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January 20, 2017

Texas Standard: January 20, 2017

By: David Brown

The 45th president of the United States promises big changes right away, with immigration high on the list, we’ll explore. Also, though many of the new president’s proposals remain rather ambiguous when it comes to detail, we do know how Mr.Trump plans to move forward with what he calls extreme vetting, we’ll break it down. And another big change expected early on: repeal of the affordable care act. Not so fast- we’ll hear why experts think this won’t be as simple a matter as Republicans might wish. And what kind of hat is that? A run on pink yarn points to legacy of craftivism, as women descend on Washington for protest. Those stories and a whole lot more today on the Texas Standard:


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