FROM Sam Weller
Author Ray Bradbury Dies at 91 Ray Bradbury wrote 27 novels and more than 600 short stories. His science fiction, including Fahrenheit 451 , The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes was regarded as serious literature. Bradbury died last night in Los Angeles at the age of 91. His official biographer is Sam Weller, author of The Bradbury Chronicles : The Life of Ray Bradbury and Listen to the Echoes : The Ray Bradbury Interviews.
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Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.