2017/02/09

Homeland Security Secretary: Travel Vetting Could Include Passwords, Tweets Plus 4 More Stories

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Homeland Security Secretary: Travel Vetting Could Include Passwords, Tweets

John Kelly tells NPR that screening needs to improve. He also says President Trump's travel ban is not based on religion, and one of the great strengths of the U.S. is diversity of religious views.

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The Two-Way

With Sessions Confirmed, Alabama Governor Appoints New Senator

Luther Strange will go from being Alabama's attorney general to being the state's junior senator — ending his role investigating a sex scandal involving the governor.

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The Two-Way

Explosion Hits Nuclear Power Station In Northwest France

The electric utility that operates the plant says there was "no victim and no consequences for safety and the environment."

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The Two-Way

Labor Nominee Says He Will Divest Portfolio And Forfeit Unvested Shares

Andrew Puzder's confirmation hearing for labor secretary has been repeatedly delayed as he worked to meet ethics standards regarding divestiture of his assets.

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Shots - Health News

Obamacare Brought Jobs To Indian Country That Could Vanish With Repeal

Many Native Americans have shifted to the Affordable Care Act for health coverage, and in rural Montana that's created jobs. The state could lose 3,000 health care jobs if the ACA is repealed.

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