The New York Times reports that during Donald Trump’s meeting with paper’s editorial board, the president-elect was asked about the white nationalist group known as the National Policy Institute. That group held a conference blocks from the White House this past weekend, in which attendees made “Sieg Heil” Nazi salutes.
Many U.S. cities have a rat problem. Besides freaking most people out, the rodents also devour food supplies or contaminate what they don’t eat. Rats also spread harmful viruses and bacteria, and they can eat through almost any obstacle in pursuit of a meal or a safe haven to breed.
Seattle ranks high on the list of cities with a big rat problem. Households there are more than twice as likely to report rat sightings than the national average.
Cyber Monday may be moving in on Black Friday this year.
Wal-Mart is moving up its Cyber Week deals to Black Friday, a day that is normally dedicated to in-store deals. Meanwhile, Macy’s will kick off its Black Friday sales an hour earlier this year, opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Author Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles and as a Japanese American in a primarily African-American neighborhood, he always felt like an outsider. But he found solace in Sherlock Holmes stories.
Massachusetts resident Dianna Ploss was a lifelong Democrat. But during the campaign, she quit her job so she could volunteer full time for Donald Trump.
Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Ploss about what compelled her to make the switch, and about what she’s saying to friends and family who might have a problem with some of the racist attitudes that have surfaced in the last year.
It’s been more than 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, but some veterans are just now getting a rare cancer related to their time overseas. And many find themselves not just fighting cancer, but also fighting the government for benefits.
Mary Jo White, the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said she will step down at the end of President Barack Obama’s term. The choice is raising questions about the agency’s path forward.
In January, Congress will have a record number of women of color serving — a total of 38.
One of them will be Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal), the first Indian-American congresswoman. She will represent one of the most liberal districts in the country — Washington state’s 7th — and will face some challenges in the Republican-led Capitol.
President-elect Donald Trump took a hard-line stance toward China during the campaign, promising to place big tariffs on imported Chinese goods, and there’s concern in Asia about what a Trump presidency will mean. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone Monday.
Investors continue to unload government bonds, with the thinking that Trump’s presidency may increase inflation and interest rates. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jill Schlesinger(@jillonmoney), CBS News business analyst and host of “Jill on Money,” about the selloff.
Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Larry Summers (@LHSummers), former U.S. Treasury secretary and president emeritus of Harvard University, about the economic outlook for Donald Trump’s presidency and the global financial reaction to the election.
There is a long tradition of writing about war, and the veterans of the most recent wars — Iraq and Afghanistan — are adding their books to the canon. Here & Now‘s Alex Ashlock has been speaking with some of them, and has this report.
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