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As the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency nears, the White House is touting 28 laws it says Trump worked with Congress to enact. But not all legislation is created equal. NPR has a reality check....
President Trump spelled out his opening bid in what's likely to be a lengthy debate over tax policy. Trump wants what he calls a "massive" cut in tax rates, but even some Republicans warn that could balloon the federal...
The Republicans who control North Carolina's legislature are attempting to strip the state's Democratic governor of more powers, this time over who has the power to make appointments to the state's courts....
The White House appears to be backing down on multiple demands that were threatening a partial government shutdown, including withholding subsidies to help low-income people under Obamacare....
A pair of $425 men's jeans is getting heat online for it's Americana feel with "crackled, caked-on muddy coating." Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan explains that these pants are a part of the fashion...
Sudan is the name of the last known male northern white rhinoceros in the world. Hoping to raise money for in vitro fertilization research, researchers have teamed up with the dating app Tinder to feature Sudan as the,...
The Trump Administration has summoned all 100 members of the U.S. Senate to the White House for a classified briefing on North Korea. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, and a member of the...
ESPN has lost 10 million subscribers since 2011. Today, to cut costs, the sports network is expected to lay off 100 employees. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal ....
Judges from the 9th Circuit have ruled against the Trump administration in a series of big cases — first the travel ban and now sanctuary cities. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to talk about...
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with San Francisco's city attorney, Dennis Herrera, about his reactions to a federal judge's decision last night. A federal judge in San Francisco blocked President Trump's attempt to withhold...

U.S.

A state trooper was shot in the parking lot of a Wawa in Delaware and schools in the area were put on lockdown as cops searched for the suspect or suspects, Delaware State Police said....
A Gary woman's worry that her other children wouldn't know that she cared about them did little to sway a Lake Superior Court judge's sentence for her. Katherine Holmes, 28, who said she loves her children, was...
The president's desire to cut refugees is also costing U.S. jobs. A reduction in refugee resettlement that began after an executive order by President Donald Trump in late January has led to at least 300 layoffs in the...
China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial...

Crimes And Trials

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - French intelligence has concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or members of his...
United Airlines was under fire again Wednesday after a huge rabbit named Simon died while hopping over from London to Chicago, where he was due to be picked up by a celebrity buyer. The valuable 90-centimetre...
It used to be that if you wanted to add decent sound to your TV, you need to spend upwards of $1,000 on a surround sound system. The the home audio market got much more competitive, and prices began to fall. Things...
President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked a federal judge's ruling that blocked his executive order seeking to withhold funds from "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants, vowing to appeal it to the U.S. Supreme...

Defense

Patria Helicopters Norway has received a Norwegian military contract for maintenance services....
A missile was test-launched off the California coast Wednesday in what the U.S. Air Force called a show of nuclear deterrent capability....
Chairman Hensarling, Ranking member Waters, and members of the Committee. I very much appreciate the opportunity to testify today on the CHOICE Act. One way to understand the act and the need for the comprehensive...
The election in France, which I wrote about yesterday , was a contest between the capital city and the historic heartland, a pattern we’ve seen in elections in multiple countries over the past year, and often in...

Education

The European Commission has opened a legal case against Hungary over a new higher education law that threatens to shut down a Budapest university founded by US financier and liberal philanthropist George Soros. The...
President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order Wednesday that directs the Department of Education to identify areas where the federal government has exceeded its authority and overtaken states' and local...
A proposal designed to give the Republican-controlled Legislature more of a voice in the crafting of a state education accountability plan is up for a vote. The Assembly Education Committee planned to vote Wednesday on...
It used to be that if you wanted to add decent sound to your TV, you need to spend upwards of $1,000 on a surround sound system. The the home audio market got much more competitive, and prices began to fall. Things...

Opinion

A biophysicist writes that the “cutting of basic science budgets will inevitably lead toward national mediocrity.”...
This post originally appeared at Grist.org . Not so long ago, a march for climate action would struggle to draw crowds into the streets. Stop the war? Sure. Rally to curb CO2 emissions? I think I’m busy that day. But...
1. Online shopping makes suckers of us all. By Jerry Useem in the Atlantic 2. How maps and machine learning are helping to eliminate malaria. By...
By appropriating an image of the former first lady, an artist missed what led to her greatness in the first place....

Politics

Admiral Harry Harris "encouraged" by China's efforts with North Korea....
The GOP group opposed to the AHCA now supports the bill....
But Nord Stream faces strong legal and political headwinds at every turn, including suits Poland brought at the European Court of Justice. Poland and the Baltic states became outspoken opponents of the deal, saying it...
People are worried about the character of President Trump. Seasoned observers fear that he lacks the “temperament” for the office he occupies, and in particular the vital capacities for self-restraint,...

Religion

Over the past few weeks, we've heard troubling rumors that Apple is thinking about putting a Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. The move would be necessary to eliminate the bottom bezel on the device,...
Objects of Devotion: Religion in Early America by Peter Manseau (Smithsonian, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-58834-592-9) is a companion to a Smithsonian National Museum of American History exhibition on religion in the United...
A central focus of this 36-hour Cairo trip will be dialogue and diplomacy, an attempt to build bridges with Muslims while offering a powerful statement to the world that religions can come together to oppose violence...
I wanted to flag to your attention this new piece by our crack Capitol Hill team of Alice Ollstein and Tierney Sneed. I've been telling you in recent days how President Trump had made a flat demand for border wall...

States

A specialized type of travel agent coordinates travel arrangements for youth sports teams. But not all parents and coaches are thrilled....
Two lawsuits contend that more than 75 percent of the city’s subway stations do not have elevators, lifts or other methods that make them accessible for people who are unable to use stairs....
Ms. Comella, who has served several Republicans as part of presidential campaigns, said she accepted the position in part out of a desire to remain involved in the democratic process....
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has a plan that would strip the garment district in Manhattan of special zoning protections....