Politics

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January 28, 2015 | NPR · The moment contrasted with other exchanges between Lynch and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, such as when she defended Obama’s right to take executive action on immigration rules.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state’s largest trading partner.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · Seeking confirmation, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch faced the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
 

AP
January 28, 2015 | NPR · Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama’s choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — all part of a climate change strategy.
 

January 27, 2015 | NPR · All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
 

AP
January 27, 2015 | NPR · The political network led by industrialists Charles and David Koch plans to spend about as much money as the entire national Republican Party spent in the last presidential election cycle.
 

January 27, 2015 | NPR · India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts a radio show and this week his guest was President Barack Obama. They answered questions from a curious Indian public.
 

January 27, 2015 | NPR · The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers have announced their fundraising goal for the 2016 election: nearly $900 million, which puts the assorted secret-money groups in the same league as the national Republican Party.
 

 

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News

UPI /Landov
January 28, 2015 | NPR · The moment contrasted with other exchanges between Lynch and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, such as when she defended Obama’s right to take executive action on immigration rules.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig’s K-Cups. But they aren’t recyclable, and critics say that’s making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state’s largest trading partner.
 

Arts & Life

South Dakota State Historical Society
January 28, 2015 | NPR · Wilder’s memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you’d ever know from her children’s books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
 

January 28, 2015 | NPR · Robert Siegel talks to Joe Weisberg, creator of the FX television series, The Americans, about the similarities between his show and recent real-life spy-related events in New York and Argentina.
 

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
January 28, 2015 | NPR · The film about a Navy SEAL whose service in Iraq made him a mythic figure has become a cultural lightning rod. But the squabbles are too simple for a low-key movie striking in its lack of stridency.
 

Music

Kazoobie Kazoos
January 28, 2015 | NPR · They’re the instrument anyone can play — but only two places in the U.S. make them, and only one makes the colorful plastic kind most people know. Karen Michel pays a visit to the latter.
 

Mountain Stage
January 28, 2015 | NPR · The Louisville native performs songs from 2014′s moody, languid, country-inflected Electric Ursa.
 

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January 28, 2015 | NPR · A posthumously published interview reveals the New York rap impresario’s insights, directness and humor that made him so beloved in the music community.
 

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