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Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:47pm

"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says Guardian reporter Luke Harding. His new book is Collusion.

Watchdog Report Finds Trump Travel Ban Caused Confusion, Violated Court Orders

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:34pm

Full details of The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General's report are being withheld by DHS leaders

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Watchdog Report Finds Trump Travel Ban Caused Confusion, Violated Court Orders

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:34pm

Full details of The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General's report are being withheld by DHS leaders

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Rep. John Conyers Acknowledges Settlement, But Denies Sexual Harassment Claim

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:20pm

BuzzFeed obtained documents detailing a sealed 2015 settlement with a former employee, with a $27,000 payout. The Michigan Democrat says the settlement was made to avoid "protracted litigation."

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FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:04pm

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

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President Trump Pardons His First Turkey

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:30am

The president will take part in the White House tradition that sees two turkeys set free in an event set up by the turkey growers' lobby.

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Can You Stay Civil By Keeping Quiet?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:06am

This Thanksgiving, how likely are you to consume too much, and maybe converse too little?

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Americans Prefer A Politics-Free Discussion At Thanksgiving Dinner

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:41am

According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday dread having to talk politics around the dinner table this holiday, an uptick from one year ago.

Americans Say To Pass The Turkey, Not The Politics, At Thanksgiving This Year

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:16am

According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday dread having to talk politics around the dinner table this holiday, an uptick from one year ago.

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Wave Of Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Capitol Hill

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken faces a second allegation that he groped a woman. And, Rep. Diana DeGette told of an experience where a former member of Congress tried to kiss her in an elevator.

U.S. Cancels Program For Recent Haitian Immigrants; They Must Leave By 2019

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:43pm

The Department of Homeland Security announced that Haitians living in the United States since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will have to return to their home.

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Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:43pm

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.

Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:15pm

Janet Yellen says she'll step down from the Federal Reserve Board when her successor as chair is sworn in. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chairman.

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The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is One Step Closer To Construction

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to approve a route for the pipeline, giving TransCanada the permission it needs to build. But there are still big obstacles ahead, both economic and challenges from environmentalists and landowners.

Alabama Media Group Condemns Senate Candidate Roy Moore

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

The Alabama Media Group came out with strong condemnation of Roy Moore, prompting a legal threat from the U.S. Senate candidate. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alabama Media Group's Vice President of Content Michelle Holmes about that decision.

Democrats Lack Votes To Block Trump's Federal Judge Nominees

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

Two more of President Trump's nominees for important federal judge spots will have hearings this week. This comes as Republicans are putting the American Bar Association rating process under scrutiny.

Trumps Puts North Korea On List Of Countries Identified As State Sponsors Of Terror

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

President Trump has added North Korea to the list of nations designated by the U.S. government as state sponsors of terror — joining Sudan, Syria and Iran. North Korea was previously on the list, but taken off in 2008 by the Bush administration during an attempted denuclearization deal.

New Online Store Is One More Way For Trump To Profit From Presidency, Critics Say

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:49pm

The Trump Organization has a new website that sells merchandise with the Trump name on it. Ethics watchdogs say it's the latest example of Donald Trump's businesses cashing in on his office.

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Massachusetts Set To Approve Law Protecting Access To Birth Control

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:43pm

The Massachusetts law would make it the first state to circumvent a federal policy allowing any company to opt out of providing free birth control coverage due to a religious or moral exemption.

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U.S. To Impose More Sanctions On North Korea, But How Effective Will They Be?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:56pm

The Trump administration is increasingly using economic sanctions to try to influence behavior in North Korea, Venezuela and Russia. But the strategy doesn't always work — and can backfire.

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