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Proposed Medicaid Cuts Likely To Put Pressure On Nursing Homes

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:15pm

Two thirds of nursing home residents are paid for by Medicaid. Proposed cuts could put pressure on nursing homes and the older adults they serve.

Boston Surgeon Argues Senate GOP Bill Threatens Nation's Health

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:15pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a staff writer for The New Yorker, about what the health care industry learned from the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Travel Ban Could Be Implemented Thursday

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:13pm

The administration is expected to outline how the limited travel ban will work, following the Supreme Court's lifting of stays blocking the executive order.

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The Battle Over American Health Care: What's At Stake In The Senate's Bill

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:13pm

Vox.com correspondent Sarah Kliff says Republicans determined to replace and repeal Obamacare are finding it's "awfully difficult to write a bill that would get rid of it entirely."

What Should The U.S. Do About North Korea, Syria and Iran?

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:06am

Ambassador Wendy Sherman, the chief U.S. negotiator on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, discusses what should be done about Iran, North Korea and the other main national security challenges facing the Trump administration.

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Should It Be Easier To Vote? Americans Are Deeply Divided By Party

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:36am

Most Democrats say that "everything possible" should be done to make it easy for citizens to vote. Most Republicans don't agree.

Seattle's Fight For $15, Three Years Later

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:06am

A new study is making waves after finding that the city's minimum wage hike actually hurt its workers.

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Hospital Official Waits To See When Senate Votes On GOP Health Bill

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:07am

The vote has been postponed until after the July 4 holiday. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, which has hospitals in seven states including Washington.

GOP Senators Postpone Vote On Health Care Bill

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Republican Senators have postponed a vote on their health care bill after it appeared they did not have the votes to pass it.

The GOP Factional Split On Health Care

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the health care bill after it appeared they wouldn't have the votes to pass it. Steve Inskeep talks with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union.

Illinois Democrats Divided Over Billionaire Candidate

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Democrats in Illinois are debating whether they should back a billionaire candidate to take on Gov. Bruce Rauner next year, or whether embracing the money will lead the party astray.

Poll Shows Low Support For GOP Health Care Bill

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

Senate Republican leaders have put off a vote on their health care bill until after the July Fourth recess. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found only 17 percent of Americans approve of the bill.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Secret Legislation

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

In the #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts talks with Steve Inskeep and answers listener questions about legislation drafted behind closed doors.

Morning News Brief: Health Care Vote Delayed, New Ransomware Attack Spreads

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:04am

We look at the future of the Senate's health care bill after Republican leaders postponed a vote. Also, a new ransomware attack has spread from Ukraine, and we update the fight against Boko Haram.

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:00am

In a new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll, 55 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Trump Fails To Reach Beyond Base, As Independents' Disapproval Grows

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 4:00am

An NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll finds that independents were willing to give President Trump a chance once he took office, but now they're increasingly dissatisfied with his performance.

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Sarah Palin Sues 'New York Times,' Says Editorial Defamed Her

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:23am

The Times editorial, which was corrected later, linked one of Palin's political action committee ads to the mass shooting in January 2011 that severely wounded then-Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords.

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Ten Commandments Installed At Arkansas State Capitol; ACLU Plans Lawsuit

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:30pm

The monument's key backer, state Sen. Jason Rapert, says it honors the "historical moral foundation of law." But the ACLU says it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

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Ethics Group Says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's Retweet Violated A Federal Law

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:48pm

Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, retweeted President Trump's support for a political candidate. CREW says that violated a law that bans federal employees from political activity.

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Making U.S. Elections More Secure Wouldn't Cost Much But No One Wants To Pay

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:30pm

Security experts estimate it would cost roughly $400 million to replace voting machines and add paper audits. It's about the same amount the Pentagon spent on military bands last year.

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