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Once A 'Rocket Ship,' National Security Council Now Avoided By Government Pros

Wed, 2019-09-18 16:11

Career foreign policy professionals tell NPR they increasingly fear that joining the NSC, which is part of the White House, will taint them as political operatives.

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Frank Lloyd Wright, But DIY: A Rare 'Usonian Automatic' House Is For Sale

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

The famed architect conceived a number of dwellings for the mass market to be made from concrete blocks. The idea never took off. But in New Hampshire, one such building is now hitting the market.

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Hearing On Military Domestic Violence

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

The House Armed Services committee held a hearing from survivors of domestic violence serving in the U.S. military and how the Pentagon has addressed their cases.

California AG Discusses Fuel Standards Fight With Trump Administration

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

Audie Cornish talks to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra about President Trump moving to revoke his state's ability to set auto emissions standards stricter than federal requirements.

Book: 'Juliet Takes A Breath'

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

Gabby Rivera discusses her new novel for high schoolers, Juliet Takes a Breath.

Hearing On Sexual Assault In The Military

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

The House Armed Services committee held a hearing hearing from survivors of domestic violence serving in the U.S. military and how the Pentagon has addressed their cases.

California Pushes Back On Trump Administration Over Emissions Standards

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

The Trump administration is rescinding California's authority to regulate vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. State leaders are vowing to fight the move.

New Mexico Proposes Free Tuition For All State Colleges

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

New Mexico is proposing that all state colleges become tuition-free for students, regardless of family income. How will the state pay for it? Oil revenues.

Ohio Mayor Hopes A Strike Will Lead To GM's Return

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Mayor Arno Hall of Lordstown, Ohio. As of May a General Motors plant in his village has stood idle. The mayor hopes an auto worker strike will lead to GM reviving it.

The Chess Grandmaster's Diet

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

Chess grandmasters spend hours sitting over game boards. And yet, high-level players lose 10 to 12 pounds on average over a 10-day tournament. ESPN's Aishwarya Kumar dug into that statistic.

Tracking The Sackler Family's Hidden Assets

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews attorney Chris Redmond, an expert on tracing and recovering assets internationally, about how to claw back Sackler assets from off shore accounts.

U.S. Military Researchers Work To Fix Easily Fooled AI

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

Researchers in the U.S. military are working to combat what they call "adversarial artificial intelligence." That's when someone hacks into an AI system to transmit the wrong information.

New York City Debates Repealing Conversion Therapy Ban

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

Facing a federal lawsuit by an anti-LGBT group, city officials are considering repealing the 2017 ban. Officials say a repeal may avoid setting nationwide precedent if judges side against the city.

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Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates A Quarter-Point

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday, in an effort to goose the slowing U.S. economy.

Pompeo Visits Saudi Arabia Following Oil Facilities Attack

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia to discuss the recent attack on its oil facilities.

Robert O'Brien, Trump's New National Security Adviser

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

President Trump's choice for a new national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, has been the point man on American hostages held overseas. He's been a private lawyer punctuated by stints in government.

Israel Elections: Netanyahu And Rival In Deadlock

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

It looks like Israel is in for a prolonged political stalemate after yesterday's elections failed to turn up a clear winner.

Trump's Evolving Relationship With Saudi Arabia

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:49

Before he was elected president, Donald Trump was a critic of Saudi Arabia. Now, he says the U.S. is "locked and loaded" to respond to an attack on their behalf.

mxmtoon Leaps From Online To Make Her Debut

Tue, 2019-09-17 16:56

The teen singer-songwriter started secretly uploading music online when she was still in high school. Now, she calls her debut album, the masquerade, "rhyming diary entries to music."

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'There Isn't Just One Type Of Black,' Says Comedian Nicole Byer

Tue, 2019-09-17 16:56

The rising comedy star and host of the Emmy-nominated baking competition Nailed It! has gone to therapy weekly, escaped grief onstage and taught herself to do her own makeup for television.

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