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President Trump Fires James Comey As FBI Director

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 5:22pm

FBI Director James Comey has been fired. President Trump wrote him a letter saying in part, "It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust."

White House Announces Trump Has Fired FBI Director James Comey

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 5:11pm

According to a statement from the press secretary, FBI Director Comey has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump made the decision based on recommendations from the attorney general.

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:56pm

"The FBI is one of our Nation's most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement," the president said in a statement.

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Fearing Anti-Semitism, Some American Jews Are Reclaiming German Citizenship

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:44pm

A decades-old German law reinstating German citizenship to Holocaust refugees and their descendants is drawing new interest in Boston.

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Cities Create Defense Funds For Immigrants Facing Deportation

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:36pm

Many cities are establishing funds to provide lawyers to immigrants facing deportation. But as they develop these funds, they're struggling to decide who should get access to the money. Any immigrant in need of a lawyer, or only those with clean criminal records?

Colorado Governor On Republican Health Care Bill: This Is Not An Improvement

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:36pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper about health care reform. Colorado expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and would either have to take on that funding burden or change eligibility requirements under the American Health Care Act.

For Children In Public Housing, Location Matters More Than Race

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 2:01pm

A new study finds that the neighborhood where children in public housing live impacts their life outcomes in more significant ways than race does.

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President Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill For U.S. To Rejoin World's Fair Group

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:56pm

The U.S. is now on track to return to a Paris-based treaty organization it abandoned back in 2001. The new law could boost Minnesota's bid to host a world's fair.

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One Hearing, Two Different Realities — And The Data Prove It

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 1:35pm

Democrats focused on Russia and the White House's conduct when confronted with information that Michael Flynn lied to the vice president. Republicans wanted to know how it got out.

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Trump May Be Spoiling For A Shutdown Fight, But It Could Spell Disaster In 2018

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:38am

The recent spending compromise may well have just kicked the can down the road until September, when both sides may be spoiling for a fight amid the specter of a government shutdown.

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California Assembly Votes To Allow Communists To Hold State Jobs

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:16am

Its sponsor says the bill is "an appropriate step forward." But one opponent said it was an insult to "to allow subversives and avowed Communists" to work for the state.

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Trump Will Decide If U.S. Should Withdraw From Climate Accord

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 6:26am

The Paris accord commits nations to reduce carbon emissions. Steve Inskeep talks to Scott Segal, a lobbyist who represents a range of energy companies, who wants the U.S. to stay in the deal.

Economists Debate If Tax Cuts Pay For Themselves

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

A decades-old economic theory is making a comeback. The theory: tax cuts can pay for themselves. Trump administration advisers have repeated this mantra to explain their corporate tax rate cut.

Did Yates Testimony Shed Light On Flynn's Russian Contacts?

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Sen. Chris Coons, a member of the judiciary committee, about what key administration officials have said about former national security adviser Michael Flynn's Russia contacts.

Yates, Clapper Testify On Russian Attempts To Interfere In U.S. Elections

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yate and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper both talked about the fact that Russia was trying to meddle in the presidential election.

Congress Needs To Address Deeper Issues Hurting Health Care, Pearl Says

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Dr. Robert Pearl, who has been watching congressional efforts to overhaul health care. Pearl is CEO of health care insurer and provider, The Permanente Medical Group.

News Brief: Sally Yates Testimony, South Korea Election, 'Front Line' Probe

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:03am

Senate panel told ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn was compromised by the Russians. South Koreans elect a president. Probe shows why some families aren't getting government-funded housing.

'Pantsuit Nation' Serves Up Nostalgia, Uplift, Heartbreak. But Why?

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 4:00am

For Hillary Clinton's staunchest supporters, reading Pantsuit Nation may be like reading an ex's love letters just after a breakup: a flood of memories, a little too soon, and with no clear purpose.

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At Town Hall Meeting, Republican Lawmaker Gets An Earful

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 3:42am

Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York was one of the few Republican House members to hold a town hall following passage of the American Health Care Act. Her constituents were not happy.

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Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 5:38pm

Jared Kushner's sister recently pitched a New Jersey project to investors in China. Such investors could get a crack at an immigration visa to the United States in exchange for $500,000.

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