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Colleges Say Suspensions For Gun Control Protests Won't Hurt Applicants

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:21pm

Many high schools say they will suspend student activists who walk out of classes to take part in gun control protests in the wake of the Florida school shooting. But dozens of colleges are taking the opposite stand, praising student activists and promising those suspensions will not hurt college applicants.

Legal Expert Judge Steve Leifman Offers Insights On Gun Violence And Mental Health

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to Miami-Dade County Judge Steve Leifman, who chairs the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Mental Health, about gun violence and mental health. Leifman offers a look at what role courts can play in preventing something that hasn't happened yet.

WH Opioid Commission Member Weighs In On Progress Made In Addressing Crisis

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:21pm

At the beginning of November, the six-member White House opioid commission delivered 56 recommendations to President Trump, for reigning in the nation's opioid crisis. On Thursday, the White House hosted a summit on opioids. Commission member Bertha Madras speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the progress she sees happening, or not, toward those 56 recommendations.

How Kushner's Finances Could Be Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:21pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with WNYC's Andrea Bernstein about Jared Kushner's financial vulnerabilities, and what they mean for potential conflicts of interest in his role as an adviser to President Trump.

Forecast For National Weather Service Is Cloudy, With A Chance Of Budget Cuts

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:21pm

The Trump administration is looking to slash the National Weather Service's budget at a time when the service already has hundreds of unfilled positions — all while extreme weather is increasing. Now, meteorologists are speaking out, warning about being understaffed and the risks to keeping the public informed.

In His 9 Months On The Job, Special Counsel Robert Mueller Has Charged 19 People

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:21pm

Less than a year on the job investigating Russian election interference, special counsel Robert Mueller has secured criminal charges against 19 people including five guilty pleas.

GOP Rep. Thomas Massie Reacts To Trump's Proposed Gun Control Measures

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:21pm

President Trump surprised lawmakers at the White House on Wednesday when he called for a strong package of gun control measures. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., and chair of the House Second Amendment Caucus, about his reaction to those comments.

FACT CHECK: Trump's Meeting With Lawmakers About Gun Policy

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 1:11pm

The president hosted members of Congress from both parties to discuss legislation on school safety and guns on Wednesday. NPR journalists have annotated a transcript of their remarks.

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Trump's TV Policy Musings Create Chaos For Lawmakers

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:15pm

The White House meeting confused and frustrated many Republican lawmakers, who were seeking clear guidance from Trump on a gun bill he would sign that could attract GOP votes in Congress.

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Trump Says He Plans To Impose Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Imports

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:07pm

The president promised steel and aluminum executives that he will level tariffs on imports of their products in coming weeks. The tariffs would be 25 percent for steel and 10 percent for aluminum.

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South Korea Shortens 'Inhumanely Long' Workweek

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:41am

"It is impossible to lead a happy life when long hours and overexertion become routine," President Moon Jae-in said recently. The country has one of the world's lowest birth rates.

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White House Chief Of Staff Kelly: Didn't Want To Leave DHS But 'God Punished Me'

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:06am

Ret. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly said one of the great honors of his life was leading the Department of Homeland Security.

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White House To Give Status Update On Opioid Emergency

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:01am

President Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency in October. Now, the Trump administration is giving an update on what it has done to address it.

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Trump Says Administration Working On 'Very Very Strong' Policies To Combat Opioids

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:01am

The president made an unexpected appearance at Thursday's White House opioid summit. "It's a problem that's growing," he said of the drug epidemic that has struck the country.

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White House Gives Status Update On Opioid Emergency

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:01am

First lady Melania Trump said Thursday she is proud of what the administration has done to help fight the opioid epidemic but "we all know there is much work still to be done."

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On Clearance: Must Kushner Go?

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:06am

Top security clearance is hard to come by — even for some senior White House officials.

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Putin Says Russia Has New Nuclear Weapons That Can't Be Intercepted

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:51am

The weapons include cruise missiles, nuclear-powered underwater drones and a new hypersonic missile. Putin warned that any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies would trigger a response.

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President Trump Hosts Opioid Summit At The White House

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:50am

Each day, the opioid epidemic claims more than 115 lives. David Greene talks to Surgeon General Jerome Adams about the administration's strategy for fighting addiction. The summit convenes Thursday.

President Trump And Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Discuss Gun Policy

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:36am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania about expanding background checks and other measures to prevent gun violence and improve school safety.

News Brief: Trump Changes On Gun Policy, Opioids, USOC CEO Resigns

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump challenged long-standing GOP orthodoxy on gun policy in a meeting Wednesday. Also, Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times discusses the White House's response to the opioid epidemic.

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