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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:06am

The October 15th deadline for the U.S. to recertify its nuclear deal with Iran is fast approaching.

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Maine Sen. Susan Collins, A Trump GOP Critic, To Stay In The Senate

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:50am

While Collins would have been a front-runner in a race for governor, her centrist style had turned some Republicans against her and she might have faced a tough primary.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:06am

This week, we saw an executive order on health care, a shift in immigration strategy and a step forward on disaster relief.

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Trump Set To Address Values Voter Summit For First Time As President

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:33am

The president will become the first sitting president to address the annual gathering of religious conservatives, as he solidifies his ties to the GOP's evangelical wing that helped put him in office.

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Ali Velshi: In An Age Of "Alternative Facts," How Do We Know What's True?

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:21am

Journalist Ali Velshi began his career to "speak truth to power." Now he worries that fake news has subverted the meaning of truth.

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Trump Expected To Detail Tougher Line On Iran's Nuclear Program

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:49am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania about indications that President Trump won't re-certify the 2015 nuclear deal. Congress could re-impose sanctions.

Trump May Put Congress On The Hook Over Iran Deal

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

If the president should declare that Iran is not in compliance with the nuclear deal, a 60-day countdown begins during which Congress can choose to reimpose sanctions — or choose not to.

White House To End Health Care Subsidies

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

The White House says the government will no longer make subsidy payments to health insurers. The change could cause premiums to spike and drive insurers out of the marketplace.

News Brief: Trump Ends Health Care Subsidies, Iran Deal, California Fires

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

The Trump administration says it will end cost-sharing payments designed to help low-income Americans get health care. Trump is also expected to make an announcement on the future of the Iran deal.

Lawmakers Say The ATF Should Regulate Bump Stocks. It's Not That Simple

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:00am

Since the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, new scrutiny has fallen on the controversial firearm device. Experts in the field say there are limits to what the ATF can do under existing law.

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Poll: Majorities Of Both Parties Favor Increased Gun Restrictions

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:00am

A new poll finds bipartisan support for tougher gun laws, but big partisan gaps on the intensity of that support — not to mention sizable gaps in knowledge about gun facts.

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Trump Administration To End Obamacare Subsidies For The Poor

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:32pm

Despite repeated threats to end the cost-reduction payments, the White House had continued the subsidies while waiting for a lawsuit to move through the courts. Thursday's decision reverses that.

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'Many Challenges' Ahead For 2020 Census, Commerce Secretary Says

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:22pm

Facing cost overruns and cybersecurity risks, the 2020 Census is expected to cost more than $15 billion. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says more funding will make the count as accurate as possible.

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How Trump's Executive Order Could Affect The Health Insurance System

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

NPR'S Robert Siegel talks with Sabrina Corlette, a professor at Georgetown University and expert on the health insurance market, about President Trump's executive order on health associations and the impact they will have on the health care system.

What Does Trump's Executive Order Mean For Health Care?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

President Trump issued an executive order on health care today. The order would remove requirements for basic benefits that are part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. He is telling federal agencies to permit wider use of so-called "association health plans" which currently do not meet the requirements for basic benefits like maternity care.

As 2020 Census Approaches, Worries Rise Of A Political Crisis After The Count

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

Some Census watchers are worried that underfunding the 2020 Census will lead to a disaster similar to the 1920 Census, after which Congress refused to reapportion seats for the first time in history.

How Trump Uses Talk Of Patriotism To His Advantage

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

President Trump has repeatedly criticized NFL players for protesting during the National Anthem, saying they show "disrespect for country." A decade ago, at a golf course of his, Trump got into a very similar fight over the American flag.

Congressional Aid Could Help Puerto Rico Create Sustainable Economy

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

The U.S. House is expected to pass a $36 billion relief package including billions for Puerto Rico. Although Congress is not expected to revisit the island's $74 billion debt, analysts say the infusion of federal aid may help revive Puerto Rico's stagnant economy.

Puerto Ricans More Concerned About Situation On Island Than Trump's Tweets

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:08pm

Puerto Ricans are more concerned about power and water shortages than President Trump's tweeted threat that U.S. military and FEMA personnel won't stay on the island "forever."

White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly: 'I'm Not Quitting' Or 'Being Fired'

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:04pm

"I'm not so frustrated in this job that I'm thinking of leaving," the retired four-star Marine Corps general told the White House press corps Thursday in a surprise briefing room appearance.

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