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Alabama Senate Race Roundup

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

Democrat Doug Jones released a new ad calling his opponent Roy Moore a child abuser, while Moore's communications director resigned.

Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:54pm

The part hotel, part condo building, from which Trump had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Considering Action In Response To Rohingya Attacks

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:44pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he believes the attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amounts to ethnic cleansing. He's considering targeted sanctions in response.

Colorado Launches First In The Nation Post-Election Audits

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:44pm

It's the first state to try the method on a statewide basis. The audits involve a ten-sided die, a software algorithm and the assumption that "the reported winner didn't really win."

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What The End To Net Neutrality Means For Internet Streaming

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:44pm

NPR's Elise Hu talks to former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler about what the FCC decision to end so-called net neutrality means and what it will mean to consumers of internet streaming.

Trump Administration Has More Than 250 Unfilled Jobs

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:44pm

Hundreds of jobs remain unfilled in the Trump administration, and many are being held by temporary appointees. But a federal law limits how long those temps can serve, and many are bumping up against the end of their terms.

'Detroit Free Press' Editorial Board Says Rep. John Conyers 'Must Go'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:44pm

Stephen Henderson is Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit Free Press. The paper published an editorial on Wednesday calling for Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct and using public money to settle harassment claims. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Henderson about Conyers' legacy and how his constituents are reacting to calls for his resignation.

FCC's Pai: 'Heavy-Handed' Net Neutrality Rules Are Stifling The Internet

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:10am

The FCC chairman says repealing net neutrality is a needed return to a "free-market-based" Internet. One opponent says Ajit Pai's plan "would end the Internet as we know it."

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After Maria: Puerto Rico & Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:40am

How many people really died after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico? The official death toll is 55. New evidence suggests that's wrong and by a lot.

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How Temporary Is Temporary Protected Status For Immigrants?

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:06am

The Trump Administration is ending a humanitarian program that has let almost 60,000 Haitians live and work in the U.S.

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U.S. Denounces Violence Against Rohingya As 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:06am

"Those responsible for these atrocities must be held accountable," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement Wednesday. Targeted sanctions against Myanmar are a possibility.

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Working In A World After Weinstein

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:06am

What will it take to convince people with power and influence to make a permanent change?

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Rep. Debbie Dingell On Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Conyers

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:12am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Michigan Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell about sexual misconduct allegations against fellow Democratic lawmakers John Conyers and Al Franken.

Opposition To Refugee Arrivals Keeps Getting Louder

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:01am

Critics of the U.S. refugee program say they want more control over who's coming to live in their towns. In Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the debate got ugly.

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Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Supervises Mueller Probe But He's Also A Witness

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:00am

As the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference intensifies, legal experts and Justice Department veterans puzzle over why the deputy attorney general is overseeing the probe.

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Looking At Bill Clinton's Legacy

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Clinton aide Philippe Reines about the Clintons and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's statement that Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Democrat Doug Jones Mounts A Challenge In Deep-Red Alabama

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Can a Democrat win a Senate seat in Alabama? As the Republican candidate, Roy Moore, is enmeshed in allegations of sexual assault, Democrat Doug Jones is trying to do just that.

Cokie Roberts On Expelling Members Of Congress

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Steve Inskeep talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of expelling members of Congress.

News Brief: Conyers Investigation, Uber Data Breach, Ratko Mladic

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Conyers. Also, Uber has acknowledged a massive data breach.

Asking About Opioids: A Treatment Plan Can Make All The Difference

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Is it worthwhile for doctors to screen all the patients who come through the door about their use of opioids? Usually not, but direct connections to treatment can change the equation.

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