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Texas Lawmakers Trade Assault Allegations After One Calls ICE On Protesters

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:37:00 -0400

By the time the final day of Texas' legislative term had ended, Immigration and Customs Enforcement had been called and politicians on both sides of the aisle had accused each other of making threats.

Flipbooks Help Prisoners Stay Connected To Their Loved Ones

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:59:00 -0400

For people in prison, rules limiting access to technology make seeing video of their kids' first steps difficult. But a Colorado woman is using a 19th century solution for this 21st century problem.

Trump Hopes To Lure Companies Back To The U.S.With Lower Tax Rates

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

A key part of President Trump's tax plan is to repatriate corporate profits held overseas back to the U.S. With the lure of lower corporate rates, the idea is that companies will free up overseas earnings and instead invest in jobs and equipment in the U.S. A similar scheme was tried during the administration of George W. Bush, but companies used most of the money on stock buybacks or to pay dividends to shareholders.

Trump Delivers Memorial Day Address At Arlington National Cemetery

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

President Donald Trump delivers his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery. After visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Trump highlighted the service of three men who died in Afghanistan.

After Trump's Visit, Merkel Signals Shift In U.S.-German Relations

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:33:00 -0400

This weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed fraying relations between Europe and the U.S., saying Europe may no longer be able to count on others. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Anne Applebaum for analysis.

'Asking God To Forgive Me': N.C. Lawmaker Seeks Redemption For War Votes

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:12:00 -0400

Driven by a profound regret for his votes to authorize the wars in the Middle East, Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., is leading a bipartisan effort to pull the U.S. military out of Afghanistan.

Tiger Woods Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI In Florida

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:46:00 -0400

The all-time golf great was booked Monday morning in Jupiter, Fla., on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was released just a few hours later.

Trump Honors Fallen Warriors At Arlington National Cemetery

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:09:00 -0400

In his first Memorial Day speech as commander in chief, President Trump paid tribute to those who died in service to the country, and thanked the families who sacrificed their loved ones.

Frank Deford, NPR's Longtime Philosopher Of Sports, Dies At 78

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:01:00 -0400

The sportswriter was a mainstay on Morning Edition for 37 years, applying his keen wit and incisive eye to games of every stripe. Deford died Sunday, just weeks after hanging up his cleats with NPR.

Baltimore Mayor Considers Removal Of Confederate Monuments

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:16:00 -0400

Mayor Catherine Pugh says she wants to "take a closer look at how we go about following in the footsteps of New Orleans," which removed its confederate monuments earlier this month.

The Science Of Identifying Soldier Remains

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:23:00 -0400

As the Defense Department continues to identify the remains of servicemen lost in foreign wars, Hattie Johnson informs the families who have been waiting decades for information.

Trump Returns To Face Scandals

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:20:00 -0400

President Trump's first foreign trip wasn't enough to get away from scandals involving Russia. Reports say Jared Kushner tried to set up a back channel of communications.

Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Can principals be better leaders if they have more time to focus on instruction? The Washington, D.C., schools are adding managers to handle operations and logistics.

Morning News Brief: Kushner And Russia Reports, Europe Tries To Go It Alone

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:01:17 -0400

Donald Trump has returned to the U.S. amid reports that Jared Kushner reached out inappropriately to Russia. And in Europe, after Trump's trip, U.S. allies are taking a go-it-alone approach.

VA Re-Evaluates Family Caregiver Program

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The Department of Veterans Affairs is re-evaluating some of the people it dropped from its caregiver program following an NPR report. We have an update on what's changed and what's next.