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A Tale Of Two States: How California And Texas May Fare Under GOP Health Plan

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 6:21pm

In the GOP's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, California would lose a lot of federal funding. Texas would gain a lot in the short term, but experts worry Texas would not use the money well.

Facebook To Turn Over 3,000 Ads To Congress In Russian Election Interference Probe

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 5:14pm

The ads ran during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook also will give users who see one attack ad the ability to find out who the company is tageting in others.

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How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:46pm

Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of Trump's more controversial initiatives, and they could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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States Could Have A Powerful Role To Play In The Russia Investigation

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:46pm

Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of Trump's more controversial initiatives, and they could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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Republican Senate Primary In Alabama Is Exposing Deep Fissures In Party

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:45pm

Alabama Republican voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to determine their party's candidate in a special Senate election. It's a runoff between appointed Senator Luther Strange and the controversial former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore.

China Cuts Off Bank Business With North Korea As Trump Announces New Sanctions

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:45pm

The U.S. says that China's central bank has ordered other Chinese banks to stop doing business with North Korea.

Many Questions Remain On How To Talk To North Korea After U.N. Show Of Unity

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:45pm

The United Nations Security Council met in a show of unity to condemn North Korea's provocative nuclear and missile tests, but they are not united on what comes next: how to revive talks.

North Korea's Parking Debt Among Hefty Fines Owed To New York By Foreign Delegations

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:45pm

Yet another wrinkle in the U.S.-North Korea relationship: the North Korean diplomatic mission to the United Nations has more than 1,300 unpaid parking tickets in New York, according to a report by NBC.

How Have President Trump's Bipartisan Efforts Been Received By Republicans?

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:45pm

Following his response to recent hurricanes and his bipartisan efforts, President Trump's approval ratings have ticked up. But what do Republicans think?

One Of Alaska's Senators Could Be A Deciding Vote On Affordable Care Act Replacement

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:45pm

Gov. Bill Walker, I-Alaska, is one of a number of governors who have come out against the Graham-Cassidy plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. One of his state's senators, Lisa Murkowski, hasn't yet decided how she will vote on the proposal.

Former Deputy Secretary Of State Talks About Future Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:45pm

President Trump has suggested he wants to revisit the Iran nuclear deal, which was negotiated by the Obama administration. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the deal.

Bernie Sanders Lays Out His Foreign Policy Vision

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 2:24pm

The Vermont senator who ran for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination offered progressive views on a wide range of global affairs, an policy area he didn't emphasize during his White House bid.

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Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expanded Medicaid

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 1:42pm

The bill's sponsors say their plan to reallocate federal health funding among states is more equitable. It also would cause largely Democratic states to lose funding while Republican states gain.

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Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:07pm

"You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," says one of several D.C.-area pastry chefs who wrought their support for gay marriage into elaborate wedding cakes.

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Trump Administration Plans New Sanctions On North Korea

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:04am

President Trump said Thursday he is preparing to announce additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

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Manafort In The Middle

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 9:06am

Paul Manafort is a name you're sure to hear more often as the investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 election continues.

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With New Healthcare Bill, Senate GOP Give 'Repeal And Replace' Another Shot

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:35am

Senate Republicans have a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, but some moderate Republicans aren't yet on board.

Mass. Gov. Baker Opposes Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 6:30am

David Greene talks to GOP Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, who signed a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to table the Graham-Cassidy bill, which attempts to repeal Obamacare.

SEC Reveals It Was Hacked Last Year

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 4:04am

The Securities and Exchange Commission says someone breached a major data base last year. And they say information accessed in the hacking may have been used for illicit stock trades.

At the U.N., Secretary Tillerson Meets His Iranian Counterpart

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 4:04am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Iranian foreign minister met for the first time on Wednesday. The U.N. is focused on posturing from the two sides over the two-year-old nuclear deal.

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