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Saudi Women's Activists Arrested Ahead Of Driving Ban

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 3:47pm

For years they fought for the right to drive and an end to their country's male guardianship system. This week they were taken into custody by authorities.

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For Trump's Evangelical Advisers, Prison Reform Becomes a Front-Burner Issue

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 2:28pm

"The incarceration rate in this country is just insane," said Johnnie Moore, an evangelical leader and informal adviser to President Trump.

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With Prosecutors Zeroing In, Trump Ally Roger Stone Rails Against Mueller Probe

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:36am

Stone said he could be under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for alleged crimes unrelated to his role in the 2016 presidential election.

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The War Over Confirming Federal Judges Is Heating Up — Again

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 9:56am

Republicans leaders, worried about possibly losing control of the Senate in the November elections, are racing against the clock to push through as many judicial nominations as they can.

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Podcast Hosts Answer Questions About Observing Ramadan At Work

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:27am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Makkah Ali and Ikhlas Saleem, co-hosts of the Identity Politics podcast, about what its like to observe Ramadan in the American workplace.

Notable Presidential Pardons In American History

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:27am

President Trump began using his pardon power the first summer he was in office, and he has hinted at using them in a variety of sensitive cases that are now pending.

1 Year And Counting Since Robert Mueller Began The Russia Probe

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:27am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti about what's known about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Associated Press And Fox News Launch Project To Replace Exit Polls

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:27am

Fox News and AP say they'll conduct an election voter survey designed to replace the traditional in-person exit poll. This follows the 2016 election in which pollsters were criticized for inaccuracy.

Tina Fey Hosts Star-Studded 'SNL' Season 43 Finale

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:32am

The season ender of Saturday Night Live opened Trump style with a nod to the finale of The Sopranos. It was Fey's sixth time hosting the show and her musical guest was Nicki Minaj.

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Barbershop: GOP Infighting Dooms Farm Bill

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 4:29pm

NPR's Don Gonyea is joined in the Barbershop by Charlie Sykes, Gayle Trotter and Lenny McAllister for a conversation about divisions within the Republican party this week.

Proposed Abortion Restrictions Would Hit Young Patients Hardest

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 4:25pm

Don Gonyea talks to Kaiser Health News' Julie Rovner about the Trump administration's decision to revive a rule that cuts off federal family planning money from organizations that provide abortions.

Georgia Governor's Race: Stacey Vs. Stacey

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 6:55am

Democrats Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans share a first name and a profession but the contest for governor has become racialized with a black and white woman opposing each other.

Some House Republicans Want To Push Through DACA Measure

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 6:55am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Republican Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado about the effort to force a vote on the Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals — people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

The Week In Politics

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 6:55am

As usual, it's been a busy week for political news: another school shooting, reflections on the Mueller investigation, Title X funding and the state of the GOP.

The Russia Investigations: Big Questions Answered, More Big Questions Raised

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 6:00am

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee unleashed everything it has about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting. But many answers remain elusive.

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Lawmakers Propose to Extend Putin's Term Limits As President

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 6:36pm

Parliament in Chechnya submitted the legislation on Friday. It would enable the Russian leader to have a third consecutive term.

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Surprise! Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie To Fill Role Permanently

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:57pm

Following the disastrous nomination of the president's last pick, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, veterans groups say they hope the embattled agency can finally get back on track.

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Surprise! Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie To Fill Role Permanently

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:57pm

Following the disastrous nomination of the president's last pick, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, veterans groups say they hope the embattled agency can finally get back on track.

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What Does Trump's Proposal To Cut Planned Parenthood Funds Mean?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:51pm

The Trump administration is pulling out an old regulation that it believes will be able to meet a conservative goal: cutting a key program's funding for Planned Parenthood. The strategy might work.

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Arizona Brothers Charged With Scamming Conservative Political Donors

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:34pm

Federal prosecutors allege that William and Robert Tierney pocketed nearly $4 million through sham political action committees. Only $109,000 went to candidates.

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