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Report: Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:30pm

The president reportedly trashed the former FBI director the day after his firing, saying he hoped his dismissal would ease the growing investigation into his associates' ties with Russia.

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Rosenstein On Comey Memo: 'I Wrote It. I Believe It. I Stand By It.'

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 2:07pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Congress that he knew the president planned to fire James Comey before he wrote a memo the White House has pointed to to justify the termination.

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Japan's Cabinet Moves To Allow Emperor To Abdicate

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:40pm

If the 83-year-old Akihito steps down, he will be the first to abdicate in 200 years. But the provision doesn't solve Japan's royal problem: strict rules of succession and a dearth of eligible males.

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New Russia Special Counsel Has Yet to Undergo Conflicts Check

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:42am

Ethics experts said the Justice Department needs to review possible conflicts involving special counsel Robert Mueller III because his former law firm represents people involved in the Russia probe.

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Russia Probe Needs To Be Thorough And Bipartisan, Rep. Hurd Says

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:44am

Rachel Martin talks to GOP Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about this week's news involving President Trump. Including, the Department of Justice naming a special counsel to take over the FBI's Russia probe.

Trump To Meet Arab Leaders During Saudi Arabia Visit

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump is preparing to visit Saudi Arabia, arriving Saturday morning. It's his first trip overseas as president. He's planning to meet with Arab leaders during his time there.

Trump's Week In Washington

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

On Thursday, President Trump held his first press conference since the Justice Department named a special counsel to the Russia probe.

What Saudi Leaders Think Of President Trump

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

President Trump leaves Friday for Saudi Arabia, the first stop on his first overseas trip. Despite his anti-Saudi rhetoric during the campaign, there are reasons Saudi leaders may welcome him.

Morning News Brief: Rosenstein Briefs Senators, Trump In Saudi Arabia, Iran Election

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:10am

Senators say the deputy attorney general knew Trump planned to fire James Comey before writing a memo. Also, Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post previews Trump's Saudi Arabia trip, and Iran votes.

The News Can't Stop, Won't Stop — All This Happened This Week

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:00am

The avalanche of news since Donald Trump was inaugurated has overshadowed Republicans' domestic agenda, and now, the president embarks on his first overseas trip, with potentially big consequences.

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5 Objectives To Watch For During Trump's First Overseas Trip

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump leaves on Friday for the first foreign trip of his presidency amid several controversies. What's at stake for the president on this trip?

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This Week In Race: Dave Says Sorry, Coin Controversy, Health Hazards Of Segregation

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 3:01am

Has there ever been such a week?

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Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:05pm

The president said on Thursday the Affordable Care Act is "dead. It's gone." The Senate is considering repeal legislation passed by the House, but Obamacare isn't faring as badly as Trump suggests.

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Senator Wants A List of Trump Business Associates; Mnuchin Wants A Note

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:38pm

Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown wants Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to spell out all of the Trump family business ties. But so far, that list has not been provided. The two tangled over it.

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Energy Companies Urge Trump To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:32pm

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says he wants the U.S. to remain in the 2015 Paris climate accord. Energy companies like Exxon Mobil and BP have also urged President Trump to continue supporting the deal.

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Deputy Attorney General Knew Comey Was Out Before Writing Critical Memo, Senators Say

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 5:04pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo critical of former FBI Director James Comey. Senators say Rosenstein told them today he knew beforehand that President Trump intended to fire Comey.

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Roger Ailes, Founder Of 'Fox News,' Dies At 77

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

Roger Ailes, the founding visionary of Fox News who propelled it to great profits and ratings but resigned in disgrace last summer, has died at 77.

As Trump Built His Real Estate Empire, Tax Breaks Played A Pivotal Role

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

President Trump says he wants to simplify the tax code, but his own record as a real estate developer suggests he's not above taking advantage of a good property tax abatement.

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins Details Briefing With Deputy Attorney General

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sen. Susan Collins, Republican of Maine and member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about the Senate briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Special Counsel Confronts Task Of Overseeing FBI's Russia Investigation

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:48pm

The special counsel who will investigate alleged Russian interference in the presidential election has broad authority and can bring prosecutions if he chooses. He reports to the deputy attorney general. NPR explains the position of special counsel.

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