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GOP Health Bill Leaves Many 'Pre-Existing Condition' Protections Up To States

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:10pm

Before the Affordable Care Act, people with pre-existing conditions often couldn't get health insurance — or paid sky-high premiums. The bill passed by the House last week would let states decide.

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Beware The Twist! Bill Clinton Plans To Pen A Thriller With James Patterson

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:38pm

The former president and fiction titan foisted a surprise on readers Monday, announcing they'll be releasing a novel named The President Is Missing in June 2018.

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WATCH LIVE: Sally Yates Testifies: 'We Believed Gen. Flynn Was Compromised'

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:23pm

The former acting attorney general tells a Senate panel that she repeatedly informed the White House that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was engaging in "problematic" conduct.

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Obama Warned Trump About Michael Flynn During Oval Office Meeting

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:42am

Ex-Obama officials say their former boss raised red flags about the man who would become Trump's national security adviser in an Oval Office meeting. Trump ignored them; Flynn resigned in February.

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Sally Yates To Testify In Russia Hearing. Susan Rice? Not So Much

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 8:56am

A Senate subcommittee is scheduled to hear testimony from the former acting U.S. attorney general and former U.S. spy boss James Clapper. But former national security adviser Rice declined to appear.

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Obama Calls On Congress To Have 'Courage' On Health Care

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 8:02am

Receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his own work on health care, the former president said, "It actually doesn't take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful."

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Kennedy Award Honors Obama's Commitment To Public Service

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 6:38am

Former President Obama has ventured back into the political debate. He did it in Boston Sunday night when he received the JFK Profile in Courage Award, which is given annually by the Kennedy family.

What We Don't Know (And Wish We Did) About The Russia Investigation

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 6:32am

When Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election, who knew it was happening? Who helped, and who was exploited? And in the months since, who leaked classified intel, and why?

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Trump's Travel Ban Executive Order Is Back In Court

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia hears arguments Monday on the revised version of President Trump's ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries.

Condoleezza Rice: Institutions Aren't Perfect, But They're The Bedrock Of Democracy

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice tells NPR that America is still a "bright, shining city on the hill, not because we're perfect but because we struggle in our imperfections every day."

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Yates To Tell Senate Panel About Russia Discussions With White House

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Russian interference is the topic for the latest round of hearings. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is expected to field questions about former national security adviser Mike Flynn.

News Brief: Trump Travel Ban, French Presidential Election, Russia Meddling

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

Trump's revised travel ban gets its first federal appeals court review. French voters elect a president. And ex-acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Russia's meddling in U.S. elections.

Pitch To Chinese Investors From Kushner Real Estate Firm Raises Questions

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:11am

David Greene talks to Emily Rauhala of The Washington Post about the Kushner family's business seeking investors in China and dangling visa benefits in return. Jared Kushner is a Trump senior adviser.

Trump Travel Ban Returns To Court, With His Own Words At The Center

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 4:00am

A federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., is preparing to hear arguments about the legality of President Trump's revised travel ban. Immigrant advocates argue it discriminates against Muslims.

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Taken For Refusing The Death Penalty, Attorney Sues To Get Cases Back

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 3:57am

When State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced in March that she would no longer seek the death penalty in capital cases, Florida Gov. Scott took away more than 20 murder cases in her jurisdiction.

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Kushner's Sister Suggests Family Can Help Chinese Get U.S. Visas In Business Exchange

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 5:31pm

Washington Post's William Wan talks to NPR's Lakshmi Singh about accusations that Nicole Meyer, sister to senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, used her family ties to peddle business in Beijing.

Kushner Companies' Pitch To Chinese Investors Raises Conflict Of Interest Questions

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 4:50pm

The sister of President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, highlighted her powerful brother as she sought financing for the family firm's real estate project in New Jersey to Chinese investors.

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France To Pick New President In Historic Race

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 8:28am

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen represents euro-skepticism and protectionism while centrist Emmanuel Macron is pro-Europe and immigrant friendly. Most polls close at 7 p.m. local time Sunday.

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Domestic Issues Dominate Ahead Of South Korean Election

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 7:16am

South Koreans go to the polls Tuesday to replace ousted leader Park Geun-hye. Outsiders talk about North Korea, but South Korean voters say they're more concerned about the economy and environment.

Obama Under Scrutiny For Paid Speeches

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 7:16am

Speaking fees accepted by former President Obama have political allies criticizing him and political opponents threatening his pension.




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