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New Jersey Is Among 16 States To Sue Over Trump Emergency

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 7:21am

Rachel Martin talks to N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal about the lawsuit against the Trump administration over the president's national emergency declaration that aims to fund a border wall.

Categories: Syndicated

College Lacrosse Superstar Has A Problem: His Big Head

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:37am

Alex Chu is a freshman at Wheaton College, where he was recruited to play goalie. But because his head won't fit into a regular helmet, he's been benched. A custom helmet costs thousands of dollars.

Categories: Syndicated

France Recognizes Lightsaber Dueling, 'Time' Magazine Reports

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:24am

France's fencing federation hopes the move will lure people addicted to their screens to exercise more. Lightsaber instructors will train people to take part in three-minute bouts.

Categories: Syndicated

Bernie Sanders Enters 2020 Presidential Campaign, No Longer An Underdog

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:22am

The Vermont independent became an ideological leader in the Democratic Party after his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. He faces a far more crowded and liberal field this time.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

Categories: Syndicated

Review: PBS'American Masters - Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:01am

Sammy Davis, Jr. could sing, dance and act. In PBS' American Masters documentary, a central theme is how Davis coped with the realities of life as a black entertainer in a racist America.

Categories: Syndicated

President Trump's Plan To Stop HIV Faces A Tough Road In Oklahoma

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:01am

Trump's proposal to tackle HIV promises extra help for seven states where HIV has become a rural problem. Experts in Oklahoma wonder if it will be enough, given the state's high uninsured rate.

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Trump Broadens Efforts To Pressure Venezuela's President To Resign

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Patrick Duddy, ex-U.S. ambassador to Venezuela, about the latest push for regime change in Venezuela, including a warning that the military should stop supporting the president.

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'Uninhabitable Earth' Spotlights 3 Climate Change Misunderstandings

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:01am

Rachel Martin talks to David Wallace-Wells, author of "The Uninhabitable Earth," who outlines the current misunderstandings and upcoming impacts of climate change.

Categories: Syndicated

Will Trump's National Emergency Declaration Help Him In 2020?

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:01am

David Greene talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review, about a poll finding over 60 percent of Americans disapprove of President Trump declaring an emergency at the southern border.

Categories: Syndicated

'Last Boat Out Of Shanghai': The Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:01am

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the communist revolution in China. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Helen Zia, who wrote a book about the Chinese who fled the revolution.

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7 U.K. Lawmakers Quit Labour Party And Form Independent Group

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times about the decision of seven Labour members of Parliament to leave their party and start a new political platform: The Independent Group.

Categories: Syndicated

N.C. Officials Examine Fraud Charges In Disputed Congressional Election

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:01am

A hearing enters its second day in the case of the state's 9th Congressional District — investigators are unveiling evidence about an illegal absentee ballot scheme that may have swayed the election.

Categories: Syndicated

News Brief: Venezuela, North Carolina Election, Syria Crisis

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:01am

Trump continues his push for regime change. Officials examine the election results of the states 9th Congressional District which may be fraudulent. And, an update on Syria's humanitarian crisis.

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Democrats Used To Talk About 'Criminal Immigrants,' So What Changed The Party?

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:00am

The Democratic Party is largely unified around the value of immigrants and against President Trump's policies, far from labor concerns and the party's law and order agenda of the 1990's.

(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Categories: Syndicated

Scrubbing The Past To Give Those With A Criminal Record A Second Chance

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:58am

A criminal conviction can present obstacles to everything from jobs to housing. Since 2017, more than 20 states have expanded or added laws that help people seal or expunge their criminal record.

(Image credit: Philip Cheung/NPR)

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Rep. Joe Courtney On Trump's Emergency Declaration

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 6:56am

NPR's David Greene speaks with Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., about the legal options for Congress and states to counter President Trump's national emergency declaration.

Categories: Syndicated

Tiny Homes For Homeless Get The Go-Ahead In The Wake of California's Worst Wildfire

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 6:48am

California's deadliest wildfire worsened an already bad housing crisis in rural Butte County. But the fire has jump-started a local effort to build a tiny home community for area homeless.

(Image credit: Eric Westervelt/NPR)

Categories: Syndicated

Poor Pro Piacenza

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 5:12am

Italian soccer team Pro Piacenza is in last place in its division. They're also broke. On Sunday they lost 20 to 0.

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New Girl Scout Cookie Innovation: 'Momoas'

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 5:12am

Colorado Girl Scout Charlotte Holmberg and her mother are selling boxes of samoas with a picture of actor Jason Momoa on the side. They're calling them "momoas."

Categories: Syndicated

City And County Merger Effort Roils St. Louis

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 5:10am

A group is trying to merge the St. Louis city and county governments to try to boost development and pare down police departments. But the black community sees it as a challenge to political gains.

Categories: Syndicated