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DOJ Report — Expected To Be Stinkbomb For Comey And Lynch — Now Set For Release

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 5:13pm

The Justice Department's internal watchdog has told Congress that he'll appear soon to discuss his report about the handling of the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server.

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President Trump Meets With Japanese Prime Minister Ahead Of Summit With North Korea

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:22pm

President Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the second time in less than two months. The meeting comes just days before Trump's historic summit with North Korea's leader.

American Pork Farmers React To Mexico's Counter Tariffs On U.S. Goods

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:22pm

Mexico imposed counter-tariffs on several U.S. goods, including pork legs and shoulders. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Amy Mayer of Iowa Public Radio and pork producer John Weber of Dysart, Iowa about the newly imposed tariffs and the political repercussions.

Republicans Exploring Options To Block Trump Administration's Tariffs

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:22pm

As the G7 meeting convenes in Quebec, House Republicans opposed to President Trump's broad tariffs discuss how to move their arguments ahead in the United States.

Does Bernie Sanders' Endorsement Matter? Even The Vermont Senator Is Skeptical

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:22pm

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has backed candidates in 2018 primaries who he hopes will make for a more open Democratic Party, with little success. But the party has embraced many pillars of his agenda.

U.S. Diplomats In China Exhibiting Signs Of Minor Brain Injury After Hearing Strange Sounds

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:22pm

American diplomats in Guangzhou, China are reporting strange symptoms that the State Department says are similar to what would follow a concussion or minor traumatic brain injury. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to New York Times Steven Lee Myers about his reporting on the story.

Former Obama Administration Insider Says U.S. Is Losing Its Standing On International Stage

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:22pm

Ben Rhodes witnessed all eight years of Barack Obama's presidency from inside the White House, helping the president make key national security and foreign policy decisions. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rhodes about his new memoir about those years, The World as It Is.

China's ZTE Company Strikes $1 Billion Deal To Resume Business With U.S.

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:22pm

Lawmakers and U.S. companies react to the news that ZTE will pay a $1 billion fine to be able to do business with U.S. companies again.

Can Congressional Republicans Find Common Ground On Immigration?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:22pm

House Republicans are headed to a showdown over immigration. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., and Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., about their conflicting visions for immigration policy in the U.S. and whether there's any chance Republicans can come together on a deal.

With Real-Life Stories, White House Ad Campaign Aims To Prevent Youth Opioid Abuse

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 1:01pm

Four new national ads will focus on warning young people about how easy it is to fall into opioid addiction.

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Trump Meets With Japanese Prime Minister Ahead Of North Korea Summit

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:12pm

President Trump hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House Thursday. It was chance for Abe to urge Trump to keep insisting that North Korea dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

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Trump Meets With Japanese Prime Minister Ahead Of North Korea Summit

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:12pm

President Trump hosts Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House Thursday. It's a chance for Abe to urge Trump to keep insisting that North Korea dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

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Immigration Debate Shines Spotlight On Divided GOP

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:04am

House Republicans are struggling to find consensus on an immigration bill that can unify the GOP's ideological divide over how to address the legal status of people brought to the U.S. as children.

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Feds, DOJ Prepare 3rd Secret Briefing On Confidential Sources For Hill Bosses

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:03am

Congressional leaders say they're mostly satisfied with what they've learned about the counterintelligence investigation but have a few more questions for the FBI and Department of Justice.

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China's ZTE To Pay $1 Billion Fine To Settle U.S. Trade Case

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 8:48am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a deal with Chinese telecommunications company ZTE — a move that may indicate progress in high-stakes trade talks between the U.S. and China.

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Is Alice Johnson's Release A Sign Other Prisoners Will Get Out Too?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:27am

Now that President Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson, a Tennessee grandmother serving life in prison for a first-time drug conviction, other inmates are hoping for similar relief.

Mulvaney Further Scales Back CFBD Role As An Aggressive Watchdog

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:20am

Mick Mulvaney is effectively disbanding councils designed to help consumer groups work with the agency to identify problems facing Americans who are being unfairly treated by financial firms.

Regional Security Is At Stake When Trump Sits Down With North Korea

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:14am

Ahead of his summit next week with North Korea's leader, President Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Abe. Meanwhile, Republican leaders in Congress grapple with a challenge on immigration.

U.S. Evacuates Multiple Employees From Chinese Consulate Over Mysterious Illness

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 5:36am

The State Department would not say how many employees were sent home from the consulate in Guangzhou. In May, one employee was confirmed as having symptoms similar to the mysterious attacks in Cuba.

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German Lawmakers Call For U.S. Ambassador To Be Replaced

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:02am

The new U.S. ambassador to Germany has been upsetting his hosts with his instructions to German business leaders to stop trading with Iran and his announced support for right-wing populists in Europe.

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