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Trump Administration Considers Replacing Travel Ban

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:11am

With its controversial travel ban set to expire, the White House is weighing new targeted travel restrictions. Some of the travel ban's critics see that as progress — but not all.

Week In Politics: Trump And Kim, Health Care

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:11am

President Trump exchanged insults with Kim Jong Un this week, while Sen. John McCain said he would vote against the Republican health care effort.

Amid Hacking Concerns, States Switching Back To Paper Ballots

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:11am

Russia's attempt to disrupt the 2016 election has election officials in states that use electronic-only voting machines considering returning to paper ballots.

Uncertainty Over Health Care Law's Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:11am

Obamacare made it easier for people to leave jobs to start their own ventures and entice others to join, knowing they could buy insurance independently. Some entrepreneurs worry that could change.

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Is Tegel Airport To Be Or Not To Be? That Is The Question, For Berlin

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:00am

On Sunday — the same day as the German national election — Berliners will vote on whether to keep their city airport when a new one opens just south. Tegel Airport has fierce defenders — and critics.

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In German Election, Campaign Posters Are More Important Than TV Ads

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:01am

The poster tradition dates back hundreds of years and serves as an equalizer in modern-day German elections. But some of today's messaging has been provocative to the point of causing offense.

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Trump's Approval Is Stabilizing. That Might Mean He Should Work More With Democrats

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 6:00am

Amid hurricanes and working with Democrats to keep the government open and raise the nation's debt limit, Trump's approval rating has stopped its decline and has even rebounded slightly.

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Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 5:18am

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.

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Trump Wades Deeper Into Alabama Primary At Campaign Rally — With Some Hesitation

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:56pm

The president is backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange, who's been heavily funded by a superPAC aligned with Mitch McConnell. Many of Trump's allies, however, are backing Judge Roy Moore.

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'You're Not Our Homey,' Howard University Protesters Tell Ex-FBI Director James Comey

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:55pm

Just as Comey started to deliver his speech, protesters began singing a traditional protest song of the civil rights movement and chanting slogans including "no justice, no peace."

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Sen. Maggie Hassan Talks On The Future Of Health Care

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., about what's next in the health care debate after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will not support the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

President Trump, Kim Jong Un Exchange Insults Following Trump's Speech At U.N.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

The rhetoric between President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un turned into a volley of insults this week after Trump referred to the dictator as "Rocketman" at the United Nations.

Week In Politics: The Fate Of The Latest Effort To Replace The Affordable Care Act

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with León Krauze of Univision and Guy Benson of Townhall about the political news of the week.

Trump Administration Expected To Issue New Travel Restrictions

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

The Trump administration is considering new travel restrictions as its controversial travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries expires.

A Look At The Alabama Republican Senate Candidates

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

Alabama GOP Senate candidates Roy Moore and Luther Strange have been national figures for a long time. Take a look back at the first mentions of both candidates on NPR.

Sen. John McCain Says He Wants A Bipartisan Effort To Overhaul Health Care

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

After Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will vote no on the Graham-Cassidy bill, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with NPR Health Policy Correspondent Alison Kodjak about where things stand.

10 Months After Election Day, Feds Tell States More About Russian Hacking

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:25pm

The Department of Homeland Security said earlier this year that it had evidence of Russian activity in 21 states. But they didn't inform individual states whether they were among those targeted.

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Trump Considering New Restrictions To Replace His Trademark Travel Ban

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:09pm

The travel ban has been one of the signature initiatives of the Trump administration, but it has been plagued by legal challenges, including a case the Supreme Court will hear next month.

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If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:19pm

The block grants under Graham-Cassidy would give states less money than Obamacare. We asked experts about states' best options for spending that money.

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McCain Announces Opposition To Obamacare Repeal Bill, Possibly Dooming It

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:04pm

Arizona Sen. John McCain is the second Republican to oppose the legislation, after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul came out against it last week. If one more GOP senator is against the bill, it cannot pass.

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