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Former U.S. Ambassador To Israel Weighs In On Embassy Move To Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:33pm

President Trump makes a significant move Monday, by shifting the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. ambassador to Israel about the situation.

White House Reacts To The Killing Of Dozens Of Palestinian Protesters

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:33pm

In the bloodiest day there in years, Gaza officials say Israeli troops killed more than 50 Palestinians during protests along the border with Israel. Israel says it was defending its border from incursions but Palestinians say the dead include several teenagers and that more than 1,200 people were shot.

Why The ZTE Case Is Causing Some In China To Think About Economic Relations With U.S.

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:33pm

President Trump has pledged to help rescue one of China's top telecommunication firms, which the U.S. Commerce Department has penalized for violating U.S. sanctions on North Korea and Iran. The penalties have convinced many Chinese that they can no longer rely on the U.S., and must manufacture their own hi-tech products.

U.S. Ambassador To Israel Defends Response To Gaza Protests

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:33pm

As the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem opens, David Friedman, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, is defending Israel's response to Palestinian protesters.

First Lady Melania Trump Hospitalized After Treatment For Kidney Condition

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:03pm

A spokeswoman for the first lady says she will be hospitalized all week after undergoing a surgical procedure to treat a kidney condition. President Trump tweeted that his wife "is in good spirits."

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Supreme Court Upholds Individual Rights In 2 Key Criminal Justice Cases

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:45pm

The court decided only the accused have a right to profess guilt or innocence, not a lawyer. And in the age of Zipcar, you still maintain a right to privacy even if you aren't on a rental agreement.

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PHOTOS: U.S. Embassy Opens In Jerusalem As Tens Of Thousands Protest In Gaza

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:17pm

The day was marked by violence and bloodshed, as tens of thousands of Palestinians protested the embassy opening and Israeli army forces killed dozens of protesters.

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Before They Walk Into A Classroom, These New Teachers Will March On The N.C. Capitol

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:40am

Recent graduates Cristina Chase Lane and WinnieHope Mamboleo will be joining the profession just as teacher strikes sweep the nation. Instead of feeling demoralized, they say they feel galvanized.

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Supreme Court Rules States Are Free To Legalize Sports Betting

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:33am

"Congress can regulate sports gambling directly," the court wrote in a decision released Monday, "but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own."

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The Long-Term Effects Of Moving The Embassy To Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:18am

Protests have already left [dozens dead and hundreds injured.

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An Illustrated Memoir Of The War In Syria

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:06am

The humanitarian and military crisis in Syria can be hard to see clearly. But Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple have another way.

Ambassador: Recognizing Jerusalem As Capital Removes 'Right Of Veto' In Talks

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 7:32am

David Friedman tells NPR's Morning Edition that the question of Jerusalem was "an inappropriate card" for the Palestinians to play and that taking it off the table will advance negotiations.

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U.S. Marks The Opening Of Its Embassy In Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:15am

After decades of U.S. policy saying the disputed city of Jerusalem should be settled in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, the Trump administration made Jerusalem Israel's capital.

AirAsia CEO Says 'Sorry' For Endorsing Malaysia's Ousted Prime Minister

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:43am

Tony Fernandes, who founded the Kuala Lumpur-based low-cost carrier in 1993, said he 'buckled' under pressure from Prime Minister Najib Razak to back him in last week's election.

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Seattle City Council To Decide Monday On Jobs Tax

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

The council is considering a corporate head tax that Amazon and Starbucks object to. Others say rising homelessness is a consequence of wealth and fast growth — one that companies should pay for.

50 Years Later, Reviving King's Poor People's Campaign

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

Faith leaders are renewing Martin Luther's King's effort to demand better jobs and living conditions for the poor, by organizing demonstrations across the country to highlight the issue of poverty.

Checking In On How Supporters Think Trump Is Doing

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin speaks to Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, about how the president is doing with his base and whether he's keeping his campaign promises.

Missouri Governor's Trial On Felony Invasion Of Privacy Begins Monday

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

Eric Greitens is accused of taking a semi-nude photo of a woman he had an affair with without her consent. An acquittal would not be the end of Greitens' political woes.

News Brief: U.S. Embassy In Israel Moves To Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

On Monday, the U.S. moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinians are expected to demonstrate and confront Israeli troops on the border between Gaza and Israel.

How To Spot The Signs Of A Coming Blue Wave

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:00am

Democrats are hoping that President Trump's unpopularity propels them back into power in Congress. There's lots of prognosticating, but here's what you should actually watch for.

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