• 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Cuts Payouts By As Much As 70 Percent By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    9/11 VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUND CUTS PAYOUTS BY AS MUCH AS 70 PERCENT

    The fund is reducing awards as it faces a surge in claims before the fund's 2020 expiration date.

  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    TRUMP'S NATIONAL EMERGENCY FACES LEGAL CHALLENGES ON 3 MAIN FRONTS

    President Trump's emergency declaration to build a border wall will face challenges from Congress, the courts and groups that will...

    Congress
  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    BARBERSHOP: VIRGINIA GOV. NORTHAM PLANS HIS 'RACIAL RECONCILIATION TOUR'

    NPR's Michel Martin asks what reconciliation looks like. Her guests: Rich Harwood of The Harwood Institute, Russell Moore of the Southern...

  • Actor Bruno Ganz, By Turns An Angel And A Tyrant, Dies At 77 By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    ACTOR BRUNO GANZ, BY TURNS AN ANGEL AND A TYRANT, DIES AT 77

    Ganz portrayed more than 100 film roles starting when he was 19. His most notable were as an angel in Wings of Desire and Adolf Hitler...

  • Illinois Gunman Opened Fire When He Learned He'd Lose His Job, Police Say By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    ILLINOIS GUNMAN OPENED FIRE WHEN HE LEARNED HE'D LOSE HIS JOB, POLICE SAY

    Shooter Gary Montez Martin, 45, wasn't legally allowed to own a gun, police say. But he never complied with a demand to relinquish...

  • Munich Security Conference Reveals A Growing Rift Between U.S. And Its Allies By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE REVEALS A GROWING RIFT BETWEEN U.S. AND ITS ALLIES

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a standing ovation for a speech that critiqued U.S. foreign policy. Meanwhile, U.S. Vice President...

    U.S.
  • Munich Security Conference Reveals A Growing Rift Between U.S. And Its Allies By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE REVEALS A GROWING RIFT BETWEEN U.S. AND ITS ALLIES

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a standing ovation for a speech that critiqued U.S. foreign policy. Meanwhile, U.S. Vice President...

    U.S.
  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    IF THE U.S. AND CHINA DON'T REACH A TRADE DEAL, CONSUMERS WILL SOON FEEL THE IMPACT

    So far, the U.S. trade war with China hasn't affected consumers much. But without a deal soon, tariffs on thousands of products will...

    U.S.
  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    U.S. NATIONAL DEBT PASSES $22 TRILLION

    The national debt passed $22 trillion this week, the biggest number on record. NPR's Scott Simon asks Business Insider's Bob Bryan...

    U.S.
  • Vatican Defrocks Former Cardinal McCarrick, Finds Him Guilty Of Sex Abuse By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    VATICAN DEFROCKS FORMER CARDINAL MCCARRICK, FINDS HIM GUILTY OF SEX ABUSE

    Theodore McCarrick rose to power as a cardinal and Archbishop of Washington, D.C. He became the most senior Catholic Church official...

  • U.S. Masses Aid Along Venezuelan Border As Some Humanitarian Groups Warn Of Risks By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    U.S. MASSES AID ALONG VENEZUELAN BORDER AS SOME HUMANITARIAN GROUPS WARN OF RISKS

    Some aid workers are being denounced as opposition activists and there are fears that all aid could be blocked. The situation could...

    U.S.
  • Virginia Democrats Now Look To Women of Color For Leadership By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS NOW LOOK TO WOMEN OF COLOR FOR LEADERSHIP

    The recent controversies embroiling some of Virginia's top Democratic officials have the party reconsidering their leadership.

    Democrats
  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    FORMER CBP COMMISSIONER GIL KERLIKOWSKE ON TRUMP'S BORDER DECLARATION

    NPR's Scott Simon asks former drug czar and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske about President Trump's...

    U.S.
  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    THE POWER OF CONGRESS AFTER TRUMP'S EMERGENCY DECLARATION

    The president circumvented Congress by declaring a national emergency. James Wallner of the conservative R Street Institute tells NPR's...

    Congress
  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    SPLC ON SUING TRUMP OVER ASYLUM-SEEKER POLICY

    NPR's Scott Simon asks the Southern Poverty Law Center's Melissa Crow about challenging a policy requiring asylum-seekers at the Southern...

  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    NEBRASKA REP. DON BACON ON BORDER WALL

    NPR's Scott Simon asks Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., about his stance on the president's national emergency declaration and funding for border...

  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    WEEK IN POLITICS

    The president declared a national emergency in order to supplement the border security funding provided by Congress this week. The...

    Congress
  • By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    U.S. NATIONAL DEBT PASSES $22 TRILLION

    The national debt passed $22 trillion this week, the biggest number on record. NPR's Scott Simon asks Business Insider's Bob Bryan...

    U.S.
  • As More Electric Cars Arrive, What's The Future For Gas-Powered Engines? By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    AS MORE ELECTRIC CARS ARRIVE, WHAT'S THE FUTURE FOR GAS-POWERED ENGINES?

    The vast majority of American cars run on gasoline. But analysts say that's poised to change as electric vehicles take over the market...

    Running, Market
  • Trump's National Emergency Sets Up Legal Fight Over Spending Authority By NPR   -   Feb 16, 2019

    TRUMP'S NATIONAL EMERGENCY SETS UP LEGAL FIGHT OVER SPENDING AUTHORITY

    Does Trump have the constitutional power to ignore a congressional vote that did not provide him all the money he wanted for a Southern...