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  1. In North Carolina The Women's March Continues In Raleigh

    01.21 / 21:09 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit SCOTT SIMON, HOST: In addition to the main demonstration in Washington, D.C., there are other marches happening across the country and outside of the United States, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, London, Sydney and more. We go now to Raleigh, N.C., where Jess Clark of member station WUNC joins us. Jess, thanks for being with us. JESS CLARK, BYLINE: Yeah, no problem. SIMON: What's the day been like in Raleigh?…
  2. Women's March On Washington Goes Worldwide: Snapshots From Around The Globe

    01.21 / 17:04 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    As the Women's March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday's demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer. Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, and in countries around the world. They have been organized to express solidarity with the aims of the original march: opposition to President Trump's agenda, and support of women's rights and human rights in general. Given the quirks of time zones, many…
  3. Demonstrators Gather Early To Kick Off Women's March On Washington

    01.21 / 15:21 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    It began to take shape in the hours after Election Day, as a simple Facebook invitation to march in protest of Donald Trump's electoral victory. By the time President Trump was inaugurated Friday, the Women's March on Washington had ballooned into something much more massive — with a broad platform of political positions , a slate of celebrity performers and a series of sister marches planned in all 50 states and six continents across the world. On Saturday, the heart of those d…
  4. Gallaudet President Navigates From World Of Hearing To Sound Leadership Of The Deaf

    01.21 / 14:03 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    In its 152-year history, Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. never had a deaf female president — until a year ago. Roberta Cordano is the first deaf woman to lead the school. Gallaudet is a liberal arts university devoted to deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Classes are taught in American Sign Language, and all students and faculty are required to know how to sign. But president Cordano never attended a deaf school herself. "I grew up during a period of time when it was believed that …
  5. How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out ... We Often Don't

    01.21 / 14:02 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    It seems like a no-brainer. Before you spend big bucks on a massive effort to improve life for the world's poorest — say, distributing millions of free bed nets against malarial mosquitoes, or offering thousands of women microloans as small as $200 to start small businesses — you should run a smaller scale test to make sure the idea actually works. After all, just because a project sounds good in theory doesn't mean it's going to pan out in practice. For instance, what if giving out the bed…
  6. The Many Faces Of Inauguration Day Attendees

    01.21 / 14:00 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    People traveled to Washington, D.C., from around the country to witness the transition of power to the 45th president of the United States. Amid celebration and clashes, a few faces stood out. Watching giant screens, blocks away from the incoming president, these people braved crowds and weather to watch history being made. Ken Crider and his wife, Penny Age: 51 City of Residence: Detroit area Crider has a hat signed by Ted Cruz. Well, it began that way. Crider, an elector for Michigan,…
  7. Trump's Executive Order Could Dismantle Parts Of ACA Before Replacement Is Ready

    01.21 / 07:12 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    President Donald Trump, fulfilling a campaign promise to start to repeal Obamacare on Day 1, signed an order directing federal agencies to waive enforcement of large swaths of the law. The one-page order allows the head of the Department of Health and Human Services or any other agency with authority under the law, not to enforce regulations that impose a financial burden on a state, company or individual. It's so broad it could allow many of the law's provisions, including many of taxes…
  8. Trump Vows Policy Vision Of 'America First,' Recalling Phrase's Controversial Past

    01.21 / 07:11 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Donald Trump had already emerged as the likely presidential nominee of the Republican Party back in April when he gave a foreign policy speech pledging that "America First" would be "the major and overriding theme of my administration." It was a phrase guaranteed to prompt a reaction. Surely the two words sounded good together, but where had we heard them together before? And then, once again, the phrase stood out on Friday — front and center in President Trump's inaugural address : "We a…
  9. President Trump, First Lady Attend Inaugural Balls

    01.21 / 06:10 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: A number of inaugural balls are taking place right now around Washington, D.C. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will appear at three of them - two Liberty and Freedom Balls at the Washington Convention Center and the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball at the National Building Museum. That ball is free, but admission is by invitation only. NPR's Elizabeth Blair is there, and she joins us now. And, Elizabeth, the National…
  10. The Trump Foreign Policy Doctrine — In 3 Points

    01.20 / 23:40 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    When the transition from President Obama to President Trump happened officially at noon ET, a lot changed, including the White House website. Waiting on the new website were six priority areas laid out, including on foreign policy . The entire foreign policy section is literally just 220 words, so it's hard to draw more than a thumbnail sketch about Trump's foreign policy. But it gives the first hint of something of a Trump doctrine. Echoing his inaugural address, "America First" is the…
  11. Death Toll From Nigerian Strike On Displaced Persons Camp Rises To 90: Aid Group

    01.20 / 21:59 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Doctors Without Borders says that the death toll has risen to "about 90" from a Nigerian military airstrike Tuesday on a displaced persons camps in the country's restive Borno state. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has said that the bombing happened during an operation targeting Boko Haram militants and was accidental. The aid group, also known by its French acronym MSF, initially counted 52 dead from the bombing. Now, it says the death toll may actually be significantly higher than…
  12. As World Watches Trump Become President, Protests And Some Celebrations

    01.20 / 21:58 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    As Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, protests, demonstrations — and a few celebrations — were underway in cities around the world. In London, demonstrators holding anti-Trump signs gathered outside the U.S. Embassy on Friday evening. Earlier in the day, huge banners saying "Build Bridges Not Walls" were hung across the city's bridges, part of a U.K. campaign that that began after Trump was elected in November. In Berlin, protesters gathered outside the headquarters of a …
  13. Feds Announce Charges Against Notorious Drug Lord 'El Chapo'

    01.20 / 19:55 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    For decades, U.S. authorities have been preparing to prosecute one of the world's most feared drug traffickers, known as El Chapo. Today, the Justice Department announced charges against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera following his extradition from Mexico to the United States. He landed Thursday evening on Long Island, N.Y., and is due to be arraigned this afternoon at a federal court in Brooklyn. "Today marks a milestone in our pursuit of Chapo Guzman," said Robert Capers, the U.S.…
  14. In Inaugural Address, Trump Decries 'Carnage' and Promises 'America First'

    01.20 / 19:14 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    A newly inaugurated Donald J. Trump delivered a fiercely populist and often dark address, promising to transfer power in Washington from political elites to the people and vowing to put "America first." Surrounded by members of Congress and the Supreme Court, the nation's 45th president repeated themes from his historic and divisive campaign message, describing children in poverty; schools in crisis; and streets pocked with crime and "carnage." "For too long, a small group in our nation's…
  15. Trump's Pick To Lead USDA Heads To Washington With Some Political Baggage

    01.20 / 16:53 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Last year, Georgia's former governor, Sonny Perdue, called up a farmer named Gary Paulk for some advice about planting blackberry bushes. Paulk thought it was a prank. "I picked up the phone and he said, 'Gary, how you doing? This is Sonny Perdue,' " Paulk recalls. "And I said, 'Yeah right, and I'm Mickey Mouse.' " Paulk says he apologized when he realized it actually was Perdue on the line. Perdue is now Donald Trump's pick for secretary of agriculture, and Paulk expects that he'll keep…
  16. In D.C., Group Of Protesters Breaks Windows; Police Use Pepper Spray

    01.20 / 16:52 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    An inauguration protest in Washington, D.C., turned confrontational on Friday, as several hundred black-clad protesters broke windows and police responded with pepper spray and a concussive device. The violence broke out in Northwest D.C., not directly along the parade route. Patrick Madden, a reporter for member station WAMU, reports that protesters were running through streets, breaking windows with hammers and knocking over trash cans. He says police, some wearing riot gear, chased the…
  17. Survivors Found Trapped In Rubble Of Hotel Hit by Avalanche

    01.20 / 14:49 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    At least six survivors, including children, have been found inside the rubble of a ski hotel in central Italy that was engulfed by an avalanche on Wednesday. Several of the survivors have been extricated from the remains of Hotel Rigopiano. But around two dozen people remain missing, Christopher Livesay reports for NPR from Rome, while four others have been confirmed dead. The death toll is expected to rise. Tourists staying at the hotel had checked out and were waiting for roads to be…
  18. As Trump Takes Office, He Still Faces Questions About Conflicts Of Interest

    01.20 / 10:44 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday having largely failed to address concerns about the many conflicts of interest posed by his business interests. Although Trump has settled a few of the outstanding legal and regulatory disputes hanging over him, he remains in the unusual position of presiding over countless policy decisions that will affect his own businesses. "There's an issue about whether the president and his family will use the presidency for self-enrichment," says…
  19. Donald Trump And Mike Pence, The Odd Couple In The White House

    01.20 / 10:42 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    Shortly before Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Friday, Mike Pence will put his hand on Ronald Reagan's Bible and be sworn in as vice president. It's a job that has varied in influence from administration to administration. So how will Pence cut his path? It was clear from the day he was introduced as Donald Trump's pick for vice president that Mike Pence came second. Trump took a full 30 minutes to introduce Pence, but he spent most of that time talking about himself and his…
  20. Donald Trump's Been Saying The Same Thing For 30 Years

    01.20 / 10:22 nprberlin.de Nprberlin.de - Germany
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8wJc7vHcTs For decades, Donald Trump both toyed with and coyly denied any interest in pursuing the presidency — until his expectation-shattering campaign of the 2016 election. But if you go back and watch old clips — and by old, we mean decades-old — you hear a young Donald Trump sounding very much like the current Trump. Common themes include his view that trade wasn't fair, that the world has long laughed at America and countries have taken advantage of the…