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White House: 'We Don't Want A Shutdown'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:49:00 -0500

The White House hosts a press conference Friday morning regarding a possible government shutdown. The Senate has not yet acted on a House-passed, short-term continuing resolution.

Clock Ticks Down Toward A Midnight Government Shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:45:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, about the chances of a government shutdown Friday night. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the conversation.

Prosecutor Releases New Details In Case Involving 'Shackled' Siblings

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:26:00 -0500

Days after Louise and David Turpin's 13 children were found malnourished and some shackled to furniture, the California couple have been charged with torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.

DREAMers Caught Up In Efforts To Keep The Government Open

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:24:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep asks Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland if he's willing to let the government shut down to secure promises on immigration overhaul. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the topic.

Elvis Collector Auctions Dixie Cup Allegedly Used By The King

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:57:00 -0500

The crumpled blue-and-white Dixie cup was snagged by a fan in 1956, after Elvis Presley performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion. The auction closes Sunday. Bids already have surpassed $1,200.

Friendly Skies: Pope Marries Couple On A Plane Over Chile

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:40:30 -0500

The couple had planned to tie the knot next months but their Catholic church was destroyed in a massive earthquake. The pontiff asked if they'd like him to marry them right then? They agreed.

In Tunisia, Self-Immolation Has Become A Common Form Of Suicide

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Seven years ago a Tunisian fruit seller set himself on fire in protest. The uprisings he helped start have long faded but self-immolation has taken hold as an act of desperation among Tunisians.

Why Are We Only Learning About Stormy Daniels Now, Writes 'Post's' Farhi

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Farhi of The Washington Post about media coverage of Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006.

Trump Visits Pa. County That Has A Special Election In March

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

President Trump visited southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday, an area dominated by the coal industry which is feeling positive after his first year in office.

House Bill To Keep Government Open Passes After Deal With Freedom Caucus

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

If Congress does not pass a spending bill, the government shuts down Friday night. Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Tom Garrett of Virginia, a member of the Freedom Caucus.

Pence Begins Mideast Tour In Cairo For Talks With Egypt's President

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Cairo Saturday. He and Egypt's president will talk about everything from fighting terrorism to protecting religious minorities.

Anti-Abortion Activist Wants Trump To Recommit To Campaign Pledges

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life America, about what she wants to hear from President Trump when he addresses the March for Life rally Friday.

News Brief: Government Shutdown Threat Looms, Hush Money Payments

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

The House approved a short-term spending bill that would keep the government open. Will the Senate follow suit? And, media are reporting allegations that President Trump had an affair in 2006.

Turnover In Trump's White House Is 'Record-Setting,' And It Isn't Even Close

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

In Trump's first year in office 34 percent of top aides have either resigned, been fired or moved to different positions. That level of turmoil is off the charts compared with recent presidencies.

1 Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Is Dismissed, Trump Faces Others In 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Several lawsuits filed last year allege Donald Trump violated the Constitution's Emoluments Clause as he entangles the presidency with his businesses. One suit has been dismissed.