Republicans are pressing the White House to change course and drop its threat to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. But for the moment, President Trump is sticking to his protectionist guns.
Canada will be hit particularly hard by tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to attorney Mark Warner, who is based in Toronto and has worked on trade negotiations, about the reaction in Canada and potential legal challenges to these new tariffs.
In Kansas, the trial for the state's Secretary of State Kris Kobach's "proof of citizenship" law is set to get underway. Kobach has been requiring proof of citizenship for would-be voters in Kansas since 2013. But a federal judge's injunction prevents him from targeting people who register to vote when they renew their driver's licenses at the DMV.
Teachers in West Virginia are entering their eighth day of a statewide strike. At issue is a pay increase that teachers say does not keep up with the cost of living. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Amber Glennon, who is the Director of Operations at the Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Florida's Republican-controlled Senate today is poised to pass a package of legislation aimed at preventing another mass shooting like the one in Parkland. Democrats have unsuccessfully been trying to include a ban on high velocity semi-automatic rifles and to remove a provision that would arm teachers.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ahmed Younis, who served as principal deputy coordinator and deputy special envoy of the Global Engagement Center at the U.S. Department of State under the Trump administration, about why the State Department has spent none of the $120 million allocated to fight Russian meddling.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California, is facing numerous challengers from the right and the left over his warm embrace of all things Russia. NPR went to Rohrabacher's district to explore the political campaign in America where Russia looms the largest.