Kelsey Snell

Kelsey Snell appears in the following:

Sen. Murphy tries to get talks going on limited gun measures after Texas shooting

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Even as some lawmakers say it's "nuts" not to take action, any measure faces exceedingly slim odds of passing in the 50-50 Senate.

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The Senate has approved roughly $40 billion in aid to Ukraine

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Senate approved about $40 billion in aid to Ukraine in a largely bipartisan vote. The House has already passed the bill, and it now goes to President Biden to sign.

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The Senate is expected to vote on a bill codifying Roe v. Wade into law

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Senate vote will largely be a symbolic move by Democrats to show support for abortion rights after a leaked draft showed the Supreme Court may overturn the ruling.

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How the U.S. aid to Ukraine is taking shape

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Congress is currently considering sending Ukraine $39.8 billion more in aid. That's nearly three times the amount it approved in March to help the country after Russia invaded.

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House passes nearly $40 billion in aid for Ukraine and sends package to the Senate

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The House added $7 billion to President Biden's request for military, economic and humanitarian aid before voting on Tuesday night.

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Democrats promise votes on abortion rights despite vanishingly small odds of success

Thursday, May 05, 2022

With the Supreme Court seemingly poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats look to legislation to keep abortion legal.

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How the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning 'Roe v. Wade' could impact midterms

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade sparked a fierce reaction in the political world, with potentially major ramifications for the midterm elections.

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The rate of inflation made its sharpest spike since 1981

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Consumer prices in March were up 8.5% from a year ago — the sharpest increase since December of 1981. Stubbornly high inflation is a challenge for the U.S. economy and the Biden administration.

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Biden will announce steps to curb gun violence in the U.S.

Monday, April 11, 2022

The action includes finalizing regulations that deal with ghost guns — weapons that do not have serial numbers that can be used to track them and are sometimes sold as kits to be assembled at home.

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Biden picks a former federal prosecutor to lead the ATF as it targets 'ghost guns'

Monday, April 11, 2022

President Biden has picked Steve Dettelbach, a former U.S. attorney in Ohio, to lead the agency as it cracks down on so-called "ghost guns," which are assembled from parts and lack serial numbers.

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The Senate has confirmed Judge Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

Thursday, April 07, 2022

The Senate made history Thursday when it confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. After 233 years, she'll be the first Black woman to ever serve on the nations highest court.

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What happens if half of Congress dies? Even Congress isn't sure.

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Lawmakers had a number of scares in recent years: a shooting at a GOP baseball practice, the pandemic and the Jan. 6 attack. But there are no clear plans for Congress to function in a catastrophe.

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Congress considers scenarios for what to do if calamity strikes

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Lawmakers are trying to answer how Congress could function if a catastrophe incapacitated members. A 2017 shooting at a GOP baseball practice, the pandemic and Jan. 6 have made the issue more urgent.

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Sarah Lancashire becomes master — and teacher — of French cooking as Julia Child

Monday, April 04, 2022

Actress Sarah Lancashire transforms into the iconic Julia Child, the chef who popularized French cooking in America.

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2 more Republicans say they'll vote to confirm Jackson's Supreme Court nomination

Monday, April 04, 2022

Sens. Murkowski and Romney said they'll vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson after the Judiciary Committee reached an 11-11 tie along party lines to advance her nomination to the Senate.

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America's population isn't growing as fast as it used to

Friday, April 01, 2022

NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Atlantic, writer Derek Thompson, about how low births, high deaths and heavy restrictions on immigration could steer the U.S. into a "demographic danger zone."

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Tokyo loosens strict public school uniform rules

Friday, April 01, 2022

NPR's Kelsey Snell talks with Japan-based reporter for Vice World News, Hanako Montgomery, about the lifting of decades-old school uniform rules in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

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Florida Lt. Gov. says 'good luck' to attempts to repeal so-called 'Don't Say Gay' law

Friday, April 01, 2022

NPR's Kelsey Snell speaks with Florida's Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez about the state's "Parental Rights in Education" law. The law has seen its first legal challenge this week from LGBTQ advocates.

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Grant Ginder melds political and family dysfunction in 'Let's Not Do That Again'

Friday, April 01, 2022

NPR's Kelsey Snell talks with Grant Ginder about his new novel, Let's Not Do That Again, drawing inspiration from his time as a speechwriter and exploring political dynamics in families.

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Sarah Lancashire on the power of women and playing Julia Child

Thursday, March 31, 2022

NPR's Kelsey Snell talks with actress Sarah Lancashire about her portrayal of Julia Child in HBO's new series Julia.

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