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Internet Companies Plan Online Campaign To Keep Net Neutrality Rules

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 7:01am

Dozens of websites — including large ones like Netflix, Facebook and Amazon — join an online advocacy push Wednesday, urging regulators and lawmakers not to weaken regulations for Internet providers.

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Donald Trump Jr. Was Told Of Information's Moscow Origin

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:25am

The New York Times is reporting that Trump Jr. was told that the potentially damaging information about Hillary Clinton offered by a Russian lawyer last year came from the Russian government.

How Trump Jr.'s Meeting WIth Russian Lawyer Might Impact Russia Meddling Probes

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:25am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden about the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian meddling in the election.

Ivanka Trump Pushes To Expand Her Brand In China

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:25am

Trump has applied for a dozen new trademarks in China since her father became president, but will she be successful?

Morning News Brief: Donald Trump Jr. Under Fire; Protests Rage In Venezuela

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

Senators want to speak to Donald Trump Jr. about his meeting with a Russian lawyer; the Venezuelan government tries to gain more power; and an important decision for family of a British infant.

New Rule Clears The Way For More Class-Action Lawsuits Against Banks

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

At issue are so called "arbitration clauses" that companies have used to block customers from joining class actions.

Chris Christie Gets Testy As He Auditions On Talk Radio

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

The New Jersey governor took angry calls on WFAN sports talk radio as a new Monmouth University poll gave him a 15 percent approval rating.

Just How Closely Linked Is The 'Kremlin-Linked' Lawyer?

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

Donald Trump Jr. met in 2016 with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer described as close to the Kremlin. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Atlantic writer Julia Ioffe exactly what that means.

Microsoft Courts Rural America, And Politicians, With High-Speed Internet

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:01pm

In rural America, 23.4 million people do not have high-speed Internet. Microsoft plans to change that, in an effort that uses cheap technology and appeals to the lowest common denominator in politics.

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Christie Blasts N.J. Caller: 'I Love Getting Calls From Communists In Montclair'

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 7:13pm

"You have bad optics and you're a bully," an agitated radio caller told the GOP governor, who's been reeling from missteps and sagging approval ratings.

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He Says He Connected Trump Jr. To Russian Lawyer, Put Trump Sr. In A Music Video

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:30pm

Rob Goldstone, who manages Russian pop star Emin, says he arranged a 2016 meeting between Trump insiders and a Russian lawyer at Emin's request. President Trump once appeared in a music video of his.

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Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr. Has Ties To Russian Government

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:18pm

Natalia Veselnitskaya says she never acted on behalf of the government, but she's spent much of the past five years pushing Putin's messages and fighting American sanctions against Russia.

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White House Defends Trump Son's Meeting With Russian Attorney During Campaign

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:15pm

Donald Trump Jr. also tweeted he would be "happy" to work with congressional intelligence committees to "pass on what I know" after the revelation of his 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.

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ACLU Files Suit Against White House Election Fraud Commission

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 4:50pm

The American Civil Liberties Union charges that the commission has failed to meet federal transparency requirements, instead conducting its proceedings under a "cloak of secrecy."

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Trump's Budget Plan Proposes Cuts To Great Lakes Restoration Projects

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:35pm

President Trump's 2018 budget plan eliminates millions for Great Lakes restoration. What does that mean for projects across the Great Lakes, including research on harmful algae and Asian carp prevention efforts? NPR looks at the most important programs in each lake that could be targeted.

House Poised To Approve National Defense Authorization Bill

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:35pm

The House version of the Defense Authorization Bill sets spending at an unlawful $700 billion (because of sequestration) and includes items recognizing climate change as a threat to national security — a view supported by a number of Republicans.

Health Care Debate Heats Up In Mitch McConnell's Home State Of Kentucky

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:35pm

Voters in Kentucky react to the efforts by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Senate bill is extremely unpopular, especially in Kentucky, where Obamacare had great success.

Donald Trump Jr. Discloses Contact With Russian Officials During Campaign

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:35pm

Another Trump ally has disclosed a new contact with Russian officials during the campaign. This time, it's the president's son, Donald Trump, Jr.

American Cruise Companies Stand To Benefit From U.S. Changes To Cuba Policy

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:35pm

U.S. cruise operators are among those who stand to benefit from President Trump's changes to the Obama administration's Cuba travel policies. The new rules don't affect cruises, and may help them by requiring most Americans to travel there in groups.

Trump-Russia Probe Raises Debate Over Whether Collusion Is Criminal

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Susan Hennessey about her article in Foreign Policy called "If Donald Trump is a Crook, What Kind is He?" and the debate over whether collusion is a crime.

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