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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has been awfully busy. She was at Trump Tower in New York recently and met with President-elect Trump. And then, this week, she introduced a bill in the House called the Stop Arming Terrorists Act. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, joins us now from her office. Thanks very much for being with us. TULSI GABBARD: Aloha. Wonderful to join you and your listeners. SIMON:...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: People who've closely observed Donald Trump as a businessman describe him as a skilled salesman who loves to make a big pitch. That paid off for Trump in 2016, but it hasn't always in his business career. His ability to adjust and compromise could give some insight into how he may govern, as NPR's Sarah McCammon reports. SARAH MCCAMMON, BYLINE: Barbara Res worked for Trump for close to two decades, including on a...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The Trump transition team is asking who at the Department of Energy has been involved in talks on climate change. It's part of a long questionnaire that was sent to employees at the agency, and it's raising concerns that specific workers may be targeted as the next administration seeks to rollback climate policy. NPR's Jennifer Ludden joins us. Jennifer, thanks for being with us. JENNIFER LUDDEN, BYLINE: Hi, Scott....

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR . SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Imagine a home whose residents include retired opera singers, jazz musicians and movie and Broadway stars. This is the Lillian Booth Home just outside of New York City. John Kalish visited The Lillian Booth Home and caught up with some of its current residents. JOHN KALISH, BYLINE: Eileen Pepper (ph) is a 71-year-old retired music teacher who moved into The Lillian Booth Home two years ago. EILEEN PEPPER: My husband loves it here...

Updated at 1:49 p.m. ET with confirmation from the U.S. official and comments from Sen. Ron Wyden Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET with comments from Sen. Angus King The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election specifically to help Donald Trump win the presidency, a U.S. official has confirmed to NPR. "Before, there was confidence about the fact that Russia interfered," the official says. "But there was low confidence on what the direction and intentionality of the interference...

Bacteria are way smarter than we give them credit for. No, I'm not talking about "brain smarts." Bacteria don't have neurons. I'm referring to "chemical smarts": the ability to make, break down or gobble up whatever compound they want. Even if they've never been exposed to it before. Scientists have found a superbug — hidden 1,000 feet underground in a cave — which is resistant to 70 percent of antibiotics and can totally inactivate many of them. But here's the kicker. This bacterium has been...

"Today I'm 50 years old and when I heard your story on the radio I did the unexpected, I cried." That's Scott Walker of Portland, Ore., writing to us about our series last week on dyslexia. "I know that must sound ridiculous but, after 50 years of fighting my fight there was someone else that really understood." Walker says he felt a sense of belonging as he listened to Gabrielle Emanuel's piece on All Things Considered . And he wasn't alone. On Twitter, on Facebook and in our email inboxes...

When Cindy Hunter received her Medicare card in the mail last spring, she said she "didn't know a lot about Medicare." She and her husband, retired teachers who live in a Philadelphia suburb, decided she didn't need it because she shared his retiree health insurance, which covered her treatment for ovarian cancer. "We were so thankful we had good insurance," she said. So she sent back the card, telling officials she would keep Medicare Part A , which is free for most older or disabled...


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