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Week In Politics: Robert Mueller Uses Grand Jury In Russia Probe

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Eliana Johnson of Politico. They discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's decision to use a grand jury in the Russia investigation, the Republicans' failure to pass a health care bill and the president's new chief of staff John Kelly.

Trump Touts Positive Economic News With Strong July Jobs Report

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has been touting positive economic news, as the stock market hits new highs this week and the Labor Department reports solid job gains.

Trump Heads To His New Jersey Golf Club For 17-Day 'Working Vacation'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 1:55pm

The president and all staff are leaving the West Wing for an extended period this month so that the heating and air conditioning systems can be upgraded, the White House says.

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Your Zip Code Might Be As Important To Health As Your Genetic Code

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:27pm

Health care forms increasingly ask about more than just medical history. That's because doctors are beginning to understand that a patient's stress, and how and where they live, influence health, too.

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South Texas Fights Tuberculosis One Blood Test At A Time

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:21pm

Texas has one of the highest rates of TB among U.S. states. A sweeping effort is underway, largely funded by Medicaid, to diagnose and treat people who don't know they harbor the lung infection.

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DOJ Announces Crackdown On Leaks As Referrals From Intelligence Agencies Triple

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:44am

Top Justice Department officials raised the prospect they could loosen policies on subpoenas to news organizations to stop the flow of information.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:06am

Is the U.S. willing to go to war or willing to talk it out with North Korea?

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Trump White House Looks To Quash 'Deluge' Of Leakers

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:44am

Leaks happen in any administration but there seems to have been a ton of leaks during Trump's short time in office. The attorney general on Friday is scheduled to update the investigation into leaks.

Probe Into Russia's Election Meddling Moves To New Phase

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:26am

Rachel Martin talks to Tom Dupree, former deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, about special counsel Robert Mueller using a grand jury in the Russia meddling probe.

Sen. Sherrod Brown On China's Trade Policies

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown about some Democrats supporting the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into China's intellectual property and trade practices.

What A Grand Jury Means For The Russia Investigation

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks with Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the website Lawfare, about what a grand jury could do in the Russia investigation.

Trump Calls Russia Story 'Total Fabrication'

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump held a rally with supporters in West Virginia just hours after news reports said special counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in connection with his Russia investigation.

Morning News Brief: Trump In West Virginia, Chinese Trade, Usain Bolt Retires

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump dismissed the Russia investigation at a rally in West Virginia. Also, the White House is poised to investigate Chinese trade policies, and sprinter Usain Bolt says he's retiring.

FACT CHECK: Have Immigrants Lowered Wages For Blue-Collar American Workers?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:00am

White House policy adviser Stephen Miller said the "numbers of low-skilled [immigrant] workers in particular is a major detriment to U.S. workers."

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After Health Care Collapse, GOP Seeks Redemption With Tax Cuts

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:00am

Congressional Republicans are shifting their focus to legislation to overhaul the federal tax code. They want to send a bill to President Trump by Thanksgiving.

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Senators Introduce 2 Bills To Try To Keep Trump From Firing Mueller

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:56am

President Trump cannot directly fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. There are, however, some strategic moves that could remove Mueller.

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The Secret Service No Longer Has A Command Post Inside Trump Tower

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:52pm

The service's move happened in July because the government couldn't reach agreement on lease terms with the Trump Organization. Agents protecting the president will still operate in the building.

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West Virginia Governor Expected To Switch To GOP At Trump Rally

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:26pm

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is expected to flip from the Democratic Party to the GOP Thursday night while appearing at a Trump campaign rally with the president.

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Source: Mueller Using D.C. Grand Jury In Russia Probe

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:44pm

A White House lawyer told NPR the administration is "committed to fully cooperating with Mr. Mueller."

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Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury In Russia Investigation

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:52pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Del Quentin Wilber of The Wall Street Journal about special counsel Mueller's decision to impanel a grand jury in the probe into Russian influence in the 2016 election.

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