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Report: Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:40pm

The Washington Post reported the president asked the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA to push back against the investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russia.

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U.S.-Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:33pm

Turkey is calling for a full investigation of "aggressive" actions taken by American security personnel following a protest-turned-brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

White House Moves To Block Disclosure Of Ethics Waivers For Trump Appointees

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:00pm

The Office of Government Ethics wants to know which Trump appointees who worked for corporations and lobbying firms have been given waivers from ethics rules. The White House has halted that search.

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State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers 'Should Be Lynched'

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:25pm

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took it back on Monday.

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Justice Department Narrows Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:07pm

The move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes after a federal judge blocked a key part of the directive, the threat of withholding federal funds.

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DNC Staffer's Murder Illustrates How Conspiracy Theorists Spread Fake News

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter David Weigel about the conspiracy behind Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's murder last summer and how fake news is still spreading.

Supreme Court Upholds Rejection Of North Carolina Congressional Districts

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

The Supreme Court upheld the rejection of two congressional districts in North Carolina by a lower court. The lower court ruled the districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African Americans and ordered them redrawn.

Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

The Texas legislature is again considering a bathroom bill. This one would require children in public schools to use restrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificates.

Trump's First International Trip Offers Chance To Refocus Foreign Policy

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

President Trump's first international trip is an opportunity for him to reorient U.S. foreign policy priorities. It can also provide him a respite from political controversies back at home.

Turkish Businessman With Ties To Michael Flynn Hosts Conference At Trump Hotel

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

The Turkish businessman who paid Michael Flynn $530,000 to lobby for the Turkish government is heading up a conference held at the Trump International Hotel, a few blocks from both the White House and the FBI. The event comes at a time when all of Trump's tangled interests are being scrutinized, but that doesn't seem to bother the participants.

Trump Continues Criticism Of Iran On Middle East Trip

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, about President Trump's comments regarding Iran during his Middle East trip, and what they mean to the U.S. relationship with Iran and other countries.

Federal Computers Dodge Global Malware Attack ... This Time

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:55pm

Experts say federal agencies have taken steps to secure networks, but they remain vulnerable.

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Churchill, Orwell And The Fight Against Totalitarianism

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:29pm

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Tom Ricks says the writings of Winston Churchill and George Orwell still resonate today. Ricks also discusses the generals serving in the Trump administration.

Here's The Deal With That Glowing Orb — And Plenty Of Notes On What It Isn't

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:30am

It seemed an innocuous gesture: President Trump joined two other world leaders in laying their hands on a lit-up globe at an event in Saudi Arabia. Then, Twitter caught wind of it.

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Supreme Court Rejects 2 Congressional Districts In North Carolina

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:31am

"A State may not use race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines unless it has a compelling reason," Justice Elena Kagan said in the court's opinion upholding a lower court ruling.

Supreme Court Effectively Strikes Down 2 Congressional Districts In North Carolina

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:31am

"A State may not use race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines unless it has a compelling reason," Justice Elena Kagan said in the court's opinion upholding a lower court ruling.

Flynn To Take The 5th, Refuses To Turn Over Documents To Senate Panel

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:11am

The fired national security adviser is refusing to turn over documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible ties between 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

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In A Historic First, Trump Visits Old City Of Jerusalem

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:02am

Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Old City of Jerusalem, seized by Israel in the Six-Day War a half-century ago. President Trump visited Christian and Jewish religious sites.

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In 'American Race,' Charles Barkley Is A True Believer In The Power Of Dialogue

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:06am

In the new TNT docu-series about race, the former NBA star is mostly indifferent to the broader context of the discussions he's wading into — and to the limits of trying to "start a dialogue."

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Trump Speech Encourages Muslim Leaders To Challenge Extremism

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:45am

Candidate Trump railed against what he called "radical Islamic terrorism." He vilified President Obama and Hillary Clinton as being "politically correct" for using the phrase "violent extremism."

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