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Backs To Betsy DeVos; Scholarships Denied; Paul Ryan Visits A Charter School

Hello and welcome to another edition of NPR Ed's weekly national education news roundup!<p><b>DeVos heckled at Bethune-Cookman University</b><p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' first commencement address since taking office was interrupted by persistent boos when she addressed graduates at a private, Christian, …

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Elizabeth Warren on Republicans and Trump’s 'nonsense'

The Massachusetts Senator joins Chris Hayes for a wide-ranging interview about the president, her vision for the Democratic party, and more.

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Trump doesn’t think daily press briefings are necessary anymore

The White House daily press briefing has been a journalistic institution for more than 100 years, forcing administrations to clarify their positions, …

People are hiding Sean Spicer cutouts "among" their bushes in the best meme of the week

Few moments from the ongoing fallout surrounding Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey offered more comic relief this week than …

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Paul Ryan on Trump and Comey: 'I'm focusing on what's in my control'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan deflected the question Friday when asked about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump's related tweets this week.<p>"I'm focusing on what's in my control, and that is what is Congress doing to solve people's problems," the …

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Dems escalate talk of Trump impeachment

As the White House descended into turmoil over the firing of FBI Director James Comey, congressional Democrats sharply escalated their rhetoric over President Donald Trump's impeachment and even imprisonment.<p>In late-night tweets Thursday, several Democrats strongly suggested they believe Trump …

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'Paedophile advice' on Arizona radio station causes fury

<b>An online petition has been launched by residents of the town of Benson in the US state of Arizona against a radio station which broadcast advice late at night on how to hide child pornography.</b><p>Statements aired by the station over a two-year period gave tips on how to disguise viewing such …


Trump’s Constantly Changing Lies Are Making Life Impossible for His Defenders

When Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey yesterday, the word came down from the administration that the cause of the sacking was the …

What Congress can learn from Kansas’s failed tax experiment

If President Trump and his supporters want to know how his proposed tax cuts will play out, they should look at what’s happened in Kansas since 2012.<p>That year, Gov. Sam Brownback pushed through aggressive tax cuts very similar to what Trump wants Congress to do. The state increased the standard …

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Ben Carson Wants To Make Sure Homeless Shelters Aren’t Too ‘Comfortable,’ Or People Might ‘Just Stay’

Despite losing out to Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination and the White House itself, Ben Carson never left the limelight. Following his confirmation as the president’s Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary, the retired neurosurgeon has earned ridicule for saying …

Trump busting presidential norms with weekend getaways

POTUS has now spent 14 straight weekends visiting his business properties.<p>Forget the occasional skeet shooting trip to Camp David or golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base. President Donald Trump has established a new normal for a commander in chief’s leisure time by spending his 14th consecutive …

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House Republicans claim a major victory with passage of health-care overhaul

House Republicans on Thursday narrowly passed a controversial bill to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, claiming a major victory even as the measure faces an uncertain fate in the closely divided Senate.<p>Under intense pressure to show they can govern and to make good on their promise to …

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All Major TV Networks Block Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Ad

The major television networks have all decided not to run Donald Trump’s so-called “fake news” ad, according to a statement released by his …

Texas Moves To Block Medicaid Funding For Planned Parenthood

Texas officials said they will block the women’s health care provider Planned Parenthood from Medicaid funding in 30 days, fulfilling a threat made more than a year ago.<p>The move, announced Tuesday by a state Health and Human Services official, will affect about 11,000 Texans who rely on the …

Pot Use In Pregnancy Is Going Up. Here's What We Know So Far About Its Effects

It could have some serious, long-term effects on the child.<p>Pregnant women are using more pot than they used to, according to a large survey of 200,000 women in the U.S.<p>While rates of use are still low overall among pregnant women, they’ve increased a dramatic 62 percent over the past 12 years, …

Transgender rights: France scraps sterilisation in status law

<b>Gay and transgender activists have welcomed a new French law that lets transgender people change their legal status without having to be sterilised.</b><p>The activist group ILGA-Europe called it "clear progress" that "another European country has dispensed with the shameful practice of sterilisation".<p>But …

Indiana clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses loses ‘religious freedom’ court battle

Share Email Comments<p>Rowan County, Kentucky clerk <b>Kim Davis</b> made a name for herself in religious politics when, as a government employee, she broke the …