti-government extremism in the American West.

Progressive Activists Focus On Denying Former VP Biden Presidential Nomination

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

Progressive activists see 2020 as a chance to take control of the Democratic Party. Their energy has become focused on denying former Vice President Joe Biden the presidential nomination.

Puerto Rico's Governor Resists Calls To Resign As Protests Against Him Grow

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

Puerto Rico's governor is resisting calls to resign despite growing protests against his government. The demands follow the release of private text messages between him and top advisers.

U.S.-Turkey Relations Threatened After Turkey Accepts Air Defense System From Russia

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

Turkey purchased the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, jeopardizing its relationship with the U.S. and NATO. But there has been mixed messaging from Washington, D.C., about the consequences.

50 Years After Apollo 11 Moon Landing, NASA Sets Its Sights On Mars

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

As the world looks back at the Apollo mission, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine looks ahead to the "moon shot" of the modern era: landing a human on Mars.

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Crowds Gather Each Week In Wisconsin To Watch Their Teams Play Ball — In Snowshoes

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

Snowshoe baseball commentator Jimmy Soyck says you can't actually run in snowshoes. It's all in the shuffle.

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How Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's Constituents Are Reacting To Trump's Racist Comments

Mon, 2019-07-15 16:15

President Trump's racist tweets attacking members of congress are drawing strong reaction in those members' districts.