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President Trump built up his ability to "Making America Great Again." But these first 100 days of his presidency haven't exactly made clear how he intends to do that. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Politics

Almost 100 Days In, 'Trumpism' Is Still Not Clearly Defined

Donald Trump is a man who's made a life out of branding. But as president, it's unclear if he's a protectionist looking out for the little guy or if he has gone "mainstream." Or does he just act on instinct?

The U.S. Navy says the USS Michigan, a guided-missile submarine, has docked in South Korea on a "routine visit." It is shown here in 2014 west of Manila, Philippines. Jun Dumaguing/AP hide caption

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Dueling Shows Of Force As Tensions Ratchet Up On Korean Peninsula

As North Korea marked its military's anniversary with artillery drills, a U.S. guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea and U.S. Navy ships conducted exercises with South Korea and Japan.

A view from the International bridge between Presidio, Texas and Ojinaga, Mexico shows the flooded check point between the two cities on Sept. 17, 2008. A levee broke and water from the Rio Grande inundated parts of the city with 10 feet of water. Walt Frerck/AP hide caption

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U.S.

Rio Grande Treaty Adds New Complication To Trump's Border Wall

The 1970 Boundary Treaty requires that U.S. and Mexican officials be in agreement before building structures that might affect the flow of the Rio Grande. If Mexico protests, the fate of the wall could end up in an international court.

Mexico Worries That A New Border Wall Will Worsen Flooding

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The Ford Motor Co. display at this year's Shanghai auto show, which goes on until April 28, is filled with SUVs and electric hybrid vehicles. The U.S. automaker has announced it will electrify 70 percent of its vehicles in China by 2025. This comes as Beijing is calling on automakers to sell more electric vehicles. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads

By early next year, Beijing will require automakers in China to ensure that at least 8 percent of all vehicles they manufacture are electric.

First daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump arrives for a panel discussion with (from left) W20 co-chairwoman Stephanie Bschorr, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ivanka Trump Discusses Female Entrepreneurs And Her Father At W20 Summit In Berlin

The first daughter said women must have access to credit and mentors, "to encourage this next generation" of female business owners. But remarks about her father drew the biggest reaction.

Roughly 2 million of the kids covered by the Children's Health Insurance Program have a chronic health condition, such as asthma. LSOphoto/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Changes To Federal Insurance Plans Could Hurt Families Of Chronically Ill Kids

Kaiser Health News

Some urge ending funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program, and moving those 8 million kids to marketplace plans. But research shows the out-of-pocket costs to many families would soar.

"[Goth] was a convenient shorthand for the type of music that you liked if you had a kind of a morbid imagination and favored minor keys," says John Darnielle. Jeremy M. Lange/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs Considered

The Mountain Goats On Growing Up, And Growing Older, In Goth

"When I was 16 I dyed my hair black and I started wearing white Oxfords." John Darnielle shares the Nashville Symphony Chorus-starring barnburner "Rain In Soho."

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Arkansas Carries Out First Double Execution In U.S. Since 2000

Jack Jones Jr. and Marcel Williams were executed hours apart Monday night, the second and third of six inmates slated to get the death penalty in the state in an 11-day span. Arkansas' supply of lethal injection drugs is set to expire at the end of the month.

Jeremiah Tower is the subject of The Last Magnificent, a new documentary on his crash-and-burn career. It was produced by Anthony Bourdain, who feels that Tower has been denied his due in the American culinary pantheon. Courtesy of The Orchard hide caption

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The Salt

A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong?

A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is sworn-in before a Senate panel on Capitol Hill last month, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing to be secretary of agriculture. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Senate Confirms Ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

Sonny Perdue grew up on a farm in central Georgia and has owned several agriculture companies. He is not associated with the food company Perdue or the poultry producer Perdue Farms.

Aamir Ame co-wrote the viral hit "Dead Eye," a tribute to Kashmiris whose eyesight was damaged by pellet guns used by security forces to quell demonstrations. He calls it his first "political" song. Syed Shahriyar hide caption

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Music Interviews

A New Generation Of Kashmir Rappers Vents Its Rage In The Valley

Rappers like Aamir Ame and MC Kash make music that channels political protest and alienation from the Indian state.

A New Generation Of Kashmir Rappers Vents Its Rage In The Valley

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Music News

Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy

Before she became First Lady of Song, Fitzgerald navigated childhood loss, poverty and homelessness — always with music as her refuge.

Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy

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Author Robert Pirsig and his son Chris in 1968. Pirsig, who wrote Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at age 88. William Morrow/HarperCollins hide caption

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'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

Zen was published by William Morrow in 1974, after being rejected by 121 publishing houses. The book has endured as a work of popular philosophy, and inspired many a road trip across the West.