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'That's Stephen': White House Adviser's Controversial Style Dates Back To His Youth

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:05pm

Stephen Miller made headlines recently for his combative turn during a briefing with reporters about immigration policy. But that type of verbal combat has been a Miller trademark since high school.

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Unfilled State Department Jobs Could Hamper North Korea Solutions

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:55am

As the rhetoric between the Trump administration and North Korea escalates, many of the important diplomatic portfolios that deal with East Asia lie empty at the State Department.

Former Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin On Centerist Politics

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:55am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Evan McMullin, an independent presidential candidate in the 2016 campaign, about the place for centrist politics in the U.S. political landscape.

Trump's EPA Has Rolled Back Dozens Of Environmental Regulations

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 6:55am

Some Environmental Protection Agency employees have left under President Trump. NPR's Scott Simon talks with former Administrator of the EPA Gina McCarthy about recent policy changes.

Black Journalists' Panel With Omarosa Manigault Ends In Anger

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 5:38pm

The crowd objected to the White House aide's seeming refusal to answer questions about the Trump administration. She told the moderator, "Ask me a question about me."

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From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:43pm

President Trump announced Thursday that his administration plans to declare a national emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic. Six states have already taken this step.

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Trump Aide Stephen Miller's Combative Style Goes Back To High School

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:25pm

Stephen Miller is a White House adviser who recently took on a higher profile with a combative turn before the White House press. This verbal combat has been a Miller trademark since high school.

China Remains Reserved As U.S. Trades Threats With North Korea

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Yun Sun, senior associate with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C., about China's reaction to the rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

Week In Politics: U.S. Trades Threats With North Korea

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:25pm

Tensions are on the rise between the U.S. and North Korea. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, for more on this story and the rest of the week in politics.

Trump Administration Sends Mixed Messages On North Korea

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:25pm

President Trump warned North Korea in a tweet Friday that if the country should act unwisely, military solutions are now fully in place. But Secretary of Defense James Mattis struck a different tone.

Despite Fiscal Warning, Wisconsin Plans To Move Ahead With Foxconn Deal

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 2:54pm

An estimate made by the Wisconsin legislature's nonpartisan budget office found that the state wouldn't break-even on payments to Foxconn until 2043.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:06am

This week: North Korea, Kenyan elections and suspicions of an "acoustic attack" in Cuba.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 9:06am

We're in New Orleans for the Friday News Round Up: a city that's dealing with serious flooding, and a widening scandal at city hall.

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6 Things That Could Happen If Trump Formally Declares Opioids A National Emergency

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 6:31am

The president has already called the opioid crisis an emergency. If he makes it official through a formal declaration, more money and personnel could be available to deal with the epidemic.

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President Trump To Declare National Opioid Emergency

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 6:31am

The president said paperwork needs to be done to make it officially a national emergency. It's a change from earlier this week when Health Secretary Tom Price held off on making that declaration.

Congress Considers U.S. Options When Dealing With North Korea

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 6:31am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York, a member of the House Foreign Intelligence Committee, about the threats involving North Korea's missile tests.

What The Ba-kaaaawk? Activist Behind #TrumpChicken Isn't Done Yet

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

A giant Trump-look-alike chicken appeared behind the White House on Wednesday, created a television and Internet sensation for a handful of hours, then disappeared. Now we know why.

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Bernie Sanders Knows His Medicare-For-All Bill Won't Pass. That's Not The Point

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

The Vermont senator will soon introduce a new bill for single-payer health care. The goal is mostly about pushing the Democratic Party to the left, and party leaders have tried avoiding the proposal.

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Mueller Turns Up The Heat With Unusual Search Warrant In Russia Probe

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

Legal experts said Russia special counsel Robert Mueller is moving with unusual speed and assertiveness. Mueller may be increasing pressure to try to secure cooperation from insiders.

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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.

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