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Grand Jury Indicts Russians Linked To Interference Campaign Targeting 2016 Election

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:11pm

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's office says 13 Russians and three Russian entities took part in a broad information war against the United States.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:06am

A number of longtime world leaders made headlines this week.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:06am

One hour — or even 24 hours — might not be enough to wrap up this week’s news.

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Is The March 5 DACA Deadline Meaningful Anymore?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:27am

With President Trump's expiration date approaching and no solution in sight for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, some lawmakers are beginning to downplay the date's importance.

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Mitt Romney Announces Return To Politics With Utah Senate Run

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:32am

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee was encouraged to run by retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. If Romney is elected, a prominent GOP critic of President Trump would arrive in the Senate as others retire.

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Senate's Open Debate Fails To Pass Immigration Legislation

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:36am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware about why the Senate was unable to advance any of the three immigration proposals it was debating.

Intelligence Infighting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

Intelligence oversight committees were created in the 1970s after CIA scandals. The understanding was the CIA would share secrets with Congress and the secrets would stay secret. That's now changing.

What's Next From Congress On Immigration

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

The Senate failed to advance legislation to provide a solution for the end of DACA approaching on March 5, but that deadline may not be such a firm cudgel to get Congress to act.

How Immigration Policy Motivates Voters

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

After Congress failed to pass any immigration legislation this week, we look at how immigration policy could motivate voters this November.

GOP Rep. Brian Mast On Florida School Shooting

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

Florida Republican Rep. Brian Mast joins NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about the deadly shooting in a high school near the district he represents.

Ronan Farrow On 'New Yorker' Story Of Trump Affair With 'Playboy' Model

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

Rachel Martin talks with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker about his story that details allegations of an affair between President Trump and a former Playboy model named Karen McDougal.

News Brief: Florida School Shooting, Immigration Plans Stall, Olympics

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:11am

The 19-year-old shooter at a Florida high school has confessed to investigators. Also, the Senate failed to pass any immigration plan before a self-imposed deadline and we have an Olympics update.

High-Level Affair Erupts Into Open Conflict Between Australian Premier And His Deputy

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:01am

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's public criticism of his deputy, Barnaby Jones, over an adulterous affair with a former staffer, threatens to tear apart the country's coalition government.

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Trump Calls For Mental Health Action After Shooting; His Budget Would Cut Programs

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:48pm

The president offered his sympathies to victims and the nation. He also said mental health problems need to be addresed but he offered no plan for doing that.

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Lawmakers Seem No Closer To Immigration Solution As Debates Draws To A Close

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:54pm

As the Senate's immigration debate begins to draw to a close, lawmakers seem no closer to a solution than when the debate started.

Trump's Inauguration: Record Spending Leaves Little For Charities

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:49pm

The 2017 inaugural committee raised nearly $107 million, double what the first Obama inaugural committee brought in. — and managed to spend almost all of it.

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President Trump Plans To Visit Parkland, Fla., After School Shooting

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:35pm

President Trump offered words of comfort in the wake of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida. He offered little in the way of specific policy prescriptions to prevent a repeat of the tragedy.

Bill To Overhaul Drug Sentences Faces Uncertain Fate; Senator Lashes Out At DOJ

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:30pm

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had stinging words for his old friend, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after the Justice Department opposed a bipartisan sentencing bill.

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GOP Gets Top Recruit To Run In Key North Dakota Senate Race

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:55pm

After initially passing on it last month, North Dakota GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer will challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Republicans had been struggling to recruit strong candidates in top races.

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President Trump Addresses The Nation On Florida School Shooting

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:55am

The president ordered flags to be flown at half-staff, and tweeted that there were "so many signs" that the gunman was "mentally disturbed."

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