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Trump Jr.'s Emails Renew Questions About Legality Of Russia Meeting

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:31pm

When Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer last June, did he break any law? Foreign nationals are barred from providing "anything of value" to campaigns, and candidates are barred from soliciting anything of value.

Donald Trump Jr. Releases Email Chain About His Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., released emails Tuesday confirming he was informed in June 2016 that the Russian government was working to help his father win the election, and that he shared that information with other top campaign officials.

Emails Confirm Donald Trump Jr. Knew Of Russian Effort To Sway 2016 Election

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:31pm

Donald Trump, Jr., released emails confirming he was told of a Russian government effort to sway the 2016 election in his father's favor. That release reverberated through Washington, where numerous related investigations are underway.

Senate Republicans Press Forward Despite Sharp Division On Health Care Bill

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:31pm

Senate Republicans regrouped on Tuesday, as they tried to forge a path forward on health care legislation. The White House and GOP leaders pressed forward with the goal of voting next week.

Emails Reveal Trump Jr. Knew Russia Wanted To Support Trump Campaign

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:31pm

Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday posted an email exchange that seemed to show he entertained an offer of Russian government help for his father to be elected president in 2016.

Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails About Meeting With Russian Lawyer, Annotated

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:06pm

Trump Jr. tweeted images of an email chain about the 2016 meeting in which an intermediary said he could connect Trump with damaging information about Hillary Clinton. NPR journalists add analysis.

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In 'Most Regressive' State, Seattle Passes Tax On Highest Incomes

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:20pm

The tax on individuals earning over $250,000 will generate an estimated $140 million in new annual revenue. Seattle's mayor says it will help replace funds cut by President Trump's "austere budget."

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Donald Trump Jr. Releases Email Exchange That Set Up Meeting With Russian Lawyer

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

The president's son has tweeted out the email chain that set up his controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign.

Emails Show Trump Jr. Knew Russia Was Working To Support Trump Campaign

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:40am

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump," said one email.

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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Could Help Steady The Bureau Amid Turmoil

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:10am

The former prosecutor operates outside the spotlight. But his friends and mentors say he appreciates Justice Department traditions and will uphold them if he's confirmed to lead the FBI.

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Anti-Social: Why Disagreements Turn Into Death Threats Online

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:06am

The Internet is not a safe space to express opinions.

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Eric And Donald Trump Junior: The Sons Also Rise

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 9:06am

Neither Donald Jr. nor Eric Trump shies away from the public — but when defending their dad, are they doing more harm than good?

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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.

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