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Legal Questions Over Trump's Ban Of Transgender People In The Military

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

President Trump said the government will not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military. Military law expert Eugene Fidell tells Steve Inskeep what the announcement might mean.

Legal Dispute Threatens Future Of Fact-Checking Site Snopes

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

A legal dispute has put the survival of in jeopardy. It's the fact-checking website that's been online since the 1990s. Steve Inskeep talks with co-founder David Mikkelson.

After Three-Year Hiatus, Ohio Carries Out An Execution

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:20:00 -0400

The lethal injection of Ronald Phillips may mark the end of Ohio's battle to find a legally permissible means of execution – and the state may soon execute more of the 138 people on its death row.

State Department Dismisses Rumors Of So-Called 'Rexit'

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:53:00 -0400

The State Department is dismissing rumors of a "Rexit," saying Rex Tillerson has no plans to resign and has a lot of work ahead redesigning America's oldest cabinet agency.

Sessions Has Long Shown Unwavering Support For Trump

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:53:00 -0400

From his early endorsement of then-candidate Trump February 2016, through his time so far as Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has been one of the most loyal supporters of Trump and his populist agenda.

Ex-U.S. Air Force Airman Responds To Trump's Military Ban On Transgender People

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:53:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Jordan Blisk, an ex-senior airman for the U.S. Air Force Reserves, about being trans in the military and implications of President Trump barring trans people from serving.

Trump Says Transgender People Will Be Banned From Military

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:53:00 -0400

President Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that transgender people will be banned from serving in the U.S. military. He took the Pentagon by surprise and raised questions about implementing the policy.

New Abortion Restrictions Head To Missouri Governor's Office

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:51:00 -0400

"Today is a great victory for pregnancy care centers," Gov. Eric Greitens said after lawmakers approved the legislation.

Foreign Agents Take Center Stage In Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:01:00 -0400

As congressional scrutiny of Russian interference expands, the panel began looking Wednesday at the advocacy of foreign governments — though key witnesses did not appear as originally planned.

Trump Says Transgender People Can't Serve In Military

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:25:00 -0400

"The United States Government will not accept or allow ... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump tweeted. Transgender people already serve in the military.

Trump: 'Time Will Tell' If Sessions Remains Attorney General

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:30:00 -0400

The president was responding to questions regarding a newly published interview in The Wall Street Journal in which he says he's "very disappointed" with Sessions.

After Assault, Some Campuses Focus On Healing Over Punishment

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

College and university administrators are increasingly open to the concept of "restorative justice," becoming less dismissive of the idea that it's too soft on sexual assault.

Magnitsky Act Supporter Bill Browder On Russia, Putin And American Security

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:20:35 -0400

"We should be scared of Vladimir Putin. We should do everything possible to contain his evil intentions," says Bill Browder.

A View From A Russian-American In Moscow

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:06:30 -0400

"Obviously, it's a witch hunt," says Edward Lozansky, the pro-Putin, pro-Trump president of American University in Moscow.

Mass. High Court: Local Authorities Can't Detain People Without Charges For ICE

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:06:00 -0400

The practice known as "ICE detainers" allowed state officers to detain immigrants who would otherwise be free to leave, in order to give federal immigration authorities a longer look at their status.