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NPR's expanded coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.



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Chesapeake Bay Dead Zones Are Fading, But Proposed EPA Cuts Threaten Success

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:22:00 -0400

After years of failed attempts at cleaning up the dead zones, the Chesapeake Bay, once a national disgrace, is teeming with wildlife again. But success is fragile, and it might be even more so now.



Top U.S. Diplomat Resigns After Trump's Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

When President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate accord, David Rank decided to hand in his resignation. He was the senior U.S. diplomat in China and served in the U.S. Foreign Service for 27 years. He talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about the decision to leave.



Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Registers As A Foreign Agent

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Paul Manafort's firm took in more than $17 million working for Ukraine's Party of Regions, which is widely considered to have had strong ties to the Kremlin.



Lawmakers Warn Senate Health Care Bill Could Worsen Opioid Crisis

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Some senators are concerned about how the Senate Republicans health care bill would affect treatment for opioid addiction.



55 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of Senate Health Care Bill

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

A new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll shows President Trump's approval ratings below 40 percent and approval of the GOP health care proposal in the teens. This toxic environment makes it even tougher for Republicans to forge a deal to meet their twin goals of repealing the Affordable Care Act and making affordable care more accessible.



Proposed Medicaid Cuts Likely To Put Pressure On Nursing Homes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

Two thirds of nursing home residents are paid for by Medicaid. Proposed cuts could put pressure on nursing homes and the older adults they serve.



Boston Surgeon Argues Senate GOP Bill Threatens Nation's Health

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:15:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a staff writer for The New Yorker, about what the health care industry learned from the Affordable Care Act.



Trump Travel Ban Could Be Implemented Thursday

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:13:00 -0400

The administration is expected to outline how the limited travel ban will work, following the Supreme Court's lifting of stays blocking the executive order.



The Battle Over American Health Care: What's At Stake In The Senate's Bill

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:13:14 -0400

Vox.com correspondent Sarah Kliff says Republicans determined to replace and repeal Obamacare are finding it's "awfully difficult to write a bill that would get rid of it entirely."



What Should The U.S. Do About North Korea, Syria and Iran?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:06:30 -0400

Ambassador Wendy Sherman, the chief U.S. negotiator on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, discusses what should be done about Iran, North Korea and the other main national security challenges facing the Trump administration.



Should It Be Easier To Vote? Americans Are Deeply Divided By Party

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:36:00 -0400

Most Democrats say that "everything possible" should be done to make it easy for citizens to vote. Most Republicans don't agree.



Seattle's Fight For $15, Three Years Later

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:06:30 -0400

A new study is making waves after finding that the city's minimum wage hike actually hurt its workers.



Hospital Official Waits To See When Senate Votes On GOP Health Bill

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:07:00 -0400

The vote has been postponed until after the July 4 holiday. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, which has hospitals in seven states including Washington.



GOP Senators Postpone Vote On Health Care Bill

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Republican Senators have postponed a vote on their health care bill after it appeared they did not have the votes to pass it.



The GOP Factional Split On Health Care

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the health care bill after it appeared they wouldn't have the votes to pass it. Steve Inskeep talks with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union.