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Morning News Brief: Russia Protests, GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:01am

For the second time this year, a leading Russian dissident is calling for mass demonstrations against President Putin's government. And, the U.S. Senate continues work on health care overhaul.

A Pulse Nightclub Responder Confronts A New Crisis: PTSD

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:00am

The Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando a year ago killed 49 people. It was a horrific scene for first responders, and some are still struggling to cope with what they saw that night.

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D.C. Equality March Makes Pride Political

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 5:55pm

Protesters took to Washington, D.C., Sunday to voice their disdain for the Trump administration and how they expect it could affect the LGBT community during the Equality March.

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Texas Governor Calls For Special Legislation To Vote On 'Bathroom Bill'

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 4:45pm

The measure would require transgender people to use public bathrooms that correspond to their biological sex rather than their gender identity in public schools, universities and government buildings.

Words You'll Hear: Dodd-Frank

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 4:45pm

This week NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with Raj Date, former Deputy Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about the House bill to scale back Dodd-Frank financial regulations.

The Call-In: The Refugee Experience In The U.S.

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:12am

The Supreme Court reviews President Trump's travel ban executive order this week. NPR takes a look at how the ban has impacted refugee resettlement in the United States.

Week In Politics: Sessions To Testify To Address Comey Statements

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:12am

On Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee. And President Trump pushed back against the testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey.

The Legal Landscape Of Leaks

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:12am

Law professor Mary-Rose Papandrea of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the legal issues around leaking government secrets to the press.

Sen. Ron Wyden On Comey And Jeff Sessions

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:12am

Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., about the Senate's Russia investigation, what he heard from James Comey last week, and what he expects from Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday.

GOP's Proposed Cuts To Medicaid Threaten Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 7:12am

Expanding Medicaid has helped many people caught up in the opioid epidemic get treatment. But doctors say the proposed Republican changes to the Affordable Care Act could jeopardize these programs.

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Activists On The Left Seek To Harness Spending As Part Of Their Anti-Trump Resistance

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:00am

Boycotts are a powerful and familiar form of protest and now it seems "procotts" — when shoppers seek out products that help support their political beliefs — among anti-Trumpers are on the rise.

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Comey's Testimony And The Rest Of The Week In Politics

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 4:51pm

One of the biggest questions from former FBI Director James Comey's testimony was whether President Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

What Utah's Canyon Country Can Tell Us About Trump's Monuments Review

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 7:16am

For over two decades, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has been a lightning rod. Now, it's under review along with 26 other monuments. And its example illustrates what has people worked up.

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Rep. Terri Sewell On The State Of Alabama And The Country

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 7:14am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell about issues facing the country and the state.

The Week In Politics: Comey, Comey And Comey

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 7:14am

James Comey's testimony and reactions to it dominated the week in politics.

Alabama Republican Leader Jim Zeigler On Trump And Comey

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 7:14am

NPR's Scott Simon talks live with Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler, a leader in the Republican Party in Alabama, about the week in politics.

A Conservative's Take On The James Comey Hearing

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 7:14am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to conservative commentator Michael Graham of The Weekly Standard about fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony.

Alabama's Recent Scandals

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 7:14am

John Archibald, political writer for AL.com, and NPR's Debbie Elliott talk with host Scott Simon about the series of scandals that have shaken Alabama politics in recent years.

What's Ahead In U.K. Politics

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 7:14am

Roula Khalaf of the Financial Times talks with Scott Simon about what's next for Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May after her Conservative Party lost seats in Thursday's election.

Town That Helped Power Northwest Feels Left Behind In Shift Away From Coal

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 7:01am

Colstrip, Mont., is home to the second-largest coal power plant in the West. The plant's customers in other states are turning away from coal, so locals are looking for support in making a transition.

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