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Zimbabwe Swears In A New President, In The First Transfer Of Power Since Independence

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:36am

Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose firing by now-ousted President Robert Mugabe prompted military intervention, promises to change the government's culture after years of corruption and economic trouble.

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Uproar Over Elephant Trophies Overshadows Changes To Lion Imports

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 5:15am

The Trump administration lifted a ban on importing elephant and lion trophies from two African countries. National Geographic's Rachael Bale explains how this could affect conservation efforts.

Is A Big, Blue Wave Forming Off The Political Coast?

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 5:00am

After Democrats' pulled off wins in 2017 that were bigger than expected, Republicans and Democrats are wondering what that means for the 2018 midterms.

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Who Is Mike Cernovich?

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep talks with Andrew Marantz of The New Yorker about Mike Cernovich, the alt-right figure who obtained documents about sexual misconduct allegations against Democratic Rep. John Conyers.

Ohio Politicians Face Sexual Misconduct Scandals

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

NPR's Noel King talks with Ohio Public Radio and Television's Karen Kasler about charges of sexual misconduct, assault and cover-ups in Ohio state politics that have led to resignations.

News Brief: Navy Aircraft Crash, Flynn May Be Cooperating With Russia Investigation

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

NBC's Geoff Bennett talks about the latest on the Russia investigation, including signs Michael Flynn may be cooperating. Also, the latest on the Navy aircraft crash in the Philippine Sea.

Politics Update: Russia Investigation, The Congressional Agenda

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

NPR's Noel King talks with NBC's Geoff Bennett about developments in the Russia investigation and what's ahead for Congress.

Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:00am

One way to deal with the surging opioid epidemic is to let doctors use telemedicine to remotely prescribe addiction treatment medication. The approach has promise and some drawbacks.

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Trump Thanks Service Members Abroad On Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 3:38pm

President Trump thanked U.S. service members who are serving abroad in a video call from Mar-a-Lago today. Ahead of the holiday — the Defense Logistics Agency sent close to 100,000 pounds of turkey and some 30,000 pounds of ham to the region for a Thanksgiving meal.

Robert Mueller May Bring An End To Jokes Surrounding Old Law

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 3:38pm

The little-known Foreign Agents Registration Act was long considered a joke — until Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller brought his first indictments. Legal observers are asking whether he might take a "toothless" old law and give it new fangs.

Putin Is Working To Build Alliances With Leaders The U.S. Often Distances Itself From

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 3:38pm

Russia's president has had a flurry of meetings with leaders from the Middle East and beyond. Critics say he's trying to exploit what the Kremlin sees as inattention from the Trump administration.

Trump Wine: Local Promotion Or Presidential Product Placement?

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 3:38pm

Ninety miles west of the White House, the National Park Service was selling Trump Wine at Shenandoah National Park — raising questions about Park Service rules and presidential influence.

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Texas Woman Charged With Mailing Explosives To State's Governor And Obama

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 3:16pm

A 46-year-old woman in Texas has been charged with mailing explosives to Gov. Greg Abbott and then-President Obama. Authorities say the devices could have seriously injured or even killed someone.

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Trump To Troops On Thanksgiving: 'You're Fighting For Something Good'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 2:29pm

The president also said multiple times that the U.S. armed forces were better off under his leadership than under the Obama administration.

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Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes After Lewd Photo Becomes Public

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:17am

The Texas Republican said that he sent the photo to a woman he was in a consensual relationship with while separated from his second wife, and regrets not having used "better judgment."

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Democrats Strategize For 2018

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 6:03am

When members of Congress come back from Thanksgiving break, they'll start thinking about the 2018 midterms. Democrats are hoping to continue their recent wins.

Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 5:01am

A poll found that 38 economists agree the GOP tax plan will not pay for itself through growth. In fact, they're doubtful that growth will happen anyway.

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This Thanksgiving A Majority Would Prefer To Hold The Side Of Political Talk

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 5:00am

In the latest NPR Politics Podcast, we explain why Democrats and Republicans are feeling so differently about the inevitable talk of politics during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Trump's Company Cuts Ties To NYC Hotel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump's company says it's severing its contract with the Trump SoHo, a New York City condo hotel that has struggled to find buyers.

News Brief: Roy Moore's Communication Director Resigns, Politics In Lebanon

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

We look at Roy Moore's chances in the Alabama Senate race after his communications director resigned. Also, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon and says he will stay on, for now.

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