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'Unmasking' 101: The Next Chapter In The Trump-Russia Imbroglio

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:18pm

The next phase of Congress' investigation into the Trump-Russia story could be a major focus on U.S. intelligence — and what Republicans call its abuse.

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Justice Department Warns 'Sanctuary Cities,' With Grant Money At Risk

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:15pm

Justice Department officials are demanding proof that cities receiving millions in law enforcement grants are complying with federal immigration law.

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Hawaii Tells Jeff Sessions: 'Have Some Respect'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:43am

On Tuesday, the U.S. attorney general marveled that "a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could block President Trump's travel ban. Hawaiians say he messed with the wrong archipelago.

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Republicans Take On Health Care, Again

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:14am

House Republicans say they are putting the "finishing touches" on a new health care overhaul proposal. A previous effort fell apart.

Presidential Candidates Emphasize Security After Paris Attack

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:11am

Just a few days before the first round in France's presidential election, a gunman in Paris killed a police officer. Candidates are now talking about security issues.

Morning News Brief: Paris Attacks, New GOP Health Care Effort, Prince

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

An attacker killed a police officer in Paris, days ahead of France's presidential election. Also, House Republicans say they are putting the "finishing touches" on a new health care plan.

ExxonMobil Applies For Sanctions Waiver To Work With Russian Company

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

The Wall Street Journal reports that ExxonMobil has applied for a waiver from the U.S. to resume a joint venture with a Russian-owned oil company. David Greene talks with Journal reporter Jay Solomon.

Sanders And Perez Try To Unite Democrats Across The Country

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

DNC chair Tom Perez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are on a unity tour. The Democratic Party's base may be fired up but there are still plenty of bruised feelings after the 2016 primary.

The Stakes In France's Presidential Election

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

A shooting on Paris' famous Champs Elysees left one police officer dead and two seriously wounded. It happened as presidential candidates were debating on television, ahead of Sunday's election.

GOP Plan To Trim Insurance Benefits Might Not Tame Premiums

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:00am

House Republicans are taking another stab at replacing the Affordable Care Act. But industry analysts say cutting required coverage won't meet their goal of lowering premiums for individual insurance.

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This Week In Race: Guess Who's Not Coming To The White House

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:01am

Karma, man.

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Bernie Sanders Defends Campaigning For Anti-Abortion Rights Democrat

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:54pm

Sanders endorses Heath Mello for mayor of Omaha, Neb., and tells NPR, "In some conservative states there will be candidates that are popular candidates who may not agree with me on every issue."

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Seeking To Bridge Divisions, Democrats Come Together In 'Unity' Tour

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Since the election, Democrats have seemed very united in their singular opposition to President Trump's policies, but the 2016 presidential campaign exposed the fissures within the Democratic Party. Now, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and DNC Chairman Tom Perez are holding rallies across seven states in what is being billed as a "unity tour."

Trump Holds Joint Press Conference With Italian Prime Minister Gentiloni

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump answers questions from reporters alongside the Italian prime minister at the White House.

As Populism Strengthens In Europe, A Future For Social Democrats Fades

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights and journalism at Bard College, about the state of the center-left in Europe.

Populist Wave Hits France In Presidential Election

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:31pm

Sunday's first round of the French presidential election is a tight, four-way race with only one candidate from a traditional political party. Like British voters for Brexit and Americans who supported Donald Trump, many French have lost faith in the political system and are looking for change and new ideas wherever they can find them.

Journalist Describes The Loneliness And Leakiness Of Trump's White House

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:28pm

As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, White House correspondent Maggie Haberman of The New York Times says "the magnitude of the job is sinking in for him."

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White House 'Boogie Chillin': Trump Hosts Ted Nugent, Kid Rock And Sarah Palin

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:02pm

They visited the Oval Office on Wednesday night, according to social media posts. Musicians Nugent and Kid Rock, as well as the former Alaska governor, appeared at numerous campaign rallies for Trump.

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Leader Of Justice Department National Security Division On The Way Out

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:23pm

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord told staff this week she is leaving to pursue other opportunities. McCord has led the probe into Russian election meddling.

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Georgia Election Takes National Stage

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:28am

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is supporting Democrat Jon Ossoff's congressional campaign in Georgia. His opponent Republican Karen Handel hopes Donald Trump will campaign for her.

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