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Ann Coulter Vows To Speak At UC Berkeley Despite Planned Speech Cancellation

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:15am

Administration officials told organizers that "given currently active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully." Coulter says she'll speak anyway.

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Russians Devised Detailed Plan To Influence U.S. Voters, Reuters Says

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

Reuters news agency reports that a Kremlin-linked think tank hatched a plot to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. Steve Inskeep talks to Ned Parker, one of the reporters on the story.

White House Shouldn't Try To Reverse Iran Nuclear Deal, Parsi Says

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Trita Parsi, an Iran scholar, who warns of dire consequences if Trump officials renege on the nuclear accord and reverse a pledge to ease sanctions against Tehran.

News Brief: Election Influence, Democrats Focus On Ga. Race, O'Reilly Out At Fox

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01am

A Russian think tank planned to swing the U.S. election. DNC chairman Perez speaks at a state party dinner, as they try to capitalize on gains made in a Georgia district. Fox drops Bill O'Reilly.

Some Tax-Cut Backers Urge Trump To Drop Full Overhaul, Go For Quick Win

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:59am

Nearly 100 days into Trump's presidency there are still big questions about what his proposed tax overhaul will include — and whether the large changes he had envisioned are even possible.

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In Church-State Playground Brawl, Justices Lean Toward The Church

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:14pm

At Wednesday's oral arguments, a clear majority of justices seemed troubled by a Missouri policy that bars state money from going to religious schools for playground improvements.

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China Defends Trademark Grants For Ivanka Trump Products

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:33pm

A foreign ministry spokesman suggests some media were "hyping certain gossip to hint at something undisclosed." A U.S. trademark lawyer says the process moved remarkably fast.

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Trump's Wiretap Tweets Bring Lawsuit Seeking Proof

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:24pm

American Oversight, a watchdog group of former Obama administration lawyers, is using the Freedom of Information Act to keep tabs on the Trump administration's agencies.

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Trump Hosts Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots At The White House

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump hosts Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots, at the White House. He has long had ties to the team, but the visit, although a tradition, is not without controversy.

Georgia Special Election Heads To Runoff As GOP Avoids Brutal Loss

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:30pm

Republicans were able to avoid an embarrassing loss of a House seat in Georgia to Democrats Tuesday night. It now heads to a one-on-one matchup in June.

Trump Administration Sends Mixed Signals About Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Iran expert Raymond Tanter, who served on the National Security Council under President Reagan and was involved in arms control talks from 1983 to 1984, about the Trump administration's re-examination of the Iran nuclear deal.

Justice Department Veterans Warn Federal Money Could Have 'Strings Attached'

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:50pm

A new review announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions could have big consequences for local jurisdictions that refuse to follow federal immigration and marijuana laws.

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We Now Know Trump's Inauguration Donors; Where The Money Went Is Another Story

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:33pm

President Trump's inauguration took in $107 million, more than double former President Barack Obama's record-setting $53 million haul in 2009.

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Bill O'Reilly Is Out At Fox News

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:49pm

Amid a sexual harassment scandal, 21st Century Fox has announced it's parting ways with the host of cable-news behemoth The O'Reilly Factor. Tucker Carlson will take O'Reilly's old time slot.

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Ga. Republican, At Center Of Planned Parenthood Controversy, Back In Spotlight

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:34pm

Karen Handel kept her distance from Trump in the Georgia special election, but her efforts to strip Planned Parenthood of its funding from the Susan G. Komen foundation could keep liberals fired up.

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A Theory To Better Understand Diversity, And Who Really Benefits

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:49am

The business model for diversity teaches students about cultural preferences and how to avoid offense, but it is ill-equipped to unpack social group power dynamics.

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House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek Re-Election

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:41am

Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican, says he will not seek any office in 2018 — tamping down speculation that he could challenge Sen. Orrin Hatch in a re-election bid.

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'Model Minority' Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:32am

The perception of universal success among Asian Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups — especially black Americans.

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June Runoff Will Decide Winner Of Georgia Congressional Seat

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:22am

Democrat Jon Ossoff came close to winning a district that has been in GOP hands since the 1970s. It was Tom Price's district before he became HHS secretary. It was also Newt Gingrich's district.

Morning News Brief: Venezuelan Protests, Georgia Runoff, Egypt

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:07am

Venezuelan activists are calling for mass protests on Wednesday. Also, Sabrina Siddiqui of The Guardian talks about Georgia's runoff election, and an Egyptian-American aid worker has been released.




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