Politics

November 27, 2014 | NPR · The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts might shed some light on how to address the perennial arguments that break out across Thanksgiving tables.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · President Obama and many congressional Democrats object to making tax breaks for businesses permanent while allowing larger credits for the poor and middle class to lapse
 

AP
November 26, 2014 | NPR · The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.
 

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they’re not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, “I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities.”
 

AP
November 25, 2014 | NPR · The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown’s civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.
 

November 25, 2014 | NPR · Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration’s policies?
 

November 25, 2014 | NPR · Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.
 

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November 24, 2014 | NPR · As President Obama’s executive action on immigration starts taking effect, it will be up to the little-known United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offices to handle the actual changes.
 

 

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News

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November 27, 2014 | NPR · U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country’s elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.
 

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November 27, 2014 | NPR · Pope Francis will meet with Turkey’s Muslim leaders and the head of the Orthodox Church in what may be the most challenging trip of his young papacy.
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · The World Trade Organization’s 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.
 

Arts & Life

November 27, 2014 | NPR · A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.
 

Causeway Films
November 27, 2014 | NPR · The monsters of repression are what terrorize a mother and her son in this independent, Australian, horror movie. “I wanted it to look more low-fi and more handmade,” says director Jennifer Kent.
 

Twentieth Century Fox
November 27, 2014 | NPR · Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for the holidays. There are musicals, there are biopics, and the seas literally will part.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
November 27, 2014 | NPR · In this session from 1991, Connick sings and plays “They Didn’t Believe Me” and joins host Marian McPartland for “Stompin’ at the Savoy.”
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · Out of love and necessity, Stuart has become a country-music historian. “People were throwing things away,” he says. “I just took it as a family matter.”
 

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November 26, 2014 | WXPN · The British singer and songwriter’s voice fills subtle, muted arrangements with color.
 

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