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Why Republicans Are Retiring

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:08am

Ken Spain, who ran communications for the National Republican Congressional Committee in 2010, speaks to Scott Simon about recent retirement announcements by Republican congressmen.

Week In Politics: Trump, Democrats And DACA

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:08am

Scott Simon talks with Molly Ball of The Atlantic about Trump's meeting with Democratic leaders and the DACA program.

Trump's Message For His First U.N. General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 6:00am

Next week, President Trump will make his debut at an institution he has often criticized for inaction. National security adviser H.R. McMaster says Trump will be pushing for change.

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'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 5:18am

From 1967 until 1977, photographers from La Raza chronicled Chicanos in and around Los Angeles. This month, the Autry Museum of the American West is sharing some of the most powerful images.

Watchdogs Try To Get Mar-A-Lago Answers; Mostly Turn Up More Questions

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:57pm

Two groups are attempting to get more information about President Trump's guests at his private Florida resort Mar-A-Lago. For the most part, the inquiries have generated more questions than answers.

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Harvard Withdraws Chelsea Manning's Fellowship After CIA Director Backlash

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

Harvard's Kennedy School granted a visiting fellowship to Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. CIA Director Mike Pompeo, scheduled to speak at Harvard Thursday night, canceled his appearance and sent a scathing letter condemning Harvard for embracing a "traitor." On Friday morning, Harvard withdrew Manning's fellowship.

Trump Uses Border Security Funding As Condition Of Potential DACA Deal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

President Trump has said that any deal to protect DACA recipients must include more funding for border protection. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Brandon Behlendorf, who teaches at the University of Albany in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity, about how such funding might be used.

Despite Criticism Of U.N., Trump Set To Attend Meeting Of World Leaders

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

President Trump will make his debut next week at an annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. It's an international organization he's heavily criticized in the past.

Lawmakers Respond To Trump's Efforts On Bipartisan Tax Reform

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, and Republican Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana, about their meeting with President Trump about tax reform.

Week In Politics: Trump Debates DACA, Border Security With Democrats

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

Democratic leaders emerged from a meeting with President Trump heralding a deal to protect DACA. The president says there was no deal. Was this a moment of bipartisanship? NPR's Ailsa Chang asks NPR political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.

Rural Hospitals Struggle To Stock Expensive Drugs That Could Save Lives

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

A federal drug program blocks rural hospitals from getting discounts on rare-disease drugs, forcing staff to cut back on supplies of lifesaving medicines.

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Mowing In America: 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Tackles White House Lawn

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:40pm

An 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to cut the White House lawn for free got his chance Friday.

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White House Staffers May Get Legal Fund For Russia Probe — With Anonymous Donors?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:28am

Anonymous donations to a legal defense fund, even one for White House staffers, could be a discreet way of showing loyalty to President Trump.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:06am

More than 12,000 troops from Russia and Belarus participate in war games, putting NATO neighbors on high alert.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:06am

The president teaches Chuck and Nancy the art of the meal.

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Anab Jain: Can A Glimpse Of Tomorrow, Change Our Decisions Today?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:52am

It's hard to imagine how the future might look and feel. Anab Jain wants to change that. She designs prototypes of potentially grim futures to raise awareness of our choices in the present.

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Trump Administration Responds To New Ethic Concerns

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:36am

A number of ethical issues were raised this week including questions over the request to use a government plane. Rachel Martin talks to Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics.

Fox News Has Yet To Explain What What Wrong In Seth Rich Story

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Several months after Fox News retracted its expose on the death of Seth Rich, the network has done nothing to explain what went wrong.

Trump Supporters Despair Over Possible DACA Deal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Mary Louise Kelly talks with Trump supporter Chris Buskirk about how President Trump's base would react if the president makes a deal to protect DACA recipients.

DREAMers Skeptical Of DACA Deal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Their futures in the balance, DACA recipients react to the back and forth in Washington over a possible deal between President Trump and Democrats to extend protections for DREAMers.




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