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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: To get a different perspective on how to talk about the so-called alt-right, we reached out to Deborah Lipstadt. She's a historian at Emory University in Atlanta and a scholar who's spent much of her life discrediting Holocaust deniers. Lipstadt is best known for her fight against holocaust denier David Irving, who sued Lipstadt in the 1990s in a now famous international case that's even been made into a movie....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov-ocQpQtrw Editor's note: This story contains links to Facebook posts and videos that contain language that some may find offensive. Trae Crowder, until recently, was a little-known stand-up comic with an idea for a Web series. He would call it, "The Liberal Redneck," and he'd do liberal rants in his strong Tennessee accent, while wearing a camouflage hunting cap and a cutoff T-shirt. But he thought he needed an expensive camera and high production values to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfM90Yuyixw When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. Cards Against Humanity, the maker of the game of the same name, announced last week it would be celebrating Black Friday by digging a giant, pointless hole in the ground. The company named it the Holiday Hole , and said it would dig the hole for as long as people were willing to pay for it. The dig lasted for days and ended on Sunday. Before the dig was stopped, donations began to...

Picture this: You're at a park, on a walk, with a baby. A friendly middle-aged man approaches you and tells you your stroller could be really dangerous. You might think this man is crazy. But maybe not if you knew he's the nation's product safety chief. "I couldn't live with myself if I walked away and it turned out that that child was harmed when I could've just said something," Elliot Kaye says. His voice is soft-spoken and his worldview seems to fluctuate between pride in saving lives and...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: This past week, a federal court ruled that Republican-drawn districts for Wisconsin state legislature are unconstitutional. The case could go on to the Supreme Court, and that could be good news for Democrats who have been struggling to hold on to power in the states. In 2010, Republicans swept state legislatures around the country and then redrew districts in a way that favored their party, especially in...

Trump Transition Update

Nov 27, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: President-elect Donald Trump has kept a relatively low profile over this Thanksgiving weekend. May be the last chance he'll get for the next four years. Though Trump has taken to Twitter to weigh in on recount efforts in three states. We'll get to that. But first we're joined now by NPR's national political correspondent, Mara Liasson. Hi, Mara. MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi, Linda. WERTHEIMER: So Trump's...

Copyright 2016 WWNO-FM. To see more, visit WWNO-FM . LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: It's been just over 100 days since floodwaters rose up to the rooftops in Baton Rouge, La. The so-called 1,000-year flood hit neighborhoods that had never seen such a disaster. But to some flood victims, it was all too familiar - those who moved to Baton Rouge from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina about a decade ago. In August, Eve Troeh of member station WWNO shared the story of a woman hit by Katrina and this...

Mary Ostendorf met her partner, Leslye Huff, in 1983. At that time, like so many LGBTQ people then, Mary didn't tell her family. And Huff went along with it. "You took me to meet your mom," Huff tells Ostendorf, recalling their relationship's beginnings in a conversation with StoryCorps. "She was short like me, and pretty vivacious. She and I sat and talked and I thought the makings of a pretty good friendship was beginning." Still, the couple kept their secret until Thanksgiving that year,...

Trump Foreign Policy Outlook

Nov 27, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: President-elect Donald Trump has no firsthand foreign policy experience to draw on when he takes office in January, which is why so many people have been anxiously waiting to see who he nominates for key cabinet positions. Trump chose retired Lieutenant General Mike Flynn to be his national security adviser and Kansas Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo as his pick for CIA. We're still waiting on the top...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: Just a few days before the election, a popular Washington, D.C. pizza joint became the victim of a political fake news attack. The restaurant received death threats and accusations. Before long, there were hundreds of those threats and frightening messages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter directed not only to the restaurant and its owner, but also to the wait staff and other workers at the restaurant. James...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: Fidel Castro took power in Cuba in 1959, forcing dictator Fulgencio Batista out. At that point, most of Cuba's sugar plantations and other assets were owned by Americans and there was tremendous pressure in this country to remove Castro. In 1961, President John Kennedy tried, supporting a coup attempt that came to be known as the Bay of Pigs. It failed almost immediately. And after that, Castro's control of...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: There is now no doubt among scientists that the Zika virus causes microcephaly in babies born to infected mothers. These babies, born with very small heads, are generally diagnosed at birth. But new research from the federal Centers for Disease Control finds that some babies who appear to be normal at birth develop microcephaly within months due to the Zika virus. Dr. Denise Jamieson is incident manager for...

Hospitals have long been reluctant to share with patients their assessments of which nursing homes are best because of a Medicare requirement that patients' choices can't be restricted. For years, many hospitals simply have given patients a list of all the skilled nursing facilities near where they live and told them which ones have room for a new patient. Patients have rarely been told which homes have poor quality ratings from Medicare or a history of public health violations, according to...

Ron Glass, the handsome, prolific character actor best known for his role as the gregarious, sometimes sardonic detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy "Barney Miller," has died at age 71. Glass died Friday of respiratory failure, his agent, Jeffrey Leavett, told The Associated Press on Saturday. "Ron was a private, gentle and caring man," said Leavett, a longtime friend of the actor. "He was an absolute delight to watch on screen. Words cannot adequately express my sorrow. "...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: President-elect Donald Trump is far along in his preparations to take over the White House. He won 20 more electoral votes than the 270 he needed to be president of the United States. But a lot of people are still talking about the popular vote, which Hillary Clinton won nationwide. As of Friday night, the margin of Clinton's popular vote victory increased to more than 2 million. In the midst of all this, Green...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: Fidel Castro's death on Friday left a lot of unanswered questions about U.S. relations with Cuba going forward. As we've just heard, President Obama took steps in recent years to normalize relations between the two countries easing some trade restrictions and visiting the island earlier this year. He was the first sitting U.S. president to do so since 1928. Now people are looking for clues as to how President...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: Fidel Castro died Friday night in Havana, Cuba. He was 90 years old. The Cuban leader came to power when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Over the years, Castro survived 10 more U.S. presidential administrations, and he was a headache for all of them as NPR's Tom Gjelten reports. TOM GJELTEN, BYLINE: Fidel Castro took power in 1959 at the height of the Cold War. Though Castro insisted he was not a communist,...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: The news of Fidel Castro's death sparked crowds and spontaneous celebrations in Miami early this morning that continued throughout the day. Even though Fidel Castro's passing may have little immediate effect in terms of returning rights and freedom to Cubans on the island, Cuban-Americans in Miami say they're hopeful. NPR's Greg Allen reports. GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: Outside La Carreta restaurant in Miami's...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: After we recorded the interview with Dr. Jill Stein, a lawyer with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign posted on the website Medium that the campaign is going to participate in the recount process. To get some clarification on what that actually means, we've reached NPR's Tamara Keith. She covered the Clinton campaign. Hi, Tamara. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Hi. SINGH: Tam, what is the Clinton campaign saying...

Hillary Clinton's campaign said Saturday it will participate in the recount efforts in Wisconsin spearheaded by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. If Stein also pursues recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, as she has pledged, the Clinton campaign will participate in those efforts, as well. The recount in Wisconsin could begin as early as next week . In a post on Medium , Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Erik Elias wrote that "regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any...

President-elect Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan agree that repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with some other health insurance system is a top priority.

But they disagree on whether overhauling Medicare should be part of that plan. Medicare is the government-run health system for people age 65 and older and the disabled.

Trump said little about Medicare during his campaign, other than to promise that he wouldn't cut it. Ryan, on the other...

Pauline Oliveros, the composer, performer and teacher who developed a theory called "deep listening," died in her sleep Thursday. She was 84. News of her death was first shared by musician Claire Chase on Instagram on Friday. The Deep Listening Institute , the organization Oliveros founded, confirmed her death to NPR on Saturday. Oliveros is best known for her experimental approach to music and sound. "Hear with your ears, listen with your heart," was her guiding principle, according to NPR...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: New rules made final this month will require electric and hybrid cars to be noisier. Many people just can't hear them coming. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the new standards could prevent 2,400 injuries a year. NPR listeners were once invited to tell us what they'd like to hear coming out of electric cars. The clear winner... (SOUNDBITE OF HOVER CAR) SIMON: ...The hover car from the...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Every November since life first crawled out of the ocean, our friend Susan Stamberg shamelessly broadcast a family recipe for Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish. The relish is hot pink, like the neon sign over an adult bookstore, and redolent of horseradish. So this holiday season - coughing at the mere thought of it - we decided to give other colleagues a chance to share their family's prized dish. This morning, we...

TSA Takes To Twitter For AMA

Nov 26, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: It's the holiday season - packed buses, jammed-up freeways and millions heading to the airport with suitcases full of, well, anything you might imagine. BOB BURNS: When you see some of these items, you just have to wonder what the thought process is while they were packing. SIMON: That's Bob Burns of the Transportation Security Administration. He used to screen passengers at the Cincinnati airport. BURNS: You have...

I always had a wonderful time in Fidel Castro's Cuba, and usually wound up feeling bad about it. The island is beautiful, the people even sunnier: warm and friendly, especially to Americans. The responsables — government minders — assigned to each reporting crew would tease me about being from Chicago. "Your mobsters used to run this place," they'd say. "Sam Giancana, The Godfather. You made our men bellboys and our women prostitutes." And then they'd treat you to mojitos and fabulous music....

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notified the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday that the public will not be allowed in areas being used to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a letter to the tribe, John W. Henderson, a district commander with the Corps, said that the area will be closed by Dec. 5. Anyone found to be on "Corps-managed land" north of the Cannonball River after that date will be considered trespassing and subject to prosecution: "I am closing the portion of the Corps...

Michigan moved one step closer to certifying its statewide presidential election results Friday. Counties there finished canvassing and making their results official, and while Hillary Clinton picked up a few thousand votes, President-elect Donald Trump is still more than 10,000 votes ahead . That's a tiny fraction of the statewide vote, the closest in the state's presidential history . The state will officially certify Trump the winner Monday. That will give him well over 300 electoral votes...

Some congressional Republicans won their districts this year by distancing themselves from Donald Trump. So when the new Congress convenes in January, they'll have to figure out how to work with a president they didn't support. Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo is in that group. He's a Republican who won big in a district that also went for Hillary Clinton. Now he faces some challenges in balancing the interests of his constituents while working with a Trump administration. Curbelo was elected to...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: A long time ago in South Jersey, long before a Lowe's, a Chick-Fil-A and a PetSmart were built off of Route 55, mosasaurs, crocodiles and other sea creatures ruled the area. Researchers have found a treasure trove of fossils in a woodsy area behind the Lowe's. And each week, they invite dozens of kids to join in on the digs. Elana Gordon from member station WHYY in Philadelphia recently took a trip there. ELANA...

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