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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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Virginia Delays Vote Certification After Error In Ballot Distribution

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:43pm

The state's Board of Elections voted to delay certification of election results for the 28th and 88th House of Delegates districts after claims of incorrect ballot distribution.

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Trump's Charity Had 3 Big Donors Last Year. None Of Them Was Donald Trump

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:15pm

The Donald J. Trump Foundation remains under investigation in New York. Trump says he wants to close it down, but he can't until the probe is finished.

Study Finds Republican Tax Bills Directly Benefit Businesses, Not The Middle Class

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

In an effort to sell their tax plan, Republicans in both House and Senate have touted the benefits for the middle class. But a close review of the plans reveals that such claims are misleading.

Have Conditions Improved In Haiti Since 2010 Earthquake?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Jacqueline Charles of The Miami Herald about the end of temporary protection for Haitians. The Trump administration decided that Haitians must go back to their home country next year, adding that the conditions after the 2010 earthquake no longer exist.

Haitians Have 18 Months Before Protected Status Is Canceled

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

Nearly 60,000 Haitians who have lived in the U.S. since a devastating 2010 earthquake will have their protected status canceled. The Trump administration says the status will be terminated in 18 months.

Trump Uses Pardoning Power Without Ruffling Feathers

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

Since 1989 the U.S. president has pardoned a turkey before Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, President Trump pardoned Wishbone and Drumstick, sparing them from being part of the family dinner. He also used it as a chance to address his reversal of some of former-President Obama's executive orders.

New Hampshire Rep. On 'Me Too' Bill Addressing Sexual Harassment

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire about the "Me Too" bill she is co-sponsoring. It is one of many bills responding to sexual harassment in Congress.

President Trump Weighs In On Alabama Senate Race And Roy Moore

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

President Trump weighed in on the controversy around Alabama Senate canddiate Roy Moore, saying that his Democratic opponent should not be elected. Trump stopped short of endorsing Moore outright.

Potatoes And Pies Are OK, But Poll Shows Americans Don't Want Politics For Dinner

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

Americans may love Thanksgiving — but not the side dish of political fighting that often comes with it. According to a new poll, 58 percent of those surveyed said they dread talking about politics during the holidays.

Lawmakers Fear President Trump's Authority To Launch Nuclear Weapons

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:15pm

Some lawmakers and experts are raising concerns about the president's unilateral authority to launch nuclear weapons as tensions with North Korea continue to escalate.

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