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Trump's List Of Immigration Priorities Conflicts With His Deal With Dems

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:31pm

The White House says it wants border wall funding, a tightening of legal immigration, and more as part of any deal to allow DACA immigrants to stay in the U.S. Democratic leaders say no deal.

Indigenous Peoples' Day: A Growing Cry Against Columbus

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:06am

Five U.S. states currently don’t recognize Columbus Day.

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Do Guns Really Make Us Safer?

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 9:06am

Gun sales often climb after mass shootings, but researchers aren't sure this stops crime.

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Democrats Deal With Trump On DREAMers May Be In Trouble

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:57am

The deal agreed to last month traded increased border security for permanent protections for people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The White House has announced new demands.

Trump Rescinds Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who has denounced the Trump administration's rollback of the Affordable Care mandate to cover birth control.

Politics In The News

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

The White House unveiled sweeping demands for an immigration deal with Democrats. And, Vice President Pence walked out of an NFL game. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

Morning News Brief: Trump Is In A Twitter Fight With Sen. Bob Corker

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:01am

Corker told The New York Times that Trump is putting the nation on a path to WW III Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been fired as head of the Weinstein Company over sexual harassment allegations.

Trump Ties Immigration Demands To DACA Deal, Including Border Wall

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 9:29pm

Trump wants sweeping immigration changes as part of any legislative fix for the program that allows DREAMers to stay in the U.S. Top Democrats say this "fails to represent any attempt at compromise."

Mike Pence Takes A Stand (And Walks Away) After NFL Players Kneel

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 3:43pm

An offended Vice President Pence left a football game between the Colts and the San Francisco 49ers and condemned kneeling players, saying he would not "dignify" the event.

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Corker Answers Trump's Endorsement Tweet By Calling The White House A 'Day Care'

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 1:30pm

In a Sunday morning Twitter storm, the president claimed the Republican senator had "begged" Trump to endorse him for re-election, before deciding not to run again.

The Painful Side Of Positive Health Care Marketing

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 8:00am

There are lots of "you can beat it" messages out there for cancer patients. For some, the positive spin feels insulting. The Food and Drug Administration doesn't regulate hospital ads.

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The Boom In Political Podcasting

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 6:52am

These days everyone has a political podcast. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with podcasters Michael Graham and Emily Bazelon, who review some of the new political podcasts on the left and right.

Enrolling In The ACA Is A Little Harder This Year

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 6:52am

The Trump administration has told regional health directors not to participate in state enrollment events for the Affordable Care Act. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with former HHS official Emily Barson.

The Bipartisan Response On Bump Stocks

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 6:52am

Has the mass shooting in Las Vegas moved the intractable debate over gun laws? Both parties may have some agreement over regulating a gun accessory.

What It Means To 'Decertify' The Iran Deal

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 6:52am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Barbara Slavin of the Atlantic Council about the potential repercussions should President Trump "decertify" the Iran nuclear deal.

Russia Investigations: Congressional Cliffhanger, Trump Jr. May Revisit The Hill

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 6:00am

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence panel gave themselves an "incomplete" on their report card, and special counsel Robert Mueller's team met with ex-UK spy Christopher Steele.

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Patients, Health Insurers Challenge Iowa's Effort To Privatize Medicaid

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:16pm

To save money, Iowa recently turned over its Medicaid recipients to private managed care companies. Now, some companies are losing money and some people say they're not getting necessary care.

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Pence In Las Vegas: 'We Are United In Our Resolve To End Such Evil'

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 6:59pm

The vice president addressed Las Vegans who had taken part in a unity prayer walk. "We do mourn with those who mourn, and grieve with those he grieve," he said.

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Pence In Las Vegas: 'We Are United In Our Resolve To End Such Evil'

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 6:59pm

The vice president addressed Las Vegans who had taken part in a unity prayer walk. "We do mourn with those who mourn, and grieve with those who grieve," he said.

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Carla Bruni On The 'French Touch' To Songs In English

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 7:01am

Carla Bruni, former first lady of France, has a new album out called French Touch. NPR's Scott Simon talks to her about how she decided to make an album of cover songs.

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