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Black Bloc Group Leads Militant Protests In San Francisco Bay Area

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

The San Francisco Bay Area is seeing a rise in a group called the Black Bloc. The group uses destruction as a way to revolt. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Paige St. John of The Los Angeles Times for some background on the group.

Recent Scandals Highlight Trump's Chaotic Management Style

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump achieved fame and fortune as a businessman and reality TV star. Now he's trying to translate that experience to the White House. Trump's management style has produced a tumultuous first few weeks. On Monday, he effectively told his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, "you're fired."

Chef José Andrés To Close Restaurants For 'Day Without Immigrants'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Chef José Andrés about why he is closing his restaurants in support of "A Day Without Immigrants" strike.

Trump Slams Reports His Campaign Aides Spoke With Russian Intelligence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:29pm

The controversy surrounding the White House has been fueled by numerous leaks from within the administration and intelligence community.

Senate Blocks Obama-Era Rule Tightening Checks On Mentally Ill Gun Buyers

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 2:26pm

The GOP-led Senate voted Wednesday to roll back a rule that would have restricted some people with severe mental illnesses from buying firearms. The legislation now heads to President Trump's desk.

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Trump Labor Pick Andrew Puzder's Nomination Appears In Jeopardy

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 2:25pm

The fast food CEO faces fierce opposition from labor groups, plus personal controversies. Reports suggest he doesn't have enough support from Republican Senators.

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In Flynn's Fall, Signs Of Potentially Deeper Problem In Trump's White House

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 1:38pm

The spectacle of national security adviser Michael Flynn's sudden fall from grace is all too convenient a metaphor for the first four weeks of life in the Trump White House.

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Beyonce Is Not The Magical Negro Mammy

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 1:13pm

Just imagine Beyonce, one of the world's most celebrated, recognized and highest-paid stars, being asked to 'mother' Adele and Faith Hill. Not happening.

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The Trump Presidency's Potential Impact On Climate Change

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:24pm

ProPublica senior reporter Andrew Revkin discusses President Trump's possible cuts to the EPA, as well as the potential impact of pulling out of the Paris climate accord.

WATCH: Trump, Netanyahu Hold Joint Press Conference At White House

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:47am

The Israeli prime minister is meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. NPR journalists will be annotating their remarks during a noon press conference.

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U.S. Must Probe The Extent Of What Russia Did, Sen. King Says

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:45am

Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, aligned with Democrats and a member of the intelligence committee, about the resignation of Michael Flynn as national security adviser.

Melania Trump To Keep Michelle Obama's Garden

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 5:57am

First lady Melania Trump has decided to keep the garden Michelle Obama started as part of a campaign to encourage kids to eat vegetables.

Authorities Hope To Avoid Knee-Jerk Reaction To Crime Crackdown

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

A group of current and retired police chiefs are hoping to talk the Trump administration out of a return to what they see as a "lock 'em up" approach to law enforcement.

Trump Claims Voter Fraud, FEC Commissioner Wants Administration's Evidence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ellen Weintraub — commissioner of the Federal Election Commission — about the Trump administration's claims of voter fraud.

Lawmakers Call For Probe Into Flynn's Russian Communications

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, who's on the House Judiciary Committee. There are calls for an investigation into Michael Flynn's interactions with Russia.

Political Disagreements In Illinois Foil Budget Agreement

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Illinois has gone 20 months without a budget and the state's finances and services are increasingly precarious. Gov. Bruce Rauner and his chief Democratic opponent show little sign of compromising.

Trump Claims Voter Fraud, FEC Wants Administration's Evidence

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Ellen Weintraub — commissioner of the Federal Election Commission — about the Trump administration's claims of voter fraud.

Unions And Their Complicated Relationship With President Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Union leaders may not like President Trump's pick for labor secretary, but they do like the way he has gone after companies for sending jobs overseas and his criticism on NAFTA and other trade deals.

What Flynn's Ouster Means For Netanyahu and Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump meets Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had considered the former national security adviser Michael Flynn to be an ally in the White House.

Trump Aides Often Contacted Russian Intelligence, 'New York Times' Says

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about evidence that U.S. spy agencies have that show the Trump campaign was repeatedly in contact with senior Russian intelligence officials.

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