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Mass. Governor Walks A Tightrope On Trump's Immigration Issue

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:00am

The arrest and detention of a MIT janitor who is in the country illegally is pulling Gov. Baker into the debate. The GOP governor is trying to stake middle ground in his Democratic-leaning state.

Texas Measure Would Restrict Insurance Coverage For Abortions

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:00am

The legislature passed the measure in a special session. Women would be required to pay a separate insurance premium to get coverage for an abortion that isn't an emergency.

In Iowa, Trump Voters Evaluate The President's Performance

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:00am

Polls show a steady decline in President Trump's approval ratings. Much of that has been dissatisfaction from independent voters who once supported him, but there's some softening of GOP support.

News Brief: Trump Speaks Out About North Korea, Opioid Crisis

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump says his promise to meet Pyongyang's threats with "fire and fury" might have been too soft. And, he says he's ready to declare the nation's opioid crisis "a national emergency."

President Trump Thanks Putin For Ordering Expulsion Of U.S. Diplomats From Russia

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 5:33pm

After the Russian president expelled 755 staffers from U.S. embassies and consulates in response to sanctions, Trump said his administration needs to cut the State Department payroll anyway.

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Trump Says He Intends To Declare Opioid Crisis National Emergency

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:41pm

The comments follow a recommendation of a national commission, citing deaths of 142 people in the U.S. a day. The administration initially said it would not follow through on the recommendation.

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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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