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Oklahoma City Mayor On Meeting With DHS And 'Sanctuary Cities'

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:07am

Oklahoma City's mayor, Republican Mick Cornett, talks with Rachel Martin about his meeting with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and the definition of "sanctuary cities."

Trump Campaign Adviser Sen. Richard Burr Leading Probe Of Trump Campaign And Russia

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:07am

Sen. Richard Burr is running the Senate's probe into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign. But he also was an adviser for Trump's campaign, which raises questions about his impartiality.

'Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales': Guess What Happened After Trump's Election

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:07am

Donald Trump won the backing of the NRA and many gun owners by opposing limits to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, but his election hasn't been good for the gun business.

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In Serbia's Election, The Comedian Is A Serious Contender

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 3:26am

Luka Maksimovic has made wild promises and offered cash for votes. "Life must be really bad for us if we are voting for a young comedian running for president under a fake persona," says a supporter.

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How Can You Bring Innovation To Government Services? Follow Users

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 7:30pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, about what it takes to bring innovation to government.

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Transgender Rights Activist Criticizes Measure To Repeal N.C. Bathroom Bill

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:16pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ames Simmons, director of transgender policy at Equality North Carolina, about the compromise measure to repeal most of the state's controversial bathroom bill.

Several States Work To Prevent Data Sharing About Immigration Status

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

As the Trump administration cracks down on illegal immigration, several states dominated by Democrats are pushing laws and regulations that would prevent the states from sharing data about immigration status with federal authorities.

North Carolina Passes Compromise Measure To Repeal Bathroom Bill

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

In North Carolina, lawmakers have voted to repeal the state's controversial law that, among other things, limited protections to LGBT residents.

Trump's Draft Proposal Makes Tweaks To NAFTA

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

The Trump administration's draft proposal on the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be seeking only modest changes in the 23-year-old trade deal. On the campaign trail, Trump railed against NAFTA, calling it the worst trade deal ever.

Rex Tillerson Meets With NATO Leaders In Attempt To Mend Fences

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

After deciding to skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Brussels for a NATO meeting and to calm fears about the Trump administration's commitments to key European institutions that have helped support peace and prosperity on the continent for decades. Trump has had harsh words for both the European Union and NATO officials.

In California, Health Care Marketplace Appears To Be Thriving

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, about how state health care exchanges will work now that the AHCA has failed in Congress.

Candy Makers Face Pressure For Lobbying The Trump Administration

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Amy Brittain, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, about opportunities American candy manufacturers see in the Trump administration.

Trump Reignites GOP Firestorm With Tweet Challenging Freedom Caucus

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

Donald Trump seems to have ignited a firestorm within the Republican Party with a tweet dare to the Freedom Caucus: work with him or he will work with Democrats.

Senate Intel Committee Eager To Avoid Partisanship In Russia Investigation

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

With the House Russia investigation in gridlock, the Senate Intelligence Committee seems determined to remain above the partisan fray as it held its first open hearing on Russia Thursday.

Amid Talk Of Tariffs, What Happens To Companies That Straddle The Border?

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 2:39pm

President Trump has called NAFTA a "catastrophe" and threatened to impose a border tax on Mexican imports. How does that impact produce companies with operations on both sides of the border?

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Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Blasts Putin

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:46am

Sen. Mark Warner says the Russian leader worked to undermine the 2016 presidential election.

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The U.S. Is Ramping Up Military Engagement, Which Could Be A Risk For Trump

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:29am

President Trump seems to have given the U.S. military a freer hand — but without apparent diplomatic or political strategies to accompany the increased military engagement.

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After Health Care Fight, House Freedom Caucus Considers Next Steps

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 5:00am

The group led GOP opposition in the Obama years, but after torpedoing efforts to overhaul health care led by President Trump, the Freedom Caucus is sorting out how to work with fellow Republicans.

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'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:14am

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin says preventing suicide among military veterans is his "number one clinical priority," and that he is working to fill some 45,000 open jobs in the agency.

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 4:14am

President Trump has proposed spending cuts to programs that prop up rural areas that voted for him. While some policy experts bemoan that, there are rural voters who fully support those cuts.

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