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As Trump Slams NATO Allies, Obama Defends 'International Order'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:55pm

Former President Obama spoke to a large crowd in Berlin Thursday, calling for a renewal of the international order. His message was in sharp contrast to President Trump's policy of "America First."

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Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign?

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:26pm

Conscience, or incompetence? Two competing narratives — along partisan lines — have emerged to explain the sudden departure of the head of the Federal Student Aid Office.

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How Gen. Michael Flynn Became A Central Figure In The Russia Hacking Scandal

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:13am

Matthew Rosenberg of The New York Times began writing about Gen. Flynn in 2009 in Afghanistan; now he's investigating Flynn's role in Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Confronting the Legacy of Racism in America

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:06am

A conversation with National Book Award-winning author Ibram X. Kendi about race and racism in America.

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Trump Avoids Major Slips On International Religious Tour

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 7:51am

Trump's trip "was a kabuki dance through a minefield," one analyst said. "Any president would have difficulty handling it."

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Senate Considers GOP Health Bill With Newly Released CBO Data

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:28am

The Congressional Budget Office has given its assessment of the House Republican health care bill. Rachel Martin talks to GOP Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota about the bill's chances in the Senate.

Montana GOP Candidate Charged With Assault On A Reporter

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in a special election for Montana's seat in the House of Representatives, has been charged with assaulting a journalist.

Americans For Prosperity's Tim Phillips On Trump's Budget Proposal

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump's new budget plan sets up a fight between Trump's populists and small-government advocates. Steve Inskeep talks with Tim Phillips of the Koch-associated group Americans for Prosperity.

Morning News Brief: Reporter Body Slammed, U.S. Assesses Civilians Killed In Airstrike

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

A Montana GOP House candidate has been charged with assaulting a reporter. Also, the Pentagon reports on a U.S. airstrike that killed scores of civilians in Mosul, and the latest on Manchester.

Trump Meets NATO Officials In Brussels

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:12am

President Trump once called NATO "obsolete." He's since reversed that, but still thinks NATO countries should spend more on their militaries. He meets with NATO members Thursday in Belgium.

Trump Said He Would Donate Foreign-Government Profits; Docs Suggest Limited Effort

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 4:00am

The Trump Organization told staff that asking guests if they represent a foreign government would impede privacy. The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat says the policy raises "grave concerns."

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Republican's Altercation With Reporter Shakes Up Montana Race On Eve Of Voting

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 8:25pm

Montana voters fill their one seat in the U.S. House on Thursday, which was vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. It's an unexpectedly close race in this heavily Republican state.

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Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:14pm

Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on. Many states where reliance on SNAP is heaviest voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.

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CBO Releases Score For House-Approved American Health Care Act

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:50pm

The Congressional Budget Office gave its projections Wednesday on the costs and impact of the version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House earlier this month.

President Trump's Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:16pm

If completed, the request would mean one-third of the southwest border would be fenced. Facing a skeptical Congress, the White House says it plans to ask for more funding in future years.

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CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:41pm

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the GOP's Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would also reduce the deficit and leave some sick Americans unable to buy coverage.

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Trump Takes Religion Tour On First International Trip

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

Donald Trump made a bit of presidential history by visiting the holy lands of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on his first overseas trip. He stayed on message but some say he fell a little short.

The Reclusive Hedge Fund Billionaire Behind Trump's Campaign

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

Robert Mercer, a reclusive hedge fund manager, is widely seen as a major force behind the Trump election and administration. But many wonder what he wants in exchange from Trump.

Health Care Industry Anticipates CBO Score For House-Approved Bill

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Caroline Pearson, senior vice president of Avalere Health, about what the new CBO score for the American Health Care Act means for reconciliation with the Senate.

President Trump Meets Pope Francis At The Vatican

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump had an audience with the Pope Wednesday. The two men could not be more different on matters of style and substance.

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