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Women's Marches Across The Country Will Focus On The Vote

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:52am

On the anniversary of the Women's March in Washington, D.C., organizers say marches this year are less about outrage and more about political organizing.

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Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House, Heads To Senate

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:28pm

The House has passed a short-term spending bill, but a government shutdown is still possible as Democrats appear ready to block the measure in the Senate.

Baltimore Schools' Heating Crisis A 'Day Of Reckoning' For The City And State

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:12pm

After heating problems left some students in 40-degree classrooms, city and school leaders, there's plenty of baggage and blame to go around.

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Roger Severino Discusses The HHS Division Of Conscience And Religious Freedom

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Roger Severino about the new Department of Health and Human Services Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom, which is intended to protect people from discrimination if they refuse to participate in health services, against their beliefs.

The History Of Government Shutdowns In The U.S.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:16pm

The is not the first time Congress has had little time left to find a deal to prevent a government shutdown. But what lessons were learned from previous government shutdown showdowns? Who has the power, who gets the blame, and what does the history of these confrontations tell us about this current situation?

How Trump's Inauguration Speech Compares To His First Year In Office

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:16pm

Donald Trump's inauguration speech may be remembered for his description of "American carnage." But one year later, we look at how good of a roadmap it was for his first year as president.

Trump Voters In Pennsylvania Say They Are Pleased With Presidency So Far

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:16pm

Voters in rural Pennsylvania were crucial to electing President Trump. A year after he took office, they are mostly pleased with how Trump has executed his presidency.

Trump Says His Commitment To Border Wall Is Rock Solid

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:16pm

President Trump's proposed border wall has long been a rallying cry for his supporters. Aides say Trump's views on the wall have evolved over time, but the president insists his plan is still rock solid.

Sen. Tim Kaine On Why He Opposes Stopgap Funding Mechanism For Government

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:16pm

As the possibility of a government shutdown looms, NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who says he opposes the stopgap funding mechanism that would keep the government open. Instead, he proposes that Congress stays in town until it can pass a long-term deal.

Congressional Lawmakers Running Up Against Deadline To Keep Government Funded

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:16pm

The federal government could shut down by Friday at midnight if lawmakers in Congress can't agree to keep the government funded. President Trump has muddied the situation by making contradictory statements about his position.

Trump Will Protect Health Workers Who Reject Patients On Religious Grounds

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:53am

The Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom at Health and Human Services is being established to aid health workers with objections rooted in conscience or religion to treating certain people.

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Trump Tweet Scrambles Efforts To Avert A Government Shutdown

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:41am

The president rejected a plan crafted by congressional Republicans to extend long-term funding for a popular children's health care program as part of a short-term spending agreement.

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Bizarre Truth Triangle: The President, The Public And The Press

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:06am

Does President Trump's disdain for news media reflect just how little people trust journalists?

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Sen. Michael Bennet On Immigration And Trump's Wall

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:16am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat of Colorado, about the status of immigration reform negotiations ahead of a looming government shutdown.

Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs, And Build New Campus

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 5:26am

Apple says it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to build a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics.

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The National Parks And Ryan Zinke

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Elliott Woods, whose profile of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke just appeared in Outside magazine.

Rep. Scott Perry On Threat Of Government Shutdown

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

Rep. Scott Perry, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, speaks with NPR's David Greene about the looming government shutdown.

Republicans Blame Medicaid For Contributing To Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

Times-Picayune reporter Julia O'Donoghue talks with Rachel Martin about the rationale behind the Republican argument that expanding Medicaid contributes to the country's opioid epidemic.

HHS To Protect Health Workers With Religious Objections

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce the creation of a new division to protect health workers who object to procedures like abortions for religious reasons.

News Brief: HHS To Protect Religious Objectors, Trump's First Year Poll, Apple Jobs

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:07am

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce the creation of a new division to protect health workers who object to procedures for religious reasons.

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