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Trump Is Sticking To His Playbook To Win The Midterms

18 hours 28 min ago

His approval numbers, the economy — even the Russia probe — could all help Trump boost the GOP. But some in the White House worry Republicans in Congress don't understand the headwinds 2018 brings.

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Deadly Delivery: Opioids By Mail

18 hours 29 min ago

Congressional investigators say hundreds of millions of dollars of fentanyl is coming into the U.S. by mail. But lawmakers are finding it hard to stop.

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Justice Department Will Conduct Bipartisan Briefing On Secret Russia Probe Documents

19 hours 48 min ago

The second briefing comes after Democrats cried foul at being excluded from a Republicans-only meeting led by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein.

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Court Upholds Ruling Against California's Assisted Suicide Law

21 hours 39 min ago

The decision lets stand a lower court ruling that the state's 2015 law allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to the terminally ill was passed unconstitutionally.

Trump Weighs Tariffs On Imported Cars

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 23:14

President Trump has instructed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to consider new protections for the domestic auto industry. He's relying on the same authority used to justify steel and aluminum tariffs.

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Anti-Castro Militant Luis Posada Carriles Dies At 90

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:39

The Cuban exile tried for decades to oust longtime communist leader Fidel Castro.

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ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse By Officials

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:11

Government documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal a pattern of abuse, says the ACLU. The government says its investigations found no evidence of misconduct.

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FBI Over-Counted Encrypted Phones Connected To Crimes — By A Lot

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:13

For about seven months, the bureau has been telling Congress and the public that potential evidence on nearly 7,800 blocked devices continues to elude investigators. Those numbers are way off.

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Overturned Truck Flips Commuters The Bird, Spilling 40,000 Lbs. Of Feathers

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:01

The semi scattered nearly 2,300 chickens' worth of feathers across an interstate highway Wednesday, according to authorities in Washington state. Oh, and reader beware: There be puns in this post.

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Milwaukee Police Disciplined For Using Stun Gun On, Arresting NBA Player

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:37

Police confronted Sterling Brown, a rookie with the Milwaukee Bucks, in January over a parking violation. On Wednesday, Milwaukee's police chief said that the officers had acted inappropriately.

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Opioid Crisis Takes A Toll On Economic Outlook For Many Americans, Fed Says

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:23

One out-of-five Americans say they personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to an economic well-being report released by the Federal Reserve.

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On Capitol Hill, USA Gymnastics President Apologizes To Nassar's Victims

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:21

Executives from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the governing bodies of swimming, taekwondo and volleyball also testified about changes their organizations are making to protect athletes from abuse.

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Senate Reaches Agreement On Changes To How Congress Handles Sexual Harassment Claims

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:01

Senate leaders announced a deal on legislation to overhaul how Congress investigates allegations of sexual harassment. The measure makes lawmakers personally liable for settling claims and streamlines the process for filing complaints. Top Republican and Democratic leaders hailed the deal and promised quick action.

Southern Baptist President Removed Over Language On Sexual Abuse Of Women

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:55

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has removed its president over past advice he gave women regarding sexual abuse. He advised women to pray for their abuses and not report them to authorities.

Most States Don't Require Guns To Be Locked Up

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:36

The latest mass school shooting in Texas rekindles a debate over gun storage laws, after it was revealed the alleged shooter used his father's guns. The National Rifle Association also favors tightening how owners handle guns, but actual laws and regulations are a mixed bag.

Texas Gov. Continues Roundtable Discussions On School Shooting Prevention

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:36

In the wake of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has convened a series of roundtable discussions about how to prevent and respond to school shootings. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Allen Banks, the police chief in Round Rock, Texas, about the discussion he participated in.

Milwaukee Basketball Player Sues Police After Being Tased

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:36

In January, Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown was tased by Milwaukee police who were checking on his car. Brown was arrested but not charged and questions were raised at the time about what prompted the police to tase him. Brown is now suing police as the body cam footage is about to be released.

Trump's Government Ethics Appointee Gets Questioned By Senate Committee

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:49

Emory Rounds III, if confirmed by the Senate, will take charge of the Office of Government Ethics, a once obscure agency that advises federal workers on how to comply with ethics laws.

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'I Hope This Will Set A Precedent,' Says Trans Teen Who Won Case Over Bathroom Access

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:47

Gavin Grimm was a high school student in Virginia when his local school board denied him access to the boys' bathroom. His case has stretched for years; now a federal judge has decided in his favor.

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After Rallying At The Capitol, A Dozen Teachers Win Primary Races In Kentucky

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:43

A math teacher ousted one of Kentucky's top Republicans in a primary race. Forty-one current and former teachers were on the ballot and this is just one state where educators are running for office.

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