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Pa. Workers Forced To Choose Between Watching Trump, No Pay Or Using Paid Time Off
08/18/2019 12:12 AM
A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch in order to watch a speech by the president.
Critics Say Trump Administration Is Weakening Endangered Species Act
08/17/2019 8:44 PM
The Trump administration is changing how the Endangered Species Act is applied. Critics say it will limit consideration of climate change, but others question if there will be any impact at all.
Stacey Abrams Talks New 2020 Voter Protection Initiative
08/17/2019 8:44 PM
Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams tells NPR's Michel Martin about her efforts to extend voter protection programs.
Palestinian Activist On Rep. Tlaib: Nobody Should Be Humiliated For Visiting Homeland
08/17/2019 8:44 PM
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with activist Fadi Quran about the controversy surrounding Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's decision not to visit Israel and the West Bank.
Opinion: Hong Kong Protesters Might Bother Tourists, Or Pierce Their Conscience
08/17/2019 12:00 PM
The Hong Kong protesters are appealing to U.S. authorities and to international travelers as they press their government to keep its distance from Beijing.
Week In Politics
08/17/2019 12:00 PM
American politics are echoing in the streets of Jerusalem and Hong Kong while fears of a recession are taking hold here at home.
How Does 1 Man Have So Much Power Without Being President?
08/17/2019 11:00 AM
Mitch McConnell's status stems from his post as the Senate majority leader. But few who have held this office before have been able to wield it with this kind of result.
Palestinian Journalist Weighs In On Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Cancelled Trip To Israel
08/16/2019 9:24 PM
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab about Rep. Rashida Tlaib's decision to cancel her trip to Israel, citing what she said were Israel's oppressive conditions.
Companies Look For Workarounds To Avoid Trump's Tariffs As Trade War Grinds On
08/16/2019 9:18 PM
As the trade war drags on, companies are beginning to make long-term adjustments. For some, that means hiring workers to redesign or reclassify products or seek new suppliers to sidestep import taxes.
What This Week's Economic Jitters Mean For Trump's Re-Election Bid
08/16/2019 9:18 PM
The strength of the economy is a major factor in President Trump's reelection bid. Jitters on Wall Street and overseas this week were a reminder that it may not be something he can totally rely on.
Week In Politics: Bipartisan Efforts on Gun Policy And Greenland
08/16/2019 8:23 PM
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Matthew Yglesias of Vox, and Eliana Johnson of Politico, about Rep. Rashida Tlaib's cancelled trip to Israel and bipartisan efforts on gun policy.
Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Cancels Her Trip To Israel
08/16/2019 8:23 PM
After she was barred by Israel and then allowed under restrictions, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said Israel was trying to humiliate her. An Israeli official accused her of doing the same to them.
Greenland Says It's 'Not For Sale' After Reports That Trump Wants To Buy It
08/16/2019 6:25 PM
The president was reportedly considering purchasing the island, which a Greenlandic politician says has strategic value. But "it sounds a little bit like a joke," Aaja Chemnitz Larsen told NPR.
Friday News Roundup - International
08/16/2019 3:06 PM
Conflict in Kashmir, protests in Hong Kong and treatments for Ebola dominated the global news this week.
Friday News Roundup - Domestic
08/16/2019 2:06 PM
We cover the week?s top domestic stories, from immigration regulations to inverted yield curves.





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