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Billy Graham's Funeral Celebrated Evangelist's Life And The Reach Of His Ministry

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:19

Billy Graham's funeral in Charlotte, N.C., Friday was a celebration of his global reach and ministry. More than 2000 guests were invited, including all of the living U.S. presidents.

Economist Ned Hill Looks At Potential Impacts Of Tariffs On Steel-Producing States

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:19

The Trump administration proposed tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports Thursday. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with professor Ned Hill, an economist at The Ohio State University who studies American manufacturing, about the impact these tariffs will have on steel-producing states.

Florida State Rep. Jared Moskowitz Discusses Delays In Gun Control Legislation

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:19

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Florida state Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a Democrat who represents the Parkland area, about the state legislature's delay in voting on gun control measures, following the deadly shooting in February.

Florida Lawmakers Focusing On Legislation To Prevent School Shootings

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:19

Florida lawmakers are considering measures proposed after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The bill is opposed by the National Rifle Association because of limits on gun purchases and by some Democrats because it would arm teachers.

Organizers Of March For Our Lives Working To Find New Location For Rally

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:19

Organizers of the March for Our Lives are working to establish a new location in Washington, D.C., for their student-led rally for gun control later this month. Their original plans to hold the march on the National Mall fell through, because a student group filming a talent show already requested a permit for the same space.

Why Race Should Be Included In The Conversation About Arming Teachers

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:19

President Trump has talked about a plan to arm more teachers as a way to prevent school shootings like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Stephanie Gates, a black teacher in Chicago, about why it's important to include race in the conversation around arming teachers.

Federal Fraud Case Could Put Several College Basketball Coaches In Prison

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:19

This year, a cloud hangs over the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. Documents from an ongoing federal probe into bribery and fraud allege a shadow-world involving big money, secret deals and marquee names from the world of college basketball. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Yahoo Sports journalist Pete Thamel about the documents he reviewed.

How The White House's Internal Dynamics Is Taking The Focus Off Policy

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:19

NPR's Ari Shapiro is joined by David Brooks of The New York Times, and Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post, to discuss tariffs on steel and aluminum imports announced this week and the internal dynamics of the White House.

Economists Worry Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Could Start Trade War

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:19

President Trump stunned markets and his economic policy advisors when he unexpectedly announced that the U.S. would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump ran on a nationalist trade agenda, but economists worry that he has unleashed a global trade war.

Who Wants To Arm Teachers? Republican Men

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:38

A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds about 6 in 10 Americans are opposed to training teachers to carry guns in schools. But two-thirds of Republicans, including 71 percent of Republican men, are in favor of it.

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The U.S. Positions Warships In Tense Asia-Pacific Waters

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 15:07

The Navy assigned its 3rd and 7th fleets in the Western Pacific, as the United States shifts its focus to flashpoints in Asia.

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Trump's Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Could Raise Car, Beer And Candy Prices

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:54

The move announced Thursday is intended to bolster the domestic steel and aluminum industry, but manufacturers that use imported metal are concerned about the consequences of the change.

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For The Second Week, The Flu Epidemic Has Eased

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:29

The flu epidemic has peaked, the CDC said today. Activity declined last week, but the disease is still widespread and dangerous. And it's still not too late to get a flu shot.

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Italy's 5-Star Movement Leads In Polls, But Some Past Supporters Vow 'Never Again'

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:27

Italy votes for a new parliament Sunday. The populist 5-Star Movement has set its sights on heading the next government, but in Rome, where its politicians run the city, some voters are disenchanted.

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PTSD Currently Doesn't Qualify Parkland First Responders For Workers' Comp

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:45

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is speeding a political debate in Florida over paying workers' compensation to sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Aly Raisman Sues USOC And USA Gymnastics, Alleges They Hid Nassar Abuse

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:14

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for what it says is millions of dollars Raisman has lost in earnings. The Olympic gold medalist says her priority is pushing for change to protect other athletes.

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Puerto Rico And Its Teachers' Unions Clash Over Proposed Charter Schools

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:13

The island's government wants overhaul education, including by introducing charter schools and closing some public schools But critics say they're using Hurricane Maria damage as an excuse.

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Trump Pick For Sentencing Commission Has History Of Racially Charged Remarks

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:44

The president has nominated a lawyer who's adopted a tough approach to drug crimes and who has a history of making racially charged remarks about punishment to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

Central Michigan University On Lockdown After Shooting At Dorm Kills 2

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:36

The university said the victims were not students, and campus police believe the incident "started from a domestic situation." The gunman is still at large and considered armed and dangerous.

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