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Funeral Held For Stephon Clark As Unrest Continues In Sacramento

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 3:09pm

At Stephon Clark's funeral Thursday, Rev. Al Sharpton gave a eulogy to the man shot by police in Sacramento last week. Hundreds of residents went to City Hall Tuesday to express their anger about the shooting.

Republican Sen. Jerry Moran Weighs In On Firing Of VA Secretary Shulkin

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 3:09pm

There's more turnover in President Trump's cabinet — this time at the Department of Veterans Affairs. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, about oversight of the department and the confirmation process of the person picked to lead it.

How Veteran Groups Are Reacting To The Departure Of VA Secretary Shulkin

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 3:09pm

Garry Augustine, executive director of Disabled American Veterans, speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about how veteran groups are responding to the the news of VA Secretary David Shulkin's firing.

A Comparison Of How The Government Responded To Hurricanes Harvey And Maria

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 3:09pm

Politico reporter Danny Vinik found some striking differences in the way the federal government responded to Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Vinik about the findings.

Departure Of VA Secretary Shulkin Doesn't End Debate Of Privatization

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 3:09pm

The departure of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin does not end the debate over how far the agency should privatize. Neither the president nor his nominee have given their views on the subject.

Former U.S. Ambassador To NATO Discusses Russia's Expulsion Of U.S. Diplomats

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 3:09pm

Former U.S. ambassador to NATO Robert Hunter talks with NPR's Audie Cornish about Russia's retaliatory expulsion of 60 U.S. diplomats and the announcement that the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg will close.

How One Group Is Seeding Victims' Rights Laws Across The Country

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 1:24pm

Methodically moving state by state, a group funded by a California billionaire is working its way toward adding a victims' rights amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Reporter Tells Of Persian Gulf Rivalries, Hacked Emails And A Mueller Subpoena

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 1:07pm

New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick explains the connection between the Mueller Investigation and efforts by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to influence U.S. international policy.

Russia Retaliates, Expels 60 American Diplomats After U.S. Action

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:53pm

Russia's foreign minister announced the expulsion of the officials and the closure of the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg on Thursday.

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Ready To Read The Results Of The Russia Investigation? Prepare For Disappointment.

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 9:06am

A former prosecutor explains why the public will likely be left in the dark once the special counsel's investigation wraps.

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Fired VA Secretary Says White House Muzzled Him

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 7:17am

David Shulkin, the ousted Veterans Affairs chief, tells NPR political forces in the Trump administration want to privatize the VA. And during an ethics controversy, he was not allowed to respond.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Testify In Congress Next Month

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 6:28am

David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois about the changes regarding user privacy that Facebook has made, and whether those moves satisfy congressional concerns.

Trump Removes Only Holdover From Obama Administration From His Cabinet

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 6:18am

Noel King and Quil Lawrence talk to David Shulkin, who the president fired as Veterans Affairs secretary. Trump wants him replaced with Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who is the president's physician.

Could Dallas Suburbs, Longtime GOP Strongholds, Turn Blue?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

Dallas suburbs have long been Republican strongholds but Democrats hope that is changing. Democrats are looking to use anti-Trump sentiment to unseat an 11-term Republican congressman.

President Trump Removes David Shulkin As VA Secretary

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

In a tweet on Wednesday, the president said he intends to nominate Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Cambridge Analytica Scandal Ripples Across The World

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

The data-mining company is embroiled in scandal with Facebook over the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The firm reportedly has been involved in over 200 elections around the world, including Kenya.

Funeral For Stephon Clark To Begin As Sacramento Unrest Continues

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

More protests are expected Thursday in a city that has experienced nearly two weeks of continuous unrest after the shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed black man by two police officers.

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Will Trump And Guns Be Enough To Unseat An Endangered House Republican?

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman is one of the GOP's most battle-tested incumbents. In 2018, President Trump's unpopularity and an energized Democratic base present his toughest hurdles to re-election yet.

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Morning News Brief

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump tweeted that he was replacing his secretary of Veterans Affairs. Out is David Shulkin. And in — if confirmed by Congress is — current White House physician Admiral Ronnie Jackson.

Trump To Replace VA Secretary David Shulkin With Personal WH Doctor

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 5:11pm

President Trump has named his personal White House doctor, Ronny Jackson, to take control over the sprawling Department of Veterans Affairs. Jackson will replace David Shulkin, who's been under scrutiny for ethical lapses.

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