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Stretch & Bobbito On Race, Hip-Hop, And Belonging

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:10

The pioneering hip-hop radio duo drop by the Code Switch podcast to talk about making their way in a traditionally black genre and their new NPR interview show, What's Good? with Stretch & Bobbito.

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New Abortion Restrictions Head To Missouri Governor's Office

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:51

"Today is a great victory for pregnancy care centers," Gov. Eric Greitens said after lawmakers approved the legislation.

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Foreign Agents Take Center Stage In Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:01

As congressional scrutiny of Russian interference expands, the panel is looking Wednesday at the advocacy of foreign government — though key witnesses will not be appearing as originally planned.

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Trump Says Transgender People Can't Serve In Military

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 06:25

"The United States Government will not accept or allow ... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump tweeted. Transgender people already serve in the military.

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'Dear Dickie': A Window Into Family History Through Post-WWII Love Letters

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 05:42

Sara Kehaulani Goo's father recently discovered the 28 letters, written from 1946 to 1947, stashed in a wooden box hidden at the bottom of a chest in her late grandparents' bedroom.

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French Wildfires Force 12,000 People To Flee Coastal Resort Areas

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 05:05

Some 12,000 people — including 3,000 campers — reportedly moved to safety in Bormes-les-Mimosas, east of Marseille.

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3, 2, 1 ... Bake Off! The Mission To Make Bread In Space

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 04:00

On Earth, crumbs are harmless, but in orbit they can be perilous. But bread is a big deal in Germany, so scientists and engineers there are teaming up to create an oven and dough fit for microgravity.

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An NYC Scout Troop Provides Homeless Girls A Place Of Their Own

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:11

The 28 members of Girl Scout Troop 6000, and its two co-leaders, live in a shelter in Queens, N.Y. The troop that Giselle Burgess started is the first specifically for girls who are homeless.

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Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:11

If you're a teacher, you have one of the lowest-paid professional jobs in the U.S. Most require a four-year degree, which can require tens of thousands of dollars in loans that some struggle to repay.

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After A Year In Space, The Air Hasn't Gone Out Of NASA's Inflated Module

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:11

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module was pumped up after it arrived at the International Space Station in 2016. NASA says it's doing well in the harsh environment.

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What Is The 'Regular Order' John McCain Longs To Return To On Health Care?

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:00

Regular order is not only a process but also a state of mind. It implies not only procedures but also a presumption of at least some degree of bipartisanship.

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Senators To Scrutinize Foreign Agents — But Not Trump Jr. Or Manafort

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to go ahead with a hearing about foreign influence in the United States, albeit without three of the star witnesses it wanted.

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Trump Says Keeping Syrian Refugees In Region Is 'Best Way To Help Most People'

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:37

President Trump stood beside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden on Tuesday and said the United States is helping by supporting refugees' needs close to home.

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Democrats Want To Probe Trump Ties To Deutsche Bank. GOP Says, No Thanks

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:58

President Trump has a special relationship with Deutsche Bank. Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee wanted a probe of the German bank. Republicans said no. Here's the back story.

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House Votes To Impose New Russia Sanctions — And Also Tie Trump's Hands

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:58

The legislation puts new economic restrictions on Russia, North Korea and Iran — and constrains President Trump from easing Russian sanctions on his own.

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Watch: Sen. McCain Calls For Compromise In Return To Senate Floor

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:51

Republican John McCain of Arizona returned to Washington after being diagnosed with brain cancer to help his colleagues move forward on health care legislation. But he had a few words of his own.

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New Report Shows 64 Of 195 Countries Aren't Meeting Basic Vaccination Target

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:21

The goal is to reach 90 percent of children with the DPT vaccination — a child's first scheduled immunization. Some countries are barely at 50 percent.

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Last Orca Born In Captivity At SeaWorld Dies At Just 3 Months Old

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:21

Kyara died Monday after battling "very serious and progressive health issues," the company says. SeaWorld ended its breeding program last year after significant backlash from animal rights activists.

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'Goldwater Rule' Still In Place Barring Many Psychiatrists From Commenting On Trump

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:07

Social media lit up on Tuesday with users believing that psychiatrists were now free to offer armchair diagnoses about President Trump. There has been no change to the code of ethics.

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Senators Vote To Proceed With Health Care Debate

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:13

Tuesday's vote was on a procedural step that opens the door to formal debate — but on what remains to be seen.

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