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Look To California For The Future Of Politics, Demographer Says

Ruy Teixeira, a demographer with the progressive Center for American Progress, tells NPR’s Steve Inskeep that politics in the U.S. may be headed the way of California.

Mick Mulvaney Faces Lawmakers

President Trump’s pick to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time. His main antagonist was Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Trump Issues Order To Review Postal Service Finances Amid Criticism Of Amazon

The executive order, issued late Thursday, comes after months of criticism of the U.S. Postal Service for what the president claims is a money-losing deal to deliver packages for Amazon.

Arizona Governor Agrees To 20 Percent Raise For Protesting Teachers

Gov. Doug Ducey gave in to some of the educators’ demands and promised to boost teacher salaries in increments three years.

Former FBI Director Comey’s Memoir Paints A Damning Portrait Of Trump Presidency

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker about what’s inside former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir.

Republican Farm Bill Calls On Many SNAP Recipients To Work Or Go To School

Republicans in Congress have released their version of a new Farm Bill. It imposes new requirements on low-income recipients of food assistance, but continues traditional subsidies for farmers.

Facebook Will Stop Opposing A User Privacy Initiative in California

The tech company spent $200,000 to oppose the measure, but reversed course on Wednesday following CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony on the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

A Tree Falls In Puerto Rico, And 840,000 Customers Lose Power

A single tree plunged more than half of the island’s population into darkness. It was a humbling reminder for some that power restoration is not yet complete in more remote parts of the island.

Justice Department Will Pause A Legal Advice Program For Detained Immigrants

Officials told a network of nonprofit immigrant-rights advocates that funding will end on April 30. The government said it will review the efficacy of the program but did not offer a timeline.

Why Special Counsel Mueller Might Be Interested In Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

F.B.I. investigators reportedly sought information on the Access Hollywood tape as part of the raid of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Why? Some see a possible nexus with potential campaign finance violations.

U.S. Border Agents Seen On Video Trying To Deport A Man Who ‘Looks Mexican’

Two agents are shown trying to send an injured and apparently incoherent man across the border apparently without following established procedures, according to NBC News.

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