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Trump To Discuss North Korea Crisis While In Germany For G20 Summit

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

President Trump leaves Wednesday for his second international trip just as the North Korea crisis heats up. That trip will include his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Putin.

News Brief: North Korea Crisis Overshadows Trump's European Trip

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

The U.S. confirms North Korea fired a missile capable of reaching Alaska. President Trump leaves for Europe to discuss options with the G20, and have his first one-on-one with Russian President Putin.

Commercial Real Estate Demand Softens, Investors Fret Trump Tax Cuts Won't Pass

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

Revenue from President Trump's office buildings is falling. The problem: commercial real estate prices are declining. In New York, buildings are rising and older properties havw to compete harder.

Can Cuban Charcoal Turn Up The Heat On U.S.-Cuba Relations?

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:05am

Only 2 Cuban exports are allowed to be sold in the U.S. One is coffee, the other is an artisanal charcoal, coveted for its long burning properties. It's also a weed taking over areas of the island.

Amid Gathering Of World Leaders, Trump's Meeting With Putin Stands Out

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump is scheduled to have a face-to-face with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit. Trump has said he'd like closer ties between the countries, but Russia is under fire for election meddling.

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'Let Local People Solve Local Problems,' Memphis Says In Bid To End DOJ Oversight

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 4:00am

The Justice Department's agreement to overhaul troubled juvenile courts in Memphis had been lauded as a national model. Now local officials want to get out from under federal oversight.

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Trump Responds To North Korea Missile Test

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 3:33pm

The North Korea missile test is another challenge for the Trump administration. North Korea expert Laura Rosenberger says the president's intentions aren't clear to either adversaries or allies.

Trump Prepares For First Meeting With Putin Since Taking Office

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 3:33pm

President Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution says he hopes there will be a serious tone on both sides, and modest expectations.

Illinois Governor Vetoes Budget Deal; Legislators Begin Override

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 3:14pm

Illinois hasn't passed a budget for two years. The state has billions in unpaid bills. Lawmakers finally struck a deal, including a tax increase — but Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner isn't on board.

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Chris Hayes' "A Colony in a Nation" (Rebroadcast)

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:06am

In his new book, MSNBC's Chris Hayes argues there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation.

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Trump Puts A Twist On The Meaning Of 'Bully Pulpit'

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 9:00am

For Teddy Roosevelt, it was a way of saying the presidency was a matchless opportunity to raise consciousness, to lecture if you will — relying on independent media to convey the president's ideas.

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QUIZ: 11 Random Facts About Independence Day For Your Backyard Party

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 9:00am

How many people lived in the original 13 Colonies? How much do we import in American flags? The pressing questions to get you through July Fourth.

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Dozens Of States Reject Trump Administration Voter Initiative

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 6:33am

The Commission on Election Integrity asked for details on voters, seeking evidence of fraud. Many states can't legally comply with the request which grew out of the president losing the popular vote.

Official White House Twitter Accounts Stay On Message While Trump Strays

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump's personal feed largely focused on blasting the media, while the vice president and White House account pushed the Republican health care bill, immigration policy and Energy Week.

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Ask Cokie: The Role Women Played In The Declaration Of Independence

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Cokie Roberts, who offers fascinating and fun facts about the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Some of the words in the document were treasonous.

News Brief: North Korea Launches Missile, States Won't Supply Voter Data

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 4:00am

It hasn't been confirmed, but North Korea says it successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. At least 41 states say they won't hand over information to Trump's election commission.

What's It Like To Be A Historian At This Political Time? 'Every Day Is Christmas'

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep and biographer Jon Meacham discuss the American presidency, the rise of populism and Americans' sense of a shared history for the last conversation in our series, History of Our Time.

In America, Every Day Is Independents' Day

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 4:00am

Four charts that explain what's up with America's independents on Independence Day. (Get it?) (Do you?) (If you don't, we can explain.)

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New Jersey Budget Deal Reached Just In Time For July 4 Celebrations

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 12:40am

State beaches and parks will be open for the holiday now that lawmakers in the New Jersey legislature and Gov. Chris Christie reached a $34.7 billion budget deal Monday night.

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Chief Justice John Roberts Bucks Tradition In Graduation Speech

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 3:28pm

A commencement speech delivered last month by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is gaining attention. Roberts didn't talk about the Constitution or the Supreme Court, but instead bucked tradition and wished the graduates some hardship.

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