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At A Breaking Point: Stretched Secret Service Says It Needs Help To Protect Trumps

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:16pm

The agency charged with protecting the president is seeking help from Congress to cover excess overtime costs. Officers put in a lot of extra hours, keeping up with Trump and his well-traveled family.

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Trump Expected To Order 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:15pm

After months of deliberation, a reluctant president is expected to increase the American military presence after 16 years of war with no end in sight.

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Trump Returns To Washington, Seeking New Afghanistan Policy And Overall Reset

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:24am

After a none-too-restful "working vacation," President Trump is back in the White House today. He's planning a prime-time address to the country on his latest strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

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The Antifa Handbook

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:06am

The history and strategy of anti-fascist organizing.

Can Faith Leaders Help America Heal After Charlottesville?

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:06am

Are we hearing enough from the nation's faith leaders right now? What are they saying...and who's listening?

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Under Trump Rule, Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able To Sue After Abuse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 7:35am

The Trump administration is proposing to replace an Obama-era rule that would have made it easier for nursing home residents to sue for negligence or abuse.

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Women Are A Huge Reason Why Trump's Poll Numbers Are So Bad

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:00am

Democratic and independent men are far less supportive of the idea of a Trump impeachment than Democratic and independent women. But Republicans are united across gender.

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Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:00am

A program that provides $400 million in federal funds for the visits expires next month. Advocates and providers hope it will be reauthorized and even expanded, saying it's money well spent.

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White House Resets: Bannon Out, Path Forward In Afghanistan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:57am

The White House starts the week without chief strategist Steve Bannon, who left on Friday. President Trump will speak to the nation Monday night about the path forward in Afghanistan.

Morning News Brief: Trump's Afghan Strategy, Total Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:57am

In a televised address Monday night, President Trump will lay out his strategy for Afghanistan. And for the first time in nearly a century, the moon will completely block the sun in parts of the U.S.

Influential Republican Strategist Arthur J. Finkelstein Dies

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 2:10pm

The publicly low-key Finkelstein is credited with pioneering the use of aggressive ad campaigns, political action committees and turning the word "liberal" into a political pejorative.

Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A 'White Supremacist Future'

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 7:31am

President Trump hasn't mentioned it as he's defended the memorabilia over the past week, but historians say the statues were originally built to send a clear message to black Americans.

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Trump To Visit Arizona

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:59am

President Trump heads to Phoenix in the week ahead, and Arizona state politics are likely to have national ramifications. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Dan Nowicki, reporter for The Arizona Republic.

Trump Voters Respond To Charlottesville

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:59am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro checks in with Trump voters Kevin Eisbrenner, William Estrada and Linda Caudill about last week's news from the White House.

Russian Bots Tweeting Calls To Fire McMaster, Former FBI Agent Says

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:59am

An online tracker developed by former FBI agent Clint Watts has identified Russian bots as responsible for many tweets urging the firing of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

Robert E. Lee's Descendant On Confederate Statues

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:59am

The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a nephew many generations removed of Robert E. Lee, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why the statue of the Confederate general in Charlottesville must come down.

Weekend Politics: Trump's Turbulent Week

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:59am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Michael Warren, a senior writer at the conservative outlet The Weekly Standard, about Trump's turbulent vacation and what's ahead.

Racial Issues Have Often Been A Test for U.S. Presidents With Conflicted Feelings

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:59am

President Eisenhower was not a fan of the 1954 Supreme Court order against segregated schools; but he sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Ark., to ensure it was enforced at Central High.

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Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 6:01am

A group of alumni from one of the nation's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump.

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The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 5:51am

Women in the movement have built Internet presences around boosting white nationalist ideologies. But journalist Seyward Darby says that outspokenness is at odds with male white nationalists' ideas.

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