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Shiite Cleric Sadr Takes Surprise Lead In Iraq Parliamentary Election

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 7:39pm

In the country's first election since driving out ISIS, partial results show an alliance backed by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has made strong gains at the expense of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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Michael Cohen's Troubled Taxi Business

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen has been in the spotlight over his financial dealings. One little known portion of his finances was a taxi business.

Rick Saccone Back To Battling For Congressional Seat

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

It's been nearly two months since Republican Congressman Rick Saccone narrowly lost a special election to Democrat Conor Lamb. On Tuesday, Saccone will make another attempt to win a seat in Congress.

Trump's 'Energy Dominance' Gets Slow Start On Federal Land

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 7:04am

Despite President Trump's pledge to boost oil and gas drilling on federal land, some statistics show there was more activity during the Obama administration.

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Many Electronic Voting Machines Are Insecure. One County Is Trying To Fix That

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:00am

Most electronic voting machines don't create a paper trail but voting officials in Austin are trying to marry the convenience of electronic machines with a paper trail that can be audited.

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Trump Administration's Latest Diplomacy Moves

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 5:00pm

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis weighs in on how Europe might react to a U.S. reboot of foreign alliances.

North Korea Announces Plans To Dismantle Nuclear Test Site

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:23pm

In a statement delivered through state media Saturday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry announced that it will destroy a nuclear test site later this month — and invite journalists to watch.

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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.

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