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After Months Of Withering Criticism, Trump Prepares To Visit FBI

2 hours 14 min ago

President Trump is preparing to appear at a graduation ceremony for a new class of FBI employees Friday. The visit will be complicated, given months of blistering criticism of the agency on Twitter.

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Alabama Senate Race Presents More Evidence Of A Deep GOP Divide

2 hours 15 min ago

David Greene talks to conservative radio talk show host Chris Buskirk, in Phoenix, Arizona, who says the party needs to coalesce around its candidates, or its war of ideas will tear it apart.

News Brief: Tax Overhaul Progresses, Tillerson On North Korea

2 hours 15 min ago

Tax overhaul would be a legislative victory for Republicans, but they can only afford to loose 2 GOP votes in the Senate. Secretary of State Tillerson heads to the U.N. to talk about North Korea.

How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing

2 hours 21 min ago

Builders of affordable housing say the House Republican tax plan has a poison pill inside it that removes a tax incentive crucial for about half of the affordable housing units that get built.

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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:47pm

Republicans, independents and Democrats alike agree that "a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment is essential to bringing about change in our society," according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.

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What Are The Two Health Bills Sen. Susan Collins Wants Congress To Act On?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:45pm

Maine Sen. Susan Collins voted for the Senate GOP tax plan despite its repeal of the individual mandate because GOP leadership promised her a vote on her reinsurance bill, and a vote on legislation to restore some payments to insurers. But it's doubtful getting those provisions enacted would mitigate the damage to exchanges from the mandate repeal.

Tug Of War Over Tips Looms As Trump Administration Proposes Rule Change

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:45pm

The Labor Department has proposed a new rule that would give owners of restaurants and other service businesses more control over workers' tips. But critics warn owners would get too much leeway.

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Trump Administration Proposes Rule That Could Change Distribution Of Tips

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:45pm

The Labor Department wants to change its Tip Credit Rule, to give employers more leeway to redistribute tips received by their employees. But the proposal has its critics.

How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Views Have Changed Under Trump

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:45pm

As a Montana politician, Ryan Zinke, had a reputation as a conservationist conservative. That's changed since he became Secretary of the Interior. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Outside Magazine's Elliott Woods about his profile: "Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Attack Dog on the Environment."

GOP Rep. Farenthold Won't Seek Re-Election After Sexual Abuse Charges

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:49am

The Texas Republican was alleged to have harassed female aides and is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

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An 'Accidental President,' Then And Now

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:18am

Presidents Trump and Truman get compared a lot. Here's why.

Five Years After Sandy Hook, Are Schools Safer?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:06am

It seemed like a moment when everything would change.

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President Trump Draws Closer To His First Legislative Victory

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:40am

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate say they have hammered out details of a final tax overhaul bill that they plan to pass next week.

FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:30am

After a brief security evacuation, the agency voted to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps or influencing how fast they load.

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FCC Set To Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:30am

Thursday's vote at the agency is expected to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps, or influencing how fast they load.

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News Brief: Senate And House Republicans Agree On Tax Bill, FCC To Repeal Net Neutrality

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:07am

House and Senate Republicans have hammered out details of a final tax overhaul bill. Also, the FCC is set to repeal net neutrality rules, and an update on Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers who were killed.

Democrat Pushes For New Party Leaders

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:07am

As the Democratic Party celebrates its win in red Alabama, some Democrats are calling for a shift in the party leadership. Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Linda Sanchez of California.

What's Next For Republicans After Alabama Loss

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:07am

What does a Republican loss in the Alabama Senate race mean for Republicans going forward? NPR's David Greene speaks with Republican strategist Alex Conant.

Jones Victory Credited To African-American Voters

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:07am

David Greene talks with Birmingham City Councilwoman Sheila Tyson about a well-organized get-out-the-vote effort that's credited with motivating black voters in Alabama.

Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:07am

Shop around. That's the advice of health insurance navigators for people seeking health policies on the Affordable Care Act's state and federal exchanges. Premiums have climbed but so have subsidies.

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