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Prosecutors Protect Immigrants From Deportation For Minor Crimes

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:31pm

As the Trump administration continues its crackdown on illegal immigration, some prosecutors around the country are looking at ways to avoid prosecuting immigrants when a minor crime might lead to their deportation.

Chief Climate Negotiator Warns Against Consequences Of Leaving Paris Accord

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Todd Stern, former United States special envoy for climate change, about President Trump's likely withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Stern led the negotiations for this deal.

President Trump Expected To Make Decision On Paris Climate Accord

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump is expected to make a decision regarding whether or not the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord. NPR takes a look at the potential political and environmental impacts of leaving the agreement.

Going There: Civics 101 - What Does It Mean To Be A Good Citizen?

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 3:01pm

Join NPR's Michel Martin and WVIA in Scranton, Pennsylvania for a night of conversation and entertainment as we discuss the meaning of an active citizen.

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In NYC, Activism Begins With Lessons In Theater

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 2:28pm

Wielding techniques from the global Theatre of the Oppressed movement used to train activists, one group challenges people to think beyond labels.

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Chinese Activists Detained After Investigating Factory Making Ivanka Trump Shoes

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:32pm

Two Chinese labor activists are missing, presumed to be detained by police. Another has been arrested. They were working undercover to document alleged labor abuses.

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CNN Drops Kathy Griffin For 'Disturbing' Depiction Of Trump's Head

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:43am

The comedian said she went "way too far" in posing with a model of the president's head covered in blood. CNN announced Wednesday it was cutting her from its New Year's Eve coverage.

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Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:42am

President Trump is nearing a decision on whether to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and has been meeting this week with competing voices in his Cabinet.

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The Filibuster's Rise And Potential Fall: From 'Nuclear Weapon' To 'Six-Shooter'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:00am

President Trump has suggested the filibuster should be eliminated to move along his legislative agenda. How did we get here? Senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving explains in Ron's Office Hours.

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Call Me: Why Backchannels Matter

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:06am

What are backchannels with foreign nations for? And can they be abused?

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The Internet's First Amendment: The New Fight For Net Neutrality

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:06am

The head of the Federal Communications Commission plans to change the rules on Net Neutrality. But consumer advocates say the move would largely leave the industry to police itself. How do we keep the internet open, free AND competitive?

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Covfefe Kerfuffle: Trump's Typo Sparks A Search For Meaning, And Humor

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 8:10am

Among those who responded: Ric Flair. The covfefe kerfuffle is a new reminder that we're living in a unique political era, when even the words are brand new.

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Poll: Americans Increasingly Think Their Health Care Will Get Worse

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that about half of people have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, while one-third prefer the Republican alternative.

U.N. Official Says Pulling Out Of Paris Climate Deal Will Cost Jobs

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks with U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim, who says the U.S. would lose out on green jobs if President Trump pulls out of the Paris climate agreement.

Former Prosecutor On Why He Supports Mandatory Minimums

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

Attorney General Sessions told federal prosecutors to seek the harshest penalties possible against defendants. Former federal prosecutor Bill Otis tells Rachel Martin why he supports the guidelines.

Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About The Congressional Budget Office

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

In the #AskCokie segment, commentator Cokie Roberts talks with Steve Inskeep about the history of the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO has been in the news for its analysis of the GOP health plan.

Poll Shows Americans Think Their Health Care Will Get Worse

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

A new poll shows only about a third of Americans like the Republican health care plan passed by the House this month.

Morning News Brief: Americans Pessimistic About GOP Health Care, U.S.-German Tensions

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 4:03am

A new poll shows Americans are pessimistic about repealing the Affordable Care Act. Ingo Zamperoni of ARD news discusses U.S.-German relations. And a labor activist in China has gone missing.

Michael Flynn To Turn Over Some Subpoenaed Documents To Senate Committee

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 8:51pm

President Trump's former national security adviser had declined to cooperate, invoking his right to avoid self-incrimination. A source close to Flynn says he will provide some business records.

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Dodd-Frank Replacement Bill Gives 'Free Pass' To Payday Lenders

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times about his column describing a section near the end of the Financial Choice Act — Dodd-Frank Act replacement — that would protect payday and car title lenders from federal oversight. The House may vote on the legislation within the next two weeks.

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