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Religious Groups Criticize Trump Immigration Policies

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

This week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized the Trump administration's immigration policies. NPR's Scott Simon asks Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski for his reaction.

Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 7:10am

Student survivors from the shooting in Parkland, Fla., embark on a 20-state bus tour aimed at registering young people to vote, but this demographic typically sits out mid-term elections.

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DHS: Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Adults At Border In Six Weeks

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:01am

The government says the Office of Refugee Resettlement, charged with finding homes for solo children or those who have been separated from their families, has more than 10,000 children in shelters.

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The Russia Investigations: What The Justice IG Report Revealed

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 6:00am

The Justice Department watchdog's long-awaited asteroid finally struck. Some big questions were answered but many others remain.

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'Nobody Cares About Cairo': Residents of Shrinking River Town Fight To Bring It Back

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 4:00am

For Cairo, Ill., a former river port and manufacturing hub, economic troubles began with the decline in river trade. Now two more public housing buildings are scheduled to close.

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Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Mueller Investigation Could Be 'Cleaned Up' With Pardons

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:45pm

The president's lawyer floated the controversial idea on the same day that that Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail amid the growing probe by the special counsel.

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Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Faces Anger In Farm Country Over Policy

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:49pm

The EPA administrator met with farmers in midwestern states this week to address frustrations over the renewable fuel standard.

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Evangelicals Push Back On Sessions' Use Of Bible Passage To Defend Immigration Policy

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:29pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions used a passage from the Bible to defend a controversial Trump administration immigration policy. Sessions' action is drawing criticism from some evangelicals.

Week In Politics: What's Next After The U.S.-North Korea Summit

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about President Trump's impromptu Friday news conference, what's next with North Korea, immigration and the release of an inspector general report on James Comey's handling of the Clinton emails.

How A Political Consultant Changed Voting Districts Nationally

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:29pm

As the Supreme Court is set to rule on two gerrymandering cases, NPR's Planet Money looks at how one political consultant changed the national maps by investing in state elections.

Office Of Refugee Resettlement Struggling To House Migrant Children Separated From Parents

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:29pm

The Office of Refugee Resettlement is charged with placing migrant children in homes in the U.S. But the Trump administration's policy that's resulting in the separation of children from their families and stricter screening policies mean more children are likely to remain in shelters for longer periods of time.

President Trump Gives Impromptu Interview With Fox News

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:29pm

In an unusual exchange with the media, President Trump weighed in on the Justice Department inspector general's report, his relationship with North Korea and the immigration debate on Capitol Hill.

As Vote On ZTE Sanctions Looms, Some U.S. Lawmakers Focus On A Bigger Chinese Telecom

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 2:57pm

Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei is the world's third-largest seller of smartphones, and a few powerful senators say they want to ban it entirely from the U.S. amid national security concerns.

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Democrats Plan Unusually Early 2020 Convention

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:30pm

Democrats will hold their convention in July 2020, before the Summer Olympics. DNC officials say they are making the announcement before a field of candidates materializes to stress their neutrality.

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President Trump Injects Fresh Chaos Into Immigration Debate

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:16pm

In a surprise news conference Friday, Trump said he would not sign a House GOP bill on immigration legislation drafted specifically to meet his policy demands.

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After Traveling 2,000 Miles For Asylum, This Family's Journey Halts At A Bridge

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:12pm

Nine family members—from 58 years to nine months— make a fourth attempt to cross an international bridge between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas.

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Judge Orders Paul Manafort To Jail

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:04am

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will be jailed until his trial. Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Justice Department reporter Ryan Lucas about the case.

Unpacking The President's Impromptu Press Appearance

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 9:29am

Host Steve Inskeep is joined by NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and national security editor Phil Ewing to talk about Trump's wide-ranging press appearance on Friday on the White House lawn.

Trump Says IG Report On FBI Clinton Probe Exonerates Him

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:55am

Trump held a wide-ranging news conference on the White House lawn Friday morning, saying the threat of nuclear war with North Korea is "largely solved."

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Roxane Gay: What Does It Mean To Identify As A Feminist?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:36am

Roxane Gay is a writer, a Haitian-American, a bisexual, and a feminist — albeit a self-proclaimed bad one. She says her journey to identify as a feminist has evolved over time.

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