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Countries Around The World Move To Repeal 'Marry Your Rapist' Laws

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:52pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Purna Sen, policy director for UN Women, about how some countries are moving to repeal laws that allow rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims.

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Trump, McConnell Point Fingers Over Health Care Failure

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:09pm

The Senate majority leader blamed the president's legislative inexperience for the failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but Trump fired back it was McConnell who came up short.

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Airbnb Cancels Bookings By Users Connected To White Nationalist Rally

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Deborah Hellman, a professor at the University of Virginia, about Airbnb's cancellation of bookings by attendees to a Charlottesville, Va., white nationalist event.

Trump Claims To Have Modernized The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:31pm

On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that he modernized the U.S. nuclear arsenal as his first act in office. But others question that claim. NPR takes a closer look at America's nuclear capabilities.

Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono Responds To Trump's Rhetoric On North Korea

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:31pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Americans should "sleep well at night" amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, if there's reason to worry and whether the president's rhetoric toward North Korea is helpful in deterring a nuclear crisis.

FACT CHECK: Is The Nuclear Arsenal 'Stronger Than Ever'?

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 1:42pm

President Trump is in a war of words with North Korea and boasted American strategic power. It's still highly potent — but a shadow of its former self.

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FBI Conducted Pre-Dawn Raid Of Manafort's Home

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 11:07am

According to the Washington Post, which first reported the story, documents and other materials were seized from the home of President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

FBI Agents Conducted A Raid On Paul Manafort's Residence

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:44am

The raid reportedly took place in late July, one month after former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort registered as a foreign agent.

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Now That He's President, Trump Is Sounding More Positive About The Economy

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:58am

As a candidate, Donald Trump described the economy as something of an unmitigated disaster. Now, he says, "prosperity is coming back to our shores." Is that really true?

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Morning News Brief: North Korea's Nuclear Threat, Trump TV

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

North Korea's government and President Trump have traded threats after North Korea's recent missile tests. And Hadas Gold of Politico discusses pro-Trump news videos on the president's Facebook page.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper On The Opioid Crisis

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin speaks with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper about how his state has been impacted by the opioid crisis.

Cokie Roberts On The Generals In The White House

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks about the history of generals in White House roles.

Lawyers Launch Initiative To Challenge Executive Power

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:02am

National security lawyers are launching a new effort called the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection. They plan to sue over discrimination, privacy and national security issues.

Carson Promises To Help Residents Of Housing Projects His Department Is Shutting Down

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:52am

HUD Secretary Ben Carson visited the struggling Illinois river port, where his department is closing two public housing projects. Many of the town's remaining residents live in those developments.

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Hill Democrats Launch Investigation Of Federal Spending At Trump Businesses

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:22pm

Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want to know if the spending is "in the public interest" or for the financial gain of the president and his family.

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Trump Says U.S. Will Meet North Korean Threats With 'Fire And Fury'

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:55pm

The president's remarks, made during a meeting while he is on a "working vacation" in New Jersey, follow similar remarks by North Korea a day earlier.

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Trump Holds Briefing On Opioid Crisis Amid Pleas To Declare National Emergency

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump received a briefing on the opioid crisis while vacationing in New Jersey. It comes as his commission on the issue is urging him to declare the problem a national emergency.

Scientists Fear Trump Administration Will Counter Climate Report

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

A comprehensive government report on climate change has leaked to the public. The report clearly states that humans are changing the climate, and the consequences could be serious. Those views are at odds with statements by many in the Trump administration.

'Daily Beast' Reporter Uncovers The Curious Case Of Trump Fan Nicole Mincey

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

On Saturday night, President Trump personally thanked Nicole Mincey on Twitter. Twitter users looked into her and uncovered an online identity linked to an online store. Her account appeared to belong to a bot, but Daily Beast reporter Ben Collins dug further to discover the real Nicole Mincey.

Justice Department Reverses Course In Major Ohio Voting Rights Case

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:22pm

The Justice Department has reversed its position on an important voting rights case the Supreme Court will hear this term. Critics say the change could open the door to purge voter rolls.

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