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Charlottesville Shrouds Its Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Statues

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:00pm

The black tarps are a gesture of the city's mourning for Heather Heyer, who was struck and killed by a driver while she was protesting against a white supremacist rally on Aug. 12.

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What Makes A Great Relationship Between President And Congressional Leader?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Thomas E. Mann, resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, about the relationships between presidents and congressional leaders.

Trump's Tone This Week: Calling For Unity; Sowing Partisan Division

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump has displayed very different tones this week, calling for national unity on Monday and Wednesday, while sowing partisan division at a campaign rally Tuesday night.

Veterans: How Trump's Ban Will Affect Transgender Troops?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump has told the military to ban transgender people from serving. Many transgender veterans wonder what that will mean for them and the VA services they have come to depend on.

Lawmakers Want To Make California A Sanctuary State

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

California lawmakers are considering a Sanctuary State bill to prevent local and state police from enforcing federal immigration law. Oregon passed a similar measure more than 30 years ago.

Vann Newkirk: 'Most Of My Life I Didn't Know Confederate Statues Could Come Down'

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

Vann Newkirk is an African-American who grew up in Rocky Mount, N.C., a town with a Confederate monument. Newkirk writes for the Atlantic about how his view of the statue in his hometown evolved.

Fact Checking Trump On Veteran Affairs

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump spoke of his administration's achievements in reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs. NPR's Quil Lawrence fact checks the president.

Bond Analysts Discuss Circumstances Around A Debt Ceiling Crisis

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump threatened a government shutdown unless Congress funded a border wall. Bond analysts try to interpret the impact of a potential debt ceiling crisis.

Trump Administration Cuts Military Aid To Egypt

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump has had a friendly relationship with Egypt's leader but this week the administration surprisingly cut some military aid over Egypt's worsening human rights record.

Republican Congressman Mike Coffman Reacts To Trump's Afghanistan Speech

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Robert Siegel asks Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado for his take on President Trump's Afghanistan strategy.

A Look At How Trump Is Already Campaigning For 2020

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

We take a look at the ways President Trump is already campaigning for re-election — from Trump TV to rallies.

How Lawmakers Are Responding To President Trump

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

At a Phoenix campaign rally, Trump repeatedly attacked Republicans in Congress. He even threatened to shut down the government. September could be the most confrontational month yet in Washington.

FACT CHECK: 10 Statements From Trump's Phoenix Speech

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:31pm

The president stood by his statements on Charlottesville during his campaign rally, but he left out the part where he had condemned violence "on many sides."

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Are You Ready Yet To Accept Donald Trump For Who He Is?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:14pm

The president's raucous Arizona rally fits a familiar pattern for Trump and should finally put an end to the persistent question of whether he will "pivot" and be more presidential.

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Former FBI Director Comey Joins Howard University For Lecture Series

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:15am

Former FBI Director James Comey has stayed out of the public eye since his firing in May. Now he's delivering a lecture series at Howard University, donating fees to scholarships for foster children.

Showing "Sheriff Joe" Some Mercy

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:06am

President Trump alluded to a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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For Those In Peril On The Sea

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:06am

Why have there been so many accidents involving U.S. Navy ships recently?

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President Trump Blames Media For Divided Country During Phoenix Rally

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:39am

For analysis on the rally, David Greene talks to Republican strategist Michael Steel. He was a longtime adviser to former House Speaker John Boehner and was on Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.

Intent On Reversing Its Opioid Epidemic, A State Limits Prescriptions

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:07am

Maine is among a handful of states putting limits on the painkiller dose that doctors can prescribe a patient. Some doctors and patients say the law is helping, while others say it goes too far.

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Trial Looms For Sole Defendant In 2012 Benghazi Attacks That Killed Ambassador

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:01am

The case of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is preparing for trial next month in Washington, D.C., raises questions about due process and interrogation. He has pleaded not guilty.

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