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Sudanese Teen Bride Sentenced To Death For Killing Husband During Alleged Rape

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:47am

Noura Hussein, 19, was sentenced to death by hanging on Thursday. A team of lawyers and advocates is fighting for her life.

Who Paid Michael Cohen?

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

AT&T has acknowledged paying hundreds of thousands to Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, at a time when it was fighting the administration's opposition to its proposed merger.

Sept. 11 Architect Wants To Tell Senators About Haspel

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

David Nevin is lead defense attorney for Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that Mohammed wants to share information relevant to Gina Haspel and the CIA.

Reagan, Gorbachev And 'Three Days In Moscow'

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

Fox News anchor Bret Baier's new book tells the story of President Reagan's 1988 summit with Mikhail Gorbachev. NPR's Scott Simon talks with him about the book and America's current president.

New York Politics After Schneiderman

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight on Spectrum News about the the scandal around Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York's political landscape.

White House On Iran Deal And North Korea Prisoners

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

NPR's Scott Simon asks White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley about Iran, North Korea and some of this week's other major news stories.

John McCain's Absence Weighs On The Senate

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 6:00am

The Arizona Republican has not been in the U.S. Capitol this year, but he is still having an impact on the Senate.

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The Russia Investigations: Another Oligarch Becomes Embroiled In The Imbroglio

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 6:00am

Enter Viktor Vekselberg, the latest character to have a role in the Russia narrative. And how did information associated with Michael Cohen's banking records fall into Michael Avenatti's hands?

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White House Has Several Potential Nominees To Lead VA

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:34pm

The list of potential nominees to head the Department of Veterans Affairs is growing, though none of them appear to be an easy confirmation.

Trump Drug Pricing 'Blueprint' Could Take Years To Build

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:04pm

The 39-page drug price plan includes an array of ideas that the administration will consider but it's unclear which ones will be implemented.

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Addition Of Emmet Flood To Trump's Legal Team Could Signal A Different Approach

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:52pm

Former colleagues and legal adversaries describe Flood as smart, cerebral and a fierce defender of executive privilege, and say his hiring likely signals a more adversarial approach by the White House toward special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Sen. McCain's Absence Looms Over Senate

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:31pm

Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain hasn't stepped foot in the U.S. Senate this year. His absence looms large over the chamber this month.

Ambassador Joseph Yun Weighs In On Upcoming U.S.-North Korea Meeting

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ambassador Joseph Yun, former special representative for North Korea policy, about the upcoming meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and what denuclearization means to both parties.

Secretary Of State Pompeo Meets With South Korean Counterpart

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:31pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his South Korean counterpart met at the State Department on Friday. The meeting comes on the heels of Pompeo's visit to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Week In Politics: CIA Nominee Gina Haspel, North Korea And Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:31pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with political commentators Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and Erick Erickson, who runs blog The Resurgen and hosts "The Erick Erickson Show" on WSBRadio about President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, Trump's foreign policy in North Korea and Iran and the confirmation battle over Trump's nominee to run the CIA, Gina Haspel.

Why It Matters What Shape Michael Cohen's Finances Are In

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:31pm

President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen is back in the news for accepting a $600,000 payment from AT&T for political consulting. Before this, Michael Cohen faced financial problems due to investment in taxi cab companies that have been upended by the rise of Uber and Lyft.

Sept. 11 Architect Wants To Tell Senators About Torture But Says Haspel Classified It

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:04pm

Khalid Sheik Mohammed says he has information that could be relevant to Gina Haspel's nomination as CIA director. After his capture, Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times by the CIA.

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70 Muslim Clerics Issue Fatwa Against Violence And Terrorism

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:46pm

The scholars from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indonesia met Friday to discuss peace in Afghanistan. They said "violent extremism and terrorism" contradict "the holy principles of Islam."

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Ranchers Sour On Trump Administration Over Proposal To Bring Back Grizzly Bears

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:08pm

Some rural leaders in Washington state say they felt blindsided by a surprise decision to restart a grizzly reintroduction plan.

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Were Trump Lawyer Cohen's Actions Legal?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:27pm

Corporations paid Michael Cohen six-figure fees, apparently to fix them up with White House officials. The lobbying law has a loophole for that.

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