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Pa. Attorney General Probing How Data-Mining Firm Acquired Facebook Data

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about his office's intent to look into how the data of 50 million Facebook users got into the hands of the political data-mining firm, Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook Admits Data-Mining Firm Got Access To Millions Of Users' Personal Information

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:40pm

Facebook is under intense pressure after it admitted that Cambridge Analytica, a political data-mining firm, got access to massive amount of user data. A look at why Facebook allows third parties access to its data and what the business objective is.

Hillary Clinton Drawn Into 2018 Campaign With Comments About Trump Voters

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:15pm

The 2016 Democratic nominee is not on the ballot, but her recent comments that Trump appealed to voters intolerant of women and minorities is being used against Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

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Supreme Court Delivers Blow To Republicans, Declines To Take Up Pa. Redistricting

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:56pm

The court decided Monday not to take up a GOP challenge to a Pennsylvania state court decision that could result in Democrats picking up a handful of House seats.

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Attacked By Alt-Right Trolls, A Jewish Journalist Links Trump To The Rise Of Hate

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:47pm

Trump "has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch," says New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman. His new book, (((Semitism))), is about being Jewish in the Trump era.

What's Up, Pence? Second Family's Rabbit Makes Children's Book Debut

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:16pm

Bunny Marlon Bundo is featured in a book by the vice president's daughter Charlotte and wife, Karen. But even pets in Washington cannot escape controversy.

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Russians, With No Real Alternatives, Give Putin 6 More Years In Power

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:18am

Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, with many voters telling NPR they saw no other viable candidates.

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Trump May Soon Announce Plans To Combat Opioid Crisis

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 6:27am

David Greene talks to David Mara, appointed by the governor of New Hampshire to be the state's drug czar, who's waiting to see if President Trump mentions the crisis in a speech Monday.

Sen. Klobuchar Wants Latest Facebook Controversy Investigated

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 6:21am

Noel King talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about allegations Cambridge Analytica illegally obtained data on millions of Facebook users on behalf of Trump's presidential campaign.

Kushner Cos. Profited By False Filings On NYC Real Estate, Report Says

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:39am

The Associated Press working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:02am

Noel King talks to Jonah Goldberg, senior editor of National Review, about President Trump breaking his silence over the weekend about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia influence probe.

In Weekend Tweets, Trump Lashes Out At Russia Influence Probe

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump lambasted the special counsel's Russia investigation and attacked former FBI officials James Comey and Andrew McCabe in a series of angry tweets over the weekend.

Morning News Brief

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:02am

President Trump attacked the Russia probe following the firing of deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe. And Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, but the firm is saying that it didn't misuse data.

Trump Cabinet Turnover Sets Record Going Back 100 Years

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump says "there will always be change, and I think you want to see change." Already he's had more Cabinet turnover in 420 days than 14 of his predecessors had in their first two years.

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Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:00am

Now that marijuana is legal in more than 20 states, we all may be exposed to more marijuana on the street. Researchers warn that secondhand smoke from pot poses risks to the heart, lungs and arteries.

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Facebook: Firm Working With Trump Campaign Stole 50 Million Users' Data

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:50pm

Cambridge Analytica has been suspended by Facebook for harvesting information from millions of users. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez.

In A Flurry Of Furious Tweets, President Trump Takes Aim At Mueller Probe

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:46pm

President Trump spent much of the weekend on Twitter criticizing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, calling it unnecessary and partisan.

Trump Continues Barrage Against Special Counsel Mueller, Fired FBI Deputy McCabe

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 12:50pm

Congressional Republicans would not go as far as the president. Sen. Marco Rubio said he remained confident that special counsel Robert Mueller is "fair and thorough" and will "arrive at the truth."

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Pennsylvania Voters React To Lamb's Apparent Win

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:03am

Democrat Conor Lamb appears to have won in a special election in Pennsylvania. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro checks back in with Dave Podurgiel and Jojo Burgess, two voters in the district.

Report: Cambridge Analytica 'Harvested Private Information'

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:03am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Matthew Rosenberg of The New York Times about Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly harvested information from millions of Facebook users without their permission.




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