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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:06am

It's a lonesome world.

Open Or Closed? Here's What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:40am

The mail will get delivered, Social Security checks will go out, and the National Park Service says it will try to keep parks accessible if there is a shutdown. But most federal agencies would close.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:06am

If you think your to-do list is long, consider your Senators'.

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President Trump: 'Shutdown Coming?'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:34am

Senate Democrats say they will oppose the GOP's stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown, raising the likelihood of the first partial government shutdown since 2013.

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Clock Ticks Down Toward A Midnight Government Shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:45am

Rachel Martin talks to Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, about the chances of a government shutdown Friday night. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the conversation.

Stansfield Turner, Who Headed CIA Under Carter, Dies At 94

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:32am

The Navy admiral tapped by President Carter to lead the spy agency conducted a controversial downsizing of risky clandestine operations — a move that angered many in the intelligence community.

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DREAMers Caught Up In Efforts To Keep The Government Open

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:24am

Steve Inskeep asks Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland if he's willing to let the government shut down to secure promises on immigration overhaul. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the topic.

Turnover In Trump's White House Is 'Record-Setting,' And It Isn't Even Close

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

In Trump's first year in office 34 percent of top aides have either resigned, been fired or moved to different positions. That level of turmoil is off the charts compared with recent presidencies.

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1 Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Is Dismissed, Trump Faces Others In 2018

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

Several lawsuits filed last year allege Donald Trump violated the Constitution's Emoluments Clause as he entangles the presidency with his businesses. One suit has been dismissed.

Why Are We Only Learning About Stormy Daniels Now?, Writes 'Post's' Farhi

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Farhi of The Washington Post about media coverage of Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006.

Trump Visits Pa. County That Has A Special Election In March

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump visited southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday, an area dominated by the coal industry which is feeling positive after his first year in office.

House Bill To Keep Government Open Passes After Deal With Freedom Caucus

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

If Congress does not pass a spending bill, the government shuts down Friday night. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Tom Garrett of Virginia, a member of the Freedom Caucus.

Pence Begins Mideast Tour In Cairo For Talks With Egypt's President

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Cairo Saturday. He and Egypt's president will talk about everything from fighting terrorism to protecting religious minorities.

News Brief: Government Shutdown Threat Looms, Hush Money Payments

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am

The House approved a short-term spending bill that would keep the government open. Will the Senate follow suit? And, media are reporting allegations that President Trump had an affair in 2006.

Trump, Unlikely Champion Of Anti-Abortion Rights Movement, To Address March For Life

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:53am

Despite his history of previously expressing support for abortion rights, Trump carefully courted social conservatives and abortion-rights opponents.

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Women's Marches Across The Country Will Focus On The Vote

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:52am

On the anniversary of the Women's March in Washington, D.C., organizers say marches this year are less about outrage and more about political organizing.

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Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House, Heads To Senate

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:28pm

The House has passed a short-term spending bill, but a government shutdown is still possible as Democrats appear ready to block the measure in the Senate.

Baltimore Schools' Heating Crisis A 'Day Of Reckoning' For The City And State

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:12pm

After heating problems left some students in 40-degree classrooms, city and school leaders, there's plenty of baggage and blame to go around.

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Roger Severino Discusses The HHS Division Of Conscience And Religious Freedom

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Roger Severino about the new Department of Health and Human Services Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom, which is intended to protect people from discrimination if they refuse to participate in health services, against their beliefs.

The History Of Government Shutdowns In The U.S.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:16pm

The is not the first time Congress has had little time left to find a deal to prevent a government shutdown. But what lessons were learned from previous government shutdown showdowns? Who has the power, who gets the blame, and what does the history of these confrontations tell us about this current situation?

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