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Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos from an ultra nationalist group in Britain 10 MIN, 28 SEC

Wednesday morning, President Trump retweeted posts from Jayda Fransen, leader of a far right anti-immigrant group called Britain First. The tweets included a video titled “Muslim migrant beats up dutch boy on crutches,” the authenticity of which has not been confirmed. The White House defended the president. But there’s outrage in Britain, and even Prime Minister Theresa May has criticized him.

Guests:
Adam Bienkov, Business Insider UK (@AdamBienkov)

How the GOP tax plan affects college students 11 MIN, 25 SEC

Senate Republicans are trying to get a vote on their tax bill this week. If it is to be reconciled with the House version and signed into law, it could mean big changes for American taxpayers. One provision in the House bill -- but not the Senate bill -- is of particular concern to graduate students. Grad students who work as researchers and teaching assistants often have their tuition waived. Under the House plan, that tuition would be taxed as if it were income.

Guests:
Kavitha Iyengar, PhD student in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley
Noah Smith, Bloomberg View (@Noahpinion)

More:
GOP tax plan rattles higher education
Republican Tax Plan for Colleges Is a Self-Inflicted Wound

Why the hoax is a particularly American phenomenon 14 MIN, 9 SEC

We consider the history of misinformation. A new book called “Bunk” explores America’s relationship to hoaxes, plagiarists, fakery and facts.

Guests:
Kevin Young, poet and author of “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News”

Do police need a warrant to monitor your cell phone? 8 MIN, 34 SEC

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a major case over what’s become an elemental part of American life: the cell phone. Specifically, it’s considering whether the police need a warrant to get cell tower records to track your whereabouts.

Guests:
Robert Barnes, Washington Post (@scotusreporter)

More:
Justices appear to favor more restraints on government access to digital information

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