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Why Teachers Are Going From Classrooms To Campaign Trails

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Back to school season also brings prominent primary victories for two educators and a trend of more politically active teachers nationwide.

Morning News Brief: John Brennan, Paul Manafort

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Trump follows through on a threat and revokes the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan. The jury gets the Paul Manafort case. "Living drugs" are an exciting advance in the war on cancer.

49 Senators Want To Keep Protections Of Military Lending Act In Place

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

The senators question a Trump administration decision to stop enforcing parts of the Military Lending Act. They wrote the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau demanding the administration reconsider.

A Jury Of 6 Men And 6 Women Will Deliberate Manafort's Fate

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the trial of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors and defense attorneys delivered their closing arguments Wednesday.

Farmers Swept Up In Trade Wars, Remember 80's Grain Embargo

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

Farmers have worked for decades to lock in global customers. One Kansas farmer says U.S. trade wars threaten that, and remind him of the Soviet grain embargo nearly 40 years ago.

Local Candidates Are The Subject Of Political Tracking Too

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:08am

From candidates for Congress to local school boards, surveillance has become a fact of life for campaigns. Trackers are taping candidates on the sly in search of slips that can blow up a race.

Heitkamp Stresses Independence As Path To Re-Election In Trump Country

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 4:00am

Republicans say North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's emphasis on her points of agreement with Trump won't wash away the fact that she's a Democrat in a solidly red state.

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Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump's Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:50am

Editorial staff at The Boston Globe coordinated a campaign for hundreds of papers to simultaneously publish opinion pieces defending the role of the free press.

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Kavanaugh Meets With Democrats Facing Re-Election In Red States

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:57pm

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh met with key red state Democrats on Wednesday. The lawmakers are up for re-election in November and under pressure to back his confirmation.

Jahana Hayes Could Be Connecticut's First Black Democrat In Congress

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:34pm

Democrat Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, won Connecticut's 5th congressional district in Tuesday's primary, having never before run for public office.

White House Revokes Security Clearance Of Former CIA Director John Brennan

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:10pm

On Wednesday, President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who served as director during the Obama administration. Brennan has been one of the most scathing public critics of the president.

Father Of Student Killed In Parkland Shooting Discusses School Safety

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 3:34pm

Ryan Petty, father of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Alaina, speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about his campaign for school board and what he thinks can be done to improve school safety.

Trump Revokes Clearance Of Ex-CIA Boss Brennan, Puts Other Critics On Notice

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 3:26pm

In addition to revoking the clearance of former CIA director and outspoken Trump critic John Brennan, Trump called for a review of the clearances of nine current and former government officials.

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FACT CHECK: White House Apologizes For False Claim About African-American Jobs

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:48am

The White House backtracked this week on claims that President Trump has overseen more job gains among African-Americans than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

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FACT CHECK: Can Trump Legally Keep Former Staff Quiet? Probably Not

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:06am

The Trump campaign says former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman broke a nondisclosure agreement but an employment lawyer says, "she's going to be able to continue with what she's doing."

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A Big Night For Democratic Diversity, And 3 Other Primary Takeaways

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 9:20am

For the first time, a transgender candidate won a major party nomination for governor. Plus, a possible new chapter in the #MeToo era; education as a major theme; and high Democratic turnout.

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Prosecutors, Defense To Offer Closing Arguments In Paul Manafort Fraud Trial

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 8:37am

Jurors are set to hear concluding statements following testimony by more than two dozen witnesses. Then it's their time to deliberate.

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Hallquist Makes U.S. History In Her Vermont Gubernatorial Race

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 6:36am

Christine Hallquist has become the first openly transgender nominee for governor of a major party in U.S. history. David Greene talks to her about her journey and the remainder of her campaign.

Vulnerable Democrat, Sen. Heitkamp Faces Tough Reelection Bid

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 6:19am

Heidi Heitkamp is running an uphill battle in the increasingly red state of North Dakota. She's trying to defeat GOP challenger Rep. Kevin Cramer by emphasizing bipartisanship.

Trump Campaign Files Complaint Against Omarosa Manigault Newman

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Bradley Moss, an attorney specializing in government transparency, about the Trump campaign's complaint against Manigault Newman, saying she broke her nondisclosure agreement.

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