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Trump And North Korea

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:42am

The White House says President Trump has agreed to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Obama In Talks To Produce Shows For Netflix, Report Says

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:13am

The former president is in negotiations to produce a series of high-profile shows for Netflix, according to The New York Times. The number of episodes and show formats have not been decided.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Pass Abortion Restriction Bill

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

Lawmakers in Mississippi have passed a bill that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The owner of the state's only abortion clinic has vowed to sue.

AP Investigation Finds NRA Gives Millions To Schools

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Collin Binkley of The Associated Press about an AP investigation into millions of dollars the NRA gives to schools.

The Democrats' Crowded Primaries

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

Democrats are eyeing House seats they could pick up in Southern California. But the state's unique primary system and a glut of candidates creates a risk they will be shut out in November.

Students Of Color And Armed School Staff

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

Some Florida lawmakers say they fear arming school staff could harm black and Hispanic students. State Rep. Amy Mercado of the Orlando area talks with NPR's Rachel Martin.

News Brief: Trump To Meet Kim, Brazil Reacts To Tariffs

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

President Trump has agreed to a meeting with Kim Jong Un at an unspecified time and place, the White House said. Also, we hear how Brazil is reacting to Trump's tariffs on steel.

Too Many Candidates? Democrats Grapple With Oversupply In Southern California

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:05am

A big, blue wave of candidates in California could actually wipe out Democrats' hope of winning a House majority by eliminating the party's chances flipping some key GOP seats in the state.

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Steel Country Democrats Who Backed Trump Weigh Party Loyalty In 2018

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:01am

In Eastern Ohio's Mahoning Valley, thousands of traditionally Democratic voters went for Donald Trump in 2016. The question for 2018 is whether they are now Republican voters down the ballot.

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Workers' Comp Benefits For Florida First Responders To Include PTSD, Governor Says

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:00am

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, Florida plans to expand paid time off benefits to first responders suffering from PTSD but those diagnosed before Parkland are not included.

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How The Trump Administration Will Prepare For Upcoming Meeting With North Korea

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:48pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Frank Aum, a former senior adviser on North Korea at the Department of Defense, who is now a senior expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Trump Accepts Invitation From North Korean Leader To Meet Face-To-Face

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:37pm

North Korea's leader has asked President Trump to meet him to talk about denuclearization — and Trump has said yes. All of this comes from South Korea's national security chief, who met separately with both leaders.

U.S.-North Korea Expert Weighs In On Upcoming Meeting Between Trump And Kim Jong Un

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:37pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Joel Wit, a senior fellow at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins, who was involved in negotiations with North Korea since the Clinton Administration, and has continued to talk with North Korean officials as recently as last year.

Former U.S. Negotiator With North Korea Discusses Invitation To Trump To Meet

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:02pm

Former U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about the invitation extended from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to President Trump for a meeting to discuss denuclearization. Hill negotiated with North Korea over its nuclear program.

South Korean Officials Say Trump Agreed To Meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:43pm

South Korean officials visiting the White House Thursday said they were passing along an invitation for President Trump from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The message suggested that Trump and Kim should meet to talk about denuclearization.

President Trump To Meet With Kim Jong Un, White House Says

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:19pm

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un invited President Trump to talks, in an invitation conveyed by South Korean officials. The White House press secretary said the president will accept the invitation.

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Steelworker Union Leader On Why He Supports Trump's Tariffs On Imports

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:16pm

In a hotly contested move, President Trump formally ordered tariffs on steel and aluminum imports Thursday. Before the signing, several workers from the industry spoke, including Scott Sauritch, a steelworker union leader in West Mifflin, Pa.

Senate Campaign In Tennessee Fears Hack After 'Imposter' Emails Request Money

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:53pm

An email sent to the campaign of former governor Phil Bredesen seemed to indicate "unauthorized access to campaign-related information," according to a letter sent to the FBI.

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President Trump Denies Claims Of An Affair With Adult Film Actress

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:22pm

The adult film actress who claims she once had an affair with President Trump is suing him so she can tell her story, but Trump denies the claim.

Bipartisan Senate Banking Bill Would Scale Back Some Dodd-Frank Regulations

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:22pm

The Senate is working on a rare bipartisan banking bill that would scale back parts of the Dodd-Frank regulations for smaller banks. But the bill has exposed divisions among Democrats over protecting former President Obama's legacy.

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