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GOP Rep. Trent Franks Responds To Recent Threats By North Korea

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:27pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., about his thoughts on the latest developments regarding North Korea. He is vice chair of the House Armed Services subcommittee on emerging threats and chair of the missile defense caucus. He's been supportive of the president's tough line with North Korea.

Trump Receives Briefing On North Korea As Tensions Escalate

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:27pm

As tensions with North Korea escalate, President Trump received a briefing from his security advisers. North Korea threatened this week to fire weapons into the water just off the U.S. territory of Guam.

Democrats Fear Medicare-For-All Plan Could Sharpen Party Divisions

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:27pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders is promoting a Medicare-for-all health care plan, and some Democrats are worried it could sharpen divisions in the party.

In Iowa, Many Republicans Stand By Trump Despite Recent Missteps

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:27pm

Republican voters in Iowa weigh in on the failure of the health care repeal effort, the Russia investigations and the Trump administration's recent effort to limit immigration.

Trump Declares Public Health Emergency To Address Opioid Crisis

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:27pm

President Trump said his administration is declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency. It was a surprise move.

North Korea Expert Weighs In On Trading Of Threats With U.S.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:27pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ambassador Joseph DeTrani about the trading of threats between North Korea and the U.S. He is a former Director of National Intelligence mission manager for North Korea and special envoy for six-party talks with North Korea. He has been holding regular informal talks with North Korean officials since he left government.

Russian Cyberattack Targeted Elections Vendor Tied To Voting Day Disruptions

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 2:47pm

Weird things started to happen as people showed up to vote in parts of North Carolina on Nov. 8. Why didn't state workers know that their elections contractor had been hit by a cyberattack?

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The Final Documents On JFK's Assassination Are Being Declassified

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:55pm

Politico's Philip Shenon says Oliver Stone's 1991 film JFK led to a law stating all documents about the Kennedy assassination must be released by October 2017. Three hundred new pages just came out.

Will Melania Trump 'Just Say No' In Her Own Way?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:54pm

First lady Melania Trump made a rare foray into policy discussions this week attending the administration's opioid summit Tuesday, invoking another first lady's anti-drug messaging.

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Environmental Penalties Down Under President Trump

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:00pm

A new report shows the EPA has collected 60 percent less in civil penalties from polluters compared with recent administrations.

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Fire, Fury And Figuring Out North Korea

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:06am

Is the U.S. on the brink of war?

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How Is Guam Handling North Korea's Threats?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 9:06am

The island is at the middle of the latest round of tough talk between the U.S. and North Korea.

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Does The U.S. Have A Strategic Plan Against North Korea's Threats?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:45am

Ailsa Chang talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about how the U.S. might respond to the threats posed by North Korea's nuclear weapon capabilities.

Nixon White House Counsel John Dean Sees Uphill Climb For Trump In Leaks Fight

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

Dean says he sees echoes of the Watergate scandal in the Trump administration: "We wrote what you shouldn't do. We wrote the book on it. And Trump doesn't even seem to know what happened."

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Despite Proven Technology, Attempts To Make Table Saws Safer Drag On

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

It's unclear if the Consumer Product Safety Commission will finally pass a rule requiring all new saws to have an active injury prevention monitoring system built into them.

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Morning News Brief: Tillerson Tries To Tame Tensions, Guamanians React

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has struck a different tone than the president over a potential conflict with North Korea. Also, we look at the mood in Guam after threats from North Korea.

5 Big Unanswered Questions About The Russia Investigations

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 4:00am

Congress is gone. The president is on holiday. Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, however, is forging ahead. What comes next?

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In Utah House Race, Attitudes Toward Trump Divide GOP Candidates

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:42am

The GOP primary to replace Jason Chaffetz in Utah's 3rd Congressional District includes a candidate embracing many of Trump's positions and another who didn't vote for the president last year.

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Countries Around The World Move To Repeal 'Marry Your Rapist' Laws

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:52pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Purna Sen, policy director for UN Women, about how some countries are moving to repeal laws that allow rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims.

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Trump, McConnell Point Fingers Over Health Care Failure

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:09pm

The Senate majority leader blamed the president's legislative inexperience for the failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but Trump fired back it was McConnell who came up short.

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