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The White House Is Out With Its Annual Economic Report

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:51am

Steve Inskeep talks to Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, about President Trump's economic report. NPR's Scott Horsley weighs in on the conversation.

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Dutch Flags Are At Half-Staff In Memory Of Shooting Victims

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:24am

A suspect is in custody following a mass shooting in the Netherlands that left three people dead in the city of Utrecht. Authorities are still unsure about a motive.

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Some Floodwaters Contain Contaminants, Nebraska Sheriff Says

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:15am

Floodwaters in some areas of Nebraska are receding and homeowners are able to begin assessing damage. Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Hespen, sheriff of Dodge County.

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High-Speed Train Moves Too Fast For German Passenger

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:06am

Police say the man had been drinking when he used a fire extinguisher to smash a glass door in the cab so he could tell the engineer to slow down. The train stopped so the passenger could be removed.

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France's Minister For European Affairs Names Her Cat Brexit

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:01am

She says the cat "wakes me up every morning meowing to death because he wants to go out. And then when I open the door, he stays put, undecided and then glares at me when I put him out."

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Rio Grande Valley Landowners Plan To Fight Border Wall Expansion

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:00am

A decade ago, dozens of Texas landowners fought the federal government's efforts to build a wall on their land. Those battles are beginning again as new walls are planned for the Rio Grande Valley.

(Image credit: Reynaldo Leanos Jr./Texas Public Radio)

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Nebraska's Flood Damaged Highways Are An Immediate Concern

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

Nebraska officials face millions of dollars in repairs after floods inundated parts of the state. Repairs to bridges and highways could take months or years to finish.

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Appeals Court In Virginia To Hear Arguments In Trump Hotel Lawsuit

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

As one of the emoluments lawsuits against President Trump goes before an appeals court, ethics controversies have become a persistent cloud over the White House, federal agencies and Congress.

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Cyclone Leaves A Trail Of Death And Destruction In South Africa

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

Southern Africa was hit by a cyclone that tore across the region destroying communities, a vital port, roads and bridges. Hundreds died. Mozambique's president says the death toll may exceed 1,000.

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Massive U.S. Machines That Hunt For Ripples In Space-Time Just Got An Upgrade

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

The twin sites in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory are about to go back online. New hardware should make them able to sense more colliding black holes and other cosmic events.

(Image credit: Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab)

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Semiautomatic Weapons Have No Place Here, New Zealand Parliament Member Says

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Nicky Wagner, a member of New Zealand's Parliament, about last week's mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. There are calls for gun law reforms.

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Supreme Court To Hear Curtis Flowers Case After Podcast Investigation

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

The court will hear the case of a black man on death row in Mississippi who's been tried six times for the same crime. David Greene talks to Madeleine Baran, host of the podcast: In the Dark.

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Researchers Examine Who's Better At College Basketball's Free-Throw Line

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

March Madness is here, and college basketball is in the spotlight. When it comes to making free throws, who is better: College players who would eventually go pro, or players who would never go pro?

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Health Workers In Congo Face Another Threat In Addition To Ebola

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

Officials say it's the biggest obstacle to ending the Ebola outbreak in Congo: many are mistrustful of health workers. Aid groups are proposing strategies to win people over.

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Has The White House Responded To House Panel's Request For Documents?

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

Monday was the deadline for more than 80 people connected to the White House and Trump Campaign to turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee. Not everyone is cooperating.

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Afghan Adviser Has Reservations About U.S. Peace Talks With Taliban

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Nader Nadery, senior adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, about the Afghan peace talks.

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News Brief: Mass Shooting, Midwest Flooding, House Panel Probe

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:03am

New Zealand's prime minister promises gun control after Friday's shooting. Vice President Pence to survey flood damage. An update on the House Judiciary Committee's probe into President Trump.

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Amy Klobuchar Runs On A Record Of Accomplishments — Including With Republicans

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:00am

The Minnesota Democratic senator and 2020 presidential candidate has touted a bipartisan approach and stopped short of embracing some progressive priorities, distinguishing her from many competitors.

(Image credit: Amr Alfiky/NPR)

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Update From Netherlands Tram Shooting

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:49am

A shooting on a tram on Monday in the Netherlands has reportedly left three people dead. Authorities say the gunman remains at large. Rachel Martin talks to Geert Jan Hahn of Dutch news channel BNR.

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After Years Of Abuse By Priests, #NunsToo Are Speaking Out

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 7:22am

A #NunsToo movement has emerged from #MeToo, as Roman Catholic nuns start speaking out about sexual abuse by priests. Cases of rape and forced abortion have begun coming to light.

(Image credit: Sylvia Poggioli/NPR)

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