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What's Next For Brexit: 'Hard' Or 'Soft'

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:15am

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to George Parker, political editor of the Financial Times, about Brexit negotiations, how it will impact day-to-day life for Britons, and the fate of the European Union.

When Planning A Gubernatorial Campaign, First Check The Requirements

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:15am

A businessman named Kris Hart had big plans to run for the governor of Pennsylvania. But the would-be Republican politician ran into a roadblock before the campaign even got started.

Trump Administration Moves To Limit Congressional Oversight Of Agencies

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:15am

Members of Congress are upset by the White House instructing federal agencies to ignore requests from lawmakers seeking oversight information.

Week In Politics: Cuba, DACA And Tweets

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:15am

This week President Trump rolled back openings with Cuba and said some protections for immigrants in the country illegally will remain. He also lashed out on Twitter about the Russia investigation.

Next Week, Will The Russia Story Actually Be About Russia?

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 6:00am

Members of Congress have more big hearings planned at which current and former U.S. officials are set to talk about Russian interference and the integrity of state election systems.

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DeVos Rolls Back For-Profit College Regs, Harvard's President To Step Down

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 5:01am

A potential weakening of campus civil rights enforcement, a big transition at Harvard and more in our weekly roundup.

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Q And A With The 'Sassy' Teacher Of The Year About That Fan And Going Viral

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 5:32pm

"I have been visibly gay my entire life," Nikos Giannopoulos told NPR.

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FACT CHECK: Is Left-Wing Violence Rising?

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 5:21pm

This week's shooting at a Republican baseball practice alarmed those who fear the left is becoming more radicalized.

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Southern Lawmakers Push For Easement Of Trade Barriers With Cuba

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

Lawmakers in southern states are pushing hard to lift remaining trade barriers with Cuba, so they can sell crops like rice, corn and soybeans to the island. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain about U.S. exports to Cuba and whether President Trump's new Cuba policy will be a setback.

Unity At The Ballpark: Lawmakers Come Together After Shooting

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

Nearly 25,000 people turned out for this year's Congressional Baseball Game. It was a rare moment of harmony between Republicans and Democrats one day after a gunman shot Rep. Steve Scalise and four others at a practice for the game.

Sandy Hook Parents Slam NBC's Megyn Kelly For Alex Jones Interview

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Nelba Marquez-Greene, a family member of a Sandy Hook shooting victim, about Megyn Kelly's upcoming interview on NBC News with radio host and notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Trump Allows 'Dreamers' To Stay, Removes Protections For Parents

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

The Trump administration said Thursday night it would not immediately remove protections from so-called "Dreamers" who were brought to the country illegally as children. At the same time, the administration announced the end of a different Obama-era program that would have protected the immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents.

Cubans React To Trump's Reversal Of Obama-Era Policy

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

Cubans react to news that President Trump announcement that he's cancelling president Obama's "one-sided deal" with their nation.

Week In Politics: Russia Investigation, Senate Health Bill

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times about the political news of the week.

Trump Attacks Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Probe

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:38pm

President Trump lashes out via Twitter at investigators who are looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election, stepping on his own policy message for the day. It's a familiar pattern for the president.

After Otto Warmbier's Release, Will U.S. Ban Travel To North Korea?

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 2:07pm

It's highly unusual for the government to restrict the ability of Americans to go abroad. A full-on ban would have to come from Congress, but the secretary of state has authority to restrict travel.

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Trump Tweets He's The Subject Of A 'Witch Hunt'

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:28am

On Twitter, President Trump responds to reports he's under FBI investigation for possible obstruction of justice. While some say his tweets confirm a probe, he could be reacting to press accounts.

Trump Lashes Out At Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Inquiry

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:31am

The president took to Twitter: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" It's not clear exactly what the president is referring to.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:06am

North Korea releases an imprisoned American college student and sends him home - in a coma. Thousands turn out in cities across Russia to protest Putin's rule. And President Trump gives Defense Secretary Mattis the authority to send more troops to Afghanistan.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:06am

President Trump lashes out on Twitter, calling the Justice Department's Russia probe "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history." Lawmakers decide to play ball, vowing not to let a gunman's attack on Republicans at a practice stop the bipartisan charity game. And five Michigan officials are charged in the Flint water crisis.

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