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Scientific Conference Planners Concerned About Immigration Policy

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:32pm

There's increasing concern among planners of science and technical conferences about the Trump administration's immigration restrictions. Many groups signed a letter asking Trump to rescind the order.

Trump's Sons Heading To Dubai As Business Interests Continue To Expand Overseas

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:52pm

The president's eldest sons will cut the ribbon on a new Trump golf course in Dubai this weekend. The Trump family stands to profit, while U.S. taxpayers pick up the tab for Secret Service protection.

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Trump's Frequent Visits Disrupt Palm Beach Life And Businesses

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 1:47pm

The president's visits to his Mar-a-Lago home are hurting local governments and businesses, including a nearby airport. Some owners fear going out of business if security-related disruptions continue.

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Scott Pruitt Confirmed To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:22pm

The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the EPA's next administrator. Pruitt is a longtime critic of the agency.

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The Trump Media Survey Is Phenomenally Biased. It's Also Useful

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:13pm

Uber-flawed surveys are still useful: They can plant ideas in respondents' heads, provide friendly numbers and test new messaging.

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Watch Live: Trump Speaks At Boeing Plant In South Carolina

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:00pm

President Trump's visit to the North Charleston plant comes after the company's employees voted against unionizing.

When A Politician Says 'Fake News' And A Newspaper Threatens To Sue Back

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:36am

If the Colorado newspaper files a lawsuit, legal experts say it would be the first of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.

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President Trump Seems Determined To Continue The Permanent Campaign

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:23am

The president seemed as concerned with how he won the presidency as he was about his actual presidency. And this weekend he will once again be rallying like it's 2016.

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Court Strikes Down Florida Law Barring Doctors From Discussing Guns With Patients

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:04am

A federal appeals court ruled that part of the state's "Docs vs. Glocks" law limiting what doctors can ask patients about guns in the home violates the First Amendment right to free speech.

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Trump Moving To Delay Rule That Protects Workers From Bad Financial Advice

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:17am

A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. It pits financial firms against consumer and retiree groups.

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The Environmental Consequences of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 7:01am

Discussions of a border wall happen at the intersection of environmental and civil rights.

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How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:50am

The Trump administration faces protests and likely lawsuits for its plan to aggressively rein in the EPA. But environmental protection was not always so politically divisive.

Democrats Want Further Investigations Into Russia, Trump's Businesses

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:44am

Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, a Democratic member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Democrats are upset with the committee's Republican-set agenda.

With Town Hall Script Flipped On GOP, Will History Repeat Itself?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:00am

Democrats say the anger at recent GOP town halls reminds them of the same backlash they faced eight years ago with the rise of the Tea Party. Now, Democrats are using that as a blueprint.

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Beyond DeVos, What 5 Key Trump Appointees Could Mean For Schools

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 5:03am

Here's a roundup of how Trump's new leadership could affect education.

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THIS WEEK IN RACE: Walls, ID Laws, and Getting Typecast

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 5:01am

How the border wall might keep undocumented migrants in the country, a study measures the effects of voter ID laws on minority turnout, and Bey's Grammy snubs illustrates about race and merit.

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As Our Leaders Live Longer, Calls For Presidential Dementia Testing Grow Louder

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:05am

The true health of politicians has likely been cloaked in secrecy since the days of Mesopotamian kings, but definitely since the Wilson administration. Has the time come to test presidents' cognition?

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Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford On Scott Pruitt And EPA

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford about Friday's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. The vote is before a deadline for Pruitt to release emails with fossil fuel interests.

Trump Boasts Of 'Incredible Progress' In 4 Weeks Of Presidency

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

It's now four weeks since President Trump was sworn in. Despite setbacks, like the sacking of his national security adviser, Trump is talking about "incredible progress" he's made since taking office.

Russians React To Trump Aides' Reported Links To Russia

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump's been dogged by reports saying his aides had contact with Russian intelligence. We look at how people in Russia are reacting to the news.

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