Brian Naylor

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Congress Breathes Life Into President's Fast-Track Trade Plan

Thursday, June 18, 2015

President Obama's "fast-track" trade proposal, written off by many last week, got a key boost in the House on Thursday when lawmakers voted 218-208 to approve the measure.

The bill now moves back to the Senate, where a vote is expected next week.

The fast-track measure would enable the president ...

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Slain Charleston Church Pastor Heard Calling At Early Age

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Among the nine victims of Wednesday's shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. was its pastor, Clementa Pinckney, who was also a was also a Democratic state senator. He was 41.

According to the church's website, Pinckney "answered the call to preach at the ...

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Royals Fans Vote Early And Often For Their All-Star Favorites

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Kansas City players are leading in the online voting for almost every single starting position in the All-Star Game. This has caused shock and outrage for fans of other American League teams.

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Paul Ryan: Trade Deal Will Help U.S. 'Set The Standards For The Global Economy'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Republican House Ways and Means chairman explains to Steve Inskeep why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which is now working its way — in fits and starts — through Congress.

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Honor System Exploited On Scottish Island That Had Been Crime-Free

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Locals say it's the first theft on the island in decades. Items ranging from wool hats to candy and cosmetics were taken from a shop next to Canna's pier.

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Data Hack Leads To Call For OPM Chief's Resignation

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

At a contentious hearing in Congress today, members of a House committee grilled the director of the Office of Personnel Management over the hacking of agency computers, and later called for her resignation.

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta came under attack from Republicans and Democrats for her agency's handling of the ...

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White House Announces 'Cybersecurity Sprint' In Response To OPM Hack

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A House panel is looking into the massive data breach revealed earlier this month that affected millions of current and former federal workers. As a result of the hack, the Obama admi...

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Jeb Bush Makes It Official: He's Running

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jeb Bush formally declared his candidacy for the White House on Monday.

"Our country is on a very bad course. And the question is: What are we going to do about it? The question for me is: What am I going to do about it? And I have decided — ...

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IRS Announces Effort To Fight Fraudulent Tax Returns

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service, hoping to reduce the number of fraudulent tax returns filed each year, says it's partnering with several tax preparation and software firms in an effort to protect taxpayers.

The initiative, announced by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, will include steps the IRS believes will better authenticate the ...

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Union: All Data Of All Federal Employees Hacked

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The president of the largest federal employees union says all data for every current and retired federal employee and up to 1 million former employees were stolen by hackers. He says those data include names and Social Security numbers, military service and insurance and pension information.

The government has acknowledged ...

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After Nearly 30 Years, Librarian Of Congress Is Calling It Quits

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

James Billington helped usher the world's largest library into the digital age. The Library of Congress says he will step down on Jan. 1, 2016.

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Amtrak Engineer Not On Cellphone Before Philadelphia Derailment, NTSB Says

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The engineer at the controls of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia last month was not using his cellphone during the time he was operating train No. 188.

The National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday released a long-awaited analysis of cellphone records to determine whether the engineer was ...

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NPR Red Cross Investigation Prompts Call For A Congressional Hearing

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A Minnesota congressman is calling for a hearing into how the Red Cross spent millions of dollars donated for disaster relief in Haiti, following the devastating 2010 earthquake there.

The subject of a joint NPR/ProPublica investigation, the Red Cross raised nearly $500 million and promised to provide housing for ...

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Watchdog Questions Whether TSA Can Do Its Job

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security says his office is "deeply concerned" about the ability of the Transportation Security Administration to carry out its mission. John Roth told a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that despite hundreds of recommendations on security ...

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After Spending Millions On Communications, Homeland Security Fails Radio Test

Monday, June 08, 2015

One of the difficulties that first responders during the Sept. 11 attacks faced was problematic communication, including radios that didn't allow different agencies to speak with one another.

It would seem like a simple problem to solve, and in the years since, the Department of Homeland Security has spent heavily, ...

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Law In Jerusalem Passport Dispute

Monday, June 08, 2015

Updated at 1:45 p.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a law that allowed Americans who were born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on their passports.

In a 6-3 ruling, the court said that the law, passed by Congress in 2002, interferes with the president's ...

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China Dismisses U.S. Allegations That It Was Behind Cyberattack

Friday, June 05, 2015

The government plans to begin notifying on Monday the estimated 4 million federal employees who's data may have been hacked in an attack on its computers. Some officials are blaming China.

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OPM Hack Exposes Records Of 4 Million Federal Employees

Friday, June 05, 2015

Investigators are looking for hackers responsible for breaching security at the Office of Personnel Management. OPM computers contain personal information on current and former government employees.

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Chinese Hackers Breach Government Personnel Office Computers

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The federal government says hackers breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December. The personal data of 4 million federal employees may have been compromised.

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Warriors Run Away From Cavaliers In Overtime To Take Game 1 Of NBA Finals

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Update, 11:45 p.m. ET:

In what may herald an exciting series, Game 1 of the NBA Finals went into overtime Thursday night. But the Warriors ran away from the Cavaliers in the final five minutes, winning 108-100.

Cleveland's LeBron James nearly matched the output of Golden State's "Splash Brothers" all ...

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