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Homeland Security Secretary Defends Separating Families Of Illegal Border-Crossers

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:04pm

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the administration is merely following the law.

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Transcript: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Full Interview With NPR

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:35pm

NPR Southwest Correspondent John Burnett talks to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

FEC Says That Candidates Can Use Campaign Funds For Child Care

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:26pm

The unanimous decision comes as a record number of women run for the U.S. House — and motherhood takes on an increasingly visible role in politics.

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Six States Hit Harder By Cyberattacks Than Previously Known, New Report Reveals

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:51pm

Two years later, the report underscores that it's hard to know with complete certainty the extent of the Russian cyberattacks.

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FCC Plans Net Neutrality Rollback For June 11; Senate Democrats Plan A Key Challenge

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:50pm

In the Senate, a resolution of disapproval of the FCC rule has the support of every member of the Democratic caucus, along with Maine Republican Susan Collins.

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Republicans Fear They'll Be Shut Out Of California Governor's Race

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:45am

Registered Republicans now make up just 25 percent of California's electorate. If they are are divided in this race, a Democrat could claim second place in the state's open primary.

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Trump Lawyer Cohen's Camp Rips 'Inaccurate' Allegations, Concedes Some Payments

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:15am

Attorneys for Michael Cohen say the document released by the lawyer suing him is rife with incorrect information, although they did confirm some of his business dealings.

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Trump To Meet North Korea's Kim In Singapore In June

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 9:56am

President Trump tweeted out the details of his planned meeting with North Korea's leader.

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Sen. King Says He Can't Support Haspel's Nomination To Lead The CIA

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

Gina Haspel testified at a Senate panel hearing on her nomination. Rachel Martin talks to Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, who released a statement saying he could not back her nomination.

Texas Works To Create A More Secure Electronic Voting System

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

There are concerns electronic voting machines can be hacked. In Austin, election officials are trying to create more secure machines but their efforts have been stymied by the voting machine industry.

How Much Scott Pruitt Has Changed The EPA Is An Open Question

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

EPA chief Scott Pruitt is praised by industry and conservatives for his aggressive moves to roll back environmental regulations. But how much he's changed the department is debatable.

Trump Welcomes 3 Men Held In North Korea Back To The U.S.

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

Three Korean-American men who had been held by North Korea arrived by plane outside of Washington, D.C., early Thursday morning, and were met by President Trump and other members of the delegation.

News Brief: American Detainees Freed, Israel Strikes Targets In Syria

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:06am

President Trump hailed his diplomacy with North Korea's leader for winning their freedom. Several countries are fighting in Syria and the conflict there between Israel and Iran has heated up.

Women Find Success In Early Primaries

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:00am

The "wave of women" candidates played out in this week's primaries in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia, particularly among Democrats. There were 27 women winners in House primaries.

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Under A Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Shun Medical Care

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:00am

A proposed change in immigration policy from the Trump administration could make it harder for immigrants to obtain a green card if family members use Medicaid, WIC or other federal medical benefits.

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Trump Meets 3 Americans Held In North Korea As They Return To U.S.

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 1:56am

The dramatic release of the trio, two who were arrested just over a year ago and the third held since 2015, comes amid a thaw in relations between Washington and Pyongyang.

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Court Examines Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' Cellphone In Criminal Case

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:18pm

The prosecutors said there may have been efforts to delete a photo. A woman alleges — and Greitens denies — that he took a partially nude picture of her without her consent.

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Group Of House Republicans Trying To Force Vote On Immigration Legislation

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 5:25pm

Some House Republicans are attempting to go around their leaders to pass immigration legislation that would give legal status to DACA recipients.

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Is A Blue Wave Coming With The 2018 Midterms?

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 5:12pm

Democrats have shown many signs of strength leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, but given confusion over polling in 2016, it can be hard to tell how real the chances of a big Democratic win in November are.

Trump Administration Wants To Cut Federal Retirement Benefits And Freeze Salaries

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:59pm

The Trump administration wants to change the structure of the government and federal workforce. Public employee groups are wary, as current laws governing how federal employees are paid, and the benefits they get, are 40 years old.




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