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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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Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 7:08am

Emails have been a central theme for President Trump, who has repeatedly said that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton should face federal criminal charges over her use of private email.

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GOP Tweaks Current Effort To Replace Obamacare

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 6:37am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ron Johnson, a chief sponsor of the GOP health care proposal, about efforts to get the needed votes to pass it. NPR's Susan Davis analyzes Johnson's comments.

White House Revises Travel Ban, Expands Countries

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:58am

The Trump administration changed its travel ban Sunday night, effective October 18. For the first time, it includes countries that are not majority-Muslim: North Korea, Venezuela and Chad

Democratic Sen. Wyden On Revisions To Latest GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:58am

The Senate Finance Committee on Monday holds the only public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ron Wyden and NPR's Susan Davis about the measure.

Political Subplot Overshadows Sunday's NFL Games

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:58am

Jesse Washington of The Undefeated tells David Greene how pro football players reacted to President Trump telling them they should be "fired" if they kneel in protest during the national anthem.

News Brief: NFL Players React To Trump Tweet, Germany's Elections

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:58am

Football players knelt, linked arms or stayed off the field during the national anthem following President Trump's tweet on Friday. German voters gave Chancellor Merkel another four years in office.

Trump Renews Debate Over National Anthem Protest, NFL Players Respond

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 2:39am

President Trump said kneeling during the national anthem is unpatriotic and those refusing to stand should be fired. On Sunday, players sat, knelt or locked arms with teammates during the anthem.

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Germany's Political Earthquake: Making Sense Of The Right Shift In Elections

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:41pm

"We will hunt Chancellor Merkel. We will bring our county and our nation back," AfD leader Alexander Gauland told a cheering crowd of supporters. Is this a foretaste of the new tone in the parliament?

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Germany's Political Earthquake: Making Sense Of The Right Shift In Elections

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:41pm

"We will hunt Chancellor Merkel. We will bring our county and our nation back," AfD leader Alexander Gauland told a cheering crowd of supporters. Is this a foretaste of the new tone in the parliament?

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Trump Administration Revises Travel Ban, Expands Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:23pm

New restrictions will apply to North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, starting on Oct. 18. Sudan has been dropped from the travel ban, which is before the Supreme Court next month.

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What's Next For The Affordable Care Act?

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:30pm

Julie Rover, chief Washington Correspondent for Kaiser Health News, talks about the state of health care in the U.S. today, and how it could move forward.

Across The Nation, NFL Teams Take A Knee In Protest Of President's Comments

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:30pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with ESPN sports commentator Kevin Blackistone and Robert Costa, a political writer at The Washington Post, about the latest mix of sports and politics.

A Look At How The Graham-Cassidy Bill Would Affect Kansas

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:30pm

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, who is also a physician, speaks to NPR's Michel Martin about his support for the latest health care bill that aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans Left With 1 Week To Pass Health Care Bill Without Democrat Votes

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:30pm

The future of the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act remains in question after two Republican senators have come out firmly against it, as others remain doubtful.

Right-Wing Party Makes Strong Showing in German Elections

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 2:06pm

Early poll results from Sunday's vote show the AfD had the best showing for a far-right party in decades, taking third place.

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Angela Merkel Set To Win 4th Term; Right-Wing Party Gains Ground, Exit Polls Say

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 1:17pm

Preliminary results show German voters gave Chancellor Angela Merkel a mandate for a fourth term today, but with far fewer votes than needed for her to govern without forming a coalition.

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Key GOP Swing Vote On Health Care: 'Difficult To Envision' Supporting Bill

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 8:53am

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, expressed major reservations with legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and remake Medicaid. If Collins doesn't support the bill it cannot pass.

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Trump And Athletes Trade Words On Twitter

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:02am

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about President Trump's comments about players who don't stand for the national anthem and the ensuing backlash.

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