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GOP Groups Pour Money Into Upcoming Arizona Special Election

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

The election is for a U.S. House seat. While Republicans are taking nothing for granted in a conservative district, Democrats are hoping for another upset like the one last month in Pennsylvania.

News Brief: Pompeo's North Korea Trip, Trump-Abe Meeting

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly made an unannounced trip to North Korea over Easter weekend. And, the president is at his private Florida club meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:26am

Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:26am

Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.

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Two More Lawsuits Join Legal Fight Over 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 9:09pm

The city of San Jose, Calif., plus individuals from Maryland and Arizona, are suing to remove the controversial question. Some two dozen other cities and states are suing separately.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 6:47pm

Barbara Pierce Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. Her death was confirmed by a family spokesman. She promoted reading skills across America and was also a best-selling author.

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Washington Honors 'Gold Standard' Public Servant Ed Lorenzen

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 6:05pm

Congressional party leaders, former lawmakers and budget wonks paused to honor former congressional aide and budget expert Ed Lorenzen, who died tragically with his young son in a January house fire.

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As DACA Debate Drags On, Some DREAMers Are Moving Back To Mexico Voluntarily

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:47pm

For some DACA recipients, the dream became too hard to hold onto. Noe Martinez came to the U.S. when he was 15. By 29, he had a college degree and a thriving business in Oklahoma. But he missed his parents in Mexico. Now he's back there and wondering what lies in store for him.

Lawmakers Want To Change Senate Rules, Allowing Mothers To Care For Newborns And Vote

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:47pm

The first senator to give birth while in office wants to bring her newborn on the Senate floor. Now, lawmakers are trying to change Senate rules so Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., can stay close to her baby and cast votes.

Trump Asks For More Time To File His Taxes

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:26pm

The president, who has kept his taxes under wraps, will file his tax return by Oct. 15 — the deadline set for taxpayers who ask for extensions.

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Former FBI Director James Comey Says Holding The Job In 2016 Felt Like A 500-Year Flood

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:25pm

Former FBI director James Comey sat down for an interview with NPR to talk about the drama of the 2016 election in which he played a central role and defended the decisions that he made.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Discusses Far-Right Rally At Charlottesville

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:25pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ryan Kelly, whose photograph from a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia won the Pulitzer Prize Monday.

Should U.S. Strikes On Syria Be Referred To As 'Acts Of War?'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:25pm

The U.S. has launched two rounds of strikes against the Syrian government in a year. But does that mean the countries are at war? NPR's Ari Shapiro asks retired Army officer John Nagl for his take.

Conservative Talk Show Host Sean Hannity Defends Connection To Trump's Lawyer

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 3:25pm

The revelation that Fox News host Sean Hannity is the mystery third client of President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen is raising big questions about Hannity's judgment. Hannity defended Cohen on the air and railed against the raid of his home and office, but never disclosed his association with Cohen to Fox viewers.

Trade And Nukes On The Agenda As Trump Meets Japan's Prime Minister

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:37pm

President Trump begins two days of meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. North Korea's nuclear threat and trade are expected to dominate the discussions.

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Federal Appeals Court Finds State's Drug Price-Gouging Law Unconstitutional

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:25am

Legal analysts say the decision to overturn Maryland's law could slow momentum for other states that are attempting to take action to curb high drug costs.

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James Comey To 'Fresh Air': The FBI Isn't 'On Anybody's Side'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:12am

The former FBI director tells Terry Gross that he wants to sound the alarm about the "forest fire" of the Trump presidency — and also to defend the FBI against charges of partisanship.

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Moderate GOP Rep. Charlie Dent To Resign

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:00am

The centrist Pennsylvania Republican was already part of a record number of GOP lawmakers who weren't running for re-election in November, but on Tuesday Dent announced he would step down soon.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Part Of Immigration Law

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:30am

The court declared a clause in the Immigration and Naturalization Act, mandating the deportation of immigrants convicted of some crimes, as unconstitutionally vague.

Michael Cohen In Court

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

We have the latest on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's appearance in a federal court in New York and new polling on how Republicans view the Mueller investigation.




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