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After Florida Shooting, There's A Renewed Push To Change Gun Laws

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump said he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to develop regulations to ban bump stocks, as Florida students press state legislators on passing new gun control measures.

Kentucky Bourbon, Wisconsin Cheese Could Be Targets In Trade War

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:00am

The European Union is considering ways to fight back if the Trump administration adopts tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum.

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Pence Planned To Meet North Koreans At Olympics, But Pyongyang Canceled

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:04am

The State Department says on Feb. 10, the vice president was to have met with North Korean representatives, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister. However, "at the last minute," Pyongyang backed out.

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Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:51pm

The Kentucky legislature is considering arming teachers and administrators in response to a school shooting there Jan. 23.

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In Wake Of Florida Shooting, Trump Calls For New Regulations On Bump Stocks

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:04pm

The president is directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose ways to ban devices like the ones used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting that accelerate the shooting rate of semi-automatic weapons.

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Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants U.S. To Lead Peace Efforts

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:38pm

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, angry over the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, wants other countries to lead peace efforts now. He is making his case to the U.N. Security Council.

Trump's Responses To Florida Shooting And WH Scandals Under Scrutiny

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:38pm

President Trump responded to the indictment of Russian nationals over interference in the 2016 campaign with tweets blaming President Obama for not stopping the interference and insisting it did not change the outcome of the election. Trump's responses to the shooting in Florida and recent White House scandals are also under scrutiny.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Secures Another Guilty Plea

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:38pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has secured another guilty plea, from a lawyer who lied to the FBI last year. But President Trump continues to attack the investigation, even as it intensifies.

U.S. Trade Partners Threatening Retaliation If Proposed Tariffs Go Through

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:27pm

U.S. trade partners are threatening retaliation if the Trump administration follows through with proposed tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. Kentucky bourbon and Harley Davidson motorcycles are among the exports that could be targeted.

How New Leadership Has Affected The Democratic National Committee

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:27pm

The Democratic National Committee elected new leadership one year ago, with many major problems to solve in the wake of a disastrous 2016 campaign for the party. Now, party leaders look at what success they have had.

What Pennsylvania's New Congressional Districts Mean For Elections In The State

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:27pm

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has released a new map of the state's congressional districts, correcting what it deemed an unfair advantage to Republicans. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report about what the map means for Pennsylvania's political calculus.

After Florida Shooting, Students Are Lobbying For New Gun Regulations

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:17pm

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are headed to Tallahassee to lobby state lawmakers to pass new gun regulations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times about the state of play and Gov. Rick Scott's relationship with the NRA.

Philippines' Duterte Mocks Condom Use Amid Skyrocketing HIV Rates

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:46pm

"Don't use condoms because they don't feel good," President Rodrigo Duterte suggested. The country's HIV infection rate has risen dramatically within the last decade.

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Trump Denies Woman's Allegation Of Unwanted Kissing In Trump Tower

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:16pm

In a pair of tweets, Trump denied the allegation from Rachel Crooks, which has been known for months, while also criticizing the Washington Post. But the president got key aspects of the story wrong.

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Facebook Is Counting On Postcards To Prevent Future Election Interference

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:11pm

Under fire for its role in the presidential election, the social network giant unveiled plans involving snail mail to verify the identity of advertising buyers and stop future foreign manipulation.

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What's In The Gun Background Check Plan The President Endorsed?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:06am

After a national outcry over gun violence in Florida last week, there are the early signs of compromise in Washington: President Donald Trump has endorsed a bipartisan proposal to strengthen

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Bon Iver's Longtime Manager To Announce A Bid For Congress

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:54am

Kyle Frenette, a Wisconsin native, will run against Rep. Sean Duffy this year for a seat in the House of Representatives.

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President Trump Endorses Mitt Romney's Senate Run

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:32am

This endorsement is the latest chapter in a complicated political relationship. President Trump said Mitt Romney "will make a great senator." Romney tweeted back that he accepts the endorsement.

The Columbine Generation

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:06am

Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are dedicated to making sure it's the last.

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Critics Raise Questions About Donald Trump Jr.'s Visit To India

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:01am

While in India, Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to give a foreign policy speech in front of prominent politicians, after promoting his family's real estate projects across the country.




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