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'Sanctuary Cities' Promise Legal Fight After Sessions Threatens Funds

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:52:00 -0400

"The Trump Administration is pushing an unrealistic and mean spirited executive order," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says.



With Fewer Available H-2B Visas, Employers Struggle To Find Seasonal Workers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The number of H-2B visas available to foreigners seeking work in the U.S. is down from last year. A Maine hotel owner is among those worried about finding enough workers to stay open over the summer.



Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama's Environmental Legacy

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:09:00 -0400

The Trump administration aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, which limits emissions from power plants, lift the moratorium on federal coal leases and change the "social cost of carbon" policy.



D.C.'s Missing Teens: A False Number That Spurred A Real Conversation On Race

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:42:00 -0400

A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences.



Attorney General Orders Crackdown On 'Sanctuary Cities,' Threatens Holding Funds

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:42:00 -0400

The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.



For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:38:00 -0400

Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has called for his release on humanitarian grounds.



College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:55:00 -0400

A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.



Who Oversees The President's Ethics? Here's Our List

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:29:00 -0400

As we cover conflicts of interest in the Trump administration, a question frequently arises: What parts of the government have the power to hold the president and his appointees accountable on ethics?



Lawyer Sues Trump, Saying He'd Rather Not

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:06:00 -0400

"I think people are afraid to put their name on a lawsuit against the president," Jeffrey Lovitky says. "There is a sense that Donald Trump can be very difficult on people who oppose him."



In Conflict With Trump Agenda, California Sets Stricter Auto Emissions Standards

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:20 -0400

California put itself on a collision course with the Trump Administration as the state's clean air agency moved forward with stricter emissions requirements for trucks and cars.



If Congress Kills FCC Privacy Rules, 'Little' Would Protect Consumers From Providers

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:26:00 -0400

The Senate overturned Obama-era internet privacy rules. Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jeremy Gillula says the measure would make it easier for companies to share online activity without permission.



Prosecutor Makes The Case For Law Enforcement Access To Data

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:14:44 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos about his push to allow law enforcement to gain access to data on individuals' smartphones.



What Does Failed Repeal Of Affordable Care Act Mean For Current Health Care Law?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:44 -0400

House Republicans have backed away from the American Health Care Act. Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, breaks down what this means for the current health care law



Brain Tumor Defense For Jewish Center Bomb Threat Suspect Recalls 1991 Murder Trial

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:00 -0400

Ken Davis's book, "The Brain Defense," looks at the murder trial of Herbert Weinstein, in which lawyers argued that Weinstein was not guilty of killing his wife, because he had a brain tumor.



Barbershop: ACA Repeal Failure, Russian Interference Investigation

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:56:00 -0400

Political analyst Ken Rudin, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post's Right Turn Blog, and NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro discuss the newsy week.