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EPA's Chief Environmental Justice Official Steps Down

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:16am

One of the EPA programs the administration may eliminate is the office of Environmental Justice, according to The Washington Post. Steve Inskeep talks to Mustafa Ali, who helped found the office.

How Will People Who Are Already Sick Be Treated Under A New Health Law?

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:00am

People withe pre-existing conditions would still be protected from insurance discrimination under the new House GOP bill, but it remains to be seen how that benefit would be paid for.

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Dutch Voters Divided As Election Signals Another Test For Anti-Immigrant Populism

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 4:53pm

Voters in the Netherlands go to the polls on Wednesday, March 15, for a general election. Much of the attention is on the anti-immigrant populist party led by conservative Geert Wilders.

Texas Rep. Michael McCaul On Proposed Border Wall

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:14am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Texas Rep. Michael McCaul about what residents in the Rio Grande Valley think about immigration reform, trade with Mexico, and the idea of a wall.

Trump Tries To Round Up Reluctant Republicans For Health Care Bill

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:14am

President Trump is working to convince reluctant Republicans to support the House GOP bill to replace Obamacare.

Ousted Prosecutor Preet Bharara, Trump And Wall Street

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:14am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to financial writer William Cohan about the firing of Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Mexican Leftist Politician Rising In Polls With Anti-American Rhetoric

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:14am

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is running for a third time for president of Mexico. But this time the leftist populist is ahead in polls, thanks to a rise in anti-American, anti-Trump sentiment.

Pence Makes Case For Republican Health Plan In Kentucky

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:14am

Vice President Pence visited Kentucky to rally support to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It's a hard sell for some Republicans who favor a full repeal, like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

Medical Bills Once Made Him Refinance The Farm. Could It Happen Again?

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 7:14am

Barton County, Mo. is Trump country. And this rural area also has big problems when it comes to health care. One farmer says he has a lot to lose under the Republican replacement plan.

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Alec Baldwin's Trump Can't Rally The Troops And Ivanka Is 'Complicit' On 'SNL'

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 6:17am

Alec Baldwin played Donald Trump in a parody of a scene from the movie Independence Day, and host Scarlett Johansson advertised a new Ivanka Trump perfume: Complicit.

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Illinois Congressman On Why He Supports The Republican Health Care Plan

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 5:56pm

Congressman Rodney Davis of Illinois supports the Republican Health Care Plan that's making its way through the House. But he says that there will likely be hurdles before the bill becomes a law.

American Medical Association Calls Republican Health Care Plan 'Critically Flawed'

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 5:56pm

Dr. Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Association, explains the group's opposition to the Republican Health Care Plan and the bill moving through the House of Representatives.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing To Resign

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 5:56pm

Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, says he was fired by President Trump after he refused an order to resign.

Federal Court Rules Three Texas Congressional Districts Illegally Drawn

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 4:56pm

The three-judge panel found that Republicans had used race as a motivating factor in gerrymandering the districts. Texas will now consider whether to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

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Intruder Arrested After Entering White House Grounds

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 2:41pm

The Secret Service says a person scaled the outer perimeter fence of the White House grounds. President Trump, who was in the White House at the time, described the intruder as "a troubled person."

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Says He Was Fired By Justice Department

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 2:03pm

As the federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, Bharara pursued a number of high-profile cases. Bharara and 45 other federal prosecutors were asked to resign Friday, but he refused.

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Congress Erases K-12 Rules, A Financial Aid Foul-Up And Other Education News

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 10:19am

From DACA to FAFSA, a Senate squeaker to a Supreme Court do-over, it was a busy week for education news in the nation's capital.

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North Carolina Trump Supporters Have Tough Love For The President

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 9:40am

They voted for President Trump and and don't regret it, but these voters are quick to share their criticism.

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The Morale Inside U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 7:29am

Scott Simon talks with former senior CIA lawyer John Rizzo about how the intelligence community is reacting to new leaked documents from the group WikiLeaks, and President Trump's frequent criticism.

Trump Wooing Members Of Congress To Support Health Care Bill

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 7:29am

President Trump is personally making a pitch for the the new Republican health care bill. He and his administration are actively meeting with members of Congress.

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