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Trump's Budget Slashes Climate Change Funding

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:31am

The White House's proposed federal budget cuts everything from research to regulation, and makes clear that the administration doesn't view climate change as a priority.

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Trump's Budget Blueprint Pinches Pennies For Education

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:03am

The proposal from the White House calls for a $1.4 billion increase in funding for school choice; a total of $9 billion in cuts.

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Trump Administration Proposes Big Cuts In Medical Research

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:26am

The National Institutes of Health, which funds research in treatments and cures, could lose 20 percent of its budget under the administration's proposal. More money would go for addiction treatment.

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When Policing And Race Cross Paths In Silicon Valley

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:19am

In California, officers undergo cultural diversity and discrimination training, which includes understanding the cultural composition of the state and discussing the impact of racial profiling.

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McDonald's Tweet Blasts President Trump, And Is Quickly Deleted

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:08am

The tweet drew a wide range of responses — and guesses over whether it was the work of an external hacker or a disgruntled McDonald's employee.

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'Neighborhood Schools' Bill Could Dismantle Louisville's Integration Efforts

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:00am

A bill making its way through the Kentucky legislature might end a decades-old busing program in one of the state's largest — and most segregated — cities.

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Read President Trump's Budget Blueprint

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:03am

The document released on Thursday is more of a political statement than an actual budget, as Congress will need to approve a final plan. But it does indicate the president's priorities.

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Hawaii Attorney General On Trump Travel Ban

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:49am

A judge in Hawaii has blocked President Trump's revised travel ban hours before it was set to begin. Rachel Martin talks with Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, who filed a challenge to the ban.

In Dutch Vote, First Of 3 Key European Elections, Populism Takes Second Place

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:49am

"I was afraid [Geert] Wilders would win and after Trump and after Brexit, we were going to be the next polarized country," says a voter in The Hague. Talks have begun to form a coalition government.

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Congress Launching Probes Into Russia, Wiretapping

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:49am

Investigations into Russian election meddling and Trump's claims of being wiretapped are getting underway in Congress. But Democrats and Republicans aren't on the same page.

Former Trump Economic Adviser On Trump's Budget

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:49am

President Trump is releasing a budget that spends more on the military and less on the EPA and State Department. Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore, who advised Trump's campaign on economic policy.

GOP Factions In Fight Over Republican Health Care Plan

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:49am

The Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act is facing opposition from a lot of factions inside the GOP, from conservatives who want a clean repeal to Trump's own populist supporters.

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump Travel Ban

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:49am

A Hawaii judge has halted President Trump's second travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect.

Tillerson To Visit Beijing To Smooth Over Relations After Trump's Rhetoric

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:49am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Chinese officials as part of a trip to Asia. Former George W. Bush adviser Michael Green tells Steve Inskeep about what the Chinese think of Tillerson.

Dutch Voters Reject Far-Right Nationalist Candidate

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:49am

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right party defeated the party of the far-right populist Geert Wilders in an election in the Netherlands.

Trump Responds To Court Halting Revised Travel Ban

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:49am

At a rally in Tennessee, President Trump reacted angrily to news that a court temporarily blocked his revised travel ban from taking effect. He also talked about the Republican health care plan.

Unlike Elsewhere In Europe, The Far Right In Spain Stays On The Fringe

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:34am

Amid the rise of far-right political parties in Europe, Spain has no similar movement. That may be due to its history under a dictatorship and Spaniards' own experience as impoverished migrants.

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Trump To Unveil 'Hard Power' Budget That Boosts Military Spending

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:02pm

President Trump's budget blueprint calls for a 10 percent increase in military spending, along with deep cuts in foreign aid and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Trump Blasts Court's Travel Ban Block: 'This Ruling Makes Us Look Weak'

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 9:14pm

President Trump said at a Nashville campaign rally wished he had stuck his ground and fought for his original, much stricter executive order. His second travel ban was temporarily halted Wednesday.

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Federal Judge In Hawaii Issues Order Blocking Trump's Travel Ban

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 6:21pm

A federal judge in Hawaii has granted a temporary restraining order against President Trump's revised executive order on immigration. This is the second time the courts have blocked the travel ban.




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