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  1. The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

    03.24 / 09:32 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised. But a new federal report , released last week, says the long-awaited FDA initiative — first attempted back in 1977 — falls short in so many areas that it may not create the change that backers hoped for. The FDA initiative, which was cre…
  2. Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

    03.24 / 09:32 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken, following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO's ability to lead, they're looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company. And now — in a curious plot twist — media mogul Arianna Huffington is emerging as chief of Uber's campaign for culture change. The company decided to hold a conference call on Tuesday with reporters. Huf…
  3. This Week In Race: ICE Sends Chills Across US, Kaepernick, Others, Write Big Checks

    03.24 / 08:09 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Oh people: it's been one of those weeks again. The focus on immigration continues, as the government promises to punish sanctuary cities and cities that have chosen not to do ICE's work for it by detaining undocumented immigrants until that agency can collect them for deportation. A number of police departments, including the LAPD, have indicated widespread fear of deportation in immigrant communities has had deleterious effects on how the police do their jobs. Stories like this one just…
  4. House Postpones Vote On Republican Health Care Bill

    03.24 / 04:30 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: And to help us understand what's happening on Capitol Hill tonight, I am joined by NPR's Ron Elving. Hello there, Ron. RON ELVING, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Kelly. MCEVERS: So tonight the president threatened that if the House does not vote on this tomorrow and does not pass their own health care bill, that he is going to move on and leave Obamacare in place. How serious a threat is that do you think? ELVING: It sounds pretty…
  5. After Delaying Vote, GOP Leaders Scramble To Save Health Care Bill

    03.24 / 04:30 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Republican leaders in Washington are scrambling to save their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The House of Representatives was supposed to vote on the health care bill today, but with Republicans divided over just how far they should go with their changes, the vote was postponed. NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis is following all this at the Capitol. Hi there, Sue. SUSAN DAVIS, BYLINE: Hey, Kelly.…
  6. State Department Set To Certify Keystone XL Pipeline Is In National Interest

    03.23 / 23:55 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    The State Department will approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, a U.S. official tells NPR. That will set the stage for President Trump to reverse a decision former President Barack Obama made in 2015 to reject the project. Four days after Trump was sworn into office he invited TransCanada to resubmit its application for the pipeline. Trump also directed the State Department to make its national-interest determination within 60 days. That deadline is Monday. A U.S. official…
  7. GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

    03.23 / 23:01 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    President Trump got good news on Thursday from the federal agency that oversees the three-year-old lease on his five-star hotel in Washington, D.C. The General Services Administration said in a letter that the Trump Organization is in "full compliance" with the lease on the luxury hotel that's located just blocks from the White House. Many ethics and contract experts have called upon GSA t o end the lease , noting that the contract language specifically says no "elected official of the…
  8. Jidenna On What It Means To Be 'The Chief'

    03.23 / 23:01 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nPeRpYnT4Q The 2015 hit " Classic Man " introduced the world to Jidenna. His look matched his sound: three-piece suits, polka-dotted ascots and red hair slicked down in a wave that would've made Nat King Cole jealous. At one point, a friend's manager took him aside and said he thought Jidenna had a ton of potential as an artist — but there was just one problem. "He said, 'You're too perfect,' " Jidenna says. "And man, that stuck with me." So for his first f…
  9. Obama: 'America Is Stronger Because Of The Affordable Care Act'

    03.23 / 22:00 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Former President Obama took a victory lap Thursday on seventh anniversary of his signature health care law even as Republicans had planned to formally begin the process of gutting it in celebration. But now, it's the GOP replacement plan that remains on life support. Republicans postponed a planned evening vote in the House, denying them a symbolic chance to make good on their years-long promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Obama ticked off the law's successes in a…
  10. The Reality Show No One Was Watching

    03.23 / 22:00 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz3yM4NtELg About this time last year, roughly two dozen daring young strangers bid farewell to the modern world as we know it, bearing their hunting equipment and their wiles into the remote Scottish highlands with the aims of creating a new community from scratch — cameras rolling for a reality show all the while, naturally. Now that a full year has passed and the remaining participants are heading home, one rather inconvenient question remains: What h…
  11. Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase of ISIS War in Syria

    03.23 / 22:00 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    U.S. Marine artillerymen are now in place on Syrian soil, north of the last stronghold of the Islamic State. A force of local Kurdish and Arab fighters is moving south, continuing to isolate the city of Raqqa. They're in the opening stages of a major military operation that officials say could last into the fall. What comes next is expected to have huge implications not only for the fate of ISIS, but also for the relationship between Turkey and Russia, as well as the geographic outlines of…
  12. Who Will Listen To The Suffering Syrians?

    03.23 / 22:00 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, a Syrian psychiatrist, writes poetry that reflects his deep longing for a lost homeland. "Poetry and art is another way to cope," he says, "we are all grieving in our own ways. The country is no longer the one that I left and it still haunts me in my dreams." (Click here to read one of his poems.) He has turned his grief into an action plan. From the United States, where he's lived since he arrived for a medical residency in 2009, he's using his mental health…
  13. A Poem From A Syrian Psychiatrist: 'Cloud-Cafe'

    03.23 / 22:00 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    With his skill as a psychiatrist, Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul is reaching out to the troubled people of his Syrian homeland, offering guidance for health workers who work with mental health issues in a population traumatized by war. And with his love of words, he tries to capture his longing for his homeland in poetry. Born in Lattakia, Syria, in 1983 and now a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he has published two books of poems in Arabic: The Opener of Canned Hope…
  14. Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds

    03.23 / 21:00 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Cancer can be caused by tobacco smoke or by an inherited trait, but new research finds that most of the mutations that lead to cancer crop up naturally. The authors of the study published Thursday poked a hornet's nest by suggesting that many cancers are unavoidable. The provocative findings by Bert Vogelstein and Cristian Tomasetti at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, have stirred up a heated scientific debate that started two years ago, when they published a report along similar…
  15. Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

    03.23 / 19:59 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study. An estimated 13.1 million children live in homes with insufficient food, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture . Many of those children experience hunger during their first few years of life, or their parents are hungry and stressed out about food during those years – the most crucial time for a c…
  16. In Major Blow To Trump, GOP Health Care Bill Vote Delayed

    03.23 / 19:59 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    John Boehner, when he was speaker of the GOP-controlled House, once likened his job to keeping 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow . President Trump and current House Speaker Paul Ryan are running into the same problem. NPR's Susan Davis reports that the long-promised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been delayed. It was supposed to get a vote Thursday night, but it has been running into trouble — from both the right and the center. At this …
  17. U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

    03.23 / 19:59 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    The U.S. Senate has a lot going on: confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court nominee, negotiations on repealing the Affordable Care Act, votes on gun sales regulations and bear-hunting rules for Alaska . But a big telecom matter found its way into the schedule: privacy rules for Internet service providers. In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission. If it becomes law, it…
  18. How Noisy Is Your Neighborhood? Now There's A Map For That

    03.23 / 19:59 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    There's no denying it: Los Angeles isn't exactly gentle on the ears. That's one lesson, at least, from a comprehensive noise map created by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. On the interactive U.S. map the agency released this week, which depicts data on noise produced primarily by airports and interstate highways, few spots glare with such deep and angry color as the City of Angels. Blame the area's handful of major airports and its legendary snarls of traffic — ranked this y…
  19. Grading The AHCA As The House Sets Up A Vote

    03.23 / 19:59 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    As the House votes on the American Health Care Act we’ll dig deep into what’s in the bill, what’s not. Who would win. Who would lose. It’s an “everything on the line” day in Washington for Republicans and American health care. All week long, a scramble to the vote, promised by the GOP for years, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. On the very eve of the vote, House Republicans did not have the votes – their own votes – to do it. The home stretch today, a wild scramble…
  20. An 'Intimate Portrait' Of Dorothy Day, The Catholic Activist With A Bohemian Past

    03.23 / 19:29 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air . DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. If I were to tell you we're going to talk about one of the most important American Catholic leaders of the 20th century, you might not picture a woman whose early years included a Bohemian lifestyle in New York, an abortion and a child born out of wedlock. But Dorothy Day's story is anything but predictable. She co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement, a…