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Transgender Rights Activist Criticizes Measure To Repeal N.C. Bathroom Bill

1 hour 19 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ames Simmons, director of transgender policy at Equality North Carolina, about the compromise measure to repeal most of the state's controversial bathroom bill.

Several States Work To Prevent Data Sharing About Immigration Status

2 hours 3 min ago

As the Trump administration cracks down on illegal immigration, several states dominated by Democrats are pushing laws and regulations that would prevent the states from sharing data about immigration status with federal authorities.

North Carolina Passes Compromise Measure To Repeal Bathroom Bill

2 hours 3 min ago

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

2 hours 3 min ago

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

2 hours 3 min ago

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

2 hours 3 min ago

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

2 hours 3 min ago

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

2 hours 3 min ago

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

2 hours 3 min ago

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.

Amid Talk Of Tariffs, What Happens To Companies That Straddle The Border?

2 hours 56 min ago

President Trump has called NAFTA a "catastrophe" and threatened to impose a border tax on Mexican imports. How does that impact produce companies with operations on both sides of the border?

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Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Blasts Putin

5 hours 49 min ago

Sen. Mark Warner says the Russian leader worked to undermine the 2016 presidential election.

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The U.S. Is Ramping Up Military Engagement, Which Could Be A Risk For Trump

7 hours 6 min ago

President Trump seems to have given the U.S. military a freer hand — but without apparent diplomatic or political strategies to accompany the increased military engagement.

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After Health Care Fight, House Freedom Caucus Considers Next Steps

12 hours 35 min ago

The group led GOP opposition in the Obama years, but after torpedoing efforts to overhaul health care led by President Trump, the Freedom Caucus is sorting out how to work with fellow Republicans.

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'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says

13 hours 20 min ago

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin says preventing suicide among military veterans is his "number one clinical priority," and that he is working to fill some 45,000 open jobs in the agency.

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

13 hours 20 min ago

President Trump has proposed spending cuts to programs that prop up rural areas that voted for him. While some policy experts bemoan that, there are rural voters who fully support those cuts.

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Sen. Angus King On Russia Election Investigations

13 hours 21 min ago

David Greene speaks with Sen. Angus King of Maine ahead of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday looking into Russian interference in the U.S. election.

North Carolina Lawmakers And Governor Announce 'Compromise' To Repeal HB2

13 hours 21 min ago

North Carolina Republicans and the state's Democratic governor announced a deal to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill." But LGBT rights advocates say they oppose it.

A Parody Politician Gains Serious Attention In Serbia

13 hours 21 min ago

A comedian with a fake name and a horse is winning over voters in Serbia by declaring he is a corrupt thief. He's a parody of how Serbs see their politicians, and he's running second in the polls.

Former Chris Christie Aides Sentenced To Prison Over 'Bridgegate'

13 hours 21 min ago

Two former top allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have received prison sentences for their roles in closing lanes on a bridge in what became known as the "Bridgegate" scandal.

Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn At Odds With Inner Circle

13 hours 21 min ago

Gary Cohn was a dyslexic kid from an immigrant family in Cleveland who rose to lead Goldman Sachs. Now he's becoming perhaps the most powerful voice for economic policy in the Trump White House.

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