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Unpacking AG Barr's Press Conference On The Mueller Report

1 hour 35 min ago

Attorney General William Barr says the Mueller report shows that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and they did it without the help of anyone on the Trump campaign or any American.

Congress Awaits Release Of Mueller's Report On Russian Interference In 2016 Election

2 hours 40 min ago

Attorney General William Barr is expected to hold a press conference at the Department of Justice just ahead of the release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Recapping The Big Moments In Mueller Russia Investigation

2 hours 50 min ago

The Justice Department is expected to release a redacted version of the Mueller report on Thursday. And Attorney General William Barr is expected to hold a news conference ahead of its release.

Attorney General Barr, Touting 'No Collusion,' Explains Decision Not To Charge Trump

3 hours 2 min ago

In a press conference, Thursday prior to release of a redacted version of the Mueller report, the attorney general stressed there was "no collusion" and provided insight on obstruction of justice.

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Trump Administration Announces Measures Against Cuba, Venezuela And Nicaragua

3 hours 7 min ago

Most of the measures are aimed at Havana. One change will allow lawsuits against foreign companies operating on property in Cuba that was seized from U.S. citizens.

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Justice Department To Release 400 Pages Of Redacted Mueller Report

4 hours 42 min ago

After a nearly two-year investigation and nearly a month more of waiting, people will soon be able to read some of the findings of the Russia investigation — in investigators' own words.

What Legal Questions Will Be Raised After Mueller Report Is Released?

7 hours 1 min ago

David Greene talks to Kimberly Wehle, who served as independent counsel during the Whitewater probe, and former federal prosecutor Shan Wu, on what to expect from the redacted Mueller report.

Mueller Report Release May Shed More Light On Russia Election Interference

7 hours 1 min ago

The Mueller probe found that Russia tried to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. David Greene talks to Laura Rosenberger of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund.

After A 2-Year Probe, Redacted Mueller Report Is About To Be Released

7 hours 1 min ago

The Justice Department will release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report Thursday. While it's likely to shed light on some big open questions, it could also raise others.

Before Mueller Report Is Released, Republicans And Democrats Take Sides

7 hours 1 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to conservative commentator Jonah Goldberg and Democratic pollster Margie Omero about what Republicans and Democrats have to gain from the release of the redacted Mueller report.

Ask Cokie: Reparations For Slavery

7 hours 1 min ago

Democratic presidential contenders have discussed reparations for slavery during this campaign season. David Greene talks to commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listeners' reparation questions.

News Brief: Mueller Report, North Korea, Brain Tests On Dead Pigs

7 hours 1 min ago

The redacted version of the Mueller report is released Thursday. North Korea announces it has tested a new "tactical guided weapon." Scientists have restored some function in the brains of dead pigs.

Appeal To Census Lawsuit Ruling Adds Uncertainty To Citizenship Question's Fate

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 6:00pm

The Census Bureau is counting on the Supreme Court to resolve the legal battle by June so that 2020 census forms can be printed. But an appeal in a Maryland lawsuit could complicate that timeline.

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AG Barr Orders Immigration Judges To Stop Releasing Asylum-Seekers On Bail

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:35pm

The ruling by the attorney general is the latest step by the Trump administration designed to discourage asylum-seekers from coming to the U.S.

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Trump Pushes Mueller Report As A Total Win — Even Though It Hasn't Been Released Yet

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:26pm

The Justice Department is expected to release a redacted version of the Mueller report on Thursday. President Trump isn't waiting for that release to claim total exoneration.

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Weighs In On Barr's Asylum Decision

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with immigration attorney Leon Fresco about the legal challenges facing Attorney General William Barr's recent asylum decision and the recommendations the Homeland Security Advisory Council has sent to DHS.

A Look At Potential Challenges To Attorney General Barr's Asylum Decision

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:26pm

Attorney General William Barr's decision to deny bond hearings to asylum-seekers is the latest twist in a long legal battle. Immigrant rights advocates recently won a big victory in federal court.

Despite Pressure From Trump, House Democrats See No Urgency To Pass A Border Bill

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 2:47pm

President Trump has called on Congress to return early from its recess to pass a bill addressing the surge in illegal border crossings. But Democrats say Trump's demands are a nonstarter.

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Nearly 60 Doctors, Other Medical Workers Charged In Federal Opioid Sting

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:01am

The Department of Justice said defendants allegedly pushed more than 32 million unneeded pills, contributing to a drug crisis and potentially defrauding the health care system.

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'The Problem Of Democracy' Looks At Personality's Role In U.S. Leadership

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 9:09am

A new book focuses on how the Adams father-son duo spent years abroad making a case for our young country — yet both saw themselves rejected in favor of more charismatic and populist rivals.

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