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President Trump Visits Las Vegas After Massacre At Music Festival

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:47pm

The president met with first responders and survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Senate Intelligence Committee Gives Update On Russian Interference Investigation

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:47pm

Senate Investigators do not yet know whether anyone in the U.S. knowingly cooperated with the Russian influence campaign during the 2016 election.

Democrat Senators Introduce Bill To Ban Bump Stocks After Las Vegas Massacre

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:47pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., about the bill he co-sponsored to close the loophole on devices which make semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire automatic weapons.

Tillerson Says He Never Considered Resigning As Secretary Of State

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:47pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the press to refute a report that he considered quitting his job. But the episode raises more questions about the workings of the Trump administration.

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's Religious Ambassador Nominee

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:47pm

President Trump nominated Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to be ambassador at large for international religious freedom. Brownback is a Christian conservative, but says he would advocate for all faiths.

Britain's Theresa May Had To Give A Major Speech. It Didn't Go Well

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 2:11pm

Many things went wrong during the prime minister's speech in Manchester on Wednesday: She had coughing fits, a prankster handed her a pink slip and a party slogan behind her fell apart.

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Question Still 'Open' About U.S. Collusion With Russian Influence Campaign

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 1:18pm

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said his panel has much more work to do before it can assess whether anyone colluded with Russia's attack on the election.

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Trump Visits Shooting Victims, First Responders In Las Vegas

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:58am

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Las Vegas on Wednesday to pay their respects after Sunday's shooting massacre. "It's a very, very sad day for me," the president said.

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Tillerson Doesn't Deny Calling Trump A 'Moron,' Says He Never Considered Resigning

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:35am

The secretary of state denied a report that he considered stepping down, but did not deny that he called the president a "moron" after a hotly political speech before the Boy Scouts over the summer.

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The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:06am

A new documentary investigates the possible murder of the pioneering activist.

Trump Travels To Las Vegas As Probe Continues Into Shooter's Motive

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:29am

President Trump arrives in a city where investigators are hard at work reconstructing Sunday night's mass shooting. Trump says gun laws will be talked about "as time goes by."

News Brief: Trump In Las Vegas, Gun Control, Theresa May's Troubles

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is traveling to Las Vegas Wednesday after Sunday's mass shooting. Also, Democrats are pushing for measures related to gun control, and Theresa May's conservative party is in disarray.

Who Will Benefit Most From GOP Tax Plan? Early Report Suggests The Wealthy

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:00am

Republicans in the White House and Congress have billed their tax proposal as a boost for the middle class. But a nonpartisan analysis finds the richest Americans would see the most immediate gains.

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Equifax And Wells Fargo Apologize To Congress; Lawmakers Not Buying It

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:19pm

Equifax's former CEO Richard Smith and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan both said "sorry" for the harm their companies have inflicted on consumers. But lawmakers scolded them in two different hearings.

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Did The Las Vegas Shooter Use A Device That Helped Him Fire Faster?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:58pm

Authorities say Stephen Paddock had at least 23 guns in his hotel room. Now, the FBI and the ATF are investigating whether — and how — he might have modified them.

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Wells Fargo, Equifax Officials Left To Answer Tough Questions From Lawmakers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

Top executives of Wells Fargo and Equifax faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill to answer questions about ongoing scandals at both companies.

Supreme Court Set To Consider Partisan Gerrymandering

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a gerrymandering case from Wisconsin. The court's decision could have sweeping consequences and reshape politics as we know it.

State Department Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

The order to cut staff at the Cuban embassy comes a few days after the U.S. embassy in Havana downsized dramatically after attacks caused serious health problems for American officials in Cuba.

In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria, President Trump Visits Puerto Rico

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Puerto Rico, where they were briefed on the status of the relief effort and met with residents impacted by Hurricane Maria.

Las Vegas Shooting Not Expected To Change Partisan Debate On Gun Control

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

The sharp divides in the country over gun laws have been reflected in the largely binary responses from politicians from both major parties after the massacre in Las Vegas.

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