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Robert Mueller is the least-known high profile public figure in Washington, D.C. So in the year of his investigation he has been defined by others: tarred as a Deep State conspirator, held up as an avenging angel and made the subject of quite a few funny moments.
May. 17, 2018
There will be intended and unintended consequences: lower emissions statewide, lower energy bills and more solar jobs. But the requirement means more expensive homes and may not have as big of an impact as desired.
May. 17, 2018
Quim Torra, a Catalan separatist, is the new head of the restive region in Spain. For months, Catalonia and Madrid have faced off over Catalonia's bid for independence.
May. 17, 2018
A growing number of House Republicans want to force votes on immigration legislation this summer despite opposition from GOP leaders, including Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
May. 17, 2018
Suicide rates among farmers are higher than any other profession in the United States, even exceeding the suicide rate for veterans.
May. 17, 2018
There are currently no black governors anywhere in the country. In U.S. history, only two African-American men have ever been elected governor. But this year, about half a dozen are running, including in Maryland and Georgia.
May. 17, 2018
Illinois is taking the unusual step of imposing a state monitor on Chicago's special education program, after a WBEZ investigation found the state systematically delayed and denied services to needy students.
May. 17, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan set a deadline of Thursday for a new deal on NAFTA, but negotiations have yet to produce such an agreement. NPR looks at what the implications will be if a new deal is not formed.
May. 17, 2018
May 17 marks the one year anniversary of the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel leading the Russia investigation. The team has secured 19 indictments and five guilty pleas. But one area remains, so far, untouched: hacking.
May. 17, 2018
With the start of the Atlantic hurricane less than a month away, Officials in Puerto Rico say they're prepared. But many island residents have their doubts as June 1 looms closer.
May. 17, 2018
Neil Cavuto is a relatively calm Fox News personality. He's a Wall Street conservative less prone to shouting than musing, a host given to letting his guests have their say. He hosts more hours of cable news than anyone else at the big three news cable channels: 17 hours of live shows a week. And he does that despite having multiple sclerosis, which prevents him from doing so much as reading from a teleprompter.
May. 17, 2018
Lawmakers are set to question the Justice Department Friday about why it requested the 2020 census to ask about citizenship. The history of using the U.S. census to ask about citizenship has many twists and turns.
May. 17, 2018
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to World Health Organization Deputy Director General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama about reports of Ebola hitting a port city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, making it much harder to contain.
May. 17, 2018
It has been one year since Robert Mueller was appointed Justice Department special counsel. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Mueller's biographer, Garrett Graff, about Mueller's background — namely his formative experiences as a Marine in Vietnam.
May. 17, 2018
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says the U.S. birth rate is the lowest in 30 years. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gretchen Livingston, from Pew Research Center, about why that is and it means for the U.S.
May. 17, 2018

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