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5 Objectives To Watch For During Trump's First Overseas Trip

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump leaves on Friday for the first foreign trip of his presidency amid several controversies. What's at stake for the president on this trip?

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This Week In Race: Dave Says Sorry, Coin Controversy, Health Hazards Of Segregation

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:01am

Has there ever been such a week?

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Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:05pm

The president said on Thursday the Affordable Care Act is "dead. It's gone." The Senate is considering repeal legislation passed by the House, but Obamacare isn't faring as badly as Trump suggests.

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Senator Wants A List of Trump Business Associates; Mnuchin Wants A Note

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:38pm

Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown wants Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to spell out all of the Trump family business ties. But so far, that list has not been provided. The two tangled over it.

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Energy Companies Urge Trump To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:32pm

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says he wants the U.S. to remain in the 2015 Paris climate accord. Energy companies like Exxon Mobil and BP have also urged President Trump to continue supporting the deal.

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Deputy Attorney General Knew Comey Was Out Before Writing Critical Memo, Senators Say

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:04pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo critical of former FBI Director James Comey. Senators say Rosenstein told them today he knew beforehand that President Trump intended to fire Comey.

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Roger Ailes, Founder Of 'Fox News,' Dies At 77

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

Roger Ailes, the founding visionary of Fox News who propelled it to great profits and ratings but resigned in disgrace last summer, has died at 77.

As Trump Built His Real Estate Empire, Tax Breaks Played A Pivotal Role

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

President Trump says he wants to simplify the tax code, but his own record as a real estate developer suggests he's not above taking advantage of a good property tax abatement.

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins Details Briefing With Deputy Attorney General

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sen. Susan Collins, Republican of Maine and member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about the Senate briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Special Counsel Confronts Task Of Overseeing FBI's Russia Investigation

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

The special counsel who will investigate alleged Russian interference in the presidential election has broad authority and can bring prosecutions if he chooses. He reports to the deputy attorney general. NPR explains the position of special counsel.

In Southeastern Virginia, Trump Supporters Weigh Recent Scandals

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

In a week of extraordinary events, Trump supporters in southeastern Virginia share their views of his presidency and the continuing controversies.

Trump Holds Joint Appearance With Colombian President

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

President Trump holds a joint appearance with the Colombian president on Thursday. The meeting comes as questions swirl about two controversies related to Russia and fired FBI Director James Comey.

Trump Embarks On First International Trip Amid Continuing Controversy

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

President Trump leaves for his first international trip on Friday as the White House continues to manage several recent controversies. NPR explores what's at stake for the president on this trip.

Ongoing Controversy Threatens To Damage Trump's Credibility

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

Credibility is the ability to confidently convey critical information. It's an essential quality for all presidents in difficult times, and the self-inflicted crisis of the last few weeks — the shifting narratives to explain the news — have severely damaged this White House's credibility. NPR looks at what's happened and why it matters.

Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Embroiled In Russia Controversy

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

There's been a lot happening in Washington on the imbroglio involving Trump, Russia and the FBI. Reuters reports there were more contacts between Trump aides and Russia than previously disclosed. The New York Times reports Trump's camp was warned before the fact that Michael Flynn was under investigation, and the deputy attorney general briefed senators about all of this on Thursday.

Austria Becomes Latest Country In Europe To Ban Full-Face Veil

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:42pm

The ban is part of a series of measures related to integrating immigrants. The country's foreign minister has called the full-face veil a symbol of a "counter-society."

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President Trump Denies Asking Comey To Scuttle Flynn Investigation

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 2:38pm

The president also reiterated that he feels that the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russia and his campaign's possible ties is a "witch hunt."

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President Trump Holds Press Conference With Colombia's President Before Overseas Trip

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 2:38pm

President Trump is holding a press conference with Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos.

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Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz To Leave Office At The End Of June

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 2:33pm

"I knew from day one that my service there would not last forever," Chaffetz said in a statement. The Republican currently chairs the powerful House Oversight Committee.

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Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers On U.S. Farms

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 1:59pm

Government statistics show a big increase in the number of foreign guest workers approved to work on American farms this year. It's up 36 percent over the same period last year.

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