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Omarosa Releases Tape Of Trump Campaign's Offer To 'Buy My Silence'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:20am

Manigault Newman is a former Trump administration staffer who now calls the president a racist. She is currently promoting a new tell-all book about her time in White House.

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Politics Of Wildfires: Biggest Battle Is In California's Capital

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:04am

Politics have always been part and parcel of fighting wildfires. With wildfires setting records across the West, political will is growing to change the way we manage forests and fight fires.

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Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mhmm'

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:00am

Mhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias, and the transatlantic slave trade.

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To Win Texas, Beto O'Rourke Is Running To The Left

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

The Democratic congressman is challenging GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. He's making a bet that firing up liberals is the way to win, instead of running to the center like other Democrats in red states.

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Trump's Military Parade Is Likely Postponed Until 2019

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

The Pentagon, in a brief statement Thursday night, said it was postponing until 2019 a military parade in the nation's capital. It had been planned for Veterans Day weekend this year.

Why Democrats Are Shifting Away From NRA Support

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

Noel King talks to Reid Epstein — a reporter with The Wall Street Journal — about whether pro-gun Democrats can win elections in 2018. How valuable is an NRA endorsement in 2018?

Morning News Brief

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

The Vatican responds to a Pa. grand jury report detailing abuse of children by clergy. Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria, FEMA scales back assistance to Puerto Rico. The legacy of Aretha Franklin.

Trump Predicts 'Red Wave,' But Special Elections Show Democrats Poised For Big Gains

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 4:00am

Based on calculations by NPR, the average shift in special elections since 2016 was 10 points toward the Democrats. If you apply that to all 435 House districts, Democrats would win a big majority.

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Trump Signs Annual Defense Policy Bill, Lists Many Things He Doesn't Like About It

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 5:20pm

Hours after President Trump signed into law the annual defense policy bill, he — like his recent predecessors — issued a signing statement challenging the constitutionality of 52 provisions in the bill.

Senate Democrats Threaten Lawsuit Over Kavanaugh Documents

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:26pm

Senate Democrats filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in public service. If they don't get answers they vow to sue.

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth On How Her Daughter Helped Shape Her Views On Family Policy

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:02pm

When her daughter Maile Pearl was born in April, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., became the first senator to have a baby during a term in office. She shares her observations with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden Weighs In On Trump Revoking Security Clearances

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:02pm

Former CIA and NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about President Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance for one of Hayden's successors, John Brennan.

Secretary Of State Pompeo Announces Creation Of Iran Action Group

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:02pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the creation of an "Iran Action Group" on Thursday. The State Department's Brian Hook will work to try to build a strategy to counter what Pompeo sees as Iran's nefarious behavior.

Journalists Nationwide Push Back Against President Trump's Anti-Media Rhetoric

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:33pm

More than 300 papers have heeded the call of The Boston Globe to run editorials on Thursday standing up for the press in the face of President Trump's ongoing anti-media rhetoric.

Revocation Of Ex-CIA Director's Clearance Draws Mixed Reaction From Congress

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:32pm

One Republican senator described President Trump's decision as "very much like a banana republic kind of thing," but many other Republicans supported the move.

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The Future Of For-Profit Colleges

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:06am

How are for-profit colleges regulated?

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'Globe' And Other Newspapers Stand Together: 'Journalists Are Not The Enemy'

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 7:52am

Hundreds of papers joined with the Boston Globe today in publishing editorials that express concern with President Trump's approach to the press.

Punishing A Critic? Trump Strips John Brennan Of Security Clearances

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:10am

Noel King talks to John McLaughlin, acting director of the CIA under President George W. Bush, about President Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan.

Colorado Baker Sues State Again, After Refusing To Make Cake For Transgender Woman

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 5:12am

Jack Phillips, who prevailed in a Supreme Court case about his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is suing Colorado in a case involving a cake celebrating gender transition.

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'Boston Globe' Calls On Papers To Counter Trump's War On The Media

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor of The Boston Globe, about the paper's call for a coordinated editorial response to President Trump's attacks on the press.

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