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Venezuela's Supreme Court Takes Over Opposition-Controlled Congress

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

In a move critics are calling the point of no return toward a dictatorship, Venezuela's Supreme Court took over the opposition-controlled Congress. The court ruled Congress "in contempt' and said it would take over all "parliamentary capacities."

North Carolina Passes Compromise Measure To Repeal Bathroom Bill

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

In North Carolina, lawmakers have voted to repeal the state's controversial law that, among other things, limited protections to LGBT residents.

Trump's Draft Proposal Makes Tweaks To NAFTA

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

The Trump administration's draft proposal on the North American Free Trade Agreement appears to be seeking only modest changes in the 23-year-old trade deal. On the campaign trail, Trump railed against NAFTA, calling it the worst trade deal ever.

Rex Tillerson Meets With NATO Leaders In Attempt To Mend Fences

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

After deciding to skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Brussels for a NATO meeting and to calm fears about the Trump administration's commitments to key European institutions that have helped support peace and prosperity on the continent for decades. Trump has had harsh words for both the European Union and NATO officials.

In California, Health Care Marketplace Appears To Be Thriving

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, about how state health care exchanges will work now that the AHCA has failed in Congress.

Candy Makers Face Pressure For Lobbying The Trump Administration

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Amy Brittain, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, about opportunities American candy manufacturers see in the Trump administration.

Trump Reignites GOP Firestorm With Tweet Challenging Freedom Caucus

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

Donald Trump seems to have ignited a firestorm within the Republican Party with a tweet dare to the Freedom Caucus: work with him or he will work with Democrats.

Senate Intel Committee Eager To Avoid Partisanship In Russia Investigation

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

With the House Russia investigation in gridlock, the Senate Intelligence Committee seems determined to remain above the partisan fray as it held its first open hearing on Russia Thursday.

Back From The Dead? Reported Sightings Fuel Hope For Return Of Tasmanian Tigers

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:31pm

The last known Tasmanian tiger died more than eight decades ago. It has become the stuff of textbook sketches and yellowing photographs. But now, researchers are launching a new search.

(Image credit: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Only In Sweden: Hundreds Of Refugee Children Gave Up On Life

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:01pm

An article in this week's New Yorker writes about youngsters who fell into a coma-like state in reaction to the news that their family may be deported. We interview the author.

(Image credit: Magnus Wennman for The New Yorker)




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