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Justice Department Turns Over 15 Pages Of Comey Memos To Congress

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:04pm

A lot of the stories in the memos have been previously reported, but there is greater detail than seen before, and some new conversations.

Federal Judge Blocks U.S. From Transferring Citizen Held In Iraq To Another Country

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:50pm

U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan issued the preliminary injunction Thursday evening, minutes before an 8 p.m. deadline to stop the transfer of the man.

Rudy Giuliani Among 3 New Lawyers Joining Trump's Legal Team

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:35pm

The former New York City mayor will help deal with legal issues related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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For One California Company, Trump's Tariffs Have Unintended Consequences

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:01pm

The administration says the steel and aluminum tariffs will raise costs just slightly. But in a low-margin business like canned goods, a little extra cost can take a deep bite out of profits.

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New York Congressional Candidate Wants To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Child Care

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic congressional candidate in New York, is petitioning the Federal Election Commission to use campaign funds for child care while she devotes time to running for office.

IRS Computer System Crashes A Year After An Official Warning Was Issued

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

Right as people were filing their taxes, the IRS suffered a technical malfunction that did not allow online filing, but what happened? A look inside the crash — and how the agency has been hobbled and put at risk for this very thing.

How Ambassador Nikki Haley Rose To The National Stage

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

Ambassador Nikki Haley has been a forceful voice for President Trump at the U.N. — most recently making the case for military strikes in Syria. NPR looks at Haley's rise to the national stage and what might be ahead.

Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:52pm

The DOJ's Inspector General's Office has sent the case of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's Office, but it isn't clear what comes next.

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To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:31pm

Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.

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Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump? (Besides The President)

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:54pm

Journalist Robert Draper says "no one understands Trump's base" better than White House social media director (and former caddie) Dan Scavino.

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Most Still Favor Stricter Gun Laws, But It's Fading As A 2018 Voting Issue

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:28pm

The number of voters in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll who say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for has dropped 13 points since February.

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Trump Attorney Cohen Drops Dossier Lawsuits Against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:52am

Michael Cohen says he still feels he's been defamed by the infamous, unverified dossier, but he's got too much on his hands for the suits to move forward.

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Skipping The 2020 Census Citizenship Question? You'll Still Be Counted

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:26am

Anyone who doesn't answer the controversial citizenship question would still be included in the upcoming U.S. headcount — and may get a phone call or follow-up visit, the Census Bureau's head says.

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Case Against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Can Proceed, Judge Rules

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:50am

Many of Gov. Eric Greitens' fellow Republicans have urged him to resign, after he was accused of photographing the woman he had an extramarital affair with without her consent. He has refused.

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Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin On Pompeo

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:09am

There are questions about whether CIA Director Mike Pompeo can earn enough support to be confirmed as secretary of state. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the legislation is unnecessary, but those who want to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired say the point is to send a message.

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Reducing Voters' Paperwork Might Expand The Voter Rolls

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

By next year, more than a quarter of all Americans will live in states where they no longer have to fill out registration forms in order to cast a ballot.

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Benjamin Wittes On Comey's New Book

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Benjamin Wittes of the Lawfare website, who has known James Comey for several years, about Comey's new book and what Comey has said in recent interviews.

Conservative View On Mike Pompeo At State

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is President Trump's pick for secretary of state. NPR's David Greene talks with Noah Rothman, writer for Commentary, about Pompeo's qualifications.

Continuing Troubles For The Missouri Governor

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:00am

A judge will rule on Thursday whether Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' felony invasion of privacy trial continues. The scandal has devastated the once-rising star's political and popular support.

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