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Committee Chair Requests Donald Trump Jr. Testify On Capitol Hill

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:53am

A letter has been sent to Donald Trump Jr. asking him to testify as early as next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee in an open session. The president's son has said he's willing to testify.

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Jane And Bernie Sanders Feel The Heat Over Investigation Into Shuttered College

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:21am

Questions about Jane Sanders' time at Burlington College are putting Sen. Bernie Sanders on the defensive at a time some of this supporters are predicting a 2020 presidential run.

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Why Can't We Talk About Guns?

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:06am

As the arguments on all sides get more intense and more personal, how can we keep the debate civil, and useful?

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Republicans Remain Divided Over Health Care Plan

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 6:37am

A new version of the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to be released Thursday. But Republicans still have opposition within their ranks.

Justice Department Defies Court Deadline To Release Sessions' Contacts With Russians

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 5:28am

In response to a lawsuit, a judge had given the Justice Department 30 days to disclose parts of Jeff Sessions' security clearance form that dealt with contacts with Russian government officials.

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Despite The Drama, Much Of The Federal Budget Remains Stable Each Year

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

Every year we hear lots of drama and political fighting over the federal budget. In spite of this, most of the budget stays remarkably stable from year to year. We explain why.

Trump Travels To Paris, Will Attend Bastille Day Parade

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

President Trump arrives in Paris on Thursday and will be a guest of honor at France's Bastille Day celebrations and hold talks with France's president, Emmanuel Macron.

Morning News Brief: GOP Health Care Revisions, Trump In Paris, Malala Yousafzai In Iraq

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

Sen. Mitch McConnell is planning to release a new version of the GOP health care bill Thursday. Also, President Trump is in France for talks, and human rights activist Malala Yousafzai visits Iraq.

Trump Visits Paris For Parade And Talks

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

Donald Trump is in France and will have talks with French President Emmanuel Macron. Political correspondent Thierry Arnaud of BFMTV talks with Steve Inskeep about what the two leaders will discuss.

Some Women's Golf Fans Are Teed Off To See Major Tourney At Trump Course

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:03am

The U.S. Women's Open golf tournament begins Thursday at the Trump course in New Jersey. Fans agree that it's a beautiful course, but some object to helping boost a Trump-owned business.

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Democrats Prepare For A Hard Bargain On Health Care If GOP Bill Fails

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:00am

The Senate's top Republican says if the GOP can't pass a bill, they'd need to turn to Democrats to fix health care markets. The minority party would try to preserve as much of Obamacare as possible.

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Trump On Son's Russia Meeting: 'I Think Many People Would Have' Taken It

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:14pm

In addition to defending his son's decision to hold the meeting, President Trump also told Reuters that he had no knowledge of the meeting at the time and only learned of it recently in media reports.

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Trump Hotels Again The Target Of Hackers Seeking Credit Card Data

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:37pm

Trump Hotels was hit again by hackers who broke into the reservations system to take credit card data. TechCrunch says this was the third time the hotel chain's system has been compromised.

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Health Insurers Try Paying More Up Front To Pay Less Later

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:55pm

Some businesses are keeping costs down for workers by removing deductibles for supplies needed to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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Denver Voters Withdraw Registrations In Response To Trump's Data Request

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump's commission on voting and elections requested voter data from across the country. Amber McReynolds, the director of elections in Denver, tells NPR's Kelly McEvers that people are calling her office in droves to withdraw their voter registrations because they are afraid of their private information going to the commission.

Russian Leaders Downplay Latest Links Revealed In Trump Jr. Emails

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:30pm

Russian leaders are downplaying the latest controversy about links between the Trump campaign and Russia. An email exchange released by Donald Trump Jr. reveals the president's son knew of Russian efforts to support his father's campaign.

Trump Heads To Europe As New Revelations Surface About Russia Links

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump is headed to Europe Wednesday as new and stunning revelations continue almost daily about Russian support of his 2016 campaign. But the news doesn't seem to be affecting Republicans trying to pursue his agenda.

Trump Travels To Paris For Talks With French President Emmanuel Macron

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump will arrive in Paris on Thursday for talks with President Emmanuel Macron, and he will be guest of honor at France's Bastille Day celebrations on Friday.

FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Questioned By Senate Judiciary

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:30pm

Christopher Wray, President Trump's nominee to head the FBI, faced questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Wray pledged to lawmakers that he would be an independent leader of the FBI.

Democrats Eager To Work On Bipartisan Health Care Effort If GOP Bill Fails

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:30pm

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned his GOP colleagues they may have to work with Democrats if they can't pass their own health care bill. NPR takes a look at what Democrats would want if that happened.

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