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Last Build Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:13:00 -0400

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GOP Health Care Bill Appears Dead After Sen. Collins Declares Opposition

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:13:00 -0400

The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be blocked after Maine Sen. Susan Collins opposed the bill. Her opposition means the bill cannot pass the Senate with only GOP support.

'Millions' Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:14:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office says it won't have time to analyze all the impacts of the latest GOP effort to repeal the ACA, but it says millions more would be uninsured than under current law.

3 GOP Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Blocking Health Care Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:13:46 -0400

Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote no on the latest push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That once again leaves the GOP short of the votes it needs to pass a health care bill.

How Every NFL Team Responded To Trump's National Anthem Protest Comments

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:46:00 -0400

After the president said those who kneel during the anthem should be fired, protests rippled throughout the NFL this week. Teams mostly stood by their players.

Far-Right Gains Set To Alter Germany's Relationship With U.S, E.U.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:02 -0400

Angela Merkel won her fourth term as chancellor of Germany Sunday, but a far-right party also gained unprecedented representation. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Donfried of the German Marshall Fund, on what the election means for Germany and the U.S.

60 Years Later, Remembering The Little Rock Nine And School Integration

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

The eight living members of the Little Rock Nine join former President Clinton to commemorate 60 years since Central High School was the nation's battleground over school integration. In 1957, the segregationist governor of Arkansas called up the state's National Guard to keep nine African-American students out of Central High. President Eisenhower federalized the guard and sent in the 101st Airborne to escort the students to class.

NFL National Anthem Protests Recall History Of Sports And Politics

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with sports journalist Bruce Schoenfeld about the history of black athletes using their platforms for political protests.

American Hospital Association CEO Explains His Opposition To Graham-Cassidy Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, about his opposition to the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill. He says the bill risks losing tens of millions of people's insurance and does nothing to stabilize the insurance market.

GOP Lawmakers Present Revised Version Of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Lawmakers presented a revised vision of the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and on Monday, several witnesses talked about the bill at a Senate Finance Committee hearing.

Virginia Election Serves As First Test Of U.S. Voting System Security

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Virginia is one of two states to hold major elections this November, a year after Russians tried to hack into U.S. voting systems. It will be the first test of how much progress has been made by election officials and federal agencies on securing U.S. elections from attack.

White House Amends Travel Ban To Expand Beyond Muslim-Majority Countries

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

President Trump amended his travel ban to include most travelers from Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. Additionally, some travelers from Venezuela and Iraq will now face extra restrictions and additional screening. The ban goes into effect October 18, and unlike the previous ones, does not expire. The plan will almost certainly spark a new round of legal challenges.

Trump's Criticism Renews Spotlight On NFL National Anthem Protests

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Football players knelt, locked arms or stayed off the field in a show of unity before games Sunday against a barrage of criticism by President Trump over some player protests during the national anthem.

NFL Players, Coaches Protest National Anthem After Trump's Attacks

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Over the weekend, NFL players, coaches and others protested against President Trump for his attacks on the NFL, saying that any player who kneels during the national anthem should be fired.

A Former Speechwriter Looks Back On His 'Hopey, Changey' Years With Obama

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:55:46 -0400

David Litt says writing speeches and jokes for former President Obama was often a delicate task: "There's a whole industry of people trying to take your words out of context."

Trump, The NFL And The Powder Keg History Of Race, Sports And Politics

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:30:00 -0400

President Trump says his calling for the firing of NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem isn't about race. But the protests are about racial justice, which has a long history in sports.