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Lawmakers On Capitol Hill React To Trump After Putin Meeting

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:01pm

Several senators and representatives, including other Republicans, have criticized what they see as President Trump's failure to support the American intelligence community.

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Obama Celebrates Nelson Mandela's Legacy In Johannesburg Speech

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:06am

Barack Obama speaks in Johannesburg to mark the centennial of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Obama has said Mandela inspired his political career; there was also a cautionary element to the speech.

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GOP Sen. Sasse On The Consequences Of Trump's Remarks In Helsinki

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:52am

President Trump will meet with lawmakers Tuesday, a day after he stood next to Vladimir Putin and appeared to question U.S. intelligence findings. Lawmakers and intel officials have expressed shock.

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Arms Control Surfaced In Helsinki, But It's Likely Just Talk

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:52am

The U.S. and Russia still inspect each other's nuclear arsenals and have sharply curtailed the number of weapons poised to launch. That's thanks to two arms control treaties, which are now at risk.

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Mike Rogers, Former House Intel Committee Chairman, On Trump-Putin

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 7:51am

The president's whirlwind week undercut U.S. intelligence agencies, challenged alliances and forced Republicans to confront him. Former GOP Rep. Mike Rogers explains how political norms are no more.

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Residents Of Fort Smith, Ark., Can Finally Kick Off Their Sunday Shoes

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 6:39am

Fort Smith outlawed dancing in public on Sundays back in 1953. Most people had forgotten the law existed. A resident recently alerted the city director, who introduced a repeal. It was unanimous.

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Couch Abandoned On Florida Sidewalk Attracts Decor, Hashtag

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 6:35am

It was left on a sidewalk. Then people starting adding things: curtains, a plant, coffee table, rug. Now it's #TheCouch. Officials cleared the makeshift living room but said it will be preserved.

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Protesters In Nicaragua Call For President's Ouster

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:13am

The government's main response to months of protests has been violence. Almost 300 people have died, according to human rights groups. Now protesters want President Daniel Ortega removed from office.

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Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.

(Image credit: Justin Volz for ProPublica)

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CIA Veteran John Sipher On The Trump-Putin Meeting

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

John Sipher, a former member of the CIA's Clandestine Service, speaks to Morning Edition about President Trump's now-condemned rhetoric on U.S. intelligence findings and Russia's election interference.

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Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Is In Chaos, With Customers Still Awaiting Power

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

Leadership of Puerto Rico's troubled electric utility collapsed after a mass resignation from its board of directors. At the same time, thousands of residents are still waiting for power 10 months after Hurricane Maria.

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In Russia, Officials Declare Putin's Meeting With Trump A Success

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

Dmitri Trenin of the Moscow Center at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discusses the consequences of the Trump-Putin meeting.

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Major League Baseball's All-Stars To Take The Field In D.C.

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

Major League Baseball has reached the midway point in its season, and on Tuesday, they play the 89th All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. David Greene speaks with ESPN's Jessica Mendoza about the issues dominating the league so far this year.

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Trump Set To Meet With Lawmakers Amid Criticism Over Putin Meeting

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

President Trump is set to speak to select members of Congress on Tuesday after what many observers consider his failure to support the American intelligence community at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Several senators and representatives, including Republicans, have been vocal in their criticism.

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Here's How LeBron James Could Bike To Work In LA (But Will He?)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

Basketball player LeBron James has been known to bike to and from games. Reporters from the Los Angeles Times set out to find what his bike route might look like once he starts playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Morning News Brief: Fallout From Helsinki Summit, Protests In Nicaragua

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

Republican leaders called President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin "disgraceful," while Russia's top diplomat called the outcome "better than super." Plus, the growing protests against Nicaragua's president.

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In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

Marília Mendonça has reclaimed Brazil's traditional genre sertanejo and created "feminejo," providing women with a voice in a traditionally macho society.

(Image credit: Catherine Osborn for NPR/NPR)

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

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

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.

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

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

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.

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NAACP Focuses On Energizing Voters For Local, Congressional Elections

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:00am

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.

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