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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Responds To Republican Critics

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Republicans spent hours attacking the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, at a hearing Wednesday. Cordray talks with Rachel Martin about the agency's role.

Companies Outline Ideas For Trump's Border Wall

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

The Trump administration has accepted design proposals for the wall the president wants to build along the 2,000 mile long border with Mexico. Some companies have radically different ideas.

With Trump Pulling U.S. From Trade Deals, Will China Take Its Place?

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

As president Trump dismantles climate change and trade deals, some look to China to become a global leader. But experts inside of China are skeptical about whether the country is up to the challenge.

Republicans' 'Nuclear Option' Could Have Lasting Effects On Federal Judiciary

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Senate Republicans are expected to make a rules change Thursday on Supreme Court nominees that would have lasting consequences, and likely change the federal judiciary for years to come.

Supreme Court's Decision About Printer Cartridges Could Have Big Consequences

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

A case about reselling printer cartridges has landed in front of the Supreme Court. The Court's decision could have big implications for a whole slew of consumer products, from computers to cars.

Amazon To Refund Millions In Unauthorized In-App Purchases

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

The Federal Trade Commission sued Amazon and other companies after children racked up millions of dollars of in-app purchases without their parents' knowledge. The FTC and Amazon have dropped appeals.

Looking At U.S.-China Trade As Trump Meets Xi

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

As President Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping, former U.S. trade negotiator Charles Freeman tells Rachel Martin that Trump may not take the hard line his campaign rhetoric suggested.

Legal Marijuana Advocates Are Uneasy With Sessions' Stance

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

Drug legalization advocates and former prosecutors are watching the Justice Department to see how it shifts emphasis on marijuana prosecutions. Attorney General Sessions takes a hard line on the drug.

(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

The Unsung Equestrian Heroes Of World War I And The Plot To Poison Them

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 4:08am

April 6 marks 100 years since the U.S. entered World War I. Years before, the U.S. supported the effort by sending over thousands of horses — who were so important that Germans plotted to kill them.

(Image credit: Courtesy of U.S. National Archives)




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