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A Look At President Trump's First Week

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is expected to unveil more executive actions that will stir up controversy. We look at Trump's executive actions and interactions with foreign leaders in his first week.

In Marriage, A Bond Of Love, Loss And Light

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

After forgiving and befriending her son's killer, Mary Johnson-Roy started sharing her story in local churches. That's where she met her future husband, Ed Roy, who also lost a son to murder.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Brian Mogren)

Trump Reverses Fee Reduction Involving FHA Loans

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump has blocked an Obama administration fee-cut on Federal Housing Administration loans. The action affects the mortgage insurance homeowners pay to cover the risk of defaults.

For Many Homeless, Finding Housing Is Only The First Step Toward Stability

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

Chronic homelessness can't always be solved by giving people homes. Four months after we profiled a woman living on the streets of Los Angeles, she's in an apartment but still struggling.

Mexican President Cancels Meeting With Trump As Tensions Rise Between Countries

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

Mexicans are outraged over President Trump's treatment of their president, calling Trump a bully. This comes after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled plans to meet with Trump.

Colombia Faces A Challenge: Turn FARC Guerrillas Into Civilians

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

In Colombia, Marxist rebels have agreed to disarm by May 31 under the terms of a hard-fought peace treaty. But harder than agreeing to peace might be transforming 7,000 rebels into civilians.

Retired Lieutenant General On Trump's 'New Options' For Fight Against ISIS

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is visiting the Pentagon Friday. Steve Inskeep speaks with retired Lt. Gen. David Barno about Trump's approach to terrorism and how Trump will be received.

Thousands Of Protesters Greet Trump And Congressional Republicans In Philadelphia

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

Protesters took to the streets in Philadelphia, where congressional Republicans are having an annual retreat. Many demonstrators are concerned about Trump's promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Los Angeles Mayor Vows To Work With Trump, But 'Stand Up' For City's Residents

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene speaks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who says he's willing to work with the Trump administration, but says he will "stand up" for the people of Los Angeles if needed.

Assessing The 'Special Relationship' As U.K. Prime Minister Visits The U.S.

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting the U.S. She's the first foreign leader to visit President Trump. David Greene talks with David Rennie of The Economist about the "special relationship."

As Chinese New Year Approaches, Shanghai's Bustling Streets Grow Quieter

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

The Year of the Rooster begins Saturday, and hundreds of millions have departed to celebrate with family. "All the outsiders have left for home," says 85-year-old grandmother Yuan Suizhen.

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Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

One part of the federal health law gave hospitals financial incentives to improve patient care. Some invested big to make those changes and are worried about what losing that support would mean.

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Populist Leader Aims 'To Change Political Situation' In Germany — And Europe

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

Frauke Petry's Alternative for Germany party enjoys the most support of any nationalist faction in that country since World War II. Its counterparts in Europe are also seeing surges in support.

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No More Chasing Sheep For These Kids. Now It's Humans In Sheep's Clothing

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 5:22am

Animal welfare rules made organizers in New Zealand abandon the rodeo tradition of children chasing sheep. Now children are chasing volunteers in sheep costumes.

Low-Profile Football Lineman Headed To Super Bowl — Again

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 5:09am

Nobody drafted Joe Vellano out of college. He found a place in the NFL as a backup or practice squad player. But in his second season he played for the New England Patriots, and now he's with Atlanta.

Republicans Plan Next Move At Philadelphia Retreat

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

Congressional Republicans are huddling in Philadelphia to work out plans on health care and tax reform. President Trump and Vice President Pence take part in meetings today.

Immigrants Greet New Trump Rules With Protest And Worry

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

Immigrants who are staying in the U.S. illegally are worried about how President Trump's recent executive order to withhold funds from sanctuary cities could upend their lives.

House Intelligence Committee To Investigate Russia And Election

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

David Greene talks with Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, who is launching an investigation into President Trump's potential connections to Russia.

How A Law Is Implemented Depends On A President's Rules

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

Congress may pass the laws, but the president makes the rules. These are things like regulations, or the specifics of how a law is applied.

Head Of Border Patrol Union Weighs In On Trump's Wall Plans

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:05am

The U.S. Border Patrol agents' union backed Donald Trump's candidacy. Steve Inskeep talks with union leader Brandon Judd about the president's executive action on a border wall and sanctuary cities.




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