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Critics Oppose Executive Order Opening New Areas To Offshore Leases

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump's executive order to try to expand offshore drilling is being met with cheers in the oil and gas industry. But in coastal states like Florida, there's bipartisan opposition.

U.S. May Day Marches Highlighted Immigrant Rights

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

Multiple large May Day marches took place across the U.S. on Monday. The focus went beyond traditional labor issues to immigration, women's rights and freedom of speech.

FDA Delays Calorie Labeling Rule Until Next Year

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

A federal mandate requiring calories be posted on menus was to take effect May 5. The Trump administration has postponed its implementation to allow for public comment on the rule.

News Brief: Replacing Obamacare, Trump-Putin Call, South Korean Politics

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

GOP pressured to pass bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Trump to talk to Putin by phone. South Korea's first female president is on trial for corruption, a week before an election to replace her.

President Trump's World View Puts The Brakes On Globalization

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Anton, deputy assistant to the president for strategy and communication at the National Security Council, about how Trump sees the direction of the world right now.

Veterans At Risk Of Suicide Negotiate A Thorny Relationship With Guns

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:00am

Researchers say putting guns out of reach reduces the chances that suicidal veterans could take their own lives, but changing the law is a controversial idea.

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Why White Evangelicals Are 'Splintering' Politically

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:00am

A new book traces the history of white evangelicals in the U.S., from the group's rebellious 19th century roots to its role as political force. We asked the author about where the movement is headed.

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Trump Administration Rolls Back 2 Of Michelle Obama's Signature Initiatives

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 5:54pm

The Department of Agriculture is curbing some school lunch standards championed by the former first lady, while the Peace Corps will reportedly dismantle her Let Girls Learn initiative.

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Trump's Budget Proposal Threatens Funding For Major After School Program

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:40pm

President Trump's budget would eliminate all funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, after-school programs for 1.8 million mostly poor children. The administration says there's no evidence that the program works. Advocates argue there is evidence that it does help improve children's test scores and other learning skills. Those who participate in the program in a small Appalachian community in Virginia say it's invaluable for both kids and their struggling parents.

Veterans' Advocates Hope To Prevent Suicide By Limiting Access To Guns

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:40pm

There's no clear consensus on why veterans' suicide is on the rise. There is a consensus on how to prevent it: take away their guns. But that may not be a viable suggestion politically.

Demonstrators Unite Against Trump In May Day Protests

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:40pm

Los Angeles and Seattle are preparing for large crowds at Monday's May Day marches. The Trump administration's aggressive deportation policies are fueling this year's protests.

President Trump Promotes Revised Version Of GOP Health Care Bill

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:40pm

President Trump is promising great things from the revised version of the Republican health care bill. He said it would lower premiums, increase competition and protect people with pre-existing conditions "beautifully."

Congress Strikes Bipartisan Deal To Fund Government Through September

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:40pm

Republicans and Democrats in Congress reached a bipartisan deal late on Sunday to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year. But bigger challenges lie ahead this fall.

Despite Human Rights Record, Trump Invites Philippines' President To The White House

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:40pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Human Rights activist Chito Gascon about President Trump's invitation to Philippines' President Duterte and Duterte's record on human rights, including extra-judicial executions.

White House Defends Trump's Decision To Reach Out To Philippines' President

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:40pm

The White House is defending President Trump's decision to reach out to the Philippines president, despite his sketchy record on human rights.

Trump Proclaims May 1 Loyalty Day (So Did Every President Going Back To Eisenhower)

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 2:35pm

The day has been marked annually since 1955, but America's presidents describe loyalty in markedly different ways.

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Fact Check: Could Andrew Jackson Have Stopped The Civil War, As Trump Said?

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 2:16pm

In an interview that aired Monday, President Trump spoke highly of Andrew Jackson, and wondered why more people don't ask why the Civil War happened, asserting Jackson could have prevented it.

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Cities Can Sue Big Banks Over Effects Of Discriminatory Practices, Supreme Court Says

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:56pm

The city of Miami can sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America for damages caused by allegedly discriminatory and predatory lending practices, the Supreme Court says.

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The Modern Newsroom Is Stuck Behind The Gender And Color Line

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:42pm

As newsgathering and reporting intensify, diversity, inclusion and representation appear to have flatlined in the last decade.

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Trump Administration Is Sued Over Alleged Intimidation Of Federal Workers

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:38pm

A lawyer for United to Protect Democracy says the nonprofit is "protecting the civil service from purges, intimidation or politicization."

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