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Charlotte, N.C., Signals That It Wants To Host GOP Convention

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:00am

The city of Charlotte decided it wants to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. The city council's vote came after hours of contentious debate from dozens of speakers and an overflow crowd.

Even Conservative Media, Trump's Usual Defenders, Struggle To Explain Helsinki

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:00am

Conservative media haven't been as supportive as usual of President Trump after the Helsinki summit in which he appeared to side with Russia's president over the U.S. intelligence community.

NAACP Focuses On Energizing Voters For Local, Congressional Elections

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 4:00am

At its annual conference this week in San Antonio, the NAACP is pushing issues including a get-out-the-vote effort and discussions about what the group calls President Trump's racist policies.

Trump, Putin Discuss Charges Of Russian Interference In 2016 U.S. Election

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:03am

President Trump and President Putin hold a joint press conference after meeting for two hours. The leaders were asked about charges of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Trump, Putin Lead Press Conference After 2-Hour Meeting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:46am

Richard Fontaine of the Center For A New American Security offers his insights into the meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Latest On Helsinki Summit Between Trump And Putin

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:18am

NPR's David Greene speaks to Richard Fontaine of the Center For A New American Security about the summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump, Putin Meet For Two Hours In Helsinki

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 9:54am

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were slated to meet one-on-one without aides for 90 minutes but it lasted longer. They're continuing their summit with some top advisers.

Former Defense Secretary Hagel On Helsinki Meeting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 9:03am

Former Defense Secretary Hagel weighs in on President Trump's meeting with President Putin, and on Trump's claim that the Obama administration is to blame for bad relations between the two countries.

Trump-Putin Meeting Underway In Helsinki

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 7:23am

The two presidents spoke briefly before beginning their one-on-one session. Trump said they planned to talk about nuclear weapons and China.

Former Presidential Adviser Adelman On What's On The Table In Helsinki

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 7:02am

Kenneth Adelman, former defense adviser to presidents Ford and Reagan, talks about President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Former Defense Secretary Hagel On Risks, Rewards Of Helsinki Meeting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:58am

Chuck Hagel weighs in as President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin just days after the Justice Department issued indictments against 12 Russian spies for U.S. election interference.

Ex-Ambassador To Russia Thomas Pickering On Trump-Putin Meeting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:54am

As President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Thomas Pickering, who was President Clinton's ambassador to Moscow, tells NPR what he thinks each side is looking to gain.

Fewer Homeless Veterans On LA's Streets

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:38am

The city's most recent homeless count showed that the veteran homeless population had declined 18 percent. But some advocates caution that veteran homelessness is an ever-changing dynamic.

(Image credit: Gloria Hillard/NPR)

World Cup Big Screen Lets Eagles Fans Relive Super Bowl Glory

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:34am

In Philadelphia, fans gathered in the streets to watch the World Cup Championship. Afterwards ... well, the huge TV screen was set up anyway. Why leave? Why not stay and re-watch the Super Bowl?

Florida Man Admits To Drinking In Car, But Not While Driving

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:24am

Local news reported the man slurring his words when police pulled him over. He had a bottle of Jim Beam in his passenger seat but said he'd been sipping only at stop signs and lights. He went to jail.

What Works And What Doesn't In Cohen's 'Who Is America?'

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new series, "Who is America?", premiered on Showtime Sunday. In his trademark way, he uses outrageous characters to provoke outrageous reactions.

Democratic Sen. Reed Had Called For Trump To Cancel Putin Meeting

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, says President Trump should cancel his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the Justice Department's indictments of 12 Russian agents for election interference.

America's Last Blockbuster: 'There's A Line Of Customers At The Store Right Now'

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

As of July 16, there will be only one Blockbuster video store operating in the United States — in Bend, Ore.

Former Ambassador To Russia Bill Burns On What's At Stake In Helsinki

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

President Trump is downplaying expectations for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bill Burns, who was U.S. ambassador to Russia for President George W. Bush, explains which country has more to gain from the meeting.

'Drop By Drop': How Poetry Helped The U.S. Military In Afghanistan

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am

From the Rough Translation podcast, the story of an Air Force captain who seemed to hold the key to turning around the Afghan war, and why everything went wrong. ***Language advisory: the phrase "God damn it" appears at 5:05. It has been bleeped.***

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