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May 22, 2017
The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.
May 22, 2017
The White House is unveiling a proposal that aims to eliminate the federal deficit within a decade. It calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and it assumes robust economic growth.
May 22, 2017
The Washington Post reported the president asked the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA to push back against the investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russia.
May 22, 2017
Turkey is calling for a full investigation of "aggressive" actions taken by American security personnel following a protest-turned-brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.
May 22, 2017
The Office of Government Ethics "declines your request to suspend its ethics authority," its director tells the White House. The administration said compiling the waivers exceeded OGE's authority.
May 22, 2017
In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took it back on Monday.
May 22, 2017
The move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes after a federal judge blocked a key part of the directive, the threat of withholding federal funds.
May 22, 2017
Hayden was riding a bicycle on the Rimini coast when he was hit by a car, suffering traumatic head and chest injuries.
May 22, 2017
Some 58,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under a program known as Temporary Protected Status, which Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months.
May 22, 2017
Ford has just come off two straight years of record earnings. Its F-150 trucks are the best selling vehicles in America. But none of this was enough to save CEO Mark Fields' job. The career Ford executive has been replaced by a relative newcomer, Jim Hack…
May 22, 2017
For our series, "Backstage Pass," NPR goes behind the scenes of the hit TV show, The Voice, where we meet the house band and veteran musicians who learn and perform new songs daily.
May 22, 2017
A white University of Maryland student could be charged with a hate crime in the death of a black student who was there visiting friends. Richard Collins was stabbed while waiting for a ride.
May 22, 2017
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to reporter Dexter Filkins, about his profile of Defense Secretary James Mattis in the latest issue of The New Yorker. The article comes as President Trump is calling for a $54 billion increase in defense spending, and it follows t…
May 22, 2017
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Washington Post reporter David Weigel about the conspiracy behind Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's murder last summer and how fake news is still spreading.
May 22, 2017
The Supreme Court upheld the rejection of two congressional districts in North Carolina by a lower court. The lower court ruled the districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African Americans and ordered them redrawn.