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Carson, Trump's Pick For Housing Agency, Won't Rule Out Grants To Trump Properties

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:27pm

The former Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon has no experience with housing, but said he wants to take the agency do more than that and "develop our fellow human beings."

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Obama To End Policy Granting Residency To Cubans Arriving In U.S.

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:57pm

The U.S. government is ending its decades-old policy known as "wet foot, dry foot," that extended residency in the U.S. for Cubans who arrive on U.S. shores without a visa.

Obama Awards Biden Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

President Obama awarded Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday. Obama said he was awarding it to "my brother."

Rep. Steve King Pushes Ahead On Obamacare Repeal Before Replacement

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

On the first day of this Congress, Rep. Steve King of Iowa introduced a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. Now some Republicans say they want to wait until there's a replacement plan. NPR's Audie Cornish asks Rep. King why he wants to push ahead on repeal first.

NPR/Ipsos Poll Reveals What Americans Know About The Affordable Care Act

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

An NPR/Ipsos poll shows that almost half of Americans, including Democrats, don't know the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of people without insurance.

How A Grieving Father Created The Model For Anti-Terror Lawsuits

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

After Steve Flatow's daughter was killed in a terror attack, he wanted justice. He embarked on a legal quest to get the right to sue a country: Iran. His case opened the doors to a new technique for deterring terror funding, but it also interfered with the U.S. government's diplomatic efforts.

Rep. Mike Pompeo Questioned By Senate Panel In Bid To Become CIA Director

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday for his confirmation hearing to become President-elect Trump's director of the CIA. Pompeo is expected to face questioning about the role Russia played in meddling in the U.S. presidential election, the war against ISIS and other challenges. He is expected to be confirmed.

Virginia Winemakers Concerned About Visa Competition Under Trump

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

Trump Vineyard Estates filed a request to provide foreign workers with visas. His competitors are concerned about Trump's role in selecting the heads of the departments that approve those visas.

Senate Banking Committee Grills HUD Nominee Ben Carson In Hearing

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been chosen by President-elect Trump to be his secretary of housing and urban development. Carson's confirmation hearing is Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee.

HHS Nominee Tom Price Reveals Plan To Avoid Conflicts Of Interest

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

Donald Trump's nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, Tom Price, reveals his financial interests and how he plans to handle potential conflicts of interest.

Senate Committee Questions Gen. James Mattis In Defense Confirmation Hearing

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis faces the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday for his confirmation hearing to become President-elect Trump's secretary of defense. The popular former four-star commander is expected to face questions about ISIS, Iraq, Afghanistan and other tough issues, but appears likely to be confirmed.

Activists Fear Reversal Of Strict Rules On Campus Sexual Assault

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:32pm

Survivors of campus sexual assault and their allies are imploring President-elect Trump's nominee for education secretary to continue cracking down on schools who don't take the issue seriously.

In A Surprise Send-Off, President Obama Awards Biden Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 3:22pm

Calling Biden "the best vice president America's ever had" and a "lion of American history," Obama gave his White House partner the nation's highest civilian honor in an emotional ceremony.

Trump Urges People To 'Buy L.L.Bean' Amid Boycott Threat

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 2:50pm

Linda Bean, co-owner of the family-owned outdoor retailer, says she gave money to PACs supporting Trump. Her political stance spurred calls for an L.L. Bean boycott under the hashtag #Grabyourwallet.

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DOJ Watchdog To Review Pre-Election Conduct Of FBI, Other Justice Officials

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 1:00pm

U.S. investigators say they will examine whether public statements by FBI chief James Comey on the Clinton email investigation ran afoul of policies that caution officials on influencing an election.

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Rudy Giuliani To Advise Trump On Cyber Issues

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:20am

The president-elect plans to issue a report in 90 days on how the government can improve cyber security.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Lawyer's Claim And Comparison to Rockefeller Is a Head Scratcher

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 5:00am

The attorney drew a parallel to former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller's wealth. "No one was so concerned," she claimed. But they were, and he disclosed his assets and placed them in a blind trust.

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Trump Outlines Plans To Step Back From Business Empire

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:11am

Donald Trump announced that he is handing over management of his business to his adult sons and a long-time executive. Watchdog groups say Trump hasn't gone far enough to avoid conflicts of interest.

U.S. Forces Deploy To Poland In Effort To Counter Russian Aggression

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:11am

The U.S. is sending tanks and soldiers to Poland and the Baltic states to counter a perceived threat from Russia. It's part of the biggest U.S. military deployment in Europe in decades.

Trump Continues Attacks On The Media During News Conference

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 4:11am

Donald Trump's attacks on the media dominated his first news conference since being elected president. He singled out BuzzFeed and CNN for criticism.

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