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How Often Do People Use Guns In Self-Defense?

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:51pm

Many gun owners say the primary reason they own a firearm is for self-defense. But for years, experts have been starkly divided over how often people actually use guns for this purpose.

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President Trump Pardons 'Scooter' Libby, Former Cheney Chief Of Staff

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:24pm

President Trump has issued a full pardon to I. "Scooter" Lewis Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 9:06am

Congress welcomed a baby-faced tech mogul and a new baby this week.

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In 'A Higher Loyalty,' James Comey Describes An 'Unethical, Untethered' President

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 7:35am

NPR's Ron Elving says the former FBI director's new memoir is unlikely to convert the committed partisans on either side. Instead, it may well cause further entrenchment.

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Rep. Dave Brat On The Freedom Caucus And The GOP's Future

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 6:19am

Some members of the GOP are pushing for the head of the Freedom Caucus to lead the party. Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia talks with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Nebraska Farmers Talk Tariffs And Trade

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Perhaps no group of Americans would be harder hit by a trade war with China than farmers.

Trump's TPP Turnaround

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump now is reportedly urging advisers to weigh rejoining the TPP. Noel King talks with Robert Holleyman, who was a trade representative in the Obama administration and pushed for the deal.

News Brief: Comey's Book, Trump Talks TPP Again, Syria And Pompeo

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

James Comey's new book is making waves as it details some of the president's interactions with the former FBI director. Also, President Trump suggested re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Comey Book Blasts Trump

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Former FBI Director James Comey has a new book out, in which he calls President Trump "unethical" and "untethered to truth." The White House is trying to discredit him.

Trump Suggests Rejoining TPP

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump floated the idea of re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Leaving the trade partnership was one of his campaign promises.

Mick Mulvaney Faces Lawmakers

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump's pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time. His main antagonist was Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Look To California For The Future Of Politics, Demographer Says

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:05am

Ruy Teixeira, a demographer with the progressive Center for American Progress, tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that politics in the U.S. may be headed the way of California.

There Are A Record-Breaking 309 Women House Candidates (And 1,103 Men)

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am

The number of women running for Congress has jumped sharply this year. So has the number of men.

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Summit Of The Americas Begins, Minus 1 American: Trump

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump abruptly scrapped plans to attend a hemispheric summit meeting in South America this weekend. The White House says Vice President Pence will go in Trump's place.

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Trump Issues Order To Review Postal Service Finances Amid Criticism Of Amazon

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:27am

The executive order, issued late Thursday, comes after months of criticism of the U.S. Postal Service for what the president claims is a money-losing deal to deliver packages for Amazon.

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German Chickens, Pickup Trucks, And De-escalating The U.S.-China Trade War

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:38pm

The U.S. has been pushing China to lower its high 25 percent tariff on imported cars, but most countries zealously protect their domestic auto markets — including the United States itself.

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5 Insights From Comey's Memoir: Ex-FBI Chief Blasts Trump As Mob-Like

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 9:24pm

In A Higher Loyalty, James Comey says the president "is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values....His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty."

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Arizona Governor Agrees To 20 Percent Raise For Protesting Teachers

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 7:33pm

Gov. Doug Ducey gave in to some of the educators' demands and promised to boost teacher salaries in increments over three years.

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Former FBI Director Comey's Memoir Paints A Damning Portrait Of Trump Presidency

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 6:41pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker about what's inside former FBI Director James Comey's memoir.

Republican Farm Bill Calls On Many SNAP Recipients To Work Or Go To School

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 6:35pm

Republicans in Congress have released their version of a new Farm Bill. It imposes new requirements on low-income recipients of food assistance, but continues traditional subsidies for farmers.

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