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New Online Store Is One More Way For Trump To Profit From Presidency, Critics Say

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:49pm

The Trump Organization has a new website that sells merchandise with the Trump name on it. Ethics watchdogs say it's the latest example of Donald Trump's businesses cashing in on his office.

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Massachusetts Set To Approve Law Protecting Access To Birth Control

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 2:43pm

The Massachusetts law would make it the first state to circumvent a federal policy allowing any company to opt out of providing free birth control coverage due to a religious or moral exemption.

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U.S. To Impose More Sanctions On North Korea, But How Effective Will They Be?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:56pm

The Trump administration is increasingly using economic sanctions to try to influence behavior in North Korea, Venezuela and Russia. But the strategy doesn't always work — and can backfire.

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New Trump Hotel Set To Open In Heart Of The Mississippi Delta

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:53pm

Ethics experts question new Trump hotels being built during his presidency. The new Trump-associated line looks to capitalize on a nearby Grammy museum — and is also running into local politics

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Trump To Designate North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:13am

That designation was removed in 2008, when the North Korean government pledged to dismantle its nuclear program. The president says additional sanctions will be imposed.

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What Are You Thankful For?

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:06am

No sarcastic answers, please.

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Sen. Al Franken Hit With Second Groping Allegation

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:57am

A woman told CNN that Democratic Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010 while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.

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The FCC And The Wave Of Deregulation

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 9:06am

While much attention has been paid to potential legislation passing through Congress or to the actions of the president, the Federal Communications Commission has been quite active.

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Sen. Brown Wants A Bipartisan Tax Plan To Help People

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:52am

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio about debate over the Senate's tax overhaul plan. They also discuss sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken.

How Republicans Can 'Shoehorn' Temporary Tax Cuts In For Good

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:15am

The White House budget director said the Senate GOP bill makes individual rates last only eight years to "game the system" and fit inside budget rules. Critics say it obscures true costs of tax cuts.

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News Brief: Ala. Election Draws Near, Court Rules On Kenya's Election

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:03am

Three Alabama newspapers urged voters not to elect GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who's accused of sexual misconduct. In Kenya, judges dismissed a pair of petitions challenging the Oct. 26 vote.

Roy Moore, Al Franken Stories Dominate Political News

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:03am

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct, and Sen. Al Franken has apologized to a woman who says he forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006.

Week Ahead: Trump Again Shows He's Willing To Use His Pardon Power

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:00am

The president pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has teased that he could pardon others and this week, the week of Thanksgiving, he will again.

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Latoya Cantrell: New Orleans Elects First Female Mayor

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 4:24pm

Voters in New Orleans have elected 45-year-old Latoya Cantrell as the city's first female mayor in its nearly 300-year history.

Deadly Violence Spirals In Nairobi Ahead Of Court Ruling On Presidential Win

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 11:39am

At least four people were killed overnight into Sunday in what the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, called "state-sponsored thuggery."

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Ousted By Own Party

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 10:04am

The near-four decade rule of Robert Mugabe appeared to be coming to an end after the ruling ZANU-PF party voted to remove him.

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Examining Russian Disinformation

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:10am

Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the history of Russian disinformation and how it's become more effective in the age of social media.

Alabama Republicans And Roy Moore

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:10am

"People are fed up with the ruling class in Washington," says conservative commentator Ed Martin. He offers NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro his thoughts on the state of the GOP.

To Tax Or Not To Tax University Endowments

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:10am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Grinnell College President Raynard Kington about the proposed excise tax on endowment income. The small Iowa school has a very large endowment.

Arms Merchants Go To The Pentagon

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 7:10am

Former executives from some of the country's biggest military equipment companies are occupying top slots at the Pentagon, their biggest customer. But there's bipartisan pushback.

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