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House Panel Examines White House Handling Of Porter Scandal

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:04am

President Trump said he is "totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind," following scrutiny of the handling of Rob Porter, the aide who resigned after allegations he abused two ex-wives.

Deadly Florida School Shooting Is The Latest Added To The List

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:04am

At least 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida Wednesday — the deadliest school shooting since a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

Can Ambassador Branstad's Relationship With China's President Ease Tensions?

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:04am

Ex-Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad enjoys special access to China's president from an old friendship. But, it's not clear if the relationship can stave off the headwinds the U.S.-China relationship faces.

News Brief: Florida School Shooting, Latest On Immigration Plan

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:04am

In Parkland, Florida, 17 people were killed and a suspect is in custody. And, Thursday appears to be the last day for senators to come up with an immigration deal before their next recess begins.

Immigration Push Hits A Wall As Senate Deadline Nears

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:00am

Senators have made little progress toward an immigration bill that can pass ahead of the chamber's self-imposed Friday deadline.

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House Oversight Launches Investigation Into Rob Porter's Employment

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:46am

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy has opened an investigation into Rob Porter's employment at the White House. Gowdy has sent letters to the FBI and the White House requesting information.

South Africa's Ruling Party Abandons President Jacob Zuma

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:49am

South Africa's ruling party has told embattled President Jacob Zuma that he must step down by the end of Wednesday. There are allegations of corruption.

These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:35am

In Arkansas, a regulatory committee of farmers and small businessmen banned the latest weed-killing technology from the giant agri-chemical company. Monsanto is taking them to court.

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Senators Begin Open Debate On Immigration

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:32am

Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama about what has been happening behind the scenes. There hasn't been a whole lot of visible progress on the immigration front.

Kansas Governors: Teenagers Yes, Dogs No

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:09am

A Kansas man filed papers for his dog to run for governor after seeing reports about teenagers running, because there is no age requirement. But Kansas' secretary of state said no to the dog.

New Legislation To Outlaw Failing To Report Sexual Abuse In Olympic Sports

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

President Trump is expected to sign legislation that makes failure to report sexual assault in Olympic sports a crime. It's a response to the biggest sex abuse scandal in U.S. sports history.

Folk Musician Tom Rapp Dies At 70

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

Tom Rapp, the founder of the 1960s folk outfit Pearls Before Swine, has died. He went on to become a civil rights attorney and his music enjoyed a revival in the 1990s.

Intelligence Officials Warn Of More Russian Election Interference

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

Top intelligence officials are warning lawmakers that Russia will continue to try to influence U.S. elections. Former House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep.

There Are 2 Very Different Adam Rippons

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

One is an Olympic figure skater and the other is a video game developer. The game developer has been getting a lot of tweets this week.

The History Of Military Parades In The U.S.

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of military parades in the U.S.

Who Knew What When At The White House

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

The scandal over a former White House staffer accused of domestic abuse has raised questions about who is handling sensitive information inside the West Wing.

Shaun White Wins Third Gold Medal

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

American snowboarder Shaun White had a dazzling final run to reclaim gold in the men's halfpipe — his third gold.

Experts Say Nuclear Attack Preparation Is Lacking

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

The ability to react to an emergency alert is key to getting people the aid they need. But many question whether authorities are prepared to provide that initial help in the event of a nuclear attack.

Israeli Police Call For Netanyahu's Indictment

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

Israeli police have recommended that prosecutors indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges. He denies the allegations and vows to stay in office.

Tennessee Gov. Haslam On Infrastructure Plan

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 4:03am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee about President Trump's plan for rebuilding infrastructure in the country.

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