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Watch Live: Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Confirmation Hearing

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Republican senator from Alabama is Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. He faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Watch the hearing live and catch up on the key issues.

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Why It's Literally Not Wrong To Say 'Literally'

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Young people have always used language in new ways, and it has always driven older people crazy. But the linguist John McWhorter says all the LOLs are part of an inevitable evolution of language.

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Tom Perez: 'We've Gotten Away From The Basics As A Party'

Monday, January 09, 2017

The candidate for chairman of the Democratic National Committee — and Obama's labor secretary — was critical of Democrats' organizational efforts in an interview with NPR.

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As Venezuelans Go Hungry, The Military Is Trafficking In Food

Monday, January 09, 2017

Venture into the black markets and you'll find foods unavailable in the cheaper state-run grocery stores. The military isn't just running the markets — it's getting rich off them, an AP probe finds.

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One Woman's Quest To Make Juneteenth A National Holiday

Sunday, January 08, 2017

A 90-year-old Texas woman is trying to make "Juneteenth," a holiday that honors the freedom of slaves, a national holiday. She's walked around the country and will end her petition in Washington, D.C.

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Actress Sigourney Weaver Talks About Redefining The Leading Lady Role

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Weaver talks about her new film, A Monster Calls, which tells the story of an adolescent boy who seeks solace in his imagination from the sadness and anger of losing his mother to a terminal illness.

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Will Obama Grant More Clemency Requests With Less Than 2 Weeks In Office?

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Harvard Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. talks about his work on criminal justice reform, and the last minute clemency requests to President Obama.

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Actress Octavia Spencer Says 'Hidden Figures' Is A Movie Anyone Can Get Behind

Sunday, January 08, 2017

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Octavia Spencer about her latest film, Hidden Figures. It tells the story of the black, female mathematicians who helped launch the first American astronauts into space.

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'Hidden Figures' A Hit With Young Women Of Color Interested in STEM

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The film Hidden Figures is inspiring a new generation of young female coders of color. NPR checks in with some teenagers who like the movie.

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What We Can Learn From 'Washington's Farewell'

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The tradition of giving a goodbye address goes all the way back to the nation's first president. Author John Avlon says George Washington's farewell was remarkably prescient and prophetic.

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Raised In A Prison, 'The Warden's Daughter' Decides It's Time To Find A Mom

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Cammie O'Reilly lost her mother when she was a baby — so she seeks out maternal support from female inmates. Author Jerry Spinelli says the book was inspired by a real-life story from his hometown.

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The Voice Of Lukas Graham, On Small-Town Life In A Big City

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Lukas Forchhammer, leader of the Danish band, grew up in a commune-like section of Copenhagen. "It was more of a rural upbringing," he says, "even though it was in the center of our capital city."

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Researchers Begin To Look At Gun Violence As Public Health Issue

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Researchers Andrew Papachristos and Gary Slutkin have started to look at gun violence as a public health epidemic, and how to take a holistic approach and reinterpret the problem.

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Chicago Police Say Repeat Gun Offenders Need To Be Held Accountable

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Lisa Morrison Butler, Chicago's Commissioner of the Department of Family and Support Services, discuss the recent spike of violence in the city.

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Illinois Congressman: Poverty Plays A Large Role In Chicago Gun Violence

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November.

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Barbershop: Former Members Talk About What Led Them To Join Gangs In Chicago

Saturday, January 07, 2017

To help us understand why so many young men contribute to Chicago's violence and gang problems we speak with former members, Andre Evans, Edwin Day and Mario Hardiman.

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More Federal Gun Prosecutions Needed In Chicago, Says Police Board Leader

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot discusses the rise in gun-related deaths in the city. She says the Chicago Police Department can't tackle the problem on its own.

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The xx On Growing Up Without Growing Apart

Friday, January 06, 2017

Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith have been a trio since childhood, but like any long-term relationship, it's taken work. They joined NPR's Ari Shapiro to talk about their unique bond.

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New Democratic Senate Leader Vows To Hold 'Donald Trump's Feet To The Fire'

Friday, January 06, 2017

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says he is open to compromise but wants to hold a hard line on protecting his party's priorities. And he is going to use the incoming president's words against him.

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DJ Khaled Throws Us The Keys

Friday, January 06, 2017

The musician and Snapchat advice guru says his communication style is meant to resonate with young audiences. "Sometimes we've got to get somebody to translate in a different way," he says.

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