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Trump's Trade Agenda Looks Past WTO

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 6:28pm

The Trump administration is promising to crack down on trade practices it sees as unfair, even if that runs afoul of the World Trade Organization

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Birth Control Is Working Better – Or At Least, It's Failing Less

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 6:13pm

Failure rates for the most common forms of contraception are down, but it's not entirely clear whether it's due to education, availability, or other reasons.

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At Texas Clinic, 2 Women Explain What Changed Their Minds On Abortion

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:09pm

Since the election of Donald Trump, the abortion debate has been ramping up. At one clinic in Texas, two women on opposite sides recently changed their minds about how they view abortion.

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While Trump Touts Stock Market, Many Americans Left Out Of The Conversation

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:06pm

About half of Americans own stock, though most stocks are owned by the wealthiest. For many, a booming stock market does not offer direct benefits.

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House Democrats Lose Another Bid To Investigate Trump, But Don't Plan To Quit

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 4:19pm

Democrats say they'll try to keep Republicans voting on whether to look into the president's ethics. A House Republican says the Democrats are "going through the stages of grief" after the election.

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Sensing Chaos, Russia Takes A 'Wait-And-See' Approach To Trump

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 4:07pm

David Remnick and Evan Osnos of The New Yorker say Russia was caught off guard by Trump's election. "Nobody expected, frankly, that [he] was going to win," Osnos says.

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Sen. Dick Durbin Explains How Democrats Move Forward After Trump's Speech

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:45pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, about the president's address to Congress and the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Kentucky Residents Fear Consequences Of Obamacare Repeal

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Kentucky was one of the states that embraced the Affordable Care Act. Residents talk about their experiences with the law and how a potential repeal might affect them.

Trump Outlines Plan For Health Care In Address To Congress

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Trump outlined his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which has long been a rallying cry for the Republican Party. But how realistic is it? NPR takes a closer look at the president's proposal to overhaul the health care system.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Weighs In On Immigration Debate

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about immigration issues facing his city. He explains why he asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to stop calling themselves "the police."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Signals Shift At The Justice Department

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Jeff Sessions has already signaled he is ready to change course at the Justice Department, pledging more gun and drug prosecutions and vowing to treat police departments as partners, not problems.

Trump Denies Links To Russian-American Businessman

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Felix Sater was recently named as having helped pass on a "peace plan" to the Trump administration from a Ukrainian politician. Sater is a Russian-born businessman who spent time in prison before becoming a federal informant. He claims to be a senior adviser to Trump, but Trump says he wouldn't recognize him on the street if he saw him.

National Security Adviser Reportedly Urged Trump To Soften Terrorism Language

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump ridiculed his predecessor and Hillary Clinton for refusing to use the term "radical Islamic terrorism." Turns out his new national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, is also opposed to using the phrase since he finds the groups the U.S. is fighting in the Middle East not Islamic. But that has not stopped Trump from repeating it, to the delight of his base.

After Speech To Congress, Trump Holds Meeting With GOP Leaders

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

The day after his joint address to Congress, President Trump has been uncharacteristically low key. He met with Republican House and Senate leaders today for a legislative strategy session.

Pence Says Speech Showed 'Big Heart,' But Democrats Say Same Old Trump

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 1:22pm

After a less confrontational Trump addressed Congress, the vice president and top Democrats took to the air to put their imprint on how his speech is being received.

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White House Says Conway Acted 'Inadvertently' When She Plugged Ivanka's Products

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 1:15pm

The senior adviser to the president didn't mean any harm when she appeared to violate ethics rules in an appearance on Fox and Friends last month, the Trump administration says.

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Trump Gets Good Marks From Supporters For Speech, But Can He Move It Forward?

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:34am

After a chaotic first month in office, Trump got good marks for delivering a speech that was normal — but his address was noticeably light on policy specifics.

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Trump Highlighted This Unusual School Choice Idea Last Night

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:40am

The president's guest, Denisha Merriweather, received Florida's tax credit scholarship, which allows students to attend private schools.

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Italy Grants Partial Clemency To Ex-CIA Officer Over Extraordinary Rendition

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:03am

Sabrina De Sousa is one of 26 Americans convicted in absentia by an Italian court over the 2003 kidnapping of a Muslim cleric. She had been moments away from being extradited from Portugal to Italy.

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Arkansas Weighs Whether To Remove The Clinton Name From Little Rock's Airport

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 9:14am

A Republican lawmaker says "the state of Arkansas would just like to forget the Clinton era."

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