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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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If Voting Machines Were Hacked, Would Anyone Know?

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

Even if most voting machines aren't connected to the Internet, "they are connected to something that's connected to something that's connected to the Internet," says one cybersecurity expert.

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Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump, Handing The President Another Legal Challenge

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:01pm

Members of Congress say President Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting from foreign governments — without congressional consent. The more than 190 Democrats want the court to make it stop.

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Northam Wins Virginia Democratic Primary For Governor As GOP Race Remains Tight

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 8:20pm

The lieutenant governor prevailed over former Rep. Tom Perriello. On the Republican side, staunch Trump ally Corey Stewart was neck and neck with the presumed favorite Ed Gillespie.

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'An Appalling And Detestable Lie': 5 Highlights From Sessions' Senate Testimony

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 6:53pm

The attorney general gave a fiery opening statement and answered senators' questions for 2 1/2 hours. Democrats hammered him on FBI Director James Comey's firing and for being generally evasive.

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Sen. Al Franken Responds To Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Testimony

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 6:41pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken about Attorney General Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as part of its Russia investigation.

Jeff Sessions Denies Discussing Election With Russians In Senate Testimony

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 5:12pm

Attorney General Sessions was emphatic in defending himself against suggestions of any wrongdoing during the 2016 campaign. He also declined to discuss his conversations with President Trump.

Trump Administration Gives Industry More Time to Adopt New Nutrition Fact Label

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:22pm

The Nutrition Facts label on food and drink packaging has gotten a makeover, but you may not see the updates for a while. The FDA has delayed the compliance date after companies asked for more time.

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In Refusal To Answer Questions, Sessions Denies Claiming Executive Privilege

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:03pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Steve Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas, about Jeff Sessions' justification for refusing to answer certain questions in his Senate testimony on Tuesday.

Congress Passes Bill To Increase Accountability Among VA Employees

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:37pm

The bipartisan legislation aims to transform the culture at the Department of Veterans Affairs. It shortens the process for removing negligent staffers and adds new protections for whistleblowers.

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Senate Questions Jeff Sessions About Contacts With Russian Officials

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:31pm

The Senate Intelligence Committee questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday about his contacts with Russian officials in Washington, D.C., before he recused himself from investigations related to Russian influence on the 2016 election.

House Intel Republican Chris Stewart Responds To Sessions Testimony

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Rep. Chris Stewart, Republican of Utah and member of the House Intelligence Committee, about Attorney General Jeff Session's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intel Committee

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:31pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee less than a week after the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey raised several questions about Sessions' contacts with Russians in Washington, D.C., before his recusal from the investigation now underway.




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