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A Familiar, Partisan Response In Congress To Las Vegas Massacre

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 3:05pm

Another mass shooting in America is reviving a well-worn debate over the nation's gun laws. The Republican majorities in Congress have been trying to ease gun restrictions.

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Study: News Coverage Of Trump More Negative Than For Other Presidents

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 3:00pm

Reports on the current president are also less policy-focused and more about Trump's personality, according to The Pew Research Center. But that is not necessarily a reflection of the outlet's bias.

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Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:15pm

Facebook turned over thousands of ads it said ran from 2015 to 2017, and vowed to change its policies to make its service tougher to use again for such interference.

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The Supreme Court Returns To Talk Gerrymandering And More...

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:18am

These are the SCOTUS cases to watch in the upcoming term.

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Trump On Las Vegas Shooting: 'An Act Of Pure Evil'

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:18am

The president addressed the nation from the White House on Monday morning, giving his prayers and condolences for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, which left more than 50 dead.

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Las Vegas Shooting Is The Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 6:32am

More than 50 people are confirmed dead after a gunman opened fire on a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip — more than 200 people are wounded. Authorities say the sole suspect was killed.

Congress Considers Changes To Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:55am

The program used to combat foreign threats will expire at the end of the year unless Congress renews it. Republicans and Democrats say they're likely to reauthorize it, but many want changes.

News Brief: Las Vegas Shooting, Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:55am

Hospital officials in Las Vegas say more than 50 people are dead after a shooting Sunday night on the Strip. And, President Trump said hurricane relief is going "really well." Others disagree.

Antonin Scalia's Less Well-Known Legacy: His Speeches

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:00am

Scalia Speaks is an anthology of the late justice's speeches on everything from the arts, turkey hunting, games and sports, faith and judging — and even the "Italian view of the Irish."

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What Can We Learn About The Effects Of Social Media Ads?

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

Amid news that Russian operatives may have bought ads to fuel social and racial unrest, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Scott Tranter, a director of analytics for a data and technology firm.

A Look At The GOP's Plan To Cut Taxes

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Republican Bruce Bartlett, former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, who says tax cuts don't spur economic growth.

Supreme Court Prepares To Hear Gerrymandering Case

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:05pm

The Supreme Court will hear a case this week that could have repercussions on how politicians are elected throughout the country.

'Illegal' Independence Referendum Turns Violent As Police And Pro-Separatists Clash

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:24pm

"Horrible scenes," NPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Barcelona. "Police dragging voters out of polling stations, some by the hair."

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Democrats, Republicans Promote Their Own DACA Fixes

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Lawmakers from both parties have put forth proposals to address border security and the status of so-called DREAMers.

How Redistricting Changed Wisconsin Politics

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

An upcoming Supreme Court case will examine how far politicians can go in drawing districts to benefit their parties. In Wisconsin, redistricting contributed to increasing polarization in the state.

The Russia Investigations: Sens. Burr, Warner To Give Update; Spotlight On Twitter

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 6:00am

Washington prepares to hear from the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, more scrutiny for social networks and the Feds tell the states about cyberattacks — finally.

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Supreme Court To Open A Whirlwind Term

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 6:00am

In a term one justice predicts will be "monumental," the issues range from politics to privacy, and from same-sex anti-discrimination law to sports betting.

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Judge Rules That Black Lives Matter Cannot Be Sued

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:40pm

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that Black Lives Matter is not a person, not a company and not a formal entity. And that means the social movement can't be sued.

HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns Over Charter Plane Travel

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:08am

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday after mounting pressure and investigations into his use of private charter and military planes for work travel at taxpayer expense.

Week In Politics: Price Resigns, Puerto Rico, Tax Overhaul

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:08am

Mary Kate Cary, speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush, speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the week's political news.




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