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What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017 4:28 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?

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GOP Pulls Health Care Overhaul Off House Floor

AP | March 24, 2017 12:38 p.m. | Washington

In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their Affordable Care Act repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.

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White House Doubts Success Of Health Care Bill

AP | March 24, 2017 11:06 a.m.

The White House is no longer expressing confidence that the upcoming House vote on health care will be successful.

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Herrera Beutler Announces Opposition To Republican Health Care Bill

OPB | March 23, 2017 10:43 a.m. | Portland

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican congresswoman from Clark County, says she can't support the sweeping health care bill sponsored by her party's leadership.

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Far-Fetched As They Might Seem, Secession Movements Are Thriving In The NW

OPB | March 23, 2017 7:30 a.m.

The Pacific Northwest is home to at least four different ongoing secession or breakaway movements. One overarching State of Jeffersonian theme connects them: A sense of disenfranchisement.

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Watch Live: Witness Testimony In Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing

NPR | March 23, 2017 6:12 a.m. | Washington

Thursday, the committee hears testimony from witnesses about Gorsuch's qualifications to be a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Trump Budget Could Gut Ashland Community Programs

OPB | March 22, 2017 12:24 p.m.

Local officials are bracing for the possible end of a federal grant program that has helped communities, including Ashland, enhance programs for everything from homeless teens to local parks.

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AP: Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally

NPR | March 22, 2017 8:13 a.m.

Ten years ago, Paul Manafort "secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to promote Russian interests," the AP's Chad Day tells NPR.

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Live Coverage: Day 3 Of Neil Gorsuch's SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing

NPR | March 22, 2017 6:25 a.m.

President Donald Trump's pick to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year is testifying before the U.S. Senate Wednesday for the third and final day of his confirmation hearing.

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US Restricts Electronic Devices On Flights From 8 Muslim Countries

NPR | March 21, 2017 5:57 a.m.

Passengers on flights coming into the U.S. will be allowed to carry smartphones into the plane's cabin. But all larger electronic devices, like laptops and cameras, must be placed in checked baggage.

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Live Coverage: Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing

NPR | March 21, 2017 5:45 a.m. | Washington

President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Follow along with our live coverage of the hearing.

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FBI, NSA Heads Testify About Russian Interference In 2016 Election

NPR | March 20, 2017 6:20 a.m. | Washington

FBI Director James Comey and the director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Mike Rogers, testified before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election

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House Intelligence Chair: No Evidence Of Alleged Trump Tower Wiretap

NPR | March 15, 2017 9:27 a.m.

Lawmakers are increasingly skeptical of President Trump's claims, but want the Justice Department to answer whether it has been investigating the Trump campaign.

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Trump Says Snoop Dogg Video Would've Ended In Jail Time, Calls Career 'Failing'

NPR | March 15, 2017 8:51 a.m.

Trump's lawyer also responded to the satirical music video from BADBADNOTGOOD, Snoop Dogg and Kaytranada, calling it "totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology."

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Trump Travel Ban Faces Court Hearings By Challengers Wednesday

NPR | March 15, 2017 8:12 a.m.

The president's new executive order takes effect tomorrow, suspending the refugee program and travel from six mostly Muslim countries. He cites national security; critics allege anti-Muslim bias.

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Ethics Documents Suggest Conflict Of Interest By Trump Adviser

NPR | March 15, 2017 4:50 a.m.

Christopher Liddell appeared to be invested in 18 companies when he joined the president in meetings with their CEOs. The investments totaled between $3 million and $4 million.

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Judge Denies DOJ Request To Dismiss Seattle 'Dreamer' Case

AP | March 14, 2017 5:03 p.m. | Seattle

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue in his recommendation Tuesday said arguments that Daniel Ramirez Medina's constitutional rights were violated deserve to be heard in U.S. District Court.

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Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

OPB | March 14, 2017 midnight | Portland

Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.

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On Both Sides Of The Mexican Border, Fear Grows For Migrants

NPR | March 12, 2017 7 a.m.

Officials say President Trump's tough stance has led to fewer apprehensions at the border. But amid heightened threats of family separation and terrorization, some think the journey is still worth the risks.