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Rachel Martin

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday

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Emma Donoghue Helps Kids Deal With Dementia (And Still Has Fun) In 'The Lotterys'

Monday, March 27, 2017

Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids' book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.

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House Intel Committee Leaders Divided As Russia Probe Continues

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rep. Adam Schiff, top House Intelligence Committee Democrat, breaks with chairman Devin Nunes' decision to close some hearings in the panel's probe of President Trump's connections to Russia.

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'Out Of Wonder' Aims To Inspire A New Generation Of Poets

Friday, March 17, 2017

Kwame Alexander's new book is a collection of original poems written in the style of 20 famous poets. The aim is to introduce kids to great poetry — and encourage them to write poems of their own.

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Trump Signs New Revised Travel Ban

Monday, March 06, 2017

President Trump on Monday signed a new executive order: a revised version of last month's travel ban. A big change is that the list of seven Muslim-majority countries has gone down to six.

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Is A Political Solution The Only Way To End The War In Syria?

Monday, February 06, 2017

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii was criticized for traveling to Syria to meet with President Assad. And, the aunt of a drowned Syrian refugee has started a foundation in the infant's name.

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U.S. City Sues OxyContin Maker For Contributing To Opioid Crisis

Friday, February 03, 2017

City lawyers in Everett, Wash., are suing the manufacturer of OxyContin, saying the company knew it was being illegally trafficked. Rachel Martin talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Harriet Ryan.

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Sen. Chris Coons Comments On Democrats' Plans For High Court Nominee

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Republicans blocked President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court. Will Democrats retaliate against Trump's nominee Neil Gorsuch? Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coon of Delaware.

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Lawsuit Claims Foreign Payments To Trump's Businesses Violate Constitution

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Two former White House ethics lawyers — Richard Painter and Norm Eisen — are part of a legal team filing suit against President Trump — alleging violation of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause.

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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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