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Trump Tower In Toronto Is Up For Sale And Facing Legal Woes

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:33am

The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto has gone bust. Investors have lost millions and Trump has been sued, along with the project's two Russian-Canadian developers.

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Can The Trump Adminstration Reinstate Its Travel Ban? It's In Judges' Hands

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:09pm

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday over whether the ban should remain on hold. Here are the points lawyers for the U.S. and Washington state governments tried to make.

DOJ, States Argue Whether To Lift Suspension Of Trump's Travel Ban

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:07pm

A federal appeals court heard arguments on whether to reinstate the executive order on immigration Tuesday. A federal judge in Washington put a temporary restraining order on the policy last Friday.

White House Says Medicare Should Leverage Its Buying Power To Pull Down Drug Prices

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 7:02pm

A spokesman said Tuesday that President Trump does want Medicare to be able to directly negotiate prescription drug prices with drugmakers. Analysts disagree about how much difference that would make.

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Appeals Court Considers Whether To Lift Stay On Immigration Order

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 6:15pm

A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether or not to lift a temporary restraining order on President Trump's immigration ban. The order was halted by a lower court last Friday.

Melania Trump Lawsuit Argues 'Once In A Lifetime' Chance To Make Millions Is Lost

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 5:33pm

Trump's lawyers say defamatory allegations by a newspaper have curtailed her ability to make money off a potentially branded empire of apparel, shoes, jewelry and cosmetics.

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In Meeting With Sheriffs, Trump Repeats False Murder Rate Statistic

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:27pm

On Tuesday morning the president said — again — "The murder rate in our country is the highest it's been in 47 years, right?" Wrong. The rate is near historic lows, at less than half its peak.

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State Lawmakers Attempt To Counter Ballot Initiatives

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Alan Greenblatt, who covers politics and policy for Governing magazine, about how state legislators around the country are passing laws to counter local ballot initiatives they don't agree with.

Washington Attorney General Mounts Fierce Legal Challenge Against Trump

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

One of Donald Trump's most successful legal challengers may be Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. His lawsuit has led to a temporary halt of the Trump administration's ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Republican Lawmakers Propose New Law To Reduce Legal Immigration

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

Republican senators have introduced a bill to reduce legal immigration numbers to the U.S. With the ascendance of Trump, an anti-immigrant faction has moved from the fringe into the mainstream.

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The Attorney General Behind The Resistance To Trump's Travel Ban

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson's lawsuit has led to a temporary halt of the Trump administration's ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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Miami-Dade Officials Attempt To Block Debate Over Immigration Orders

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

Protesters disrupted a county commission meeting in Miami-Dade County after officials tried to bar comments on a new policy on immigrants in police custody. Following an executive order from President Trump, Miami-Dade has begun detaining inmates with federal deportation orders.

Restrictionist Lawmakers Propose New Law To Reduce Legal Immigration

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

Republican senators have introduced a bill to reduce legal immigration numbers to the United States. With the ascendance of Trump, an anti-immigrant faction has moved from the fringe into the mainstream.

Federal Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments In Trump Immigration Order Case

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether or not to resume President Trump's immigration order that banned travelers and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The order was temporarily halted by a lower court last Friday.

Rep. Pete Aguilar Defends Media Coverage Of San Bernardino Attack

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar of California about Trump's references to the San Bernardino attack in justifying the travel and immigration ban, and his statement that the press barely covered the attack.

Army Corps Of Engineers Grants Easement For Dakota Access Pipeline

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

The Army Corps of Engineers has granted the final easement needed to finish the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a court filing Tuesday.

Legal Challenges To Trump's Actions Highlight Limits Of Presidential Power

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR'S Robert Siegel interviews Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, about Judge Robart's wording regarding whether the executive order on immigration is rational and grounded in facts.

DHS Secretary John Kelly Says He Regrets Rollout Of Immigration Orders

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:29pm

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress Tuesday that in retrospect he should have delayed President Trump's travel ban by a few days to have better prepared lawmakers.

Reaction To DeVos Vote Is Swift, And Divided

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:20pm

The Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary. Here's what educators, lawmakers and education groups have to say about it.

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Trump's Energy Shift Could Bring Higher Gas Prices, Analysts Say

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:01pm

While Barack Obama's energy policy focused on renewable power and climate change, President Trump is focused on extracting fossil fuels. Among big changes, some predict higher prices at the pump.

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