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GOP Lawmaker Requested 'Sensitive' E-Mail Audit Of His Own Staff

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 5:17pm

Retiring freshman Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va., sought information about communications from his own congressional staff.

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President Trump Orders Help For Coal And Nuclear Plants

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:26pm

President Trump has ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take immediate steps to help financially troubled coal and nuclear power plants.

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The Big Caveat With The Labor Department's Jobs Report

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 3:35pm

Friday is jobs day, when the monthly employment report comes out, but those numbers come with a big asterix, including the massive margin of error, and the revisions. But what does this say about the reports as an economic indicator?

Canada Responds To Steel Tariffs By Imposing Dollar-For-Dollar Tariffs On U.S. Goods

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 3:35pm

Canadians are reacting to the tariffs leveled on them by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum products. In response, the Canadian government is imposing dollar-for-dollar tariffs on U.S. goods, including beer, whiskey and yogurt.

U.S. Tariffs On European Steel And Aluminum Lead EU To Open Case With WTO

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 3:35pm

The European Union opened a case against the United States at the World Trade Organization on Friday. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Chad Bown of the Peterson Institute for International Economics about the mechanics of arbitrating an international trade dispute.

Week In Politics: U.S. Allies React Swiftly To New U.S. Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 3:35pm

The Trump Administration has implemented new tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The latest job numbers show the lowest unemployment rate since 2000. Fallout continues over comments made by comedians Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee. Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks network and David Brooks of The New York Times join NPR's Audie Cornish to discuss the week in politics.

Vogue Cover Of Saudi Princess In The Driver's Seat Sparks Controversy

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 3:19pm

Vogue Arabia meant to celebrate "the trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia" before a ban on female drivers is lifted. Instead, critics said the photo overlooked women who fought for the right to drive.

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Top North Korean Official Visits President Trump At White House

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:26pm

The meeting with Kim Yong Chol, a top deputy to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is a prelude to a possible summit between Trump and Kim later this month.

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Top North Korean Official Delivers Letter From Kim Jong Un To White House

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:06pm

The diplomatic activity is aimed at paving the way for a summit between Trump and the North Korean leader as soon as June 12.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:06am

Is the summit with North Korea back on?

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 9:06am

Pardon us.

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Negotiations Continue For Expected U.S.-North Korea Summit

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:14am

David Greene talks to Alexander Vershbow, who served in the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, to help make sense of the swirl of negotiations between U.S. and North Korean officials.

In Kansas Election It's Estes Vs. Estes

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 5:31am

Republican Ron Estes of Kansas is running in a primary against Ron Estes. A spokesman for Rep. Estes said this is a blatant attempt to deceive voters.

Samantha Bee: 'I Crossed A Line' In Using Expletive To Describe Ivanka Trump

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:55am

The comedian, who used a vulgar term for the female anatomy to describe the first daughter, issued a tweet Thursday saying she regrets the remark.

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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Uses Legal Threats To Protect His Client

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:03am

President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has a history of using legal threats to prevent problems for his boss. NPR has the audio of a 2015 incident where he threatens a reporter.

Canada Retaliates After The U.S. Hits It With Tariffs On Steel

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:03am

Canada is complaining loudly about President Trump's decision to slap its steel exports to the U.S. with a 25 percent tariff. David Greene talks to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The Trump Administration's Pattern Of Mixed Signals On Trade

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:03am

European, Canadian and Mexican officials are promising to retaliate against steel and aluminum tariffs that the Trump administration is imposing.

Morning News Brief

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:03am

As the U.S. and North Korea try to make a way toward a June 12 summit, the two rival Koreas again met at their shared border. And, a top North Korean official leads a delegation to Washington Friday.

Inspired By Russia, He Bought Influence On Facebook

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 7:33pm

In California, a political novice is helping shape a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary by buying influence on Facebook. He says he wanted to "take a page from the Russian playbook."

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Democrats Divided As They Try To Flip N.J. House Seat

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 5:16pm

New Jersey has several Republican House seats Democrats would like to flip. In one, the Democratic primary involves a candidate who is moderate on gun issues and backed by party establishment figures.

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