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Growing Scandal Forces Australia's Deputy Prime Minister To Resign

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 1:44am

New allegations of sexual harassment against Barnaby Joyce were "the straw" that forced him to quit after weeks of intense scrutiny over an extramarital affair with a former staff member.

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Trump Appears To Read From The NRA's Script Hours After The Gun Lobby Chief's Speech

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:19pm

The president held another meeting on the subject of school safety after last week's after 17 people were killed last week in a shooting at a Florida high school.

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West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:58pm

Teachers formed picket lines and descended on the state Capitol to demand higher salaries and better insurance. The state has some of the lowest teacher pay in the country.

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Indicted On Felony Charges Of Invasion Of Privacy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:34pm

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on felony charges of invasion of privacy and taken into custody Thursday. This apparently stems from allegations made last month that during an extramarital affair, Greitens took a photo of the woman and threatened to publish it if she exposed the affair.

Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Requiring Schools To Display 'In God We Trust'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:23pm

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Kimberly Daniels, said while "gun issues" need to be addressed "the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart."

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia On How Trump's Policies Compare To Obama's

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:55pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about President Trump's stance on Russia and how that compares with policies throughout the Obama administration.

Sen. Marco Rubio Backs Down On Some Gun Ownership Restrictions At CNN Town Hall

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:55pm

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has long been a gun rights supporter. But in a televised town hall with victims of the Parkland, Fla. shooting, he backed down on some restrictions on gun ownership.

How 1 Texas Sheriff Is Partnering With ICE On The Issue Of Undocumented Immigrants

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:20pm

A sheriff on the coastal bend of Texas is a gung-ho partner of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback calls his county non-sanctuary. He contacts ICE whenever he has an undocumented immigrant in custody, and thinks every jail administrator in the country should.

How San Francisco's Sheriff Is Helping Undocumented Immigrants Find Lawyers

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:20pm

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy is required by state law to tell undocumented immigrants arrested by her deputies when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for them. Her office also helps the immigrants find lawyers.

U.S. Allies Could Be Affected By Trump Administration's Proposed Tariffs

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:15pm

The Trump administration's threat to impose stringent tariffs on steel from China could also seriously affect imports from close U.S. allies such as Canada.

President Trump Continues To Raise Ideas On How To Protect Against School Shootings

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:15pm

The White House has held two days of listening sessions with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and state and local officials focused on firearms and school safety.

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 3:15pm

NRA's executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre addressed the annual gathering of conservatives in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. His message included a call to have arms in schools and an admonishment of those calling for stricter regulations on guns. LaPierre said those people are exploiting the moment for political gain.

How A Russian Troll Factory Waged An Aggressive Campaign To Disrupt The U.S. Election

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:12pm

New York Times reporter Scott Shane discusses special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians who allegedly participated in a complex social media operation to undermine the 2016 election.

FCC Takes Another Step Toward Repeal Of Net Neutrality

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:27am

The agency has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, which opens the door for lawsuits by state attorneys general and others. Congress could also decide to block the repeal.

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FCC's Repeal Of Net Neutrality On Track To Go Into Effect In April

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:27am

The FCC has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, starting the two-month countdown to the repeal going into effect. State attorneys general, advocacy groups are filing lawsuits.

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NRA Leader Warns Conservatives Of 'Socialist Wave' In Wake Of Shooting

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:34am

NRA executive Wayne LaPierre gave a defiant speech about "elites" taking advantage of last week's Florida shooting to foster socialism at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

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Parkland Mayor On Meeting With Trump

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:23am

NPR's David Greene talks with Mayor Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland, Fla., about attending a meeting with President Trump to discuss responses to the school shooting in Parkland.

Trump Meets School Shooting Survivors

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

President Trump will hold a second listening session about school shootings, following a Wednesday meeting with a group impacted by gun violence in schools.

News Brief: Shooting Survivors Meet Trump, Students Protest For Gun Control

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

President Trump met with survivors of school shootings Wednesday. Also, students in Florida protested in support of gun control and Mashable's Kerry Flynn discusses Twitter's purge of alleged bots.

Conservatives In The Age Of Trump

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 4:07am

The Conservative Political Action Committee begins its annual meeting Thursday. David Greene talks with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, which runs the event, about Trump's impact.




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