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Michael Cohen, Trump's Former Lawyer, Reaches New Guilty Plea Deal

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:41am

Michael Cohen, the longtime attorney for Donald Trump, has entered a new guilty plea in federal court in New York City. This was a surprise. Cohen had already offered a guilty plea in a separate case.

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2 Years After Standing Rock Protests, North Dakota Oil Business Is Booming

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 7:20am

Legal battles and local tensions persist two years after the North Dakota prairie was filled with thousands of indigenous and environmental protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

(Image credit: Jeff Brady/NPR)

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U.S. Downplays Its Military Support For The War In Yemen, Kaine Says

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 7:18am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as the Senate prepares to vote on a proposal that could greatly reduce U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen's civil war.

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Wish Dunkin' Had A Clothing Line? Dream On

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 7:02am

Dunkin' unveiled a line of "Espresso-Wear." The clothing was designed for customers who need to carry coffees. Sadly, the items like Cappu-Chinos, pants with cup-holder pockets, are not real.

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Think Your Dog Is Smart, That's Likely Not True

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:45am

A new study found that dogs are relatively ordinary when compared with dolphins, wolves, pigeons, or cats.

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Beijing Is Pushing Hard To Influence U.S. Views Of China, Report Says

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:17am

The new report, authored by some of the top experts on China, warns of an aggressive influence campaign aimed at the U.S. government, universities and even Hollywood.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

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Pakistan And India Begin Construction On Corridor Linking The Two Countries

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

Pakistan's prime minister will break ground on a corridor linking to India. It will allow visa-free travel for India's Sikhs to one of their holy sites.

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Afghanistan's Forever War

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

It's been another violent week in Afghanistan. Former U.S. Army Col. Chris Kolenda, who helped set up a back channel with the Taliban, discusses what it will take to get all sides to the table.

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Harry Leslie Smith, Veteran And Activist, Dies At 95

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

Harry Leslie Smith, a World War II veteran who was known for his writing and activism, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 95.

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NRA 2017 Tax Records Reveal Decline In Income

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

Following a spike in donations and dues income in the 2016 election year, the NRA saw its total income fall in 2017, from $367 million to $312 million.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine Weighs In On Pending Meeting Between President Trump And Putin

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

President Trump was scheduled to meet with Russian President Putin at the G20 summit. After Russia seized three Ukrainian ships, former ambassador William Taylor, discusses if the meeting is still on.

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News Brief: G20, Saudi Arabia Investigation And Afghanistan Update

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

Republican and Democrat Senators defied the President by moving forward a resolution to end US involvement in the war in Yemen. Also, Trump heads to the G20 in Buenos Aires.

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Trump Should Not Sit Down With Putin At G-20 Summit, Taylor Says

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

President Trump was scheduled to meet with Russian President Putin at the G20 summit. After Russia seized 3 Ukrainian vessels, former ambassador William Taylor, discusses if the meeting is still on.

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Trump Administration To Asylum-Seekers: Stay Put In Mexico While Claims Are Processed

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

The Trump administration wants Central American migrants to stay on the Mexican side of the border while their asylum claims are processed. But human rights groups say Mexico is a dangerous place.

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Unlike Most Countries, Australia Has Progressed For 27 Years Without A Recession

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

Do recessions have to happen? Is it possible for a country to just not have economic downturns? Australia has gone nearly 30 years without a recession. So what can we learn from it?

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Argentina G20 Summit Angst

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

Argentina hosts the G20 summit this weekend but it's been a rocky time in the run-up, from economic problems to the chaotic cancelation of a soccer championship.

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Resolutions Set To Limit U.S. Involvement In Yemen

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

Senators voted overwhelmingly to move forward on a resolution limiting American involvement in the civil war in Yemen. We discuss the latest in the ongoing U.S. and Saudi fallout.

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Indiana Police Face Allegations Of Police Brutality

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with reporters Christian Sheckler of the South Bend Tribune and Ken Armstrong of ProPublica about systemic corruption in the police department of Elkhart, Ind.

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Tensions With China, Putin Meeting To Dominate Trump's G-20 Trip

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

President Trump heads to the international summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this week. The answers to a number of looming questions could determine whether the visit is a success.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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The 1975's Matty Healy Negotiates With The World

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 5:00am

The 1975 frontman's lifestyle sent him to rehab. David Greene speaks with Healy about giving up his "love affair" with drugs and the band's latest album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.

(Image credit: Magdalena Wosinska/Courtesy of the artist)

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