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'Born Trump' Examines The 'Emotional Hold' The President Has On His Family

1 hour 42 min ago

Journalist Emily Jane Fox focused on Trump's three marriages and five children when writing her new book. "His presence is overwhelming," she says of the president's role in the family.

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First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities

4 hours 11 min ago

The first lady planned to visit two facilities, both in McAllen, Texas.

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House Immigration Bills Set For Thursday Votes Expected To Fail

4 hours 18 min ago

Immigration votes in the House show deep divisions inside the House Republican conference and spotlight a controversial debate just months ahead of the midterm elections.

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With Billions At Stake, Supreme Court Rules States May Tax Online Retailers

6 hours 31 min ago

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that states may impose sales taxes on Internet retailers with no physical presence within the state.

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Trump Alters Policy: Families Crossing Border Illegally Won't Be Separated

10 hours 11 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga of Michigan about what prompted the president's about-face, and whether Congress will enact any immigration changes.

Conservative Media Failed To Redefine Debate On Trump's Immigration Policy

12 hours 20 min ago

Media outlets such as Fox News and Breitbart defended the president and his zero tolerance policy on the border. But the narrative began to unravel as it became clear Trump would reverse course.

What Role Does Religion Play In American Politics?

12 hours 21 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions on how religion has influenced public policy in America.

Migrant Families Will Stay Together But They'll Be Held Until Their Court Date

12 hours 21 min ago

Families will no longer be separated once they illegally cross the U.S. border, but the government has yet to figure out where they will put families.

Fact Checking Trump Administration Border Crisis Statements

12 hours 21 min ago

Steve Inskeep and David Greene examine conflicting statements on the family separation policy issued by the White House over the last week.

Young Republicans Aim To Attract Newcomers To The Party

12 hours 21 min ago

Young people have been fleeing the Republican Party for years, and it seems to be getting worse under President Trump. Some young Republican activists in the Atlanta area are trying to reverse that.

Why Democrats Don't Support GOP Immigration Measures

12 hours 21 min ago

President Trump backed down and signed an executive order ending his policy of separating migrant children from families at the border. David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas.

Trump Turnaround Changes 'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policy

12 hours 21 min ago

President Trump reversed both his stance on family separation and his position that Congress was the only body capable of ending the practice. We examine what forced the president to reverse course.

Morning News Brief

12 hours 21 min ago

President Trump ended a policy that sent thousands of children to government-run facilities away from their parents. Critics say he created new problems — the children held may be there indefinitely.

Got Lobster? Trump's Steel Tariffs Threaten Trap Industry

12 hours 22 min ago

The factory that makes wire mesh used in the majority of North American lobster traps says steel tariffs will spike the cost of their product, and lobstermen will bear the brunt of the higher prices.

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For VA Whistleblowers, A Culture Of Fear And Retaliation

12 hours 23 min ago

VA employees in one Southeast district say a toxic culture of retaliation has undermined veterans' care and worker morale. There is growing skepticism among whistleblowers the VA can police itself.

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The Original DREAMer Recalls 'All Pervasive' Fear As An Undocumented Child

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:41pm

The DREAM Act all started with Tereza Lee. As Congress prepares to vote on immigration this week, she discusses her journey as an undocumented child and her views on the current moment.

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When The White House Can't Be Believed

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:50pm

President Trump's order changing policy on separating children from their parents at the border may dampen the outrage factor. But NPR's David Folkenflik says the disbelief factor will endure.

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NFL Players Continue Their Protests Off Field In The Political Arena

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:27pm

Three New England Patriots players are taking the protest against racism and police brutality off the field. Rather than taking a knee during the national anthem, they are grilling candidates on how they'd make the criminal justice system more fair.

Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer Weighs In On Proposed Immigration Legislation

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:27pm

The House is expected to vote Thursday on immigration legislation. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to minority whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., about Democratic strategy on the issue going forward.

Why President Trump Reversed His Position On Immigrant Families

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:27pm

President Trump is generally known to dig in when faced with opposition rather than back down from a fight. But in the case of separating immigrant families from children, Trump abruptly shifted gears.

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