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Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:55:22 -0400
For months, the United States, Canada and Mexico have been trying to rewrite terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But White House demands have led to frustrations that may threaten NAFTA.
MLB Rallies To Help Boy Whose Baseball Collection Was Destroyed By Fire
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:38:40 -0400
As thousands of Californians take stock of the damage caused by wildfires, one 9-year-old boy's story has at least half of the teams in Major League Baseball chipping in.
Senators Reach Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets For 2 Years
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:31:00 -0400
The bipartisan agreement could help stabilize insurance premiums next year so that younger, healthier people will buy policies. President Trump has embraced it, but other GOP leaders have not.
'Now That She Has Been Killed, Who Will Ensure That Justice Will Prevail?'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:26:30 -0400
The killing of Maltese reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia has drawn international condemnations and difficult questions, including this one from a local paper. "My mother was assassinated," her son said.
George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize For 'Lincoln In The Bardo'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:18:00 -0400
It's the second year in a row that an American writer has taken home the prestigious literary award.
'Trump's Claim Is Wrong': Comments On Presidents' Calls To Military Families Rebutted
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:13:20 -0400
Defending his lack of response to the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger, Trump claimed "a lot of" past presidents did not call families after a death. He raised the example of his chief of staff's son.
The Court Challenge Begins: Is Trump Taking Unconstitutional Emoluments?
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:01:00 -0400
On Wednesday, a federal judge will hear arguments in a case that asks: Is President Trump taking the kind of benefits banned by the Constitution? Step 1 is deciding whether plaintiffs have standing.
NFL Players And Owners Have Not Resolved Controversy Over Anthem Protests
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:38 -0400
NFL owners and players did not resolve the controversy over anthem protests at an owners meeting in New York on Tuesday, but emerged largely positive about the session and pledged to meet again.
After Taking On Big Tobacco 20 Years Ago, Former Mississippi AG Is Trying Again With Opioids
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:38 -0400
When Mike Moore was Mississippi's attorney general, he spearheaded the 50-state lawsuit against Big Tobacco. Now, he's trying to do the same thing against opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Trump Defends False Claim That His Predecessors Didn't Call Families Of Fallen Soldiers
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:38 -0400
When President Trump claimed that past presidents did not call family members of fallen U.S. service members, it caused a backlash. On Tuesday he addressed the issue again, defending his false claim.
Russian Cyber Trolls Watched 'House Of Cards' To Understand U.S. Politics
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0400
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Yahoo News chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff about how Russian trolls were ordered to watch Neflix's House of Cards show to understand Americans and U.S. politics.
Liberation Of Raqqa Will Be A Powerful Blow To ISIS
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0400
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Joby Warrick of The Washington Post and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS" about the status of ISIS after the loss of their de facto capitol, Raqqa.
Former Green Beret And Pro Football Player Talks About 'Take A Knee' Protests
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0400
Nate Boyer is a former Green Beret who played football briefly with the Seattle Seahawks. Last year, when he first saw former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sit during the National Anthem, he got mad. Then, he wrote Kaepernick a letter, saying he wished Kaepernick would stand up, but that he was willing hear him out about why he was sitting down.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Briefly Climbs Over 23,000 Points
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0400
Stock prices have continued to rise to record levels. On Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average was sent above the 23,000 milestone, but it didn't last long.
Trump Still Hasn't Fulfilled Promise To Declare Opioid Epidemic As A National Emergency
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:00 -0400
President Trump's nominee to head the Drug Enforcement Administration pulled out amid controversy. This leaves Trump without a permanent heads at Department of Health and Human Services and the DEA. All the while, his promised declaration of a national emergency on opioids has yet to materialize.