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Democrats To Attorney General Sessions: Don't Duck Our Questions

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:15 -0400

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a Senate oversight hearing Wednesday. Lawmakers have questions about his contacts with Russia and his reversals on civil rights positions.

A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:15 -0400

When this new, boys-only, public school in Washington D.C. opened its doors in August 2016 to a class of roughly 100 freshmen of color, NPR and Education Week were there. All. Year.

Officers Fired After Forcible Removal Of United Airlines Passenger

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:13:19 -0400

David Dao, a 69-year-old Kentucky doctor was injured as he was dragged from a United Express flight in April. Video taken by fellow passengers went viral, sparking outrage.

NFL And Players Meet, But Punt On Anthem Controversy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:21:00 -0400

There were hopes that an NFL meeting would bring some clarity in the league's policy that says players "should" stand during the traditional pregame performance of 'The Star-Spangled Banner."

Amid The Horrors Of Wildfire, A Tale Of Survival And Singed Whiskers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:48:00 -0400

As the toll from the Northern California fires continues to mount, with dozens of lives lost and hundreds of homes destroyed, small stories of hope continue to surface.

Report Blames Pilot In Deadly Balloon Crash, But Also Points Finger At FAA

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:13:14 -0400

Investigators found the pilot was impaired by medical conditions and drugs including Valium, oxycodone and Benadryl. The FAA doesn't require medical certification for commercial balloon operators.

Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:55:22 -0400

For months, the United States, Canada and Mexico have been trying to rewrite terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But White House demands have led to frustrations that may threaten NAFTA.

MLB Rallies To Help Boy Whose Baseball Collection Was Destroyed By Fire

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:38:40 -0400

As thousands of Californians take stock of the damage caused by wildfires, one 9-year-old boy's story has at least half of the teams in Major League Baseball chipping in.

Senators Reach Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets For 2 Years

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:31:00 -0400

The bipartisan agreement could help stabilize insurance premiums next year so that younger, healthier people will buy policies. President Trump has embraced it, but other GOP leaders have not.

'Trump's Claim Is Wrong': Comments On Presidents' Calls To Military Families Rebutted

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:13:20 -0400

Defending his lack of response to the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger, Trump claimed "a lot of" past presidents did not call families after a death. He raised the example of his chief of staff's son.

The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:01:00 -0400

On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing.

NFL Players And Owners Have Not Resolved Controversy Over Anthem Protests

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:38 -0400

NFL owners and players did not resolve the controversy over anthem protests at an owners meeting in New York on Tuesday, but emerged largely positive about the session and pledged to meet again.

After Taking On Big Tobacco 20 Years Ago, Former Mississippi AG Is Trying Again With Opioids

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:38 -0400

When Mike Moore was Mississippi's attorney general, he spearheaded the 50-state lawsuit against Big Tobacco. Now, he's trying to do the same thing against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Trump Defends False Claim That His Predecessors Didn't Call Families Of Fallen Soldiers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:38 -0400

When President Trump claimed that past presidents did not call family members of fallen U.S. service members, it caused a backlash. On Tuesday he addressed the issue again, defending his false claim.

Russian Cyber Trolls Watched 'House Of Cards' To Understand U.S. Politics

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0400

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff about how Russian trolls were ordered to watch Neflix's House of Cards show to understand Americans and U.S. politics.