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Retired Lieutenant General On Trump's 'New Options' For Fight Against ISIS

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump is visiting the Pentagon Friday. Steve Inskeep speaks with retired Lt. Gen. David Barno about Trump's approach to terrorism and how Trump will be received.

Thousands Of Protesters Greet Trump And Congressional Republicans In Philadelphia

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

Protesters took to the streets in Philadelphia, where congressional Republicans are having an annual retreat. Many demonstrators are concerned about Trump's promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Los Angeles Mayor Vows To Work With Trump, But 'Stand Up' For City's Residents

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene speaks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who says he's willing to work with the Trump administration, but says he will "stand up" for the people of Los Angeles if needed.

Assessing The 'Special Relationship' As U.K. Prime Minister Visits The U.S.

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting the U.S. She's the first foreign leader to visit President Trump. David Greene talks with David Rennie of The Economist about the "special relationship."

Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:01am

One part of the federal health law gave hospitals financial incentives to improve patient care. Some invested big to make those changes and are worried about what losing that support would mean.

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On Abortion, Goals Of Back-To-Back Marches Couldn't Be More Different

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:00am

Less than a week after the Women's March, anti-abortion activists are taking to the streets for what they call the March for Life.

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Trump's Threatens 'Sanctuary' Cities With Loss Of Federal Funds

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 10:06pm

It's unclear which jurisdictions would be covered by an executive order the president signed Thursday, or which funds would be withheld. Trump wants cities to cooperate with immigration enforcement.

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TransCanada Submits New Application To Build Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 6:59pm

The pipeline would transport crude oil from Alberta to Nebraska. President Obama blocked it. President Trump told the company to refile for a permit and promised to speed the approval process.

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Trump's Labor Pick Faces Slew Of Legal Complaints From Fast-Food Workers

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 4:15pm

Andrew Puzder runs the empire behind Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. So far, 33 current and ex-employees have alleged wage theft, harassment and discrimination at his company. The industry stands by its man.

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Trump's Suggested Import Tax Would Mean Americans Pay For That Wall

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:56pm

The president's press secretary said a plan the White House is pushing would mean taxing goods from Mexico 20 percent to pay for the wall. That would mean American consumers would foot the bill.

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Trump Proposes 20 Percent Tax On Mexican Imports To Pay For Border Wall

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump is considering a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico as a way to pay for the wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. That means American consumers would end up footing much of the bill.

Fast Food Workers File Complaints Against Companies Run By Trump Labor Pick

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Employees of the fast food chains run by President Trump's labor secretary nominee filed complaints Thursday alleging wage theft and sexual harassment, among other things. The complaints to state and federal agencies allege that as CEO of the company that owns the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains, Andrew Puzder helped create a workplace culture that encouraged discrimination.

Mexico's President Cancels Planned Meeting With Trump

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump said if Mexico won't pay for the wall, Mexico's president shouldn't bother coming to Washington, D.C., next week. So Mexico's president cancelled his trip. Mexicans are outraged by Trump and support their president's decision.

Russian Security Expert Maintains Putin Was Behind DNC Hack

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Despite official Kremlin denials and worthless U.S. intelligence reports, Russia's leading Internet security expert says the fingerprints of Putin's cyber-warriors are all over the Democratic National Committee hack.

Republicans Consider Plans To Replace Obamacare In Philadelphia

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Republicans spent the day working on plans to replace the Affordable Care Act and overhaul the tax code in Philadelphia, where they were joined by President Trump, Vice President Pence and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Despite Economic Troubles, Residents Of Kansas Town Remain Proud

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Independence, Kan., is shrinking with the population down to about 9,000 people. Many businesses have closed up shop, and the city's hospital shut down in 2015. But the folks who live there remain proud of their town and its history.

Former EPA Scientist Weighs In On Fate Of Climate Science Under Trump

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

The relationship between the Trump administration and the Environmental Protection Agency is off to a rough start. The new administration has instructed officials to freeze its grants and contracts, external communication has been frozen, and academic papers by agency scientists may be subject to review before publication. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tracey Woodruff, a former senior scientist and policy advisor at the EPA under the Clinton and Bush administration, about whether previous transitions in administrations have always had been this rocky.

Theresa May Pledges To Challenge Trump On Importance Of NATO

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

The British prime minister is expected to discuss an increase in trade between the two countries when she meets with Trump on Friday. But there might be some friction about the future of NATO.

Dairy Farmers Fear Loss Of Labor Under Trump Immigration Actions

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

Dairy farmers rely on thousands of immigrants, most of them undocumented, to milk the cows. They fear Trump administration policies will cause their labor pool to dry up.

Career Diplomats Leave State Department As Trump Presidency Begins

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 3:30pm

When the next secretary of state is confirmed, he will take over a department with many vacancies. Top State Department managers are leaving, and there is still no word on who a Trump administration will choose to replace them.

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