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Message To 'Resistors' From Occupy Co-Creator: Stop Protesting. Run For Office

Opponents of President Trump say resistance to his policies is robust, motivated — and here to stay.<p>They point to big demonstrations including January's Women's March and the upcoming Earth Day "March for Science."<p>Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White says bravo, but there's just one problem: …

Occupy Wall Street

With Fewer Available H-2B Visas, Employers Struggle To Find Seasonal Workers

It's pretty quiet right now in Ogunquit, Maine. But Sarah Diment, owner of Beachmere Inn, says a surge of tourists in the summer will transform the city into a bustling New England ocean resort colony. And accompanying the tourists are an influx of foreign workers.<p>"Most of the women that have …

Employment Law

Rep. Adam Schiff: Nunes Should Step Away From Russia Investigation

A scheduled open hearing Tuesday on Russia's involvement in the U.S. election is now closed. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with the ranking member of that committee, Democrat Adam Schiff.

Adam Schiff

Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

At the very southernmost tip of Illinois, the pancake flat cornfields give way to the rolling, forested hills of the Delta.<p>Here, at the windy confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, it feels more southern than Midwest when you arrive at the old river port and factory town of Cairo, once made …

cairo

Some Cities Undaunted By Attorney General Crackdown On 'Sanctuary Cities'

On Monday, the Justice Department said it would follow through on an executive order to withhold as much as $4.1 billion in federal grants from so-called "sanctuary cities." In Travis County, Texas — which includes the city of Austin — officials have said they would not comply with this order. …

U.S. Attorney General

Jared Kushner To Answer Questions About Meeting With Russian Bank Officials

After President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner met with Russia's ambassador in December, he then met with an official from the Russian development bank VEB. The bank is closely tied to the Russian government and was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2014.

Jared Kushner

Release Of Possible Topics For 2020 Census Raises Concerns

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release proposed topics for questions in the 2020 census. Some demographers are worried that the census will become too politicized under the Trump administration.

Census

Expected Executive Actions On Climate Change Policies Aim To Ensure Focus On Energy Independence

President Trump will sign executive actions Tuesday that aim to roll back a sweeping set of climate policies put in place by the Obama administration. A moratorium on new coal leases on public lands, a rule designed to address methane emissions from oil and gas operations and the Clean Power Plan, …

Climate Change

The Truth Is, Lying Might Not Be So Bad

With repeated lies, the brain becomes less and less sensitive to dishonesty, supporting ever larger acts of dishonesty. But why do we lie and is it such a terrible thing if we do?

In Past Failures, A Possible Roadmap For Trump

President Trump faced a whopping defeat on Friday, when Republicans pulled their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare as it was headed to certain failure.<p>But this isn't the first time Trump has faced defeat.<p>Nor it is the first time a president has faced defeat on the very issue of healthcare.<p>In …

Health Care

Hamtramck, Michigan: An Evolving City Of Immigrants

Pick a street corner in downtown Hamtramck, Mich., and you'll be struck by the incredible mix of cultures crammed into this tiny, 2-square-mile city.<p>A Catholic church across the street from a mosque. Polish pastry shops, sausage factories, and grocery stores promising "the best Polish food, …

Nursing

Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama's Environmental Legacy

President Donald Trump will sign sweeping executive orders on Tuesday that take aim at a number of his predecessor's climate policies.<p>The wide-ranging orders and accompanying memorandums will seek to undo the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama's environmental legacy and national efforts …

Coal

Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

When we think about dishonesty, we mostly think about the big stuff.<p>We see big scandals, big lies, and we think to ourselves, <i>I could never do that</i>. We think we're fundamentally different from Bernie Madoff or Tiger Woods.<p>But behind big lies are a series of small deceptions. Dan Ariely, a professor …

NPR

Republican Blake Farenthold On Changing His Position On GOP Health Care Bill

David Greene speaks with Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. He originally didn't like the GOP health care bill, but has changed his position after meeting with the president.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>And the other big story we are covering this morning - a moment of truth for President …

Health Care

What Gave Some Primates Bigger Brains? A Fruit-Filled Diet

Primate brains may have grown larger and more complex thanks to a fruit-filled diet, a new study suggests.<p>The researchers analyzed the brain sizes and diets of over 140 primate species spanning apes, monkeys, lemurs and lorises and found that those who munched on fruit instead of leaves had 25 …

The Brain

Raiders Set To Split For Las Vegas, Leaving Oakland ... In A Year Or Two

By an overwhelming 31-1 vote, NFL owners have approved the Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas — though the team will still remain in the Bay Area for at least the 2017 season and possibly longer.<p>"My father always said, 'the greatness of the Raiders is in its future,' " Raiders owner Mark Davis …

New Haven

Brendan Kennedy, Co-Founder Of Privateer

Host Jessica Harris talks to Brendan Kennedy, co-founder of Privateer, an equity firm. Harris also talks with Mark Ramadan, co-founder of Sir Kensington's.

D.C.'s Missing Teens: A False Number That Spurred A Real Conversation On Race

The number was nothing less than a shock to the system. In text set beside a series of photographs, each one depicting a girl of color staring back at the camera, the image that went viral on social media last week claims to lay bare an appalling truth: "14 Girls Have Gone Missing in DC in the Last …

Amber Alerts

Trump's Plan To Ditch Clean Power Plan Threatens Paris Agreement

President Trump is expected to ditch the Clean Power Plan this week. The CPP regulations would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that warm the planet. Without it, the U.S. won't live up to its pledge, made in Paris in 2015, to make deep cuts in emissions. That could jeopardize the Paris deal, in …

Sea Level

Former Obama Official Outlines What Parts Of Obamacare Need Strengthening

Kavita Patel worked for the Obama administration and helped draft the Affordable Care Act. She tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about the single biggest area of the health care law that she sees as in need of strengthening.

Health Care

Democrats Look To Replace GOP Rep. Tom Price In Georgia Special Election

A special congressional election in Georgia is becoming a focus point for Democrats and Republicans eager to chart their parties' political futures.

Elections

President Trump Looks To Move On From Health Care Failure

How does President Trump recover from his first legislative failure? He may be able to draw some lessons from the last president who tried and failed to reform the health care system.

Health Care

Proposed Budget Cuts Slash Funding For Great Lakes Clean-Up

Proposed White House budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies will end federal spending on Great Lakes clean-up. That includes axing work on invasive species like Asian carp and a public health program that protects drinking water from toxic algae for 11 million …

Environment

NFL Owners Approve Oakland Raiders' Move To Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders will no longer be the Oakland Raiders. The team will be moving to Las Vegas, and fans are feeling jilted, again.

Oakland Raiders

Paul Ryan Looks To Unite GOP After Health Care Failure

Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that his party was going through "growing pains" as the Republican health care bill failed. Now Republicans have to figure how to pick up the pieces and figure out how to govern, or risk another leadership crisis in the House.

Health Care

Congress Votes To Expand Drug Testing For Unemployment Recipients

President Trump is expected to sign a bill making it easier for states to require drug testing for recipients of unemployment benefits. Critics say drug testing doesn't save the government money. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center for Law and Social Policy about drug …

Government

After GOP Health Bill Failure, What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?

The Affordable Care Act is here to stay — for a while at least. NPR looks at tweaks that could help stabilize the health law's marketplaces.

Health Care

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested After Protests

Large anti-corruption protests swept across Russia Sunday. Many of them were organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has now been arrested. These protests were the biggest since 2012 when tens of thousands came out against the Kremlin over allegations of widespread vote fraud. NPR's Kelly …

Russia

AP Calculates North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Will Cost More Than $3.7 Billion

The Associated Press has tallied up business lost in North Carolina because of the controversial "bathroom bill," and estimates the total cost is at least $3.76 billion over 12 years.<p>That estimate is probably low, the wire service says.<p>The law in question, HB2, was passed just over a year ago. It …

North Carolina

In China, Like In The U.S., The Fight Over Ride Hailing Is Local

On the fringes of Beijing, surrounded by affluent housing compounds and the headquarters of some of China's leading hi-tech firms, there's a slum folks call Didi Village.<p>Cars with mainly out-of-town license plates are parked under makeshift shelters, outside crowded, ramshackle dwellings.<p>Many of …

Uber