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In comments to a Tulsa radio host in February 2016, then Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said he feared President Trump would use executive orders unconstitutionally if he were elected.

The tally includes Russia's elite and powerful, and part of it duplicates a Forbes list. Russia's President Vladimir Putin isn't on the list, though his cabinet is.

Some of the biggest names in business are aligning to launch a new health care venture for their U.S. employees. Scott Hensley, editor of NPR's Shots health blog, has an overview.

The city of Stockton, Calif., plans to give its poorest residents $500 a month, no strings attached. It's the first U.S. city to guarantee a basic income. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs about the plan.

The Kremlin says it expects new U.S. sanctions on Russian business leaders would interfere in Russia's presidential election in March. Meanwhile, the Kremlin says an opposition leader detained and later released during Sunday's protests poses no threat to President Vladimir Putin.

The U.S. immigration policy that allows U.S. citizens and green card holders to sponsor other relatives to come to the U.S. was first introduced 50 years ago by an immigration hard liner in Congress. President Trump now wants to end "chain migration."

President Trump has been cutting budgets for foreign aid and that means the man in charge of U.S. development work around the world has a tough selling job with his own government. But how is the Trump administration's aid agency is faring?

The federal work force morale is at an all-time low, according to some accounts. That might be because the number of workers is roughly the same as it was 30 years ago, while there are 100 million more people in the country.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Paul Scharre about the discovery that fitness trackers such as Fitbit are revealing "heat maps" of where U.S. military personnel are running. Scharre is a former special operations agent, who now looks into how technology is interacting with military needs. He says this fitness tracker story illustrates a broader range of issues with apps, social media and devices and their effects on today's military.

A liberal group is calling for an FEC investigation after reports that the FBI is examining whether a Russian banker illegally donated to the National Rifle Association to support President Trump's campaign.




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