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In First Meeting With Putin, Trump Raises Russian Election Meddling

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump held a meeting Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen Sestanovich of the Council on Foreign Relations to break down what happened.

Former Carter Speechwriter Reflects On How Presidents Used To Speak Overseas

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump's speech in Poland this week brought back memories for James Fallows. The current national correspondent for The Atlantic was a twenty-something speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter. And the tone of Carter's speech to Poland in 1977 was a lot different from Trump's.

Trump Administration Appoints Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald As New CDC Director

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:31pm

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has been appointed as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. She is an obstetrician-gynecologist who's led the Georgia state health department for six years. She succeeds Dr. Thomas Frieden.

Week In Politics: Trump's Speech In Poland, Health Care Debate

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers wraps up the week's politics news with columnists David Brooks of The New York Times and Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald. They discuss President Trump's speech in Poland, the ongoing debate over the health care bill, and Walter Shaub Jr.'s resignation from the Office of Government Ethics.

Trump, Putin Hold First Face-To-Face Meeting At G-20 Summit In Germany

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:31pm

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for more than two hours in their first presidential face-to-face meeting. Trump raised the issue of Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.

Nevada Voters, Divided Over Health Care, Put Moderate Republican In Tough Spot

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 2:39pm

Amid protests during recess, Sen. Dean Heller stayed on the sidelines in his state's health care tug-of-war. Heller is one of the few moderate Republicans expected to have swaying power in the vote.

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Montana Insurers Say Medicaid Cuts Would Drive Up Cost Of Private Health Plans

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 2:27pm

Montana's three main health insurance firms say the Republican Senate's proposed cuts to Medicaid, and any plan to repeal the individual mandate, could drive up health costs for everyone.

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'Get A Grip': Clinton Campaign Chairman Responds To Trump Saying He's Talk Of G-20

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:54am

Trump tweeted inaccurately that John Podesta refused to turn over the hacked DNC server to investigators. Podesta replied: "Dude, get your head in the game. You're representing the US at the G20."

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Who Gets To Fish For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It's All Politics

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:22am

The fish were nearly wiped out from the Gulf 20 or 30 years ago, so the catch is closely regulated. A Trump administration deal to extend the recreational season has prompted cheers – and concerns.

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Tillerson: Trump Confronts Putin Over Russian Election Meddling

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:10am

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Trump "pressed" Vladimir Putin about election meddling, but the two leaders agreed on the need to move on in the U.S.-Russia relationship.

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Putin, Trump Meet For First Time At G-20 Summit In Germany

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:10am

The Russian president said he was "delighted" to meet with President Trump Friday in Hamburg, Germany. Trump told Putin it was "an honor to be with you."

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:06am

In a speech in Poland before a two-day "Group of 20" summit in Europe, President Trump makes the case for defending Western civilization against challenges posed by terrorism. And the world responds to North Korea after Pyongyang tests an intercontinental ballistic missile. It's the global edition of the Friday News Roundup.

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Georgia OB-GYN Will Lead Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 9:53am

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who leads the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been appointed CDC director. She'll take over as the Trump administration seeks big cuts to the CDC's budget.

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Flames Subside But Protests Continue As G-20 Leaders Gather For Hamburg Summit

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 9:50am

Anti-globalization activists continued protests in the German city for a second day as the summit of the world's major economic powers got underway.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 9:06am

The governor of New Jersey gets grief for going to the beach, and more than 40 states say they will not or cannot turn over all the data President Trump's voting commission wants.

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After 2 Years, Illinois Passes A Budget

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

For the first time in two years, the state of Illinois passed a budget, after lawmakers overrode the governor's veto. But it doesn't mean the state has solved its budget woes.

What To Expect When Trump Meets Putin

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday. Mary Louise Kelly asks Tom Graham, a Russia adviser for the George W. Bush administration, about what Trump should discuss.

The Controversy Over The 'Motor Voter' Law

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

Voting rights groups fear that the Trump administration's look into voter fraud is really aimed at weakening a 24-year-old law meant to expand opportunities for people to register to vote.

A Look At Trump's Day At The G-20

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump will have his first meeting as president with Russian President Putin. It will take place Friday at the G-20 summit in Germany.

An Update On Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 4:08am

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia probe, has assembled a high-powered team of investigators and lawyers.

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