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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Blasts GOP Health Bill, Says It Fails the 'Jimmy Kimmel Test'

8 hours 17 min ago

After GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy invoked the late-night host's name, Kimmel went after him and the Republican health care bill, pulling it apart point-by-point for an audience that might not normally care.

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Lessons From Katrina: How Restaurants Can Be Beacons In A Catastrophe

9 hours 51 min ago

In good times, restaurants do more than furnish meals. They also provide a place to bring people together. As Louisiana knows all too well, that's what makes them so vital during the worst times, too.

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Cassini's Spectacular Legacy — And Nod To The Future

10 hours 40 min ago

Following on Cassini's discoveries, NASA aims to probe Jupiter's Europa for potential life. With every new world we discover, we should look back at our own planet with awe, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

11 hours 37 min ago

We have an update as Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico, after crashing into St. Croix overnight.

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On The Ground In Puerto Rico

11 hours 47 min ago

Hurricane Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico, where there are reports of wind shattering windows and tearing off roofs. David Greene talks to Miguel Santiago of member station WRTU in San Juan.

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Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It

12 hours 21 min ago

The federal government has sharply cut funding to groups that help people enroll in health plans. But the groups say federal officials don't understand how much help and follow-up some people need.

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'God Is With Us': Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

12 hours 21 min ago
Residents seek shelter inside Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, early on Wednesday, as Hurricane Maria struck the island.

Maria was downgraded to a Category 4 storm but still slammed the U.S. territory with powerful sustained winds of 155 mph. It's the strongest hurricane to have hit the island in decades.

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The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

13 hours 33 min ago
Cutting off communication

The Education Department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters.

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Black, Jewish And Avoiding The Synagogue On The High Holy Days

13 hours 45 min ago
Black and Jewish

It's one thing when outsiders don't recognize my faith. It's a different kind of sadness when I'm made to feel like a stranger in the synagogue.

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Republicans Try Again With Health Care Overhaul

14 hours 41 min ago

Republican lawmakers are making another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We take a look at what the current proposal would do and its chances of being passed.

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Sen. Chris Coons On Protecting Robert Mueller's Investigation

14 hours 41 min ago

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, who has introduced bipartisan legislation protecting Robert Mueller from being removed from his position by the White House.

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Paralyzed Veterans Vs. Airlines

14 hours 41 min ago

A rule to track and report how airlines take care of wheelchairs has been delayed for a year by the government. The group Paralyzed Veterans of America is suing to stop that delay.

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Cokie Roberts On The History Of The United Nations

14 hours 41 min ago

As world leaders meet in New York this week, David Greene talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listeners' questions about the history of the United Nations in our #AskCokie segment.

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News Brief: Mexico Earthquake, Hurricane Maria, New GOP Health Care Effort

14 hours 41 min ago

More than 200 people were killed in an earthquake in Mexico. Also, Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the LA Times is in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria nears and the GOP is again trying to overhaul health care.

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Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

14 hours 51 min ago
Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., campaigns at McCoy Outdoors in Mobile last weekend.

Sen. Luther Strange hopes a visit Friday by President Trump can help him win next Tuesday's GOP runoff. But "Ten Commandments" Judge Roy Moore is trying to claim the true conservative mantle.

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Pelosi Is Confronted By Protestors Angry About Her Immigration Talks With Trump

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:26
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, discusses immigration overhaul before a group of students, faculty and others at California State University, Sacramento on Monday. Earlier she was shouted down by young immigrants at an event in San Francisco where she was trying to drum up support for legislation that would grant legal status to young immigrants.

The House Democratic leader, on her San Francisco home turf, was jeered for her efforts to reach an agreement with the president on the Dream Act.

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Trump's U.N. Speech To Call For Other Countries To Step Up To World's Threats

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 20:00
President Trump and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shake hands during a meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York on Monday. Trump will address the General Assembly on Tuesday.

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump will defend his "America First" creed as a basis for countries to cooperate without losing sight of their own self-interest.

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Cities Try Convincing Amazon They're Ready For Its New Headquarters

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:53
Nikol Szymul staffs a reception desk at Amazon offices in downtown Seattle. Online retail powerhouse Amazon is searching for a second headquarters location, which an official from Toronto has called "the Olympics of the corporate world."

Atlanta, Denver and other cities are making their cases for the online giant to locate its second headquarters in their area. At stake: up to 50,000 well-paying jobs and billions in investments.

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Hurricane Maria Spins Toward Puerto Rico

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:45

NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Puerto Rico Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marín on how the province is recovering from Irma's damage and preparing for yet another, which is expected to land there Wednesday.

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One Of America's Biggest Food Banks Just Cut Junk Food By 84 Percent In A Year

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:36

D.C'.s Capital Area Food Bank is part of a growing trend to move toward healthier options in food assistance, because many in the population it serves suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.

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