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5 Ways Election Interference Could (And Probably Will) Worsen In 2018 And Beyond

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 6:00am

Voting infrastructure is old. Social media companies are befuddled on how to react. One expert warns if the U.S. does nothing, future attacks will "make 2016 look quaint by comparison."

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No Car, No Care? Medicaid Transport Program Faces Cuts In Some States

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 5:00am

For more than 50 years, the health program for the poor and sick has been required to ferry some clients to and from medical appointments. But a few states say transport is currently too expensive.

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The 10 Events You Need To Know To Understand The Almost-Firing Of Robert Mueller

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:21pm

Everything about this story revolves around obstruction of justice — an allegation of wrongdoing reportedly under investigation by DOJ special counsel Robert Mueller that President Trump has denied.

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Director Of ICE Discusses Immigration Enforcement And Proposals

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, about immigration enforcement over the last year and White House policy proposals going forward.

Sen. Mark Warner Reacts To Reports Of Trump Trying To Fire Mueller

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is a leader of the Senate's bipartisan investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about the reports that President Trump tried to fire Robert Muller, the special counsel leading the Russia investigation, last year.

At The World Economic Forum, Trump Tries To Sell 'America First' Message

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kimberly Atkins, Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, and Reihan Salam, executive editor for National Review and columnist for Slate, about immigration, President Trump's speech at the World Economic Forum and the ongoing Mueller investigation.

How Reports Of Trump Trying To Fire Mueller Could Affect The Russia Investigation

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

What was happening in Robert Mueller's investigation when President Trump reportedly tried to get the special counsel fired? Many people are wondering if this development strengthens an obstruction of justice case against Trump.

Trump Dismisses Reports That Say He Tried To Fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

President Trump dismissed a report that he tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller as "fake news." Trump spoke in Davos, Switzerland where he delivered the message "America first does not mean America alone."

Intelligence Community Looking At Crowdsourcing For Predicting Geopolitical Events

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Seth Goldstein, a program manager for Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, about the $200,000 prize offered to anyone able to demonstrate accurate forecasting of a geopolitical event via crowdsourcing.

Trump's Immigration Plan Draws Criticism From Both Parties

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 3:19pm

President Trump's immigration proposal was unveiled last night, and while it gave both Democrats and Republicans some of what they want, it also elicited plenty of criticism from both parties.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:06am

From Syria to Switzerland and back.

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In Davos, Trump Plays Salesman To Global Elite

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 9:24am

President Trump delivers a speech in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday laying out his argument for why the U.S. is an attractive place for foreign investors.

Trump Ordered Mueller Fired

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 9:16am

A New York Times report says that President Trump ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be fired last June but backed down when the top White House lawyer threatened to quit.

After Years In the Trenches, Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Will Step Down

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 9:13am

Since taking over as president of Planned Parenthood in 2006, Cecile Richards has led the organization through numerous political fights. Those conflicts have intensified under President Trump.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 9:06am

Did the news cloud your week? Let the sun shine in.

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Anne Milgram: How Can Smarter Statistics Help Us Fight Crime?

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 8:12am

As New Jersey Attorney General, Anne Milgram transformed the most dangerous city in her state. She changed a criminal justice system based on gut and instinct to one supported by data and statistics.

Mona Chalabi: How Can We Tell The Good Statistics From The Bad Ones?

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 8:12am

We need statistics to make fair policy decisions, but there are a lot of bad stats out there. Data journalist Mona Chalabi says you need skepticism and a list of questions to face any dubious stat.

Cathy O'Neil: Do Algorithms Perpetuate Human Bias?

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 8:12am

Mathematician Cathy O'Neil says algorithms embed existing bias into code — with potentially destructive outcomes. Everyone should question their fairness, not just computer scientists and coders.

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Trump To Davos: 'America Is Open For Business'

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 6:49am

President Trump is speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. He is expected to encourage movers and shakers to invest in the U.S., touting his economic agenda of tax cuts and deregulation.

In Davos, Trump Calls Mueller Report 'Fake News'

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 6:24am

President Trump will faced questions of about his reported move to fire special counsel Robert Mueller ahead of an economics-focused speech to the global business elite in Davos, Switzerland.




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