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President Trump Unveils Plan To Fight Opioid Crisis

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:03pm

An estimated 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in 2016 — the vast majority of those were from heroin or synthetic opioids. New Hampshire is one of the states hardest hit by the epidemic and on Monday President Trump unveiled his plan to fight the crisis.

Russian Social Accounts Adding To Complaints That Austin Bombings Aren't Being Covered

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:03pm

Social media users are complaining that the Austin bombings isn't getting enough coverage in the press. But it isn't only American Twitter users, for example, who are saying that. Accounts associated with Russian influence operations also have picked up that thread.

Trump Continues To Attack Special Counsel Mueller, Despite Republicans Advising Otherwise

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:03pm

President Trump lashed out on Twitter against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Some Republicans reacted by defending Mueller's probe, and the White House put out a statement saying firing Mueller is not under consideration.

President Trump Vows To 'Liberate' U.S. From Opioid Crisis

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:49pm

Trump traveled to New Hampshire on Monday to outline his plans to combat opioid addiction. New Hampshire's death rate from opioid overdoses is twice the national average.

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Gina Haspel Used To Work For Me. She's A Great Choice For CIA Director

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:46pm

Former CIA case officer Robert Baer supervised Gina Haspel and says she's the right person to talk President Trump out of potential foreign policy disasters.

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Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Carry Political Baggage

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

In Illinois, two very rich men vying for their parties' gubernatorial nominations are dominating the conversation, and it's not necessarily to their benefit.

Pa. Attorney General Probing How Data-Mining Firm Acquired Facebook Data

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about his office's intent to look into how the data of 50 million Facebook users got into the hands of the political data-mining firm, Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook Admits Data-Mining Firm Got Access To Millions Of Users' Personal Information

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

Facebook is under intense pressure after it admitted that Cambridge Analytica, a political data-mining firm, got access to massive amount of user data. A look at why Facebook allows third parties access to its data and what the business objective is.

Hillary Clinton Drawn Into 2018 Campaign With Comments About Trump Voters

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:15pm

The 2016 Democratic nominee is not on the ballot, but her recent comments that Trump appealed to voters intolerant of women and minorities is being used against Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

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Supreme Court Delivers Blow To Republicans, Declines To Take Up Pa. Redistricting

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:56pm

The court decided Monday not to take up a GOP challenge to a Pennsylvania state court decision that could result in Democrats picking up a handful of House seats.

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Attacked By Alt-Right Trolls, A Jewish Journalist Links Trump To The Rise Of Hate

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:47pm

Trump "has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch," says New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman. His new book, (((Semitism))), is about being Jewish in the Trump era.

What's Up, Pence? Second Family's Rabbit Makes Children's Book Debut

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:16pm

Bunny Marlon Bundo is featured in a book by the vice president's daughter Charlotte and wife, Karen. But even pets in Washington cannot escape controversy.

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Russians, With No Real Alternatives, Give Putin 6 More Years In Power

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:18am

Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, with many voters telling NPR they saw no other viable candidates.

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Trump May Soon Announce Plans To Combat Opioid Crisis

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 6:27am

David Greene talks to David Mara, appointed by the governor of New Hampshire to be the state's drug czar, who's waiting to see if President Trump mentions the crisis in a speech Monday.

Sen. Klobuchar Wants Latest Facebook Controversy Investigated

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 6:21am

Noel King talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about allegations Cambridge Analytica illegally obtained data on millions of Facebook users on behalf of Trump's presidential campaign.

Kushner Cos. Profited By False Filings On NYC Real Estate, Report Says

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:39am

The Associated Press working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:02am

Noel King talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor of National Review, about President Trump breaking his silence over the weekend about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia influence probe.

In Weekend Tweets, Trump Lashes Out At Russia Influence Probe

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump lambasted the special counsel's Russia investigation and attacked former FBI officials James Comey and Andrew McCabe in a series of angry tweets over the weekend.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump attacked the Russia probe following the firing of deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe. And Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, but the firm is saying that it didn't misuse data.

Trump Cabinet Turnover Sets Record Going Back 100 Years

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump says "there will always be change, and I think you want to see change." Already he's had more Cabinet turnover in 420 days than 14 of his predecessors had in their first two years.

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