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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

President Trump doubles down on racist remarks directed at freshmen congresswomen of color. The White House implements a new rule for asylum seekers from Central America. And, big tech comes to Capitol Hill for congressional hearings.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

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Monday, July 15th, 2019

Critics are saying a series of tweets from President Trump targeting progressive Democratic congresswomen are racist. And why didn't immigration raids expected this weekend happen? Also, protesters in Puerto Rico are calling on the governor to resign.

Monday, July 15th, 2019

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Friday, July 12th, 2019

This weekend parts of the southern U.S., including New Orleans, will be hit by the first tropical system to strike the U.S. this hurricane season. And, the president says he will no longer try and add a citizenship question to the Census. Also, singer R. Kelly has been arrested on federal charges in Chicago.

Friday, July 12th, 2019

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Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is defending a plea deal he oversaw nearly a dozen years ago as a U.S. attorney in Florida. And the British Navy stopped Iran from blocking a U.K. tanker. Also, one of the biggest teachers unions in the country is suing the U.S. Department of Education.

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

We go to the U.S. southern border as new data shows apprehensions of those crossing illegally were lower in June. A judge in the Census citizenship case says the Trump administration can't change its team of lawyers. Also, why are Democrats calling for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Federal prosecutors have charged multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein with sex trafficking of minors and paying victims to recruit other underage girls. And a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong that spawned mass protests is dead. Or is it? Also, the Affordable Care Act is back in court.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein faces allegations of sex trafficking. Iran says it exceeded a second uranium enrichment limit outlined in the 2015 nuclear deal. And, California is bracing for aftershocks following two powerful earthquakes.

Monday, July 8th, 2019

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Friday, July 5th, 2019

A recap of President Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July event. Also, Sudan's military and civilians leaders reach an agreement to share power. And Canadians are struggling over whether to sell military equipment to Saudi Arabia.

Friday, July 5th, 2019

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Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Is President Trump getting ready for an Independence Day speech or a campaign event? Critics say the White House faces possible legal trouble if a July 4th address becomes partisan. And leaving the Gaza Strip can be difficult, but conditions there have deteriorated, and people are finding a way. We'll hear what Gazans told NPR's correspondent about what's driving them out.

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

A scathing new report from the Dept. of Homeland Security's own watchdog office says migrants are being held in overcrowded detention centers for too long. It also points to why there are growing dangers for Border Patrol agents at those facilities. And President Trump promises a July 4th celebration unlike any other. Why do critics say it's sure to be expensive for taxpayers?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

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