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On Clearance: Must Kushner Go?

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 9:06am

Top security clearance is hard to come by — even for some senior White House officials.

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Putin Says Russia Has New Nuclear Weapons That Can't Be Intercepted

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:51am

The weapons include cruise missiles, nuclear-powered underwater drones and a new hypersonic missile. Putin warned that any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies would trigger a response.

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President Trump Hosts Opioid Summit At The White House

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:50am

Each day, the opioid epidemic claims more than 115 lives. David Greene talks to Surgeon General Jerome Adams about the administration's strategy for fighting addiction. The summit convenes Thursday.

President Trump And Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Discuss Gun Policy

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 6:36am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania about expanding background checks and other measures to prevent gun violence and improve school safety.

News Brief: Trump Changes On Gun Policy, Opioids, USOC CEO Resigns

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

President Trump challenged long-standing GOP orthodoxy on gun policy in a meeting Wednesday. Also, Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times discusses the White House's response to the opioid epidemic.

Rep. Gerald Connolly On White House Security Clearances

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

The White House had a deadline to provide information to the House Oversight Committee about its handling of security clearances. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Rep. Gerald Connolly.

Hope Hicks Becomes Latest White House Staffer To Resign

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

White House communications director Hope Hicks, one of President Trump's longest-serving aides, is resigning and will depart in the next few weeks.

Some Democrats Hesitant To Run On Gun Control

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

Democrats are getting more vocal about gun control, but not all members of the party want to approach the issue.

White House Convenes Summit On Opioids

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

NPR's David Greene talks to Jessica Hulsey Nickel, founder of the Addiction Policy Forum. She is attending the White House opioid summit on Thursday.

Journalists Argue Russian Interference Has Been Exaggerated

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

The New Yorker's Masha Gessen and Adrian Chen have covered Russia extensively. They tell NPR's David Greene why they think the impact of Russian election interference efforts is largely overblown.

1 State? 7 States? Uncertainty Persists About Russian Cyberattacks On U.S. Election

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00am

The intelligence community has more evidence than it has revealed about Russian interference efforts — but so far it is keeping what it knows secret.

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Repeal The Second Amendment? That's Not So Simple. Here's What It Would Take

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00am

The Founding Fathers were willing to be edited, it seems, but they did not want it to be easy. So they made the amending process a steep uphill climb, requiring a clear national consensus to succeed.

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States Seek More Federal Funding For Opioid Treatment, Not More Promises

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00am

The Trump administration has talked about prioritizing the opioid crisis, but states have seen little in the way of new resources. And, in some states, getting into treatment is becoming even harder.

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Top Democrat Says Election Will Decide DACA's Fate

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:50pm

Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin is conceding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program won't be extended any time soon. He says the fall election will decide DACA's fate.

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Trump Backs Conflicting Gun Measures While Negotiating With Lawmakers On TV

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:19pm

In a freewheeling talk with Republicans and Democrats on efforts to curtail gun violence, President Trump appeared to throw his support behind efforts that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby.

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Hope Hicks To Resign As White House Communications Director

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:49pm

Hicks has worked for President Trump for three years, remaining a close aide even as many others were pushed out.

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Lawmakers Meet With President Trump To Discuss School Shooting Prevention

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:33pm

President Trump hosted Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the White House Wednesday to discuss proposals to prevent school shootings.

Supreme Court Examines Strict Laws For Inside Polling Places

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:33pm

Polling places are politics-free zones. Could that change with a Supreme Court case out of Minnesota? The Supreme Court heard arguments in a key case Wednesday.

Dick's Sporting Goods Shoppers React To Company's Decision To Limit Gun Sales

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:33pm

After Dick's Sporting Goods announced it will stop selling assault-style rifles like the one used in the Florida high school shooting, shoppers around the country react to that decision. The company also said it will no longer sell high-capacity magazines, and it's setting a minimum age of 21 to buy other firearms.

Sen. Dick Durbin Weighs In On Path Forward For Immigration Reform

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:33pm

After the Senate failed to advance a proposal for a path forward on thorny immigration issues, many young migrants in the U.S. face an uncertain future. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who originally brought the plight of DREAMers to the Senate, about the next steps he's hoping for.

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