Rachel Martin

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Rex Tillerson Pressed On Views On Russia Relations In Confirmation Hearing

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The former Exxon Mobil CEO appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he faced tough questions about his business dealings with many countries, including Russia.

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At Press Conference, Trump Addresses Russia Hacking, Business Conflicts

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The president-elect also outlined his plan to avoid conflicts of interest, restated his pledge to build a border wall and promised to name a Supreme Court nominee within two weeks of the inauguration.

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To Save ACA, Obama Strategizes With Hill Dems

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

President Obama heads to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to talk to Democrats about how to protect the Affordable Care Act from being dismantled by Republicans.

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Austin Tice, Jounalist Held In Syria, Is Alive, White House Tells His Parents

Monday, January 02, 2017

Debra and Marc Tice, parents of journalist Austin Tice who was taken captive in Syria in 2012, recently heard from the Obama administration that officials have "high confidence" their son is alive.

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In 'Way Of The Strangers,' Wood Explores Why Young People Embrace ISIS

Monday, December 19, 2016

Reporter Graeme Wood has spent years interviewing members of ISIS — trying to understand what they want. His new book is called: The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.

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Black Santa Claus Is A Hit At Mall Of America, But Faces An Online Backlash

Friday, December 09, 2016

Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.

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Trump Chooses Retired General John Kelly As Homeland Security Secretary

Friday, December 09, 2016

Michael Chertoff, the former head of Homeland Security, discusses the man Donald Trump has tapped to lead the department, retired general John Kelly.

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Wyoming Cold Proves Too Much For Moscow Ballet Troupe

Friday, December 09, 2016

The temperature dropped to 31 degrees below zero, and a visiting ballet troupe from Moscow couldn't get their tour bus started. They had to cancel a performance.

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A Birthday Party With More Than A Million RSVPs

Thursday, December 08, 2016

A father in Mexico said "everyone is cordially invited" to his daughter's 15th birthday party. The video went viral and more than 1 million people said they would come.

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NATO Chief Stresses The Need For American Leadership

Thursday, December 08, 2016

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg talks about prospects of working with Donald Trump. The president-elect has suggested the U.S. might not defend countries that don't pay their share.

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How Trump Waged An Under-The-Radar Ground Game

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Digital director of the Trump campaign Brad Parscale talks about the unconventional ground game he unleashed in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

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Denver Linebacker Sends The Gift Of Wine To His Opponents

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Von Miller has sent a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon to all the opposing players in the AFC West.

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Army Will Search For Another Route For Dakota Access Pipeline

Monday, December 05, 2016

The Army's decision to look for an alternative route for the Dakota Access Pipeline comes with less than two months left in the current administration.

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Satirical Magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' Creates A German Edition, Takes On Nationalist Movements

Monday, December 05, 2016

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo now has a special German edition. The publication's editor explains how it plans to cover controversial topics, such as nationalist movements in Europe.

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Clinton Mum On Trump's Lewd Remarks About Women Ahead Of Sunday's Debate

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Hillary Clinton has yet to respond to a video showing Donald Trump making lewd comments about women. The two candidates will meet on the debate stage Sunday night for the second presidential debate.

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Among Black Voters In Charlotte, The Election Presents A Difficult Decision

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Mecklenburg County, N.C., is a blue spot in a red state. And a visit there reveals something national polls may leave unsaid: Many black voters are dissatisfied with their choices for president.

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Psychologist Helps San Quentin Prisoners Find Freedom Through Self-Reflection

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Since the mid-1990s Jacques Verduin has been implementing programs that have had a high success rate in helping reform convicts. But the journey isn't easy — and requires courage and vulnerability.

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LISTEN: The Making Of Clinton And Trump

Thursday, September 01, 2016

This presidential campaign has, in many ways, become a question of character. In this hourlong special, Rachel Martin digs into key moments over the decades that helped cement their reputations.

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Hopping On Hashtag Bandwagon, Host Rachel Martin Recounts Her #FirstSevenJobs

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Social media feeds have been peppered with the hashtag #firstsevenjobs for the past few weeks. NPR's Rachel Martin shares her list, from store window mannequin to English teacher in Japan.

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Dallas Stunned, Numb After Attack Targeting Police

Friday, July 08, 2016

The morning after the deadly attack on a protest over recent police shootings of black men around the U.S., the mood in Dallas is incredulous.

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