Rachel Martin

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Remarkable Win Sends Democratic Candidate To U.S. Senate

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones overcame tough odds to win the special election in the very red state of Alabama. He beat Republican Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Voters Will Decide Closely Watched Alabama Senate Race

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

GOP nominee Roy Moore, who defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Luther Strange in the primary, faces off against Democrat Doug Jones. The seat was vacated by Sen. Jeff Sessions who became attorney general.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Killed In Congo Firefight

Friday, December 08, 2017

The United Nations says 14 U.N. peacekeepers are dead and at least 50 others have been injured in an attack Thursday in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Legislators Move To Take On Sexual Harassment In Their Own Halls

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Jackie Speier about legislation to strengthen training, compliance and transparency surrounding sexual harassment in Congress.

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Examining 'God's Plan' For Vice President Mike Pence

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Rachel Martin speaks with McKay Coppins, whose profile of Vice President Mike Pence for The Atlantic looks at the fine line Pence must walk between his beliefs and the president.

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The 2017 NPR Book Concierge: Get Your Read On

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

NPR launches its 2017 Book Concierge on Tuesday, pulling together a year's worth of favorite reads from staff and critics. NPR Books editor Petra Mayer talks about some of this year's selections.

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RNC Resumes Support For Roy Moore In Alabama Senate Race

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The RNC is restoring its financial support for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama special election. They'd earlier pulled support following numerous sexual misconduct allegations.

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What Will Be The Impact Of The GOP Tax Bill?

Monday, December 04, 2017

Rachel Martin talks with Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about the Senate tax bill and the impact he expects for Americans.

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Taking Breakfast Matters Into Your Own Hands

Monday, December 04, 2017

A guy named Alex Bowen went into a Waffle House at 2 a.m., but the lone employee was asleep. So he made his own breakfast.

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CVS Aquisition Of Aetna Likely To Shake Up Health Insurance Industry

Monday, December 04, 2017

CVS announced it will buy health insurer Aetna for $69 billion, an acquisition that would be one of the largest such mergers in the history of health care.

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Nation's Largest Court Case Inches Along In Guantanamo Bay

Monday, December 04, 2017

A war court convenes this morning in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where five Middle Eastern men face death penalty charges for allegedly plotting and facilitating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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Michael Flynn Expected To Plead Guilty To Charge He Made False Statements To FBI

Friday, December 01, 2017

President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is expected to plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his discussions with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.

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Morning News Brief: Tax Overhaul Plan, Pope Francis In Myanmar

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

President Trump has lunch on Capitol Hill Tuesday as he and GOP leaders aim to pass a tax bill by Christmas. And, Pope Francis, who's visiting Myanmar, meets with the country's civilian leader.

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Sen. Al Franken Takes His Name Off Sexual Assault Bill

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sexual harassment allegations against Sen. Franken have been complicated for Abby Honold. She's a rape survivor who had asked Franken to sponsor sexual assault legislation.

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Morning News Brief

Monday, November 27, 2017

Rep. John Conyers stepped down from his ranking membership on the House Judiciary Committee after sexual misconduct allegations. And, who's in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

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News Brief: CBS's Rose Accused Of Harassment, AT&T's Merger In Question

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CBS suspended Charlie Rose after several women told The Washington Post of sexual harassment by the TV host. And, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.

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Social Media Posts May Complicate Prosecution Of Sexual Assault

Monday, November 20, 2017

Social media has played a prominent role in surfacing many of the sexual assault and harassment cases that dominate headlines. But those posts may hinder bringing criminal charges in these cases.

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News Brief: Ala. Election Draws Near, Court Rules On Kenya's Election

Monday, November 20, 2017

Three Alabama newspapers urged voters not to elect GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who's accused of sexual misconduct. In Kenya, judges dismissed a pair of petitions challenging the Oct. 26 vote.

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News Brief: Accusations Against Franken, House Tax Overhaul Win

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Los Angeles radio host says now-Sen. Al Franken forced himself on her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006. And, the House has passed its massive 1.4 trillion dollar tax overhaul.

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News Brief: Tax Plan Vote, 2 Women Describe Moore's Advances

Thursday, November 16, 2017

House Republicans hope to vote Thursday on their tax overhaul legislation. The Senate's measure is working its way through committee. And, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore faces new allegations.

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