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ACLU Says U.S. Government Is Denying Basic Rights To Citizen Captured In Syria

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:27pm

American forces have been holding a U.S. citizen captured in Syria in confinement overseas without formal charges or access to a lawyer. The ACLU says the man is being denied his basic rights to due process.

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner Discusses Immigration Meeting With Trump

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:27pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., about his take on the White House meeting Tuesday about DACA and the potential border wall.

White House Says Judge's Temporary Block On Removing DACA Is 'Outrageous'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:27pm

The White House says it's "outrageous" that a judge in California has temporarily blocked the administration from removing DACA protections for nearly 700,000 young people who were brought to the country illegally as children. The preliminary injunction adds another degree of complexity to immigration negotiations on Capitol Hill.

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner Continues His Standoff With Jeff Sessions Over Marijuana

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:00pm

The Republican lawmaker, who says marijuana laws must be "up to the states," tells NPR he is willing to hold up Department of Justice nominations until the attorney general reverses course.

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Trump Holds Press Conference With Norwegian Prime Minister At White House

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:11pm

President Trump will take questions from reporters Wednesday during a joint appearance with the Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Trump Again Blasts Libel Laws, Calling Them 'A Sham'

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:45pm

The president's attack follows publication of a best-selling book that questions his fitness for office.

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DACA's Cloudy Future Casts A Shadow On A Young Chef's Dream

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:24pm

Alfonso Verdis came to the U.S. from Mexico at age 15, working his way from dishwasher to chef in an industry that relies heavily on immigrant labor. But his DACA status in the U.S. will soon expire.

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Trump's Lawyer Sues BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS Over Russia Dossier

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:52am

Michael Cohen declared "enough is enough" calling the dossier "lie-filled." NPR has not detailed the allegations in the document because it remains unverified.

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A Return Home For Temporary Residents

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:06am

An estimated 200,000 Salvadorans lost their protected immigration status this week.

Who Is Looking Out For America's Children?

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:06am

Two economists have proposed government-issued baby bonds to help kids get ahead.

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Fallout From 'Nuclear Button' Tweets: Jump In Sales Of Radiation Drug

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:00am

After a war of words between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un over the ability to launch nuclear attacks from their desks, orders rose for pills to protect against radiation.

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White House's Marc Short On Trump's Immigration Policy Plans

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:25am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short about the president's meeting on immigration policy and a judge's ruling halting the end of DACA temporarily.

Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar On Immigration Policy

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:06am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, who was at a meeting with the president and other lawmakers on immigration policy and DACA protections.

Rep. Scalise To Undergo Another Surgery As Part Of Shooting Recovery

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:20am

Scalise was wounded in June when a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing in a Washington, D.C. suburb for a charity baseball game.

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N.C. Gerrymandered Map Ruled Unconstitutional By Panel Of Judges

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 4:39am

The federal judges gave lawmakers until Jan. 29 to show them a new map. The deadline is important because candidates for the November congressional elections begin filing for the primaries on Feb. 12.

How The Fusion GPS Founder's Testimony Fits In The Russia Saga

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 4:00am

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., made a big splash by releasing the roughly 300-page paper bomb — a tactical win for Democrats in Washington, D.C.

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GOP Retirements Hit Record Level Ahead Of Midterm Fight

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 4:00am

There are 30 House Republicans leaving their seats open this fall. The last time a party had nearly that many retirements during a midterm year was when Democrats lost control of Congress in 1994.

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Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Ohio's 'Use-It Or Lose-it' Voter System

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 4:00am

The justices will hear a challenge to an Ohio law, which allows the purging of voter registrations because of a failure to vote in two consecutive elections.

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Judges Strike Down North Carolina Congressional Map Over Gerrymandering

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

North Carolina must again redraw its congressional map now that federal judges have ruled the districts were illegally gerrymandered to deliver seats to Republicans.

News Brief: Trump Pushes For DACA Bill, Bannon Out At Breitbart, California Mudslides

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump is pushing for a bipartisan deal to allow DACA recipients to remain in the U.S. Also, The Washington Post's Paul Farhi talks about Steve Bannon's ouster from Breitbart News.




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