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Sen. Angus King On Russia Election Investigations

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

David Greene speaks with Sen. Angus King of Maine ahead of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday looking into Russian interference in the U.S. election.

North Carolina Lawmakers And Governor Announce 'Compromise' To Repeal HB2

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

North Carolina Republicans and the state's Democratic governor announced a deal to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill." But LGBT rights advocates say they oppose it.

A Parody Politician Gains Serious Attention In Serbia

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

A comedian with a fake name and a horse is winning over voters in Serbia by declaring he is a corrupt thief. He's a parody of how Serbs see their politicians, and he's running second in the polls.

Former Chris Christie Aides Sentenced To Prison Over 'Bridgegate'

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

Two former top allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have received prison sentences for their roles in closing lanes on a bridge in what became known as the "Bridgegate" scandal.

Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn At Odds With Inner Circle

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

Gary Cohn was a dyslexic kid from an immigrant family in Cleveland who rose to lead Goldman Sachs. Now he's becoming perhaps the most powerful voice for economic policy in the Trump White House.

Tillerson's Task Ahead For Turkey Visit

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

David Greene talks with James Jeffrey, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the country. Turkey's cooperation is a vital part of efforts to fight ISIS.

Federal Judge In Hawaii Extends His Block On Trump Travel Ban

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:41pm

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson says the state of Hawaii has shown it is likely to succeed with its argument that the restrictions on travel from majority Muslim countries is unconstitutional.

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#BlackWomenAtWork: Women Speak Out After Criticism Of Journalist, Congresswoman

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 6:25pm

Incidents like the ones involving veteran reporter April Ryan and Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters this week are "not a rarity" for black women in the workplace, says activist Brittany Packnett.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping To Meet With President Trump In Florida

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 4:56pm

It will be the first in-person meeting between the leaders, after Trump's sharp criticisms of China during the campaign. The informal meeting may be intended to reduce pressure for concrete results.

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Democratic Senator Urges Trump To 'Do More Than Talk' On Opioid Crisis

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 4:44pm

Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire addressed the opioid problem in her state for several years as governor. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Hassan about President Trump's opioid plans.

Ivanka Trump To Be An Official White House Employee Covered By Ethics Rules

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 4:42pm

She already has an office in the West Wing. "I have been working closely ... with the White House Counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role," she said.

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Missouri Rejects Federal Money In Order To Set Up Its Own Abortion Restrictions

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 4:21pm

Abortion is already heavily restricted in Missouri, but now the state is cutting more funding to organizations that provide abortions, even though it means rejecting millions of dollars from the feds.

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U.S. Census To Leave Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Questions Off New Surveys

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 4:12pm

"Sexual orientation and gender identity" was listed in a Census Bureau report as a proposed topic for the 2020 Census or the American Community Survey. But the topic was later removed.

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Trump Holds 'Listening Session' On Opioid Addiction

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:41pm

President Trump held a "listening session" on opioid addiction Wednesday, the beginning of what the White House says will be its effort to address a problem that resonated on the campaign trail.

House Freedom Caucus Faces Pressure After Sinking Health Care Bill

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:41pm

Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus were largely responsible for sinking the GOP health care bill in Congress last week. Now they are under pressure as Republican leadership looks to show they can govern effectively.

Senate Intel Committee Previews Probe Into Russia's Election Meddling

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:41pm

The chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee briefed reporters on Wednesday about their investigation into President Trump's potential connections to Russia's election meddling.

Congress Votes To Roll Back FCC's Internet Privacy Protections

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:41pm

The House voted on Tuesday to approve a measure already passed by the Senate, which disapproves of an FCC rule that would have required Internet providers to ask permission before selling consumers' personal data. President Trump is expected to sign the bill.

Who Is Devin Nunes? The Congressman Embroiled In Intel Committee's Russia Probe

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:41pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to POLITICO senior writer Carla Marinucci about the rise of U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes and his dealing with the House Intelligence Committee's probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Will The EPA Reject A Pesticide, Or Its Own Scientific Evidence?

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 3:02pm

The agency must decide this week whether to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce. The EPA thinks it could pose risks to consumers. But its new head made his name fighting such rules.

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Trump Company Reportedly Looking To Add Another Hotel In Washington, D.C.

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 1:38pm

Ethics experts often criticize the Trump Organization for running a hotel just blocks from the White House. Now, the company might be looking to add a second hotel in the nation's capital.

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