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Senate Approves Overturning FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:48am

Several Republicans joined Democrats in voting to overturn the FCC's controversial decision. But the measure has little chance of success in the House.

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Senate Set To Vote On Overturning FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:48am

At least one Republican – Sen. Susan Collins – is likely to join Democrats' attempt to preserve net neutrality. But the measure has little chance of succeeding in the House.

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Senate Panel Approves Gina Haspel As CIA Chief; Confirmation Appears Likely

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:01am

The intelligence committee approved her 10-5. With several Democrats backing Haspel, she looks headed for confirmation in the full Senate despite her role in the CIA's waterboarding program.

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Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica Aimed To Trigger Paranoia And Racial Biases

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:50am

Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to find and target Americans to trigger paranoia and racial biases, Christopher Wylie, a former worker for the data analytics firm, told lawmakers on Wednesday.

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After Tuesday's Primaries, Democratic Divisions Take Hold In Midterm Battle

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:18am

Progressive candidates beat more centrist Democrats in key races Tuesday night in the types of competitive districts the party needs to win in order to take back the House this fall.

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'The Great Revolt' In The Voting Booth

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:06am

How will the populist wave of 2016 carry into the upcoming elections?

Senate Judiciary Panel Releases Documents Related To 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:53am

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released more than 2,500 pages of documents related to a 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a delegation of Russians and top Donald Trump aides.

For Relatives Of U.S. Prisoners In Iran, Uncertainty Grows After Iran Deal Pullout

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:23am

The Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal may complicate efforts to free American citizens detained in Iran, former U.S. diplomats warn.

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Senate Committee Releases 2,500 Pages About 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:05am

Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has released the product of hours' worth of interviews and other materials related to the Russia investigation.

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Democrat Chrissy Houlahan On Pennsylvania's 6th

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

NPR's David Greene talks to Chrissy Houlahan, winner of the (unopposed) Democratic primary in Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District, about how she plans to flip the seat in the midterm elections.

Senate Votes On Net Neutrality

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

Democrats in the Senate are staging an insurgent vote to stop the repeal of net neutrality from going into effect in June. The measure faces long odds in the House.

Primaries Set The Stage For November

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

We have the latest results from Tuesday's primaries, which picked midterm candidates in several key congressional races.

The U.S. And The U.K. Royals

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

Commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions and tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the history of relations between the U.S. and the British royal family.

News Brief: North Korea Summit In Doubt, Primary Results, Net Neutrality

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

North Korea has threatened to cancel a planned summit with President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Also, we look at what Tuesday's congressional primaries mean for elections in November.

Companies Face A Tough Choice After Trump Pulls Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:07am

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement puts the U.S. at odds with some of its closest allies. Companies rushed to do business in Iran when the agreement took effect.

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Gina Haspel: CIA Should Not Have Carried Out 'Enhanced Interrogation'

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 7:40pm

The nominee to be CIA director makes her remarks in a letter that brings immediate support from three Democractic senators. She now appears to have sufficient backing to win Senate confirmation.

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States Eye New Revenues After Supreme Court Backs Legal Sports Betting

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:16pm

Several states plan to move quickly to make sports betting legal in the wake of Monday's decision. But they will be competing with an established black market that lacks tax forms.

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Why It's Infrastructure Week, Again

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:54pm

Since President Trump came into office, it sometimes feels like every other week is infrastructure week. But why have there been so many?

Wisconsin Struggling To Find Lawyers For Public Defense Cases

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:35pm

Wisconsin relies on private lawyers for 40 percent of its public defense work, but provides the lowest compensation of any state. Now the state is struggling to get lawyers to take those cases.

What's Next For Missouri's Gov. Eric Greitens

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:35pm

A circuit attorney has withdrawn an invasion of privacy case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens — just as the case was getting started. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rachel Lippmann of St. Louis Public Radio about what happens next.

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