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State Department Troubled By Activist's Arrest In Russia

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

In Russia, there appears to be Soviet-style crackdown against a group dedicated to researching and exposing human rights abuses dating back to the Soviet era. The organization is called Memorial.

Federal Immigration Authorities Target 7-Eleven Stores

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Agents swept nearly 100 of the convenience stores across the country — seeking undocumented immigrants. The action was the largest employer-targeting operation under the Trump administration.

Other States Ask For Offshore Drilling Exemption Like Florida's

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

In Florida, some are calling the Trump administration's announcement that the state is exempt from a plan to expand offshore drilling a political stunt to help Gov. Rick Scott.

Deadline Closes In On Administration Regarding Iran Sanctions

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump is being urged by some top advisers to waive sanctions on Iran by a Friday deadline. Rachel Martin talks to Dennis Ross, who has advised four former presidents on the Middle East.

Exhibit Featuring 20 Red Punching Bags Opens At LA Art Show

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

The punching bags hang in the gallery as apart of an interactive exhibit. Each bag bears the face of a controversial world leader. People are encouraged to punch the bags to release negative emotions.

As Salvadoran Immigrants Lose Protection Status, Communities Fret

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Thousands of Salvadoran immigrants were allowed to live in the U.S. but are facing deportation after President Trump revoked their protected status. That has left families in turmoil, local officials worry about the economy and others say it's time for them to go.

Subsidized Housing My Help School Districts Retain Teachers

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Indianapolis Public Schools lose about 400 teachers each year. In an attempt to stem that, a new housing project in the city is targeting teachers.

What Does Chain Migration Mean? We Get An Explanation

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

As U.S. policymakers debate immigration, the term "chain migration" is being bandied about. Morning Edition dives into the meaning of the term.

Westerners Worry About Bundy's Defiant Stand Against Feds

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

With all charges against Cliven Bundy dropped, the Nevada rancher says his fight against the U.S. government's control of public lands is just beginning.

State Department Works To Reclaim Its Foreign Policy Power

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Goldstein, under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, about translating the Trump administration's foreign policy to the rest of the world.

News Brief: Issa To Retire, Trump To Decide On Iran Sanctions

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:01am

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa announced on Wednesday that he won't seek re-election. And, President Trump, facing a deadline, deliberates whether to again waive sanctions against Iran.

'Deport Them': Arpaio Departs From Trump On DACA Recipients

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 4:00am

"When we come across these kids, or some are older than just kids, then deport them," Joe Arpaio told NPR. "They can do a lot of good in those countries."

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White House's Marc Short On Trump's Immigration Policy Plans

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:25am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short about the president's meeting on immigration policy and a judge's ruling halting the end of DACA temporarily.

Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar On Immigration Policy

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 6:06am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, who was at a meeting with the president and other lawmakers on immigration policy and DACA protections.

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Ohio's 'Use-It Or Lose-It' Voter System

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 4:00am

The justices will hear a challenge to an Ohio law, which allows the purging of voter registrations because of a failure to vote in two consecutive elections.

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Teacher's Twitter Post About Twitter Goes Viral

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

A teacher in Kansas wanted to teach his third graders how quickly information can spread, so he sent a tweet explaining his lesson and asking people to retweet. It now has more than 180,000 retweets.

Judges Strike Down North Carolina Congressional Map Over Gerrymandering

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

North Carolina must again redraw its congressional map now that federal judges have ruled the districts were illegally gerrymandered to deliver seats to Republicans.

Giant Block Of Ice Falls On Pennsylvania Man

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

In Erie, Penn., a man removed a 6- by 10-foot chunk of ice from the side of his house. He chipped it off, and it fell on him. Firefighters freed him after chipping away at the ice block.

News Brief: Trump Pushes For DACA Bill, Bannon Out At Breitbart, California Mudslides

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

President Trump is pushing for a bipartisan deal to allow DACA recipients to remain in the U.S. Also, The Washington Post's Paul Farhi talks about Steve Bannon's ouster from Breitbart News.

New Details On Trump Dossier As Fusion GPS Co-Founder's Testimony Released

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:58am

California Sen. Feinstein has released the transcript of hours of testimony from Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. It contains new details about the Trump dossier.

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