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5 Things On Michael Flynn, Russia and Donald Trump

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:14pm

Political pressure is building on the White House after reports about National Security Adviser Mike Flynn's contact with Russia. Here's what you need to know.

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5 Key Points From The Appeals Court's Travel Ban Ruling

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:26pm

A three-judge panel ruled that the Trump administration had failed to show that anyone banned from U.S. under the Jan. 27 executive order had committed acts of terror.

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Trump And Japan's Shinzo Abe Talk Diplomacy At White House News Conference

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:07pm

The U.S. president and the Japanese prime minister met at the White House on Friday. Before they resume talks at Trump's Florida golf course Saturday, they're addressing the media together.

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Trump's National Security Adviser Reportedly Discussed Sanctions With Russia

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:02pm

Questions rise again about National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. — and whether he did anything improper.

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GOP Docs Rise To Power As Congress Retools Health Care Law

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:53am

The nation's doctors are more Democratic, female, and supportive of the Affordable Care Act than their physician counterparts in Congress.

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The Power Center: How A Moderate Wields Big Influence In A Polarized Senate

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 5:00am

Maine Republican Susan Collins recently opposed Betsy DeVos for education secretary. Collins will be at the center of some of President Trump's big fights, from health care to the Supreme Court.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Yemen Raid — 'Winning Mission' Or 'Failure'? It's Not So Simple

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 5:00am

President Trump tweeted criticism of Sen. John McCain, who called the Yemen raid a "failure." Trump said McCain "doesn't know how to win anymore" and called it a "winning mission." But is that true?

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Japan's Shinzo Abe To Meet With Trump In White House

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Japan's Shinzo Abe will be the second world leader to meet with President Trump at the White House. Former U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy talks with David Greene about what to expect.

TripAdvisor Backs Appeals Court Refusal To Reinstate Travel Ban

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

NPR's David Greene talks to TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer about why he signed an amicus brief opposing Trump's executive order on immigration. An appeals court has kept the ban on hold.

Fordham University Report Examines ISIS Prosecutions In The U.S.

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Karen Greenberg of Fordham University explains a report on ISIS prosecutions in the U.S. In an earlier interview with NPR, a lawmaker misidentified the report's numbers on refugees and attacks.

The Political Battles Ahead Over Remaining Trump Cabinet Picks

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Republicans have ended some contentious confirmation fights for Trump Cabinet picks, but many positions remain unfilled. Jonah Goldberg of the National Review tells Steve Inskeep about what's next.

U.S. Bases On Japanese Island Of Okinawa Have Long Been Contentious

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Trump Friday. Their two countries have a long military alliance. But the presence of U.S. troops on the Japanese island of Okinawa is controversial.

VOA Chief On The Future Of The News Service

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

John Lansing is the CEO of the governing body in charge of the government-funded Voice of America news service. He talks with Steve Inskeep about the agency's operations under the new administration.

The Ethics Of Trump Hosting Japan's Shinzo Abe At Mar-A-Lago

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

Kathleen Clark of Washington University in St. Louis discusses President Trump's meshing of business and public duties. Trump will host Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

Trump Travel Ban Still On Hold After Appeals Court Decision

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:58am

A federal appeals court unanimously rejected a Trump administration request to allow its travel ban to take effect. The president reacted angrily on Twitter.

John Oliver On Facts, Donald Trump, And The Supreme Court For Dogs

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:44am

In an NPR interview, the comedian talks about why facts matter more to him as a comedian than the president he's about to lampoon. Oliver's Last Week Tonight returns for a new season on HBO Sunday.

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Chaffetz's Support Of Trump Brings Boos And Jeers At Utah Town Hall

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 2:07am

The powerful chairman of the House Oversight Committee said that Trump, as president, is exempt from conflict of interest laws and that he would not launch an investigative "fishing expedition."

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Tom Price Confirmed As Secretary Of Health And Human Services

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:14am

The Georgia congressman, dogged by ethics questions, will run the $1 trillion agency and is expected to help dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 7:10pm

A federal appeals court unanimously rejected a request by the Trump administration to lift a temporary restraining order on the president's executive order on immigration.

Will Senate Democrats Work With Trump? The 10 Senators To Watch

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:40pm

The president invited a bipartisan group of senators to the White House on Thursday to build support for his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

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