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Pa. Special Election Turns Out To Be Unexpectedly Tight

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:12am

David Greene talks to DNC chief Tom Perez about the too-close-to-call special election for a Western Pennsylvania congressional seat between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone.

Virginia Republicans Divided On Medicaid Expansion

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:00am

Medicaid expansion is a real possibility in Virginia this year. The matter will be taken in up in a special session after lawmakers failed to agree on whether or not to do it in the regular session.

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Former CIA Lawyer Defends Gina Haspel's Role At Agency

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

After Sept. 11, Gina Haspel, nominated to run the CIA, was involved in the agency's torture program. NPR's David Greene speaks to John Rizzo, who was the CIA's acting general counsel.

Students To Walk Out For Gun Control

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

On Wednesday morning, high school students across the country plan to walk out of class as a protest against gun violence and to call for stricter gun laws.

Trump's Cabinet Shuffle

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

After he surprised Washington by announcing the firing of his secretary of state, President Trump indicated more changes could be coming to his cabinet.

What Happens When States Defy Federal Laws

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks with NPR's Rachel Martin and answers listener questions about the history of states nullifying federal laws by choosing not to follow them.

Pennsylvania Special Election Too Close To Call

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

A closely-watched special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District remains too close to call, but Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone.

Gina Haspel Faces Questions Over CIA Role In Torture

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

President Trump is nominating Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to take over the agency, but she may face a tough Senate confirmation over her past roles.

News Brief: Trump's CIA Director Pick, Pennsylvania Election, School Walkouts

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:10am

President Trump intends to tap Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to lead the agency, despite a controversial past. Also, we have the latest on the Pennsylvania congressional election.

Students To Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence 1 Month After Parkland Shooting

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:00am

The demonstrations will last 17 minutes to honor the 17 killed last month. "If the government wants to keep getting paid, they need to listen to what we say," a Boise, Idaho, student said.

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Tillerson Vs. Pompeo: What Trump's Cabinet Shakeup Might Mean

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 4:00am

If confirmed, CIA Director Mike Pompeo would be a very different secretary of state than his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. Here is where they stand on North Korea, Iran, trade and chemistry with Trump.

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Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden On Why He Opposes Gina Haspel's CIA Nomination

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 5:48pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., about Gina Haspel's nomination for Director of the CIA. A member of Senate Intelligence Committee, he opposes confirming her, because of her involvement in enhanced interrogation techniques.

House Intelligence Democrats Release Response To GOP Russia Conclusions

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 5:40pm

Democrats say it was premature for Republicans on the House intelligence committee to conclude their Russia probe on Monday. That report cleared the Trump campaign of collusion with Russia in 2016.

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Pennsylvania Special Election: Down To The Wire In Trump Country

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:59pm

Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb were at the polls Tuesday as voters in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District decided a surprisingly close race in a safe GOP area.

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WATCH LIVE: Trump Addresses Military After Touring Border Wall Prototypes

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:37pm

Trump has spent much of his first presidential trip to the state touring mockups for his signature campaign pledge. "If you don't have walls," Trump said Tuesday, "you wouldn't have a country."

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Race To Fill Congressional Seat In Pennsylvania Has Become Massive Battle Between Parties

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:25pm

A close race for a reliably Republican congressional seat in western Pennsylvania will be decided Tuesday. An upset by Democrats could be a warning sign for the midterms.

What Tillerson's Departure Means For Negotiations With Iran And North Korea

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:25pm

The firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gives the State Department a new head diplomat: former CIA Director Mike Pompeo. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Daniel Byman of the Brookings Institution about what the shakeup means for negotiations with Iran and North Korea.

On Visit To California, President Trump Reviews Prototypes For Border Wall

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:25pm

For the first time since he was elected, President Trump is visiting California to review progress on border wall prototypes, address service personnel at a Marine base and attend a fundraiser in the Los Angeles area.

Trump's Nominee To Lead CIA Was Directly Involved in Controversial Interrogation Program

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:25pm

President Trump has nominated Gina Haspel, a 33-year veteran of the CIA, to lead the agency. Before she can begin that role, she must first be approved by the Senate.

Trump Blocks Broadcom, Qualcomm Merger Citing National Security Concerns

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:25pm

President Trump issued an unusual executive order to block a merger — a massive bid by Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom to buy America's largest mobile chipmaker Qualcomm. At the heart of the deal is the future of wireless technology.




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