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German Lawmakers Call For U.S. Ambassador To Be Replaced

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:02am

The new U.S. ambassador to Germany has been upsetting his hosts with his instructions to German business leaders to stop trading with Iran and his announced support for right-wing populists in Europe.

Sen. James Risch On The Prospects For The U.S.-North Korea Summit

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:02am

Ahead of next week's summit, Sen. James Risch, a Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, responds to Democratic demands for a U.S.-North Korea deal and discusses his own hopes and expectations.

House Republicans Aim To Find A Path Forward On Immigration

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:02am

They aim to overcome a fierce intraparty divide. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Congressman John Faso, who represents a swing district in New York's Hudson Valley.

Tommy Orange's 'There There' Has A Wide Cast Of Native American Characters

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:02am

In his new novel, "There There," Tommy Orange introduces 12 different characters who converge on a powwow in Oakland, California. Orange is part of a new generation of Native American writers.

Ex-Senators Nunn And Lugar On Disarming North Korea

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to former Senators Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar, who in 1991 co-authored a plan for dismantling the nuclear arsenals of the former Soviet states. The met with Vice President Pence to lay out a similar plan should the summit with North Korea yield an opening.

Children Are The Losers When Parents Struggle With Opioid Addiction

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin spends time with a little boy in Vinton County, Ohio, who was taken from his mother as an infant and is being raised by his adoptive mother.

Morning News Brief

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:02am

Japan's prime minister meets with President Trump to discuss North Korea. And, the U.S. ambassador to Germany raises eyebrows for his support of the far right.

How Artful Is Trump's Dealmaking?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump promotes himself as a master dealmaker. But as he prepares for high-stakes nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some experts question Trump's skills as a negotiator.

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1 Month Later, What's Become Of Melania Trump's 'Be Best' Campaign?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:01am

Beyond shining a spotlight on issues related to the well-being of children, it's unclear yet what the first lady's initiative will involve.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

The Quiet Rage Of Mazie Hirono

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:00am

The Hawaii senator is the chamber's only immigrant. The Democrat, who asks every nominee for any position if they've ever been accused of sexual misconduct, has a passion belied by her cool affect.

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France's 'Spiderman' Revs Up Debate Over Illegal Immigration

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 6:37am

An immigrant who saved a child was awarded French citizenship. The case has inflamed the debate over immigration, and how to handle the large numbers of migrants who continue to come to France.

Voters Turned Out In 8 States For Primary Elections

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 6:31am

Some takeaways: in both parties, women were doing better than men. On the district level, health care and taxes were on the minds of lots of voters. Was President Trump a factor in any races?

How Did California's Primaries Work Out For Democrats?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 6:24am

Steve Inskeep talks to Eric Bauman, chairman of the California Democratic Party, about Tuesday's primaries that are expected to set the scene for November's midterm elections.

Ethiopia Announces Peace Deal With Eritrea

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Ethiopia's Parliament announced an early end to a state of emergency and then the ruling party decided to unilaterally, and without any conditions, accept a peace deal with its neighbor Eritrea.

In Rural Ohio, An Opioid Crisis Becomes A Meth Crisis

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Vinton County, Ohio was hit hard by the opioid epidemic. But now, as opioids are becoming harder to obtain, more and more users are turning to cheap methamphetamine.

Feral Peacocks Attack Cars In British Columbia

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Wild peacocks are attacking cars in Surrey, British Columbia. Experts say they see their reflections and think they are other peacocks.

Partner Violence In Papua New Guinea

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

The South Pacific country of Papua New Guinea has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world. We look at reasons why and what can be done about it.

Kate Spade's Fashion Legacy

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

The fashion designer Kate Spade has died at age 55 of an apparent suicide. She was known for playful handbags and other accessories that millions of women wanted.

GOP Strategist On Primary Results

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Voters headed to the polls Tuesday in eight states to pick nominees in different races. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Republican strategist Scott Jennings about the results.

Which City Deserves The Stanley Cup?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 4:11am

Commentator Mike Pesca ponders which fan base deserves to win hockey's championship more: the Vegas Golden Knights in their first season, or the Washington Capitals, who've never won in 43 years.

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