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Former Staff And Colleagues Pay Tribute To Bush

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 15:10

We remember the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush, hearing from those that worked with and for him.

Revisiting George H.W. Bush's Legacy

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 15:06

NPR's Scott Simon and Linda Wertheimer travel down the memory lane to discuss Bush on the campaign trail.

Bush's Foreign Policy Legacy

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 15:02

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, about the foreign policy legacy of George H.W. Bush.

The Attorney General Who Served Under Bush

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 15:00

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former attorney general Dick Thornburgh. He served under President George H.W. Bush and shares his remembrances.

President George H.W. Bush's Choice Of Bold, Whimsical Socks Made Him A Style Icon

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 13:06

The former president's choice of socks were often a colorful counterpoint to his conservative suits and attire.

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Utah Voters Approved Medical Marijuana, Now State Lawmakers Want A Rewrite

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 13:05

Voters in Utah voted to legalize medical marijuana this year. Now state lawmakers are meeting to rewrite the provisions, but supporters of the initiative say lawmakers are overstepping.

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Presidents React To George H.W.'s Bush's Death

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 09:15

The 41st president of the United States died on Friday. He was 94.

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DeVos' New Sexual Assault Guidelines Are Open For Public Comment

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 08:51

In this week's roundup: News from the Ed Department; more parents are taking out loans for their kids in college; and two lawsuits were also filed this week.

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At G-20 And At Home, A Test For Saudi's Crown Prince: Can He Survive Khashoggi Fallout?

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:00

The summit marks a test of how far world leaders will seek to distance themselves from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the wake of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Know Your Washington Buzzwords

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:00

Deficit? Debt? Shutdown? Debt ceiling? NPR offers a guide to some of the political and economic terms you're likely to hear.

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Medicare To Cut Payments To Nursing Homes Whose Patients End Up Back In The Hospital

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:00

Medicare's incentive program to discourage nursing homes from discharging patients too quickly will also give bonuses to facilities that have fewer rehospitalizations.

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Dolce & Gabbana Ad (With Chopsticks) Provokes Public Outrage in China

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:00

In the wake of three controversial video ads, many Chinese are calling for a boycott of the brand — although Chinese ads aren't always respectful of other cultures, either.

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George H.W. Bush's Wartime Experience Shaped His Approach To Politics

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:11

George H.W. Bush's experiences in World War II helped shape him as a dealmaker. Though he believed trust and relationships were key to governance, he was not afraid to get personal with campaign foes.

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Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 23:55

The patriarch of a political dynasty, Bush was the last World War II vet to serve in the Oval Office. His son George W. called him "one of the greatest one-term presidents in the nation's history."

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Ex-Dallas Officer Charged With Murder Of Unarmed Black Neighbor

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:22

Amber Guyger is believed to be the second Dallas police officer charged with murder in the past 45 years. She faces up to life imprisonment if convicted.

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Seven Convicted In Assassination Of Honduran Environmental Activist

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 21:12

Berta Cáceres was killed in western Honduras in 2016 and her murder brought renewed attention to the dangers environmentalists face in Central America.

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'Japan Times' Newspaper Redefines 'Comfort Women' And 'Forced Labor'

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 20:31

An editor's note explained the changes are intended to provide clarity but they have been met with anger and the paper is accused of trying whitewash the country's wartime atrocities.

New Mexico ID Temporarily Rejected as 'Foreign' By D.C. Clerk

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 19:07

A spokeswoman for the Washington courts system apologized for a failure to recognize New Mexico as a state.

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Trump Administration Says Companies Can 'Incidentally Harass' Marine Mammals

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:08

It's a decision opposed by environmental groups, who say the blasts could harm marine animals, and some coastal communities, who fear it could be a precursor to offshore drilling.

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'Rookie,' Tavi Gevinson's Online Magazine And Cultural Touchstone, Is No More

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:33

The publication was beloved by its teenage readers. Gevinson, who founded the site when she was 15, said Rookie was "no longer financially sustainable."

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