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Trump Rescinds DACA, Calls On Congress To Replace It

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

The clock is ticking on a program for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. DOJ says Congress needs to act. State attorneys general and immigration groups threaten to sue.

Listener Questions About Federal Disaster Responses Answered

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

In the latest segment of #AskCokie, commentator Cokie Roberts takes listener questions about the history of the federal government's handling of disaster management.

News Brief: Trump Ends DACA, Irma Is A Category 5 Hurricane

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Trump says it's up to Congress to make a plan to keep 800,000 immigrants from being deported. They were children when they entered the U.S. illegally. Irma is on a collision course with Florida.

Grocery Prices Have Been Falling. Did You Notice?

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:55am

For 19 months in a row, food prices in America's supermarkets fell compared to a year earlier. This is good news for shoppers but has weighed on the grocery industry and the people who grow our food.

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'It's A Battle For All Of Us': Anquan Boldin Retires To Focus On Activism

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:53am

After 14 years in the NFL, Anquan Boldin has hung up his cleats to focus on human rights activism. He says that Events in Charlottesville, Va., led him to decide to change careers.

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Microsoft President To Trump: To Deport A DREAMer, You'll Have To Go Through Us

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:21pm

As dozens of CEOs called on the president to preserve DACA, and on Congress to pass an immigration bill to help immigrant youth, the president of Microsoft had some fighting words for the White House.

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White House's DACA 'Wind Down' Gives Congress Time To Act On A Solution

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:10am

The Trump administration is rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Congress will have an opportunity to pass a legislative solution before enforcement begins.

Trump To Talk Tax Code Overhaul With Key Members of Congress

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:30am

After many private conversations, the overhaul effort is shifting into high gear. At the center of the campaign is Gary Cohn, an ex-Goldman Sachs executive who directs the National Economic Council.

Denham: Protecting 'DREAMers' Is A Way For Congress To Come Together

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 6:30am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Jeff Denham of California, who is one of 10 Republicans who wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging Congress to maintain the protections of DACA.

Wisconsin Girl Aims To Save For College By Flipping Houses

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 5:51am

After watching a lot of HGTV, Madison Bue, 11, reportedly asked her grandfather to help her buy a house that she could fix up. She spent the summer helping to renovate a four-bedroom house.

New Record Set In Bavaria For Carrying Beer Tankards

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 5:34am

German tax inspector Oliver Strümpfel managed 29 full tankards — that's more than 150 pounds — no mean feat when you're not allowed to use a tray or slosh more than 10 percent of the beer.

Smaller Political Parties In Germany Could Become Powerbrokers

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

With Germany's emerging importance for European stability, eyes are on the Sept. 24 elections. Frontrunners are clear but third-place finisher may affect whether the government tilts right or left.

North Korea Tests U.S. Patience With Latest Missile Launch

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to former ambassador to China Max Baucus about China and North Korea's relationship, and the timing of North Korea's missile launch.

Labor Day Demonstrators Turn Out In LA To Protest Possible DACA Changes

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump is expected to phase out the DACA program. That decision could affect some 800,000 people who arrived in the U.S. as children without legal immigration status.

Employees In Flooded Houston Could Find It Difficult To Show Up For Work

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

After a long weekend of clean up and recovery, Houston tries to get back to work. It won't be easy for many.

Politics In The News: Congress Returns On Tuesday

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

On top of pressing fiscal deadlines, hurricane relief and tax overhaul, President Trump may ask lawmakers to take on a controversial immigration policy regarding so-called "dreamers."

Corruption Trial To Begin This Week For N.J. Sen. Bob Mendez

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

Democrat Bob Menendez is facing several charges for his alleged role in a bribery scheme involving one of his close friends. Critics say the case is just another example of government overreach.

In 'A Legacy Of Spies,' John Le Carré Goes Back Out In 'The Cold'

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says pop culture doesn't usually get espionage right — but le Carré comes close. His new novel is a kind of prequel to 1963's The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

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The Army, The Inventor And The Surprising Uses Of A Batman Machine

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

The Army wanted a new, small device that could pull a person rapidly up a rope. The invention they eventually got has uses far beyond the military.

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U.S. Mulls Options Against North Korea After Latest Nuclear Weapons Test

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:04am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Dennis Wilder, who served on President George W. Bush's National Security Council for East Asia and as deputy assistant director for East Asia at the CIA, about North Korea.




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