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Week In Politics: Paul Manafort's Trial And Ohio's Special Congressional Election

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 3:18pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michelle Goldberg, columnist for The New York Times, and Guy Benson, political editor of Townhall.com about the leaked recording of Rep. Devin Nunes, Paul Manafort's trial, and the impact of the special election in Ohio's 12th District.

More Than 360 Immigrant Children Still Separated From Their Parents

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 3:18pm

On Friday, a federal judge in San Diego heard from Justice Department lawyers and the ACLU on the government's plan to reunite migrant children with their deported parents.

From Mills To Manufacturers, Steel Tariffs Produce Winners And Losers

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 2:45pm

President Trump boasts that his trade policies are bringing back the steel industry, but corporate earnings reports suggest they're also hurting the bottom line at some manufacturing companies.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:06am

We won't drone on, even though drones are in the news.

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A Yemeni-American Wanted To Bring His Family Home. Then Came The Travel Ban.

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 9:39am

Nageeb Alomari is an American citizen from Yemen. When the civil war started there, Alomari decided to bring his wife and daughters to the U.S. But then President Trump imposed the travel ban.

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Trump Doubles Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum From Turkey

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 9:32am

President Trump called for a doubling in the tariff on imported steel and aluminum from Turkey, escalating a diplomatic spat with a key NATO ally.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 9:06am

This week, primaries and special elections in five states set the tone as midterms inch closer. On Tuesday, voters in Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington had their say —

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Kris Kobach Says He Will Recuse Himself From Kansas Vote Count

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 6:16am

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the state's top elections official, who leads Gov. Jeff Colyer by a paper-thin margin in initial vote counts in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary.

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Prosecutors In Manafort Fraud Trial Called Nearly A Dozen Witnesses

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 6:10am

Jurors in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort have heard about how he misrepresented his income in order to get bank loans. Prosecutors could wrap their case as early as Friday.

NFL Players Renew Anthem Protests As Pre-Season Starts

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:50am

Several players knelt, raised fists or refused to take the field protesting police brutality. Last month the NFL said it would temporarily suspend enforcement of a new "must-stand" policy.

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Prosecutors Expected To Rest Friday After Scrutiny Of Paul Manafort's Finances

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:01am

The jury got a granular look at Manafort's alleged use of offshore bank accounts and multiple loan applications on which prosecutors say he lied.

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Democrats Seize On GOP Ethics Scandals In Midterms, Because It's Worked Before

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:00am

Taking a page from their own 2006 playbook, House Democrats hope to capitalize on the insider trading allegations against Rep. Chris Collins and other GOP scandals to regain a majority in November.

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It's Hard To Miss The Historical Weirdness Of Trump Embracing A 'Red' Wave

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:00am

On Election Night 1976, TV maps had the GOP in blue, Democrats in red. The same color scheme prevailed in 1980 when Ronald Reagan turned most of the map blue before the West Coast got home for supper.

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Electing More Women Would Change Congress (But Not Make It More Bipartisan)

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:00am

There's a common stereotype that women lawmakers are more bipartisan in their work than men. But as record numbers of women run for Congress, a new study says that's not true.

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Trump Administration To Overhaul A Program Designed To Save Medicare Money

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:40pm

The federal government will overhaul accountable care organizations, an Obama-era innovation. The change could lead to a dramatic decrease in hospitals and doctors participating in the program.

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How The Trump Administration's Travel Waiver Program Affected A Yemeni Family

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:25pm

This summer, the Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration's travel ban, meaning people from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, and Venezuela cannot get visas to the U.S. But there is an exception: waivers.

Puerto Rico Estimates It Will Cost $139 Billion To Fully Recover From Hurricane Maria

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:16pm

Puerto Rico has submitted a report to Congress in which it pegs $139 billion as the amount it will need to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

California Wildfires Set Off Big Political Fight On Who Should Pay For Damage

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:32pm

The biggest political fight over wildfires in California is whether utilities should have to pay for damage their equipment causes even if the companies followed state safety regulations and laws.

Kansas Secretary Of State Says He Will Not Recuse Himself From Election Recount

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:13pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Kansas City Star reporter Hunter Woodall about why Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's past work may tip the scale in favor of a Democratic candidate in the governor's race.

Trump Claims California Is Wasting Water That Could Be Used To Fight Wildfires

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:07pm

The president blamed the intensity of the fires on state environmental policies, incorrectly claiming water that could be used to fight the fires is being pumped into the Pacific Ocean.

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