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Thu, 25 May 2017 09:23:09 -0400
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Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Bill's FlawsThe latest analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says the bill would lead to 23 million fewer people having insurance coverage, and cut the federal deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.Thu, 25 May 2017 09:23:09 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/25/529909663/patient-doctor-groups-say-new-cbo-score-reveals-health-bills-flaws?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/25/529909663/patient-doctor-groups-say-new-cbo-score-reveals-health-bills-flaws?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/25/ap_17142814649372_wide-9f9ca45e58883731447b7011878178c4dc973eea.jpg?s=600' alt='Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, walks with Vice President Mike Pence and and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., on Capitol Hill on Monday.'/><p>The latest analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says the bill would lead to 23 million fewer people having insurance coverage, and cut the federal deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.</p><p>(Image credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529909663' />Alison Kodjak
Trump Avoids Major Slips On International Religious TourTrump's trip "was a kabuki dance through a minefield," one analyst said. "Any president would have difficulty handling it."Thu, 25 May 2017 08:51:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529973337/trump-avoids-major-slips-on-international-religious-tour?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529973337/trump-avoids-major-slips-on-international-religious-tour?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/25/gettyimages-687556586_wide-348cd909603eb7b065e8b13f2bf66f5e90f7c3f5.jpg?s=600' alt='President Trump is welcomed by the prefect of the papal household Georg Gaenswein as he arrives at the Vatican for a private audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday.'/><p>Trump's trip "was a kabuki dance through a minefield," one analyst said. "Any president would have difficulty handling it."</p><p>(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529973337' />Tom Gjelten
'Playboy' Model Sentenced Over Body-Shaming Woman At Gym"The issues that surround body shaming can be devastating," Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said after Dani Mathers pleaded no contest to a charge of invasion of privacy.Thu, 25 May 2017 08:50:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/25/529999618/playboy-model-sentenced-over-body-shaming-woman-at-gym?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/25/529999618/playboy-model-sentenced-over-body-shaming-woman-at-gym?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/25/gettyimages-687838746_wide-cd6c7ea316523bf486b740be7c362c26ff030d25.jpg?s=600' alt='Model Dani Mathers listens as prosecutor Chadd Kim speaks at Wednesday's sentencing hearing. Mathers pleaded no contest to invading a woman's privacy in a gym.'/><p>"The issues that surround body shaming can be devastating," Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said after Dani Mathers pleaded no contest to a charge of invasion of privacy.</p><p>(Image credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529999618' />Bill Chappell
A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border WallIt's called<strong> "</strong>The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017." And it would place a new tax on money being wired to Latin America and the Caribbean.Thu, 25 May 2017 07:28:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/05/25/529507199/a-proposed-new-tax-mainly-on-latinos-to-pay-for-trumps-border-wall?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/05/25/529507199/a-proposed-new-tax-mainly-on-latinos-to-pay-for-trumps-border-wall?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/25/remittance-social16x9a_wide-2288379f35d28b981077b8ef49c1fb407ff5c488.png?s=600' alt='tk'/><p>It's called<strong> "</strong>The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017." And it would place a new tax on money being wired to Latin America and the Caribbean.</p><p>(Image credit: Brittany Mayes/NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529507199' />Jason Beaubien
Montana GOP Candidate Charged With Assault On A ReporterGreg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in a special election for Montana's seat in the House of Representatives, has been charged with assaulting a journalist.Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977273/montana-gop-candidate-charged-with-assault-on-a-reporter?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977273/montana-gop-candidate-charged-with-assault-on-a-reporter?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in a special election for Montana's seat in the House of Representatives, has been charged with assaulting a journalist.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529977273' />Geoff Bennett
Trump Meets NATO Officials In BrusselsPresident Trump once called NATO "obsolete." He's since reversed that, but still thinks NATO countries should spend more on their militaries. He meets with NATO members Thursday in Belgium.Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977245/trump-meets-nato-officials-in-brussels?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977245/trump-meets-nato-officials-in-brussels?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>President Trump once called NATO "obsolete." He's since reversed that, but still thinks NATO countries should spend more on their militaries. He meets with NATO members Thursday in Belgium.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529977245' />Tamara Keith
Pentagon Announces Results Of Investigation Into Civilians Killed In U.S. AirstrikeThe Pentagon is expected to announce the results of its investigation into an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq earlier this year that killed scores of civilians.Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977238/pentagon-announces-results-of-investigation-into-civilians-killed-in-u-s-airstri?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977238/pentagon-announces-results-of-investigation-into-civilians-killed-in-u-s-airstri?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The Pentagon is expected to announce the results of its investigation into an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq earlier this year that killed scores of civilians.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529977238' />Tom Bowman
United Airlines Has Happy Shareholders, Unhappy WorkersUnited Airlines' shareholders don't seem too worried about the long-term impact of a passenger being violently dragged off a plane. But workers for United's contractors are protesting low wages.Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977224/united-airlines-has-happy-shareholders-unhappy-workers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977224/united-airlines-has-happy-shareholders-unhappy-workers?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>United Airlines' shareholders don't seem too worried about the long-term impact of a passenger being violently dragged off a plane. But workers for United's contractors are protesting low wages.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529977224' />David Schaper
Morning News Brief: Reporter Body Slammed, U.S. Assesses Civilians Killed In AirstrikeA Montana GOP House candidate has been charged with assaulting a reporter. Also, the Pentagon reports on a U.S. airstrike that killed scores of civilians in Mosul, and the latest on Manchester.Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977196/morning-news-brief-reporter-body-slammed-u-s-assesses-civilians-killed-in-airstr?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529977196/morning-news-brief-reporter-body-slammed-u-s-assesses-civilians-killed-in-airstr?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>A Montana GOP House candidate has been charged with assaulting a reporter. Also, the Pentagon reports on a U.S. airstrike that killed scores of civilians in Mosul, and the latest on Manchester.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529977196' />Geoff Bennett
What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided TownPolitics in Haines, Alaska — population 2,500 — has grown intensely bitter lately, reflecting the volume and heat of national politics.Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/528955215/what-its-like-to-live-in-a-small-rural-politically-divided-town?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/528955215/what-its-like-to-live-in-a-small-rural-politically-divided-town?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/24/170427haines_nadworny0111sm_wide-e96752a4c4883c1ce7ebe71dd99f0f4797d10f0d.jpg?s=600' alt='Local Haines politics has gotten pretty intense lately. A group of Haines residents is trying to recall half of the borough assembly.'/><p>Politics in Haines, Alaska — population 2,500 — has grown intensely bitter lately, reflecting the volume and heat of national politics.</p><p>(Image credit: Elissa Nadworny/NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=528955215' />Melissa Block
At 43, Goodwill Helped Her Get A High School DiplomaMost American adults have finished high school. For those who haven't, wages are rock bottom and the unemployment rate is more than 7 percent. That's why Goodwill opened a charter school for adults.Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/05/25/521944230/at-43-goodwill-helped-her-get-a-high-school-diploma?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/05/25/521944230/at-43-goodwill-helped-her-get-a-high-school-diploma?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/02/perez_austingoodwill_20170413_039_wide-83275899b700200d2c6d076ec0fd1f41083656f4.jpg?s=600' alt='The Goodwill Excel Center in Austin, TX.'/><p>Most American adults have finished high school. For those who haven't, wages are rock bottom and the unemployment rate is more than 7 percent. That's why Goodwill opened a charter school for adults.</p><p>(Image credit: Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=521944230' />Kate McGee
Trump Said He Would Donate Foreign-Government Profits; Docs Suggest Limited EffortThe Trump Organization told staff that asking guests if they represent a foreign government would impede privacy. The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat says the policy raises "grave concerns."Thu, 25 May 2017 05:00:03 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529896841/trump-said-he-would-donate-foreign-government-profits-docs-suggest-limited-effor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529896841/trump-said-he-would-donate-foreign-government-profits-docs-suggest-limited-effor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/24/gettyimages-603142230_wide-7b6822148a98aab662dbb55d1d6078a60350a03b.jpg?s=600' alt='President Trump pledged that the Trump Organization would donate profits from foreign governments, but the top Democrat in the House Oversight Committee says the organization does not appear to be following through.'/><p>The Trump Organization told staff that asking guests if they represent a foreign government would impede privacy. The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat says the policy raises "grave concerns."</p><p>(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529896841' />Jackie Northam
Should The Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage? There is a growing perception that body cameras, now generating millions of hours of footage, are there less to keep tabs on police, and more to keep tabs on the public.Thu, 25 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529905669/should-the-police-control-their-own-body-camera-footage?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529905669/should-the-police-control-their-own-body-camera-footage?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/24/bodycamera_wide-5b9352cb40cfe461e9483956e23f05519eb21d5f.jpg?s=600' alt='A Newark police officer wears a body camera last month. The cameras, which will be worn by officers as part of a federal monitoring agreement, are provided by Panasonic.'/><p>There is a growing perception that body cameras, now generating millions of hours of footage, are there less to keep tabs on police, and more to keep tabs on the public.</p><p>(Image credit: Julio Cortez/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529905669' />Martin Kaste
New Immigration Crackdowns Creating 'Chilling Effect' On Crime ReportingPolice caution President Trump's immigration dragnet will isolate immigrants who are in the country illegally and are victims of crimes. In Houston, some report that it's already happening.Thu, 25 May 2017 04:54:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529513771/new-immigration-crackdowns-creating-chilling-effect-on-crime-reporting?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/529513771/new-immigration-crackdowns-creating-chilling-effect-on-crime-reporting?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/22/houston_wide-342f15cf717abaf26f070309f17cd82494a279d8.jpg?s=600' alt='Officer Jesus Robles (at right) and Officer Jason Cisneroz, community service officers in the Houston Police Department, have noticed that fewer unauthorized Latinos step forward to report crimes out of fear of deportation.'/><p>Police caution President Trump's immigration dragnet will isolate immigrants who are in the country illegally and are victims of crimes. In Houston, some report that it's already happening.</p><p>(Image credit: John Burnett/NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529513771' />John Burnett
On Eve Of Election, Montana GOP Candidate Charged With Assault On Reporter Greg Gianforte's campaign spokesman claimed <em>The Guardian</em>'s Ben Jacobs was the aggressor and knocked both men down, but an audio recording and witnesses suggested otherwise, and authorities cited him.Wed, 24 May 2017 21:25:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/05/24/529862697/republican-s-altercation-with-reporter-shakes-up-montana-race-on-eve-of-voting?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/05/24/529862697/republican-s-altercation-with-reporter-shakes-up-montana-race-on-eve-of-voting?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/05/24/ap_17139637032024_wide-cebd87dd080c6586a66d1c3717a9a7ea2c9e6b19.jpg?s=600' alt='Republican Greg Gianforte (right) welcomes Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, onto the stage at a rally in East Helena, Mont., on May 11. Gianforte, a businessman, is embracing his party's president in his race for the state's open congressional seat.'/><p>Greg Gianforte's campaign spokesman claimed <em>The Guardian</em>'s Ben Jacobs was the aggressor and knocked both men down, but an audio recording and witnesses suggested otherwise, and authorities cited him.</p><p>(Image credit: Bobby Caina Calvan/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=529862697' />Eric Whitney