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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:47am

Sessions faces lawmakers about his oversight of the Justice Department and expected likely to field many questions about Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians.

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White Evangelicals Conflicted In Wake Of Roy Moore Accusations

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:26am

Evangelicals have long railed against the evils of secular liberalism, fueled by reports of sexual misconduct among Hollywood celebrities. Now those charges are leveled against one of their own.

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Ex-Pharmaceutical Executive Chosen To Lead HHS

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:50am

President Trump has picked Alex Azar to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Steve Inskeep talks to former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. Rising drug prices are hot political issue.

Rand Paul Returns To Senate After Being Injured In Attack By Kentucky Neighbor

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:47am

The GOP senator was at his home in Bowling Green, Ky., earlier this month when he was tackled by a longtime neighbor of 17 years after what has been described as a "trivial disagreement."

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Calls For Roy Moore To Leave Alabama Senate Race Intensify

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:39am

Senate Republicans distance themselves from Roy Moore, who's running for Alabama's Senate seat. Moore faces new allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor but says he has no plans to drop out.

CHARTS: Here's How GOP's Tax Breaks Would Shift Money To Rich, Poor Americans

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

Neither the House nor Senate proposals do much for the lowest-income Americans, and some higher-income people could gain a lot.

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After Nearly 2 Weeks In Asia, Trump Heads Home After 'Fruitful' Trip

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

"It's been a great 12 days," the president said, capping off the longest overseas trip by a U.S. leader in 25 years. Trump insists there was more progress on trade than might have been visible.

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Moore Urged To Abandon Senate Bid After 5th Woman Speaks Out

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

Senate Majority Leader McConnell has asked Roy Moore to quit as the GOP candidate in the Senate election in Alabama. It comes amid new allegations of sexual assault against Moore, which he denies.

News Brief: Roy Moore Denies Latest Allegation, Hearing Preview

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

A 5th woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the Alabama Senate candidate. A Senate panel holds a hearing on the president's unfettered power to launch a nuclear strike.

Senate Panel Will Question Presidential Authority To Launch Nuclear Strike

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am

For the first time in more than 4 decades, Congress holds a hearing Tuesday on the president's sole authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, and the process by which that power is exercised.

Donald Trump Jr. Had Direct Contact With WikiLeaks During Campaign

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:48am

President Trump's eldest son acknowledges that he exchanged direct messages via Twitter with WikiLeaks before and after the release of hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

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'Promise Me': Joe Biden On Loss, Grief And Recovery

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:01pm

The former vice president is out with a book that recounts in heart-wrenching detail his son Beau's diagnosis and death from brain cancer — and his deliberations about running for president.

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For Attorney General Sessions, Hill Testimony Presents Risk And Opportunity

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:27pm

Ahead of the Tuesday's hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, a letter from the Justice Department appeared to throw GOP members of the panel as well as President Trump a bone.

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Roy Moore's Sexual Misconduct Allegations Testing White Evangelicals Tolerance

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:57pm

White Evangelicals have been more willing to overlook Republican moral transgressions than those of Democrats. But the recent allegations against Roy Moore may be testing that tolerance.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Says Roy Moore Should 'Step Aside'

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:57pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside amid allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor decades ago. Republicans are also considering a write-in campaign for the Dec. 12 special election.

Sean Hannity's Losing Advertisers After Showing Support For Roy Moore

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:57pm

Sean Hannity is getting increasingly lonely in his defense of Roy Moore after accusations that the Senate candidate initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979. Critics are calling for a boycott of Hannity — with some success.

Health And Human Services Department Grappling With How Doctors Should Be Paid

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:57pm

The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era changes in how doctors are paid. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with New York Times health care reporter Abby Goodnough about physician payment models.

'Comfort Woman' Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan's Side, Now Sit On Korean Buses

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:32pm

Statues symbolizing the World War II sex slaves abused by Japanese soldiers have appeared this year on Korean city buses — including on a bus line whose doors open right in front of Japan's embassy.

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McConnell Calls On Roy Moore To 'Step Aside'

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:12am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believed the allegations against the GOP Senate candidate, which Moore denies. McConnell previously said he should withdraw "if" the claims were true.

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Hate Crimes Up In 2016, FBI Statistics Show

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:32am

FBI statistics released Monday show that the number of hate crimes reported last year rose by nearly 5 percent compared to the previous year.

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