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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.

Republican Sen. Jim Risch Discusses Gina Haspel's Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:42pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, about his impressions after Gina Haspel's confirmation hearing to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

President Trump Expected To Greet 3 Americans Released From North Korea

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:42pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way back from North Korea with three U.S. detainees who were released.

Former Iranian Nuclear Negotiator Weighs In On U.S. Decision To Leave Nuclear Deal

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:42pm

A former Iranian nuclear negotiator, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, weighs in on how President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is playing out in that country.

Trump Administration Orders Boeing To Cancel Deal With Iran

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:42pm

Aircraft giant Boeing looked at deals worth billions of dollars with Iran. Now the Trump administration is preventing them as it pulls out of the nuclear agreement. But the company wasn't counting on the deals anyway.

EU Ambassador To The U.S. Reacts To Trump's Decision To Leave Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:33pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Ambassador David O'Sullivan, the European Union's ambassador to the U.S., about President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.

Women Candidates Find Success In Primary Night Kickoff

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:33pm

Women had particularly strong success in Tuesday's primaries for congressional seats. It's part of a broader pattern of record numbers of women running for office in 2018.

Former CIA Director Discusses Gina Haspel's Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:33pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with John McLaughlin, the former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence and former acting director of the CIA, about the nomination of Gina Haspel to become the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Faced Tough Questioning At Her Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:33pm

Gina Haspel, the nominee for CIA director, appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for her confirmation hearing. In prepared remarks, Haspel said agency will never resume the interrogation program it ran following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Trump's Personal Approach To Policy On Display Ahead Of N. Korea Summit

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 3:33pm

President Trump has relied on his own ability to promote his foreign policy, but now he faces a high-stakes meeting with North Korea's leader where that strategy could have drawbacks.

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