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Ambassador: Recognizing Jerusalem As Capital Removes 'Right Of Veto' In Talks

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 7:32am

David Friedman tells NPR's Morning Edition that the question of Jerusalem was "an inappropriate card" for the Palestinians to play and that taking it off the table will advance negotiations.

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U.S. Marks The Opening Of Its Embassy In Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:15am

After decades of U.S. policy saying the disputed city of Jerusalem should be settled in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, the Trump administration made Jerusalem Israel's capital.

AirAsia CEO Says 'Sorry' For Endorsing Malaysia's Ousted Prime Minister

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:43am

Tony Fernandes, who founded the Kuala Lumpur-based low-cost carrier in 1993, said he 'buckled' under pressure from Prime Minister Najib Razak to back him in last week's election.

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Seattle City Council To Decide Monday On Jobs Tax

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

The council is considering a corporate head tax that Amazon and Starbucks object to. Others say rising homelessness is a consequence of wealth and fast growth — one that companies should pay for.

50 Years Later, Reviving King's Poor People's Campaign

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

Faith leaders are renewing Martin Luther's King's effort to demand better jobs and living conditions for the poor, by organizing demonstrations across the country to highlight the issue of poverty.

Checking In On How Supporters Think Trump Is Doing

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin speaks to Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, about how the president is doing with his base and whether he's keeping his campaign promises.

Missouri Governor's Trial On Felony Invasion Of Privacy Begins Monday

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

Eric Greitens is accused of taking a semi-nude photo of a woman he had an affair with without her consent. An acquittal would not be the end of Greitens' political woes.

News Brief: U.S. Embassy In Israel Moves To Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:02am

On Monday, the U.S. moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Thousands of Palestinians are expected to demonstrate and confront Israeli troops on the border between Gaza and Israel.

How To Spot The Signs Of A Coming Blue Wave

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:00am

Democrats are hoping that President Trump's unpopularity propels them back into power in Congress. There's lots of prognosticating, but here's what you should actually watch for.

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Shiite Cleric Sadr Takes Surprise Lead In Iraq Parliamentary Election

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 7:39pm

In the country's first election since driving out ISIS, partial results show an alliance backed by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has made strong gains at the expense of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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Michael Cohen's Troubled Taxi Business

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen has been in the spotlight over his financial dealings. One little known portion of his finances was a taxi business.

Rick Saccone Back To Battling For Congressional Seat

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:53pm

It's been nearly two months since Republican Congressman Rick Saccone narrowly lost a special election to Democrat Conor Lamb. On Tuesday, Saccone will make another attempt to win a seat in Congress.

Trump's 'Energy Dominance' Gets Slow Start On Federal Land

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 7:04am

Despite President Trump's pledge to boost oil and gas drilling on federal land, some statistics show there was more activity during the Obama administration.

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Many Electronic Voting Machines Are Insecure. One County Is Trying To Fix That

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 6:00am

Most electronic voting machines don't create a paper trail but voting officials in Austin are trying to marry the convenience of electronic machines with a paper trail that can be audited.

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Trump Administration's Latest Diplomacy Moves

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 5:00pm

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis weighs in on how Europe might react to a U.S. reboot of foreign alliances.

North Korea Announces Plans To Dismantle Nuclear Test Site

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:23pm

In a statement delivered through state media Saturday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry announced that it will destroy a nuclear test site later this month — and invite journalists to watch.

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Sudanese Teen Bride Sentenced To Death For Killing Husband During Alleged Rape

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:47am

Noura Hussein, 19, was sentenced to death by hanging on Thursday. A team of lawyers and advocates is fighting for her life.

Who Paid Michael Cohen?

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

AT&T has acknowledged paying hundreds of thousands to Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, at a time when it was fighting the administration's opposition to its proposed merger.

Sept. 11 Architect Wants To Tell Senators About Haspel

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

David Nevin is lead defense attorney for Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that Mohammed wants to share information relevant to Gina Haspel and the CIA.

Reagan, Gorbachev And 'Three Days In Moscow'

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:07am

Fox News anchor Bret Baier's new book tells the story of President Reagan's 1988 summit with Mikhail Gorbachev. NPR's Scott Simon talks with him about the book and America's current president.




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