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Morning News Brief

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

A spokesman says President Trump is open to improving the background-checks system for gun purchases. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School remains closed after last week's deadly shooting.

More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:00am

Donald Trump is fueling many women's desire to run for office in 2018 — in the words of one analyst, he's "the gift that keeps on giving" to the resistance.

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Trump Endorses Romney For U.S. Senate, But Does It Signal Détente?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:17am

Pundits have speculated that the famously strained relationship between the president and the former presidential candidate could mean a future Sen. Romney would be a thorn in Trump's side.

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Court Decides Pennsylvania Voting Map

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:52pm

Pennsylvania's supreme court has decided what the state's congressional map will be after declaring the current outlines an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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Teens 'Lie In' At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Control

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 2:20pm

In solidarity with their peers attacked in last week's school shooting in Florida, D.C. area students called for gun control reform Monday. Hundreds more demonstrations are expected in coming weeks.

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Why The AR-15?

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:06am

After every mass shooting, a few words are repeated over and over: Thoughts. Prayers. AR-15.

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Rep. Deutch On How His Constituents Are Coping With Fla. School Shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 6:39am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Tim Deutch of Florida about last week's school shooting that took place in his district. Seventeen people were killed. Has debate over guns changed?

Rep. Schiff On Russia Influence Investigation

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California about President Trump's latest tweets concerning the Russia influence probe. He tweeted: "Schiff, the leakin' monster of no control."

Politics In The News: Gun-Violence Restraining Order

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:04am

The Florida school shooting has again ignited debate over gun control. David Greene talks to David French, senior writer at the National Review, about the idea of a gun-violence restraining order.

Trump Suggests FBI Missed Signs Of Fla. Shooting Because Of Russia Probe

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:04am

President Trump sent several tweets over the weekend, including an accusation that the FBI's focus on the Russia probe distracted the agency from following up on the Florida school shooter.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:04am

President Trump's tweets about the Russia probe and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle. The heartbreak over the shooting is accompanied by new calls to action.

Trump To Talk About 'School Safety,' But Will He Do Anything About Guns?

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:00am

The president has meetings scheduled with students and teachers centered on safety after the latest mass shooting at a high school in Florida. But so far, he has avoided addressing guns.

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CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:00am

Search members of Congress by state to find out how they have voted on key gun legislation in recent years.

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Election Heads 'Straddle The Line Between Sounding The Alarm And Being Alarmist'

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:00am

State election officers from all over the country met in Washington, D.C. this weekend, and received a classified intelligence briefing on threats from foreign adversaries.

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Black Women Gather In Atlanta To Harness Economic And Political Power

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

Michel Martin talks about the conference with Karen Finney, a former spokeswoman for Hillary Clinton, Nakisha Lewis, an organizer for Black Lives Matter, and New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Coleman.

Trump Tweet Ties 'Missed Signals' In Florida Shooting To FBI Russia Probe

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

President Trump's suggestion that the FBI failed to stop the Florida shooting because it spent too much time on the Russia investigation has outraged his critics.

Students Who Lived Through Florida Shooting Turn Rage Into Activism

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 5:00pm

After the latest mass shooting, teenagers in Florida are mobilizing with plans for rallies against school and gun violence in Washington, D.C., and around the country.

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Trump Says FBI Missed 'Signals' Of Florida School Shooting Because Of Russia Probe

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:51pm

Trump's flurry of weekend tweets about the Russia investigation and the latest school shooting drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle.

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Floridians Call For Change After Latest School Shooting

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

After 17 people were killed in a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., there's increasing pressure on lawmakers to take action on guns. Even some pro-gun Republicans are talking about policy changes.

Trump Campaigner On Russia Indictment

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 7:07am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Susie Wiles, former senior strategist of the Trump campaign in Florida, about the recent indictment of 13 Russians for interference in the 2016 election.

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