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What Does Trump's Proposal To Cut Planned Parenthood Funds Mean?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:51pm

The Trump administration is pulling out an old regulation that it believes will be able to meet a conservative goal: cutting a key program's funding for Planned Parenthood. The strategy might work.

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Arizona Brothers Charged With Scamming Conservative Political Donors

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:34pm

Federal prosecutors allege that William and Robert Tierney pocketed nearly $4 million through sham political action committees. Only $109,000 went to candidates.

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The History Of Title X Throughout U.S. History

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

The Title X restrictions proposed by the Trump administration are modeled after a similar policy from the Reagan era. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Florida State University law professor Mary Ziegler about the history of this policy.

Health Care Providers Say Title X Change Would Restrict Access To Family Planning Services

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

Family planning clinics in Texas say that the Trump administration's proposed rules will further hamper their ability to provide family planning services in a state that has high teen pregnancy rates.

President Trump Nominates Robert Wilkie To Head Veterans Affairs Department

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

President Trump is nominating the current acting VA secretary, Robert Wilkie, as secretary. Trump made the surprise announcement at a White House meeting and said Wilkie "doesn't know this yet."

How The Trump Administration's 'Zero Tolerance' Immigration Policy Is Playing Out In California

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

It's unclear whether the Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy at the border will have its intended effect of deterring illegal border crossings. Some in the San Diego area welcome the crackdown, believing lax immigration enforcement plagues the border lands.

Week In Politics: How The Trump Administration Responds To Gun Violence

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to David Brooks of the New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution about the Trump administration's response to gun violence and mass shootings, a new policy proposal that would limit funding for health care institutions that perform abortions or refer patients to providers or clinics where they can get an abortion, and Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

All Of Chile's Bishops Offer To Resign After Sex Abuse Cover-Up

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:15pm

Their announcement on Friday follows an emergency meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the drawn-out scandal.

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Fox's Cavuto: Trump Skeptic, Genial Workhorse

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:33pm

Neil Cavuto is something of a rarity at Fox: a civil presence and a critic of the president. He also hosts 17 hours live every week despite health issues so severe he can hardly read a teleprompter.

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Deep Contradictions Remain At The Core Of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:54am

The contradictions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are always on display, but rarely so starkly as this week, when the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem and protests erupted in Gaza.

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What #HeyJohnKelly Reveals About America's Immigrant Past

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:11am

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told NPR that many undocumented immigrants don't easily assimilate because they are rural, lack education and don't speak English. Twitter reacted.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:06am

The week began with clashes and celebrations.

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Anti-Abortion-Rights Group Reacts To Restrictions On Clinics

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:48am

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, responds to news that the White House will revive a rule to bar groups that provide abortions from receiving federal funds.

Anti-Abortion-Rights Group Reacts To Restrictions On Clinics

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:48am

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, responds to news that the White House will revive a rule to bar groups that provide abortions from receiving federal funds.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:06am

It's a crossfire hurricane.

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House Farm Bill In Jeopardy As Leaders Court Conservatives

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:06am

House leaders spent the days leading to Friday's farm bill vote negotiating with key conservatives, aiming to ensure that the bill could pass without the support of Democrats.

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Simon Sinek: How Do Great Leaders Inspire Us To Take Action?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:47am

Leadership expert Simon Sinek says lasting movements need inspiring leaders. He argues the best leaders are the best followers — they believe they are following a cause bigger than themselves.

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50 States And No Black Governors, But That Could Change In 2018

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:01am

Only two black governors have ever been elected in the United States. But in 2018, more than half a dozen African-Americans are running in gubernatorial races.

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Morning News Brief: North Korea, Royal Wedding

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump assured North Korea it would benefit from any deal it reaches with the U.S. regarding its nuclear program. Royal watchers have 1 day to go before Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle.

House GOP's Internal Immigration Battle Leads To Strains

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am

Nearly 20 House Republicans are breaking with leadership to force a vote on immigration legislation. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of California on why he's pushing for a vote.




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