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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 9:06am

Tech headlines took control of this week's news cycle.

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Pregnant And Detained

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 8:29am

Immigration authorities have detained 506 pregnant women since December, when the Trump administration ended a policy to release most pregnant women while their immigration cases are pending.

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Trump And Muslims: A Warming Abroad, A Cooling At Home

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 8:03am

President Trump is strengthening partnerships with Muslim nations in the Middle East, but antagonizing U.S. Muslims with his choice of a new national security adviser and secretary of state.

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U.S. Hits Russian Oligarchs And Officials With Sanctions Over Election Interference

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 7:37am

The Trump administration is laying sanctions on 38 Russian oligarchs, government officials and business entities, citing "the Kremlin's malign agenda."

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Trump Threatens To Slap $100 Billion In Additional Tariffs On China

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 6:34am

The president directed his trade representative to look at adding tariffs on Chinese goods. In West Virginia, he said the tariffs were necessary to stop Chinese companies from stealing U.S. research.

The Pentagon And The President

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump and military leaders found themselves out of step a few times this week. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Adm. James Stavridis about the art of Pentagon-White House relations.

News Brief: Sheryl Sandberg Speaks To NPR, China Responds To More Tariff Threats

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:06am

NPR spoke with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Also, China says it will respond to any new tariffs proposed by President Trump.

'Concerned' Evangelicals Plan To Meet With Trump As Sex Scandals Swirl

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 4:00am

Trump denies knowledge of a payment to a porn star to cover up a sexual encounter. Evangelical leaders, worried about the midterms, have arranged a meeting with the president at Trump's D.C. hotel.

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Full Transcript: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg On Protecting User Data

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:31pm

Facebook has been under fire in recent weeks a political consulting firm gained access to millions of users' data. Sandberg tells NPR about the company's missteps, and what it's doing to correct them.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg On Data Privacy Fail: 'We Were Way Too Idealistic'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 8:51pm

The chief operating officer tells NPR that she is sorry for not doing more to protect users and that the company is looking into whether user information has been compromised by other firms.

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Maryland Delegate Says Her Dad, A State Senator, Suggested Conversion Therapy To Her

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 7:06pm

Maryland Senator Bryan Simonaire voted against a state ban on conversion therapy. Later, his daughter, Meagan, a state delegate, voted for the ban, saying her parents urged her to do it as a teenager.

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Trump Denies Knowledge Of Porn Star Hush Money

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 4:58pm

President Trump says he was unaware that his attorney paid $130,000 shortly before the 2016 election to silence an adult film star who claims she had a sexual relationship with Trump.

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Trump Says He Didn't Know His Lawyer Paid Adult Film Star $130,000

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 4:35pm

President Trump for the first time has answered questions about Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress and director, who claims to have had an affair with him a decade ago.

FACT CHECK: Trump Repeats Voter Fraud Claim About California

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 4:26pm

It's not the first time Trump has claimed widespread fraud in California, or nationally. "It's sad the president continues to recycle his same old lies," said California's top elections official.

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President Of National Border Patrol Council Says National Guardsmen Welcome To Assist

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Brandon Judd, president the National Border Patrol Council, about President Trump's plan to deploy National Guardsmen to assist with border security.

Why President Trump Can't Directly Order National Guard Troops To U.S.-Mexico Border

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:19pm

President Trump wants military troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, but there are legal limits on what the military can do. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with George Mason University law professor Tim MacArthur about the Posse Comitatus Act.

Lawmakers Gearing Up To Question Facebook CEO Amid Questions Of User Data Abuse

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Rep. Frank Pallone. D-N.J., about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's announcement that he will testify before Congress next week about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

How The NRA Worked To Stifle Gun Violence Research

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 2:01pm

For decades, the NRA pushed legislation designed to stifle the study and spread of information about the causes of gun violence. Now some researchers are calling for a resumption of that research.

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What Free Speech Has To Do With Skim Milk, Condoms And Corporate Political Spending

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:54am

Many modern free-speech cases have less to do with citizens speaking to government power than with the reach of businesses and organizations into Americans' lives. We look at a few highlights.

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When The White House Is Watching

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 9:06am

President Trump's has made no secret that he has a favorite news network.

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