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Wave Of Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Capitol Hill

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken faces a second allegation that he groped a woman. And, Rep. Diana DeGette told of an experience where a former member of Congress tried to kiss her in an elevator.

U.S. Cancels Program For Recent Haitian Immigrants; They Must Leave By 2019

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 8:43pm

The Department of Homeland Security announced that Haitians living in the United States since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will have to return to their home.

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Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:43pm

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.

Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:15pm

Janet Yellen says she'll step down from the Federal Reserve Board when her successor as chair is sworn in. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chairman.

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The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is One Step Closer To Construction

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to approve a route for the pipeline, giving TransCanada the permission it needs to build. But there are still big obstacles ahead, both economic and challenges from environmentalists and landowners.

Alabama Media Group Condemns Senate Candidate Roy Moore

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

The Alabama Media Group came out with strong condemnation of Roy Moore, prompting a legal threat from the U.S. Senate candidate. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alabama Media Group's Vice President of Content Michelle Holmes about that decision.

Democrats Lack Votes To Block Trump's Federal Judge Nominees

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

Two more of President Trump's nominees for important federal judge spots will have hearings this week. This comes as Republicans are putting the American Bar Association rating process under scrutiny.

Trumps Puts North Korea On List Of Countries Identified As State Sponsors Of Terror

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:27pm

President Trump has added North Korea to the list of nations designated by the U.S. government as state sponsors of terror — joining Sudan, Syria and Iran. North Korea was previously on the list, but taken off in 2008 by the Bush administration during an attempted denuclearization deal.

New Online Store Is One More Way For Trump To Profit From Presidency, Critics Say

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:49pm

The Trump Organization has a new website that sells merchandise with the Trump name on it. Ethics watchdogs say it's the latest example of Donald Trump's businesses cashing in on his office.

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Massachusetts Set To Approve Law Protecting Access To Birth Control

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:43pm

The Massachusetts law would make it the first state to circumvent a federal policy allowing any company to opt out of providing free birth control coverage due to a religious or moral exemption.

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U.S. To Impose More Sanctions On North Korea, But How Effective Will They Be?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:56pm

The Trump administration is increasingly using economic sanctions to try to influence behavior in North Korea, Venezuela and Russia. But the strategy doesn't always work — and can backfire.

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New Trump Hotel Set To Open In Heart Of The Mississippi Delta

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:53pm

Ethics experts question new Trump hotels being built during his presidency. The new Trump-associated line looks to capitalize on a nearby Grammy museum — and is also running into local politics

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Trump To Designate North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:13am

That designation was removed in 2008, when the North Korean government pledged to dismantle its nuclear program. The president says additional sanctions will be imposed.

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What Are You Thankful For?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:06am

No sarcastic answers, please.

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Sen. Al Franken Hit With Second Groping Allegation

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:57am

A woman told CNN that Democratic Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010 while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.

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The FCC And The Wave Of Deregulation

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:06am

While much attention has been paid to potential legislation passing through Congress or to the actions of the president, the Federal Communications Commission has been quite active.

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Sen. Brown Wants A Bipartisan Tax Plan To Help People

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:52am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio about debate over the Senate's tax overhaul plan. They also discuss sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken.

How Republicans Can 'Shoehorn' Temporary Tax Cuts In For Good

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:15am

The White House budget director said the Senate GOP bill makes individual rates last only eight years to "game the system" and fit inside budget rules. Critics say it obscures true costs of tax cuts.

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News Brief: Ala. Election Draws Near, Court Rules On Kenya's Election

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:03am

Three Alabama newspapers urged voters not to elect GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who's accused of sexual misconduct. In Kenya, judges dismissed a pair of petitions challenging the Oct. 26 vote.

Roy Moore, Al Franken Stories Dominate Political News

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:03am

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct, and Sen. Al Franken has apologized to a woman who says he forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006.

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