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On The Verge Of Merge: The AT&T And Time Warner Story

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:06am

The AT&T and Time Warner merger was approved by a federal judge Tuesday afternoon.

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Auto Parts Manufacturers Are Hurt By Tariffs, Rising Metal Prices

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:28am

The Trump administration says its tariffs on steel and aluminum are about protecting American industries and jobs. The auto parts industry is feeling the pinch of tariffs and metal prices.

North Korea's Media Tout Trump Concessions You Won't Find In The Joint Statement

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:08am

The official reporting coming out of Pyongyang suggests the president and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached more verbal agreements than they put on paper.

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Why It's Been Years Since A Va. Republican Won Statewide Office

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 4:06am

Virginia held primaries Tuesday, and Republicans had 3 hard-line choices for their nominee to oppose Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine. Steve Inskeep talks to ex-GOP Rep. Tom Davis about the party's direction.

Relocated Puerto Rican Voters Will Play A Big Role In Fla. Senate Race

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 4:06am

Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and outgoing GOP Gov. Rick Scott are lining up endorsements from Puerto Rican leaders, making trips to the island and attacking responses to Hurricane Maria.

Republicans Who Distance Themselves From Trump Struggle In Primaries

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 4:06am

Sen. Bob Corker called fellow Republicans out on Tuesday for not standing up to President Trump, but those who are breaking with Trump struggled again in Tuesday's primaries.

'New Yorker': How Trump, Israel And The Gulf States Plan To Fight Iran

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 4:06am

Israel has quietly formed a partnership with the United Arab Emirates in an effort to check the influence of Iran and shape U.S. foreign policy. Steve Inskeep talks to Adam Entous of The New Yorker.

Morning News Brief: Primary Elections, U.S.-North Korea Summit

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 4:06am

GOP voters punish Republican candidates who don't support President Trump. And, China welcomes the summit results, especially if it means the U.S. suspends military exercises in South Korea.

Friend Or Foe? Trump Takes On Allies As He Warms Up To North Korea

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 4:01am

In the past week, President Trump has praised North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un, while criticizing allies in Canada and Europe.

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Americans' Support For Abortion Rights Wanes As Pregnancy Progresses

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 2:08am

A new Gallup poll finds widespread support for abortion rights in early pregnancy, while a minority support abortion rights in the third trimester.

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House To Vote Next Week On Competing Immigration Bills

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:59pm

The move by House GOP leaders late Tuesday night heads off a contentious "discharge petition" effort led by GOP moderates and House Democrats to force immigration votes if no deal was reached.

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Macedonia Gets New Name, Ending 27-Year Dispute With Greece

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 8:06pm

Both countries claim the name "Macedonia" as their own. After decades of thorny negotiations, the former Yugoslav republic will become the Republic of North Macedonia.

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President Trump's Press Conference On North Korea Summit, Annotated

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 5:43pm

President Trump spoke to reporters after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un Tuesday. NPR reporters have annotated the transcript of the press conference.

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Looking Back On History-Making Summits Between U.S. Presidents And Foreign Leaders

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:26pm

President Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not the first history-making presidential summit with a foreign leader. There have been several, beginning with President John F. Kennedy's meeting with Soviet statesman Nikita Khrushchev in 1961.

U.S. And North Korea Agree To Set Aside Decades Of Tension At Summit In Singapore

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:26pm

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for a historic summit in Singapore where North Korea reaffirmed their commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

President Trump Agrees To Suspend Military Drills With South Korea

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:26pm

President Trump has agreed to suspend military drills with South Korea in return for denuclearization from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The announcement came after the summit in Singapore, with Trump calling the drills "very provocative" — an echo of past North Korean sentiments.

Former Acting CIA Director Weighs In On U.S.-North Korea Summit

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:26pm

The summit between the U.S. and North Korea was historic, but was it a breakthrough? Mike Morell, a former deputy and acting director of the CIA tells NPR's Audie Cornish he's keeping an open — but wary — mind.

Trade Tensions And Threat Of Tariffs Has Led To Lots Of Uncertainty

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:26pm

The Trump administration's mixed signals on implementing tariffs is causing uncertainty for many businesses whose costs could rise if tariffs are imposed. Delaying decisions about hiring and signing contracts could hurt not only the individual businesses, but the economy as a whole.

Many Korean Americans Skeptical Of President Trump's Meeting With Kim Jong Un

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:26pm

In Los Angeles, Korean Americans react to the results of the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Initial enthusiasm has given way to questions and some skepticism, and a generational divide is apparent.

U.S.-North Korea Joint Statement Echos Past Agreements Between The 2 Countries

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:26pm

After their summit, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un put out a joint statement with four key points. NPR's Audie Cornish asks nonproliferation expert Joshua Pollack what's been agreed to in the past and the prospects for success in 2018.

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