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Morning News Brief

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:06am

What do we know about President Trump's new Supreme Court pick? The NATO summit will deal with Trump's adversarial approach to longtime allies. And, Britain's latest Brexit troubles.

Medical Clinics That Treat Refugees Help Determine The Case For Asylum

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:02am

It often falls to health care providers to discern whether the asylum-seekers who say they've been tortured or persecuted in their homeland bear physical and psychological evidence of that harm.

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Kavanaugh Nomination Sparks Partisan Uproar On Abortion Rights

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:02pm

A large number of Senate Democrats immediately announced that they plan to vote against him, largely on fears that he could tip the Supreme Court further against abortion rights.

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Who Is Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Pick For The Supreme Court?

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 8:06pm

The federal judge is conservative and just 53. He is a former Bush White House staffer with deep political ties and the most experience as a judge on Trump's shortlist. But he is also controversial.

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Trump Taps Brett Kavanaugh As His 2nd Supreme Court Pick

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 7:55pm

A Washington insider with roots in politics, he believes a sitting president should be protected from litigation and criminal investigations. If confirmed, he would solidify the conservative majority.

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Trump Administration Will Miss Deadline To Reunite Migrant Kids Under 5 With Parents

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:02pm

Of the 102 young children in custody, the Justice Department says at least 54 will return to their parents by Tuesday as ordered by a court. But a judge still voiced optimism about "real progress."

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A Look At Some Of The Most Likely Picks To Replace Justice Anthony Kennedy

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:58pm

President Trump is soon expected to announce his pick to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. These are some of the most likely candidates.

President Trump's Expected Supreme Court Announcement Sets Off Debate

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:22pm

President Trump will announce his pick for the Supreme Court Monday night, setting off a confirmation process in the Senate that will have both sides fired up.

The Stories We're Missing When We Focus On Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:54am

It matters, because important stories are getting less attention, coverage and prominence than they should — a state of affairs likely to worsen in the weeks and months ahead.

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Justice Stephen Breyer On A Changing Court

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:06am

We talk to Justice Breyer, who has spent more than 20 years on the court.

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Anticipation Builds Ahead Of Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Unveiling

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 7:38am

President Trump will announce his pick to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy in a prime-time ceremony Monday evening.

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Sen. Leahy Waits To See Who Trump Nominates For Supreme Court Slot

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 6:16am

Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, about the president's expected prime-time announcement to unveil his high court choice.

Trump To Reveal Supreme Court Pick During Prime-Time Announcement

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:06am

Because Republicans have a razor-thin majority in the Senate, there's political pressure on President Trump to pick a Supreme Court nominee who would be easy to confirm.

There Are Worries A Trade War Could Cost GOP Its Majority In Congress

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:06am

Some Republicans are fearful of a full-blown trade war. As the impact of China's tariffs start to take effect, David Greene talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump is set to announce his latest Supreme Court nominee. A rescue drama in a flooded Thai cave complex continues. And NPR begins a new series on the effects of heat, as the climate warms.

Stung By Trump At G-7, Allies Look For Better Outcome At NATO Summit

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump is heading to Brussels for a NATO summit this week. The alliance wants to present a united front, but Trump has complained other members are not spending enough on defense.

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Patients With Chronic Pain Feel Caught In An Opioid Prescribing Debate

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 5:10pm

States are passing laws that limit a doctor's ability to prescribe opioids. Doctors and patients alike are wrestling with what that means in cases of chronic pain

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Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 5:08pm

Citing a February ruling from a district court in New Mexico, the administration said it will halt risk adjustment payments required by the ACA. Insurers say the move will increase premiums.

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Giuliani Says Michael Cohen 'Should Cooperate' With Prosecutors

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 5:07pm

President Trump's lawyer said he and the rest of the president's team are "very comfortable" with Cohen working with investigators, as long as he tells the truth.

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Lawmaker In 'Canvassing While Black' Incident: 'You Can't Legislate Humanity'

Sun, 07/08/2018 - 4:36pm

A neighborhood resident called 911 on Oregon state Rep. Janelle Bynum, who is a black woman, while she was canvassing. Bynum does not think legislation is the fix for reducing such police encounters.

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