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Prosecutors Conclude Arguments Against Paul Manafort In Bank And Tax Fraud Trial

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 6:59pm

The government called more than two dozen witnesses in its bid to prove Manafort had allegedly violated tax and banking laws. His defense team will have a chance to call witnesses next.

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In Politics, No One Can Call You Out Like Your Family

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:46pm

GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte's son has publicly criticized his father in recent days. The Goodlattes join a growing list of political families airing their differences in public.

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Prosecutors Rest Their Case In Trial Of Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:56pm

Prosecutors in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort wrapped up their case on Monday. There is no indication yet whether the defense will call any witnesses.

'Unite The Right' White Nationalist Rally Drowned Out By Counterprotesters

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:44pm

Internal disputes within white nationalism helped reduce the number of protesters at last weekend's "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, D.C.

Florida Man Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:44pm

Florida prosecutors charged a man involved in a parking lot shooting last month with manslaughter. Police initially said they could not arrest Michael Drejka because of the state's Stand Your Ground law.

Ben Carson Moves Forward With Push To Change Fair Housing Rule

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:06pm

HUD Secretary Ben Carson is moving to overhaul an Obama-era rule intended strengthen the 1968 Fair Housing Act and combat housing segregation.

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Texas Democrats Fired Up Over Rep. Beto O'Rourke's Progressive Platform

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 3:32pm

Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke is firing up Democrats as he challenges GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election bid. O'Rourke is staking out progressive positions instead of tacking to the middle in the deep red state.

West Virginia House Votes To Impeach A State Supreme Court Justice

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:17pm

The vote comes one week after the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against the entire bench of the state Supreme Court of Appeals.

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How Are Tariffs Affecting You?

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 2:14pm

Are you noticing any effects from the tariffs in your daily life or work? Are you paying less or more for products you buy at the supermarket or for your business? NPR wants to hear from you.

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Congressman Accused Of Domestic Abuse By Former Girlfriend

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:29am

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat who represents the Minneapolis area, denies the accusation. Ellison is running for state Attorney General and the primary election is Tuesday.

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FBI Fires Agent Peter Strzok

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:01am

FBI agent Peter Strzok, who served on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server and whose texts with another FBI employee were found to contain anti-Trump sentiments, has been fired.

Required Reading: Julie Schumacher's New Novel Satirizes Academia

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:40am

Requiring college students to study Shakespeare might not be hilarious, but a new novel centering on a battle over The Bard is being described as such.

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FBI Fires Peter Strzok, Political Lightning Rod Who Criticized Trump

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:36am

The embattled former special agent lost his place in the Russia investigation over text messages that criticized then-candidate Trump and has been under a political bullseye ever since.

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Arne Duncan On Dishonesty And Disadvantages In America's Education System

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:06am

The former education secretary has a new book called "How Schools Work." The first chapter is called "Lies, Lies Everywhere."

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In Presidential Tweet, Trump Says Former Aide Was 'A Loser' And 'Vicious'

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 9:46am

On the eve of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book release, Trump tweeted scathing criticism of his former top-level aide.

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W.Va. House To Consider Impeaching State Supreme Court Justices

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:06am

The West Virginia House of Delegates Monday considers the impeachment of four state Supreme Court justices who are accused of corruption. The fifth has already resigned and is facing federal charges.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Is A Step Closer To A Second Term

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:06am

Hawaii Governor David Ige headed off a challenge from Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the state's Democratic primary. Voter turnout was once again low in this solidly blue state.

Trump Tariffs Strain Relations Between U.S. And Turkey

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:06am

Noel King talks to Elmira Bayrasli — who served in the State Department during the Clinton administration, and now teaches international affairs at Bard College — about the tariffs.

Fact-Checking Trump's Tweets On The Economy

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:06am

David Greene checks in with David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, for context and comment on President Trump's latest tweets on trade and the economy.

White House Blasts Omarosa Manigault Newman For Tape's Release

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 4:06am

Last December, the ex-White House aide secretly audio taped her firing over the alleged misuse of a government car. The recording was played Sunday during her appearance on NBC's Meet the Press.

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