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Trump Allows 'Dreamers' To Stay, Removes Protections For Parents

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

The Trump administration said Thursday night it would not immediately remove protections from so-called "Dreamers" who were brought to the country illegally as children. At the same time, the administration announced the end of a different Obama-era program that would have protected the immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents.

Cubans React To Trump's Reversal Of Obama-Era Policy

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

Cubans react to news that President Trump announcement that he's cancelling president Obama's "one-sided deal" with their nation.

Week In Politics: Russia Investigation, Senate Health Bill

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times about the political news of the week.

Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

President Trump lashes out via Twitter at investigators who are looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election, stepping on his own policy message for the day. It's a familiar pattern for the president.

After Otto Warmbier's Release, Will U.S. Ban Travel To North Korea?

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 2:07pm

It's highly unusual for the government to restrict the ability of Americans to go abroad. A full-on ban would have to come from Congress, but the secretary of state has authority to restrict travel.

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Trump Tweets He's The Subject Of A 'Witch Hunt'

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:28am

On Twitter, President Trump responds to reports he's under FBI investigation for possible obstruction of justice. While some say his tweets confirm a probe, he could be reacting to press accounts.

Trump Lashes Out At Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Inquiry

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:31am

The president took to Twitter: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" It's not clear exactly what the president is referring to.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:06am

North Korea releases an imprisoned American college student and sends him home - in a coma. Thousands turn out in cities across Russia to protest Putin's rule. And President Trump gives Defense Secretary Mattis the authority to send more troops to Afghanistan.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:06am

President Trump lashes out on Twitter, calling the Justice Department's Russia probe "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history." Lawmakers decide to play ball, vowing not to let a gunman's attack on Republicans at a practice stop the bipartisan charity game. And five Michigan officials are charged in the Flint water crisis.

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Sen. Klobuchar On Trump's Plans To Reverse 2 Obama-Era Policies

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 6:28am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar about White House action to reverse Obama policies that Trump disagrees with: Cuba travel and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans plan.

How The White Establishment Waged A 'War' On Chinese Restaurants In The U.S.

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 5:04am

Though Chinese restaurants are now an American staple, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, some Americans staged a multi-pronged effort to shut them down.

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Trump Isn't So Naive When It Comes To Being Investigated

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 4:05am

Some Republicans have defended President Trump against accusations related to an FBI investigation by saying he's naive in the ways of Washington. But Trump himself has shown knowledge of the process.

Republicans And Democrats Come Together To Play Ball

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 4:05am

Democrats and Republicans faced off for the traditional Congressional Baseball Game Thursday night, in the wake of a shooting that left Rep. Steve Scalise critically wounded.

Mark Kelly, Husband Of Gabrielle Giffords, On Baseball Shooting

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 4:05am

After the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Kelly. Kelly's wife, Gabrielle Giffords, was a congresswoman when she was shot in an assassination attempt in 2011.

Morning News Brief: Trump Implementing Cuba Restrictions, Congress Plays Ball

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump is imposing new restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba. Also, Democrats and Republicans faced each other in congressional baseball, and an update on the London fire investigation.

Scalise Is The 17th Member of Congress Shot While In Office

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:21am

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., remains in critical condition after being shot Wednesday during a morning baseball practice.

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Trump Adopts Harder Line On Cuba

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 8:00pm

President Trump is imposing new restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba. Individual travelers may have to join tour groups. And business ties with the Cuban military will be sharply curtailed.

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A Day After Alexandria Shooting, More Questions, Few Answers

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 7:53pm

Two victims remain in critical condition after the attack on a GOP baseball practice. Gunman James Hodgkinson had sold his possessions in Illinois before heading to Washington in March.

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Wife Of GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Speaks Out

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 6:23pm

For the first time since the shooting, the wife of James T. Hodgkinson spoke to reporters on Thursday. Hodgkinson opened fire on members of Congress at baseball practice in suburban Washington, D.C.

Vice President Pence Hires Outside Lawyer To Deal With Russia Inquiries

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 5:19pm

The vice president has hired Richard Cullen, a former U.S. attorney and member of George W. Bush's legal team during the 2000 recount, to respond to inquiries from special counsel Robert Mueller.

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