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The measure, which now heads to the House, would roll back federal policies aimed at protecting minority buyers from discriminatory loan terms. The vote could lead to the rollback of other rules.
Apr. 18, 2018
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about why he opposes the confirmation of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State — and whether there are enough votes to block the nomination.
Apr. 18, 2018
Pilot Tammie Jo Shults is being called a hero after she landed Southwest Flight 1380 when an engine explosion damaged the plane and ultimately killed one passenger. It's a remarkable moment in a pioneering career.
Apr. 18, 2018
Starbucks and other companies have touted themselves as a 'third space,' away from home or the office, where everyone is supposed to feel welcome. But events last week in Philadelphia, when two black men were arrested after they refused to leave a Starbucks store, reveal that's not always the case.
Apr. 18, 2018
The Trump Administration is frustrated with what it says is the obstruction of nominees in Congress. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Marc Short, White House Legislative Affairs Director, about why the rate of confirmations is down.
Apr. 18, 2018
Allan Monga won Maine's Poetry Out Loud competition last month, but the NEA barred him from the national stage because of his immigration status. Now he's suing for his right to participate.
Apr. 18, 2018
The power outage was caused by heavy machinery that was being used to remove a collapsed transmission tower. Power is expected to be restored over the next day and a half.
Apr. 18, 2018
President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are set to address reporters Wednesday evening after talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Apr. 18, 2018
The ecosystem has collapsed for 29 percent of the 3,863 reefs in the giant coral reef system, according to new research. Scientists are learning which corals are the "winners" and "losers."
Apr. 18, 2018
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, about the risks and opportunities that follow when a CIA director meets with a foreign head of state.
Apr. 18, 2018
By Election Day 2018, almost of quarter of Americans will live in states where filling out voter registration postcards will be a thing of the past as more and more states are moving to automatic voter registration.
Apr. 18, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has squashed the idea of a vote on a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump.
Apr. 18, 2018
For the first time since 1959, the communist island of Cuba will not be run by a Castro. On Thursday, Raúl Castro will hand the presidency over to a successor, widely believed to be First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel.
Apr. 18, 2018
CIA director Mike Pompeo made a secret trip to North Korea and met with the country's leader Kim Jong Un. He's also trying to get confirmed as Secretary of State, the nation's top diplomat.
Apr. 18, 2018
A resident of Victorville, Calif., says tumbleweeds roll in whenever a strong wind kicks up but that this latest round felt "like we were being invaded."
Apr. 18, 2018

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