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Leadership of the federally backed news service is shifting from a governing board to a presidentially appointed CEO. Some worry the president-elect could turn the broadcasters into propaganda arms.
Dec. 14, 2016
Whether Trump ultimately follows his team of hotspurs or uses them as heat shields as he negotiates a new reality, he sees them all as serving his purpose — not the other way around.
Dec. 14, 2016
In 2008, NPR heard from voters in York, Pa., about race and politics during the election. This week, Morning Edition follows up with four of these voters about how their views have changed since then.
Dec. 14, 2016
New research out today ranks state Head Start programs on measures like teacher pay and the percent of eligible children who are enrolled.
Dec. 14, 2016
One year has passed since Flint's mayor declared a state of emergency over lead tainted water. And frustration abounds as even now the water isn't safe to drink without being additionally filtered.
Dec. 14, 2016
The Canadian-born Thicke starred as Dr. Jason Seaver in Growing Pains, and riffed on that iconic role in more recent guest appearances. He also composed theme songs for sitcoms and game shows.
Dec. 13, 2016
Turning over Trump's business empire to his grown children to run wouldn't resolve the conflicts of his interest his presidency faces, U.S. officials say.
Dec. 13, 2016
NASA engineers are trying to figure out why the rover's robotic arm keeps stalling just as it's about to drill into Martian rock.
Dec. 13, 2016
The Republican governor decided the time-limit measure is more likely to withstand legal challenges than a separate bill tied to sounds from the fetus.
Dec. 13, 2016
The first-term GOP congressman is a strong defender of public access to federal lands and has even broken with his party on the issue. But he also supports increased oil and gas exploration.
Dec. 13, 2016
Typically, when insect females evolve to become larger than males, it's in order to produce more offspring. But female orchid mantises evolved to look like flowers for a sinister reason: to hunt prey.
Dec. 13, 2016
As Donald Trump has named his Cabinet picks, in the realm of domestic policy, it's clear he's aiming for a dramatic shift from the Obama administration and tradition.
Dec. 13, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board has released a data recorder transcript from the cargo ship El Faro, which sank last year after it sailed into a hurricane. All 33 people on board died.
Dec. 13, 2016
A dad's video inviting the community to his daughter's 15th birthday party has gone viral. We talk to two experts about the origins of the tradition.
Dec. 13, 2016
A DOE statement Tuesday said questions about who has worked on climate science had "unsettled" staffers and contractors alike. Many saw the questionnaire as a precursor to a purge.
Dec. 13, 2016
Donald Trump has made huge promises for creating coal jobs. Not many really think he can deliver. Instead, hopes are high for a new plant in Ohio that converts natural gas into plastic pellets.
Dec. 13, 2016
Government scientists meeting in San Francisco have issued their 2016 report card for the Arctic. Temperatures continue to soar, and sea ice is melting at record rates.
Dec. 13, 2016
Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson will likely have to divest from his vast holdings in the energy giant to become secretary of state. But even that may not address concerns about conflicts of interest.
Dec. 13, 2016
Senate Republicans want to speed the confirmation process for their colleague, Alabama's Jeff Sessions, to become Attorney General. Democrats and civil-rights groups are trying to pump the brakes.
Dec. 13, 2016
The news broke this week: Her controversial tenure as honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls will conclude on Friday.
Dec. 13, 2016

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