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Rep. Jamie Raskin On The Life And Legacy Of His Son, Tommy Raskin

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:52

On New Year's Eve, 25-year-old Tommy Raskin took his own life. Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland talked with NPR about his son's life and the outpouring of tributes to him.

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For Some New Americans, Capitol Attack Was An Echo Of Turmoil They'd Hoped To Escape

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:52

For many Americans, this week's attack was shocking. But for the millions of Americans born in countries with a history of political instability, the event has carried a different resonance.

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Can Trump Pardon Himself?

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:00

While some constitutional scholars argue that the pardon power is absolute, most believe a president cannot pardon himself.

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Injections Of Second Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Have Begun

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:00

The people who got the first coronavirus vaccine shots in the US are now getting their second doses, required for maximum protection.

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Trumpism Suffers Untold Damage In Its Collision With The U.S. Capitol

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:00

The president spent weeks attacking the election results, but not until the insurrection at the Capitol — a symbol of liberty and self-determination — did calls for an early transfer of power begin.

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Trump Officials Approve Tennessee's Controversial Request To Revamp Medicaid Funding

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 07:00

The plan, long endorsed by conservatives, would give the state broad flexibility in running its health insurance program for the poor, while capping annual federal funding for the program.

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More Than A Dozen GOP State Lawmakers Attended Rally That Gave Way To Riots

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 05:00

GOP Virginia State Sen. Amanda Chase faces calls to resign after attending the rally that gave way to a riot on Wednesday. Following the events, she called those who stormed the Capitol "patriots."

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Kim Jong Un Calls U.S. North Korea's 'Biggest Enemy,' Vows To Advance Nuclear Arsenal

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 04:10

Kim's comments come just days ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Biden has promised "principled diplomacy" with North Korea, implying a break with Trump's high-stakes summits.

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No Charges For Colorado Officers Who Held Black Children At Gunpoint

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 23:28

"What happened to the innocent occupants is unacceptable and preventable, but that alone is an insufficient basis to affix criminal culpability," the district attorney's office said on Friday.

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Michael Apted, Director Of The 'Up' Documentary Series, Dies At 79

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 21:46

Apted's pioneering documentary series began with a group of British children and checked in with them every seven years. He also directed Coal Miner's Daughter and The World Is Not Enough.

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GOP Leaders Condemn Sen. Josh Hawley After Pro-Trump Riot At U.S. Capitol

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 20:14

The Missouri senator is being criticized for being a leader of the baseless challenge to the results of the presidential election, which led to the storming of Capitol Hill by Trump extremists.

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Pelosi Asks Military To Limit Trump's Nuclear Authority. Here's How That System Works

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 19:00

The Speaker of the House told colleagues she had spoken with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about keeping the nuclear codes from an "unhinged President."

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump, Citing 'Risk Of Further Incitement Of Violence'

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 18:29

Twitter has permanently blocked the @realDonaldTrump account after President Trump posted messages that violated the company's rules.

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Biden's Plan To Release More Vaccine Is A Gamble. Is It Worth The Risk?

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 18:19

Experts argue that pushing out more COVID-19 vaccine doses to states sooner may be a good idea, even if it means there's a chance some people's second dose gets delayed.

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House Democrats Weigh Impeachment As They Urge Trump's Removal

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 17:15

More than half of House Democrats back articles of impeachment and are pressing leaders to reconvene next week to vote on them. Leaders warn if the president isn't removed they will proceed.

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Coronavirus FAQ: How Do I Protect Myself From The U.K. Variant?

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 15:47

The newly detected strain — dubbed B.1.1.7 — appears to be more contagious. What precautions might be effective in trying to keep from getting infected?

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Memo To People Of Earth: 'Third World' Is An Offensive Term!

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 15:42

TV correspondents and pundits spoke it, Twitter users typed it. They said the insurrection in the U.S. capitol on Wednesday was what happens in "third world" countries. There's a problem with that.

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With 12 Days Left, Removing Trump From Office Is Unlikely, If Not Impossible

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 14:47

The two options for removing a president are the 25th Amendment and impeachment. With the 25th unlikely to be invoked, Democrats appear to be moving toward another Trump impeachment.

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Man Who Posed For Photos Sitting At A Desk In Pelosi's Office Has Been Arrested

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 14:08

Thanks to the viral picture of Richard Barnett with his feet up in the House speaker's U.S. Capitol office, his Arkansas hometown has found itself in an unwelcome spotlight.

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Remembering Nature Writer Barry Lopez

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 13:40

Lopez, who died Dec. 25, won the 1986 National Book Award for Arctic Dreams, an account of his travels in the far north over a period of four years. Originally broadcast in 1989 and 2013.

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