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With a new baseball season just around the corner - new baseball season - there are some proposed new rules aimed at making America's national pastime less passive. But commentator Frank Deford says, foul ball.

Georgia Voters Mixed On Trump's Speech

Mar 1, 2017

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We're checking in this morning with people around the country about the president's speech, what they thought of it. In Huntington, Calif., 21-year-old Trump voter Abigail Stagmeier (ph) was impressed.

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When President Trump delivers his speech at the Capitol on Tuesday, he'll be looking out at a GOP-controlled Congress. It's now new DNC Chairman Tom Perez's job to coordinate the opposition to change that dynamic.

The former labor secretary was elected on Saturday in Atlanta.

Perez tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that Democrats have a lot of work to do.

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We watched more than 6,000 videos. Ten judges weighed in. Now, the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest has a winner.

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Now let's hear a voter who thinks President Trump is off to a good start. We reached her by Skype, and she said she is looking for a stronger economy and lower taxes.

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And the president will have a big stage tonight as he addresses a joint session of Congress. The White House says President Trump will offer an optimistic vision.

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Trump White House Takes Steps To Plug Leaks

Feb 28, 2017

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You may have noticed curvier bodies are slowly making their way onto billboards and fashion magazines.

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President Trump addressed the conservative conference known as CPAC this morning.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Great to be back at CPAC.

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TRUMP: It's a place I have really...

UNIDENTIFIED SUPPORTER: We love you.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene.

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KENNY LOGGINS: (Singing) Got to, got to cut loose, footloose, kick off...

Chris Christie Will Soon Need A Job

Feb 24, 2017

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Syrian peace talks got started again in Geneva this week. One Syrian woman hopes to get an issue on the agenda - the fate of hundreds of thousands of people detained. It is a very personal issue for her, as NPR's Alison Meuse reports.

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Michael Ryan, 45, is a juvenile judge in Cleveland, Ohio. And like many of the kids who end up in his courtroom, he didn't have an easy childhood.

He adored his mother, he tells his son — also named Michael, 19, at StoryCorps in Cleveland, but she was addicted to heroin.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Remember this woman?

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Where's the beef?

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