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New Round Of NAFTA Talks Is Underway In Mexico

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

This gathering of negotiators in Mexico City was supposed to be the final word on the trade agreement. But now it looks like they will come back to Washington for another round this spring.

Gun Policy Package Faces Stiff Opposition In Florida

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

The measures aimed at preventing more school shootings is facing significant opposition — not just from the NRA — but also from Democrats, who oppose a proposal to arm teachers.

Gun Control Is Not The Way To Stop School Shootings, Cooke Says

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

Rachel Martin talks to Charles Cooke, National Review Online editor, about how the Florida shooting may have started a change of heart on gun policy in the White House, that sentiment isn't universal.

Morning News Brief: NPR Exclusive, Gun Proposals

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

NPR has learned a Russian politician's links to NRA leaders are deeper than previously known. President Trump baffled the GOP with calls for stricter gun-control, but then signaled a potential shift.

NPR Poll: After Parkland, Number of Americans Who Want Gun Restrictions Grows

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

More than 9 in 10 Americans support mandatory background checks for all gun buyers. That's one finding in a new NPR/Ipsos poll that shows an increasing level of support for gun control policies.

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

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

The National Weather Service, already understaffed, would lose at least 200 positions in the White House's proposed budget for fiscal year 2019.

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Georgia Lawmakers Punish Delta Air Lines Over NRA Feud

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:36am

After the Atlanta-based carrier said it was ending an NRA discount, the state's GOP lawmakers made good on a threat to eliminate a proposed tax exemption on jet fuel worth millions to the airline.

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Science Provides Few Facts On Effects Of Gun Policies, Report Finds

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:02pm

A review by the RAND Corporation finds little evidence as to whether many popular gun control policies do or don't affect gun violence. In many cases, solid studies just haven't been done.

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Depth Of Russian Politician's Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:03pm

Alexander Torshin's links to NRA leaders are deeper than previously known, NPR has learned. He claims to have met Donald Trump in 2015 and served as a U.S. election observer in 2012 through the NRA.

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U.S. Ambassador To Mexico Is Latest Career Diplomat To Resign

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:31pm

Roberta Jacobson didn't give a reason but according to former U.S. and Mexican diplomats, the strain in the countries' relations made her job particularly difficult.

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Planned Parenthood Plans Major Political Effort In Key States For 2018 Midterms

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:27pm

Planned Parenthood says it will be a major presence in Senate and gubernatorial races in eight battleground states in this year's midterm elections. It promises to spend record dollars as well.

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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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