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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.

Michael Cohen And Attorney-Client Privilege

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

Attorneys for Donald Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, faced off in federal court on Monday in New York against prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

News Brief: James Comey Talks To NPR, Michael Cohen Investigation, Shinzo Abe Visits U.S.

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

Former FBI Director James Comey talked with NPR about his actions during the 2016 campaign and his opinions on President Trump. Also, an update on the legal situation of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

Will You Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On Every Online Purchase?

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

A multibillion-dollar dispute on Internet sales taxes lands at the Supreme Court Tuesday. The decision could have far-reaching consequences for consumers, states and companies large and small.

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NPR/Marist Poll: GOP, Dems Divided On Mueller As Special Counsel's Favorability Drops

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:01am

An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds Republicans increasingly think Mueller's investigation is biased against Trump. Also, Americans think Russia will try to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections.

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Who's In Charge? Potential Leadership Shake-Ups Leave Agencies In Limbo

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:00am

The EPA is the latest agency facing an uncertain future for its top official. Instability in Trump's Cabinet may have lasting repercussions for government departments.

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Transcript: James Comey's Full Interview With Steve Inskeep And Carrie Johnson

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 2:07am

Nearly a year after President Trump fired James Comey, the former FBI director has a new memoir, A Higher Loyalty. He talked to NPR about the book and his decisions in the run-up to the 2016 election.

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After Detailing Russian Hack, White House Cyber 'Czar' Announces Departure

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:36am

Rob Joyce said he was stepping down hours after a joint U.S., U.K. and Australia statement blaming the Kremlin for an a cyber attack last year.

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James Comey Says FBI 'Would Be Worse Today' If Not For His Actions

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:20pm

In an interview with NPR, the fired FBI director maintained he wouldn't do things differently if he had a chance. "I saw this as a 500-year flood," he said, "and so where is the manual?"

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