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3 GOP Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Blocking Health Care Bill

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:13pm

Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote no on the latest push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That once again leaves the GOP short of the votes they need to pass a health care bill.

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How Every NFL Team Responded To Trump's National Anthem Protest Comments

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 4:46pm

After the president said those who kneel during the anthem should be fired, protests rippled throughout the NFL on Sunday. Teams mostly stood by their players.

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Far-Right Gains Set To Alter Germany's Relationship With U.S, E.U.

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Angela Merkel won her fourth term as chancellor of Germany Sunday, but a far-right party also gained unprecedented representation. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Donfried of the German Marshall Fund, on what the election means for Germany and the U.S.

60 Years Later, Remembering The Little Rock Nine And School Integration

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

The eight living members of the Little Rock Nine join former President Clinton to commemorate 60 years since Central High School was the nation's battleground over school integration. In 1957, the segregationist governor of Arkansas called up the state's National Guard to keep nine African-American students out of Central High. President Eisenhower federalized the guard and sent in the 101st Airborne to escort the students to class.

NFL National Anthem Protests Recall History Of Sports And Politics

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with sports journalist Bruce Schoenfeld about the history of black athletes using their platforms for political protests.

American Hospital Association CEO Explains His Opposition To Graham-Cassidy Bill

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, about his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill. He says the bill risks losing tens of millions of people's insurance and does nothing to stabilize the insurance market.

GOP Lawmakers Present Revised Version Of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Lawmakers presented a revised vision of the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and on Monday, several witnesses talked about the bill at a Senate Finance Committee hearing.

Virginia Election Serves As First Test Of U.S. Voting System Security

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Virginia is one of two states to hold major elections this November, a year after Russians tried to hack into U.S. voting systems. It will be the first test of how much progress has been made by election officials and federal agencies on securing U.S. elections from attack.

White House Amends Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump amended his travel ban to include most travelers from Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. Additionally, some travelers from Venezuela and Iraq will now face extra restrictions and additional screening. The ban goes into effect October 18, and unlike the previous ones, does not expire. The plan will almost certainly spark a new round of legal challenges.

Trump's Criticism Renews Spotlight On NFL National Anthem Protests

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Football players knelt, locked arms or stayed off the field in a show of unity before games Sunday against a barrage of criticism by President Trump over some player protests during the national anthem.

NFL Players, Coaches Protest National Anthem After Trump's Attacks

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

Over the weekend, NFL players, coaches and others protested against President Trump for his attacks on the NFL, saying that any player who kneels during the national anthem should be fired.

A Former Speechwriter Looks Back On His 'Hopey, Changey' Years With Obama

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 2:55pm

David Litt says writing speeches and jokes for President Barack Obama was often a delicate task: "There's a whole industry of people trying to take your words out of context."

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Trump, The NFL And The Powder Keg History Of Race, Sports And Politics

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:30pm

President Trump says his calling for the firing of NFL players who don't stand for the National Anthem isn't about race. But the protests are about racial justice, which has a long history in sports.

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Supreme Court Removes Travel Ban Cases From Its Calendar After Trump's New Revision

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 1:01pm

Parties in the two cases — Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii — have until next Thursday, Oct. 5, to file new briefs over whether parts of the cases are now moot.

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Graham-Cassidy Health Care Hearing Starts With Eruption Of Protests

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:56pm

The Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on Monday on Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Supporters of the bill cannot afford to lose any more GOP votes.

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'Hard Confrontations' Ahead With Far-Right Party In German Parliament, Merkel Says

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:00am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would work to win back voters who'd abandoned her party. Meanwhile, internal squabbles erupted among leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.

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Salman Rushdie's American Tale

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:20am

A nationalist leader comes to power, affecting a family of immigrants in New York.

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Anthony Weiner Is Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:13am

The disgraced former U.S. congressman pleaded guilty in May to sending obscene messages to a 15-year-old girl.

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Pulling The Plug On Free Speech Week

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:06am

Attitudes about free speech are changing on college campuses across America.

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Alabama Senate Race: More Than Moore-Strange

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 9:06am

The battle is being billed as "Trump vs. Trumpland."

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