Jeff BradyJeff Brady is an NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.
The cladding used in a 2016 refurbishing of Grenfell Tower in London helped last week's fatal fire spread. The combustible material is permitted in some parts of the U.S.
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Penn State student Tim Piazza died after being put through a fraternity hazing ritual. His brother Michael, mother Evelyn and father James hope his death sparks some change on college campuses.
Jamie Ruppert of White Haven, Pa. is a swing voter who picked Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Nearly 100 days into his presidency she gives Trump a grade of C+ to B- but she still hopes for an A near the end of his time in office.
At Kemper, Mississippi Power has built an entirely new coal plant from the ground up. But the plant, which uses carbon capture technology, has experienced missed deadlines, cost overruns and other problems.
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Jamie Ruppert (R) was featured in an NPR story about Obama voters who supported Donald Trump in last year's presidential election. Amy Whitenight (L) labeled Ruppert an "idiot" in a comment on NPR's Facebook page. They recently met in person to talk about their political differences.
President Trump signs one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry. Trump has been busy for more than two weeks rolling back President Barack Obama's environmental legacy.
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