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Aung San Suu Kyi Faces Mounting Criticism Abroad Over Rohingya Crisis

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:24am

Once hailed as a human rights standard-bearer, Suu Kyi is criticized internationally for her inaction in the ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar. Nearly a million of them escaped to Bangladesh.

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Trump Alters Policy: Families Crossing Border Illegally Won't Be Separated

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga of Michigan about what prompted the president's about-face, and whether Congress will enact any immigration changes.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Becomes A New Mom

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 6:46am

Ardern became the first sitting head of state to give birth in almost three decades. The baby girl weighed just over 7 pounds. Arden's pregnancy sparked a national conversation about working mothers.

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Taking His Pants Off Gets Cubs Pitcher On The Disabled List

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 6:16am

Chicago Cubs key relief pitcher Brandon Morrow got injured this week taking his pants off. He was pulling his left leg out when he felt a back spasm. He tells reporters the whole thing is frustrating.

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What Role Does Religion Play In American Politics?

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05am

Rachel Martin talks to Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions on how religion has influenced public policy in America.

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Migrant Families Will Stay Together But They'll Be Held Until Their Court Date

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05am

Families will no longer be separated once they illegally cross the U.S. border, but the government has yet to figure out where they will put families.

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Fact Checking Trump Administration Statements On Border Crisis

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene examine conflicting statements on the family separation policy issued by the White House over the last week.

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Young Republicans Aim To Attract Newcomers To The Party

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05am

Young people have been fleeing the Republican Party for years, and it seems to be getting worse under President Trump. Some young Republican activists in the Atlanta area are trying to reverse that.

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Why Democrats Don't Support GOP Immigration Measures

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05am

President Trump backed down and signed an executive order ending his policy of separating migrant children from families at the border. David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas.

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Conservative Media Failed To Redefine Debate On Trump's Immigration Policy

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05am

Media outlets such as Fox News and Breitbart defended the president and his zero tolerance policy on the border. But the narrative began to unravel as it became clear Trump would reverse course.

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Trump Turnaround Changes 'Zero-Tolerance' Immigration Policy

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05am

President Trump reversed both his stance on family separation and his position that Congress was the only body capable of ending the practice. We examine what forced the president to reverse course.

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Venezuela Tries To Convince Investors That It's The Land Of Opportunity

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05am

Venezuela is suffering hyperinflation, shortages of food and medicine and a mass exodus. But while the socialist government is trying to promote the country, it inadvertently highlights shortcomings.

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Morning News Brief

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:05am

President Trump ended a policy that sent thousands of children to government-run facilities away from their parents. Critics say he created new problems — the children held may be there indefinitely.

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Got Lobster? Trump's Steel Tariffs Threaten Trap Industry

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:04am

The factory that makes wire mesh used in the majority of North American lobster traps says steel tariffs will spike the cost of their product, and lobstermen will bear the brunt of the higher prices.

(Image credit: John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:04am

Pearl's under-the-radar recommendations include a children's fantasy, a murder mystery set in 1919 Kolkata and an entire book dedicated to the events of 1947.

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For VA Whistleblowers, A Culture Of Fear And Retaliation

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:03am

VA employees in one Southeast district say a toxic culture of retaliation has undermined veterans' care and worker morale. There is growing skepticism among whistleblowers the VA can police itself.

(Image credit: Eric Westervelt/NPR)

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Separating Kids From Their Parents Can Lead To Long-Term Health Problems

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:50pm

Though the federal government is changing its policy of separating immigrant children and parents, some children who were detained may suffer ongoing health consequences from the trauma.

(Image credit: Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images)

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House Considers 2 Immigration Bills As Southern Border Crisis Persists

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 7:19am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio about what's next for Congress on immigration policy after President Trump met with House Republicans on Tuesday.

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NBA Moves Into E-Sports

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:07am

E-sports has doubled in size in the last three years and professional athletic associations are now getting more closely involved.

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D.C. Voters Back Measure To Raise Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:07am

Washington, D.C. voters have approved a ballot measure to gradually raise the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15 an hour.

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