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Supreme Court Considers Racial Gerrymandering In Separate Cases

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in cases testing whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing congressional districts following the 2010 census.

University Of California Pledges To Fight Trump On Immigration Policy

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

Following Donald Trump's election, the University of California system has announced it will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities or turn over records to the government regarding students in the country illegally. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former secretary of Homeland Security.

Armed Man Threatens D.C. Pizzeria Targeted By Fake News Stories

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

In Washington, D.C., local businesses are asking for more security after an armed man threatened a pizza place targeted by fake news stories. Police say the North Carolina man wanted to investigate a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex ring from the restaurant.

President-Elect Trump Nominates Ben Carson To Run HUD

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Amy Liu, director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution who worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration, about President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Dr. Ben Carson to run the agency.

Opponents Celebrate Decision To Halt Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

Pipeline opponents are celebrating Sunday's decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to not approve a key part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters fear the decision will be reversed by the incoming Trump administration.

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory Concedes To Democrat Roy Cooper In Close Race

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

The last unresolved governor's race of 2016 is over. N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory has conceded to Democrat Roy Cooper after a closely fought race in one of the country's most politically divided states.

Trump's Phone Call To Taiwan's Leader Risks China Tensions

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

President-elect Donald Trump's telephone conversation with Taiwan's president broke four decades of diplomatic protocol. There's concern it could also spark a crisis with China, which considers Taiwan a renegade province.

Al Gore Meets With Donald And Ivanka Trump In Search For 'Common Ground'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:26pm

Gore has spent decades warning about the dire consequences of unchecked, man-made climate change while Trump regularly called climate change "a hoax" during the campaign.

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:55am

Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.

What Qualifies Ben Carson To Run HUD? 'His Life,' Says Longtime Adviser

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:18am

President-elect Trump announced he's appointing Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Rachel Martin talks with Carson adviser Armstrong Williams, a conservative talk show host.

Trump's Businesses And Potential Conflicts: Sorting It Out

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:00am

President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.

Trump Taps Ben Carson For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:25am

The famed retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate is an unorthodox pick to lead the agency which oversees affordable housing programs and enforces fair housing legislation.

Questions Of Race And Redistricting Return To The Supreme Court

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:00am

Cases before the Supreme Court on Monday test whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily in redrawing congressional districts following the 2010 census.

What Election Recounts Mean For Black Voters

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:15pm

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has spurred election recounts in multiple states. Charles Ellison of The Root discusses his post titled "4 Ways the Jill Stein Recount Screws Black Voters."

In Victory For Protesters, Army Halts Construction On Dakota Pipeline

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 3:45pm

The Army Corps of Engineers says it's denying a permit for building the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move comes after months of protests.

Supreme Court Gets Involved In Redistricting

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Gerrymandering is a venerable American tradition. NPR's Ailsa Chang gets the latest on court challenges to this practice from Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a lawyer for a plaintiff in one of the cases.

Too Close To Call, Austrian Presidential Election Could Mean Far-Right Presidency

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

The Freedom Party's populist candidate, who's drawn comparisons to Hitler, could win the presidency in today's election re-run, becoming Europe's first far-right head of state since World War II.

Trump Transition Latest: Departure From Decades-Long U.S Foreign Policy; 'Thank-You Tour'

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Even as Donald Trump asserts himself on the world stage, departing from decades of US China policy, he remains in campaign mode, charging up his base with a rally and Tweets.

In House Majority Leader's Home District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 5:00am

Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.

Jill Stein Campaign Drops Statewide Recount Effort In Pennsylvania

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 6:54pm

Citing the $1 million bond required by the court, Stein's lawyer discontinued the request Saturday. Stein had raised nearly $7 million for recount efforts in three states.

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