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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., about his questioning of William Barr regarding the steps he'd take to protect the Mueller investigation as attorney general.

To really understand the plastic problem in countries like the Philippines, you have to understand how consumer goods there are packaged.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Jennifer Daskal, an associate law professor at American University and a former Justice Department employee, about William Barr's confirmation hearing.

Twenty-three-year-old jazz pianist James Francies has his musical fingerprints all over the place. From leading his own group at 2019'sWinter Jazzfest in New York City to playing shows in Tokyo with guitar legend Pat Metheny, the current pace of Francies's life is constantly in motion.

"It just feels like you're on a plane," Francies says. "Four thousand feet, traveling six hundred miles an hour."

Last fall, Blue Note Records released Flight, Francies's debut album.

Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his crackdown on gas thieves in the country is working, even though long lines at the pump in several states persist, distribution bottlenecks continue and new acts of fuel theft are reported.

As he has done every day since the gas crisis, now well into its second week, López Obrador insists gas sales and distribution will stabilize soon.

For more than a century, a 52-foot obelisk has stood in the center of Birmingham, Ala., a monument to Confederate soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War.

In 2017, amid a national reckoning on racial violence and Confederate symbolism, the city's mayor decided the monument should be covered up. Tall plywood walls were installed around its base, obscuring inscriptions on the pedestal.

What consumers and other tech companies have against Apple's App Store

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App sales from Google Play and Apple’s App Store are estimated to be a part of a $101 billion industry. Both companies make a profit by charging developers a 15-30 percent fee every time a consumer purchases an app, a model that has sparked criticism from companies like Netflix, Amazon and Spotify. A group of consumers also filed a lawsuit over the fees, saying Apple has a monopoly on the app market, driving up prices. Their argument was heard by the Supreme Court in November.

Central Florida is debating the question of what Tampa residents should be called. Tampanians, Tampans or is it Tampeños? NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with TV host Mario R. Núñez, who sparked this debate.

Carol Channing, who created iconic parts in the Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly! and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, died Tueday. She was 97.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Nick Melvoin, vice president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board of education, about the walkout of 31,000 teachers' union members.

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