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Chief Of Staff Kelly Wants New White House Security Clearance Rules

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:47pm

John Kelly's memo follows criticisms that lax clearance procedures allowed an aide accused of domestic violence to remain on job.

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Immigrants Are Scrambling To Submit Petitions For Family Members To Come To U.S.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:18pm

Facing a new law that slashes family-based immigration, immigrants who are legally in the U.S. are scrambling to legal offices to petition for visas for loved ones abroad to come here.

Why There Have Been Few New Federal Laws After Each School Shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:18pm

Since the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999, school shootings have sparked debates on restrictions on purchasing and owning guns. As University of California - Los Angeles constitutional law professor Adam Winkler explains to NPR's Kelly McEvers, those debates have led to very few new federal laws.

How Trump Responded To The Russian Indictments And Florida School Shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers discusses the announcement that 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities have been indicted by a grand jury with Ana Kasparian, co-host and producer for the online news network The Young Turks. and John Phillips political commentator for CNN and a columnist for the Orange County Register.

What's Next For 700,000 DACA Recipients As Immigration Debate Breaks Down

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to immigration lawyer Cesar Vargas about the recent breakdown in the Senate over immigration, and what that means for DACA recipients.

Commerce Department Urges Crackdown On Imported Steel And Aluminum

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:34pm

President Trump is considering imposing tariffs or quotas on imported steel and aluminum. The Commerce Department says action is needed to protect the domestic industries vital to national security.

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FBI Received A Tip Last Month About Florida Shooting Suspect — But Nothing Was Done

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:17pm

The caller specifically mentioned the potential for Nikolas Cruz to carry out a school shooting. But the information was never forwarded to the FBI's Miami field office for investigation.

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Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference In 2016 Election

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:11pm

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's office says 13 Russians and three Russian entities took part in a broad information war against the United States.

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Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference Campaign Targeting 2016 Election

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:11pm

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's office says 13 Russians and three Russian entities took part in a broad information war against the United States.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:06am

A number of longtime world leaders made headlines this week.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:06am

One hour — or even 24 hours — might not be enough to wrap up this week’s news.

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Is The March 5 DACA Deadline Meaningful Anymore?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:27am

With President Trump's expiration date approaching and no solution in sight for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, some lawmakers are beginning to downplay the date's importance.

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Mitt Romney Announces Return To Politics With Utah Senate Run

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:32am

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee was encouraged to run by retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. If Romney is elected, a prominent GOP critic of President Trump would arrive in the Senate as others retire.

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Senate's Open Debate Fails To Pass Immigration Legislation

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:36am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware about why the Senate was unable to advance any of the three immigration proposals it was debating.

Intelligence Infighting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

Intelligence oversight committees were created in the 1970s after CIA scandals. The understanding was the CIA would share secrets with Congress and the secrets would stay secret. That's now changing.

What's Next From Congress On Immigration

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

The Senate failed to advance legislation to provide a solution for the end of DACA approaching on March 5, but that deadline may not be such a firm cudgel to get Congress to act.

How Immigration Policy Motivates Voters

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

After Congress failed to pass any immigration legislation this week, we look at how immigration policy could motivate voters this November.

GOP Rep. Brian Mast On Florida School Shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

Florida Republican Rep. Brian Mast joins NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about the deadly shooting in a high school near the district he represents.

Ronan Farrow On 'New Yorker' Story Of Trump Affair With 'Playboy' Model

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker about his story that details allegations of an affair between President Trump and a former Playboy model named Karen McDougal.

News Brief: Florida School Shooting, Immigration Plans Stall, Olympics

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

The 19-year-old shooter at a Florida high school has confessed to investigators. Also, the Senate failed to pass any immigration plan before a self-imposed deadline and we have an Olympics update.

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