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Michigan Lawmaker Reacts To Witnessing Tragic Virginia Scene

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Michigan Representative Jack Bergman was at the baseball field Wednesday morning when a gunman wounded six people. The shooter is now dead. Bergman talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about the scene.

Democratic Lawmakers Say Trump Is Violating The Constitution

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

On Wednesday, scores of Democrats in Congress filed to sue President Trump. They believe he's violating the Emoluments Clause by profiting from foreign governments without congressional consent.

Two Top Michigan Officials Face Criminal Charges Over Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

The director of the state's Department of Health and Human Services, Nick Lyon, and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eden Wells are the highest-ranking state officials to be charged in the crisis.

Following Virginia Shooting, Lawmakers Feel Even More Under Threat

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 3:35pm

Members of Congress reacted to Wednesday morning's shooting with alarm. Several recent incidents have caused lawmakers to feel increasingly threatened.

Sanders Of Supporter And Alleged Shooter: 'Violence Of Any Kind Is Unacceptable'

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 1:43pm

The Vermont senator, who led a left-wing effort that nearly snagged him the Democratic presidential nomination, said the alleged shooter at a congressional baseball practice was a campaign volunteer.

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Who Is Rep. Steve Scalise? Republican Majority Whip Shot In Virginia

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:17pm

Scalise, a former systems engineer, served for 12 years in the Louisiana Legislature before being elected to the House. He was playing second base when he was shot in the hip on Wednesday.

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What Is The Congressional Baseball Game?

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:00pm

Given the rancor and acrimony that has defined Washington in recent years, the Congressional Baseball Game has been a welcome respite. On Wednesday, that peace and civility was shattered.

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Shooting Highlights Role Of Capitol Police

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 10:56am

Authorities are praising Capitol Police for preventing further bloodshed when a gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice. Two Capitol Police officers were wounded but are OK.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies On Russian Inquiry

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:06am

We break down the testimony Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee. What was said — and what went unsaid.

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Michigan Health Chief Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:03am

Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking state official to be charged in the crisis.

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Gunman Opens Fire During Baseball Practice For Republican Members Of Congress

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:07am

The shooting victims include Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN. Police in Alexandria, Va., say they have a suspect in custody.

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Citing Trump's Privacy, Jeff Sessions Fails To Answer Many Questions

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 6:40am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon about Attorney General Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Wyden, who's on the panel, had questions for Sessions.

Morning News Brief: Democrats Sue Trump, GOP Health Care Plan's Future

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

More than 190 Democrats in Congress are suing President Trump over foreign payments to his businesses. Also, a look at the future of the Republican health care plan, and white phosphorous use in Iraq.

How Trump Is Reacting To Sessions' Testimony

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

President Trump is trying to change media focus from Russia to his agenda. He traveled to Wisconsin Tuesday to talk health care and job training.

Congressional Democrats Sue Trump

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin speaks with Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, about a lawsuit from members of Congress who are suing President Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

How The GOP Health Plan Looks In The Senate

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

We look at what the Senate is expected to do with the Republican health care plan passed by the House.

The Next Steps In The Effort To Pass The GOP Health Care Plan

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Rodney Davis, a member of the moderate Tuesday Group. He's been a proponent of the Republican health care plan, and talks about what's next for the bill.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About The History Of Leaks

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks with commentator Cokie Roberts about the history surrounding leaks of government information to the press.

N.Y. Immigration Courts Face 2-Year Delay After Judges Sent To The Border

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:00am

The Trump administration is temporarily moving immigration judges to courts near the southern border, making delays in New York worse.

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Attorney General's Selective Silence Deafens Senate Russia Inquiry

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:00am

The attorney general may have saved his job and also given Trump allies a path forward in how to avoid revealing conversations with the president — even without invoking executive privilege.

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