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Examining The Case Against Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

The federal court case in New York involving President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has received no shortage of attention. Presiding over it all is Judge Kimba Wood, a veteran of the bench.

Starbucks Stores To Close For An Afternoon Of Racial-Bias Education

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

Noel King talks to Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, who is among the experts advising the company on the curriculum.

Legacy: Barbara Bush's Approach To Policy And Politics

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

The former first lady died Tuesday at the age of 92. To discuss Bush's legacy, David Greene talks to Rider University professor Myra Gutin, who wrote a book about Bush's years in the White House.

North Korea And Trade Dominate Trump-Abe Meeting

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

President Trump hosts Japanese Prime Minister Abe at his Florida resort for a second day on Wednesday. The leaders are expected to focus on trade and the nuclear threat posed by North Korea.

'GQ' Says James Harden Is The NBA's Most Exciting Player

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

It's NBA playoff season. David Greene talks to Devin Gordon, who profiled Houston Rockets point guard James Harden for GQ magazine.

GOP Groups Pour Money Into Upcoming Arizona Special Election

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

The election is for a U.S. House seat. While Republicans are taking nothing for granted in a conservative district, Democrats are hoping for another upset like the one last month in Pennsylvania.

News Brief: Pompeo's North Korea Trip, Trump-Abe Meeting

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:57am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly made an unannounced trip to North Korea over Easter weekend. And, the president is at his private Florida club meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Anguished Families Shoulder The Biggest Burdens Of Opioid Addiction

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:29am

Nationally, the economic toll of the opioid crisis is in the hundreds of billions. For families of addicts, the losses can include their life savings, peace of mind and a sense of hope.

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:26am

Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.

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Russia's Pacific Coast Economy Hurt By Sanctions Against North Korea

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 6:30am

Russia's support of U.N. sanctions against North Korea means the country will expel tens of thousands of North Korean migrant laborers. The Russian port city of Vladivostok is one area being impacted.

Ex-FBI Chief Comey Reflects On Circumstances Surrounding His Firing

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 6:14am

In his new book, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI Director James Comey says he did his very best to protect the FBI and the Justice Department from an assault by President Trump.

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize for his album DAMN., the first hip-hop or rap album to ever win the prestigious award.

Wyoming District To Decide On Teachers Carrying Guns

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

The school board in Cody, Wyo., is scheduled to decide whether to let its teachers carry guns. In a heavily armed state that allows school districts to make that decision, it's still stirred debate.

The Challenges Of Weapons Inspections In Syria

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Inspectors haven't yet been to Douma, where the Syrian regime allegedly carried out a chemical attack. Noel King talks with former weapons inspector Jerry Smith, who worked in Syria in 2013.

Canadian Archives Says Information Request Will Take 80 Years

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Library and Archives Canada told a researcher his request for 780,000 records would take about 800 years. They then said it was actually 80 years.

Internet Sales Tax Case Goes To Supreme Court

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Will you soon have to pay sales tax for every online purchase? A multibillion-dollar dispute that goes to the heart of that question lands in the Supreme Court Tuesday.

Michael Cohen In Court

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

We have the latest on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's appearance in a federal court in New York and new polling on how Republicans view the Mueller investigation.

'Thrist Trap' Enters The Lexicon

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

The phrase "thirst trap" has entered common usage. It can mean anything from a desire for attention on social media to a a digital heartthrob.

Japan's Shinzo Abe Travels To U.S. Amid Scandals At Home

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is traveling to the U.S. to meet with President Trump. Beyond tensions between the two allies, Abe faces scandals back home.

Latest Outcry Over Violent Crime In London Has A Familiar Ring

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:16am

A sharp rise in London's violent crime rate earlier this year brought a shower of media attention. But those working with at-risk youth say such spikes have been happening for years.




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