Rachel Martin

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Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, Legendary Hitmakers, Release Their First Album

Thursday, July 08, 2021

After nearly three decades spent producing massive hits for a long list of (other) legends including Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey, the pair called in some favors for a long-belated debut.

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After Recent Blows To The Voting Rights Act, Biden Is Pressured To Step In

Monday, July 05, 2021

President Biden and the White House have said they want to make a big push on voting rights — now that legislation has failed. But how much can the administration really do without Congress?

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Immigration Doesn't Just Mean Coming To America. These 4 Books Are Good Reminders.

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Author Ocean Vuong recommends four books on the immigrant experience — but he wants to de-center America in these stories: "Immigration is a species-wide legacy," he says, and always has been.

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June's Labor Data Is Not As Strong As Many Employers Would Have Liked

Friday, July 02, 2021

U.S. employers added 850,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate was largely the same as in May. Many sectors, including restaurants and factories, have struggled to find enough workers.

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Charges Are Expected Shortly Against Trump Organization And CFO Weisselberg

Thursday, July 01, 2021

The Manhattan district attorney's office is expected to bring charges against former President Donald Trump's family business and its longtime chief financial officer on Thursday.

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News Brief: Trump Probe, Florida Building Collapse, Cosby Out Of Prison

Thursday, July 01, 2021

A probe into the Trump organization could culminate Thursday with charges. It's been a week since the condominium collapse in Surfside. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court vacates Bill Cosby's conviction.

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Flooding And Pandemic Restrictions Compound North Korea's Food Insecurity

Thursday, July 01, 2021

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Wilson Center senior fellow Jean Lee about North Korea acknowledging a tense food situation and how flooding, sanctions and other issues are adding to the problem.

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News Brief: Fla. Condo Collapse, Capitol Riot Probe, Biden's Climate Policy

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Bad weather hinders search for victims of condo collapse. The House will vote on whether to create a select committee to probe the Capitol riot. Progressives worry Biden's climate agenda is changing.

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Attacks Are On The Rise Between U.S. Troops And Iranian-Backed Militias

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The U.S. struck militia bases in Syria and Iraq after a series of drone attacks on U.S. bases. Now the region waits to see what will happen next.

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News Brief: Surfside Condo Collapse, Facebook's Reprieve, Delta Variant

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Rescue efforts continue at a collapsed condominium building in Florida. A judge dismisses two antitrust complaints against Facebook. COVID-19 cases surge in many, poorly vaccinated parts of the world.

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Rescue Crew Are Still Searching For Survivors From Collapsed Condominium

Monday, June 28, 2021

There are 152 people still missing from a Florida residential building that collapsed last week. Residents are demanding answers to why the section fell, and are coping with the loss of loved ones.

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News Brief: Condo Collapse, Infrastructure Plan, Gene-Editing Breakthrough

Monday, June 28, 2021

Rescuers remain on the site of a collapsed Florida building. An infrastructure deal is on track after the president walked back an apparent veto threat. Scientists report a gene editing advancement.

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News Brief: Vaccination Rate, Life Expectancy, 1st Amendment Case

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The president keeps up pressure on Americans to get vaccinated. Americans are living shorter lives and the pandemic is largely to blame. The Supreme Court sides with a student in a free speech case.

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President Biden Says The Fight Over Voting Rights Is Far From Over

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Biden administration is debating the next steps after Senate Republicans blocked the voting rights bill. Democratic activists, however, believe bipartisan talks are over.

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News Brief: Biden Agenda, Military Justice System, Britney Spears

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The president's ambitious agenda hits another roadblock. The Pentagon chief says he supports a proposed change to the military justice system. Britney Spears to address a court on her conservatorship.

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Separados en la frontera: padre e hijo están reunidos, pero los obstáculos persisten.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Melvin y su hijo Néstor emigraron de El Salvador a Texas en el 2018. Al llegar a la frontera fueron separados por la política conocida como cero tolerancia del expresidente Donald Trump.

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News Brief: Coronavirus Roundup, Iran Election, NYC's Mayoral Race

Monday, June 21, 2021

The U.S. inches closer to a key milestone in the battle against COVID-19. Iran has chosen a hard-line judge as its next president. Over a dozen Democrats vie to succeed NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Retired CIA Officer Finally Gets Treatment For Symptoms Of Havana Syndrome

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Marc Polymeropoulous was one of the first Americans outside of Cuba to report symptoms consistent with what's called Havana Syndrome. It took him more than three years to get a diagnosis.

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Celebrating Juneteenth And Black Music Month With Classical Classics

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

As part of an ongoing series, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to pianist Lara Downes about classical recordings of "Lift Every Voice" and "A Change Is Gonna Come," to mark Black Music Month and Juneteenth.

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How Families, Separated At The Border By Trump Policies, Are Coping

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Some of the migrant families who were separated at the U.S. border during the Trump administration are back together. A Salvadoran father and son share their experience.

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