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Why It Matters What Shape Michael Cohen's Finances Are In

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:31pm

President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen is back in the news for accepting a $600,000 payment from AT&T for political consulting. Before this, Michael Cohen faced financial problems due to investment in taxi cab companies that have been upended by the rise of Uber and Lyft.

Sept. 11 Architect Wants To Tell Senators About Torture But Says Haspel Classified It

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:04pm

Khalid Sheik Mohammed says he has information that could be relevant to Gina Haspel's nomination as CIA director. After his capture, Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times by the CIA.

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70 Muslim Clerics Issue Fatwa Against Violence And Terrorism

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:46pm

The scholars from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indonesia met Friday to discuss peace in Afghanistan. They said "violent extremism and terrorism" contradict "the holy principles of Islam."

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Ranchers Sour On Trump Administration Over Proposal To Bring Back Grizzly Bears

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:08pm

Some rural leaders in Washington state say they felt blindsided by a surprise decision to restart a grizzly reintroduction plan.

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Were Trump Lawyer Cohen's Actions Legal?

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:27pm

Corporations paid Michael Cohen six-figure fees, apparently to fix them up with White House officials. The lobbying law has a loophole for that.

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Transcript: White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly's Interview With NPR

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:36am

NPR Southwest Correspondent John Burnett speaks with White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly.

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AT&T Admits 'Mistake' In Hiring Trump Lawyer, Top Company Lobbyist Steps Down

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:27am

The CEO of the telecom giant, which is trying to merge with media conglomerate Time Warner, said it now regrets hiring Michael Cohen hoping he could help clear the way.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:06am

America's decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal put the ambassador to Germany in an odd situation online.

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Trump-North Korea Summit Is A Game Changer, Fontaine Says

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 6:14am

David Greene talks to Richard Fontaine, ex-foreign policy adviser to Sen. John McCain, about a dramatic week in U.S. foreign policy. Fontaine is president of the Center for a New American Security.

McCain Irrelevant, 'He's Dying Anyway,' White House Official Reportedly Says

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 5:08am

The remark, attributed to Kelly Sadler, a special assistant to President Trump, was first reported by The Hill and later confirmed by The Associated Press.

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Rudy Giuliani: Trump's Visible And Unscripted New Lawyer

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined President Trump's legal team recently and went on a raucous media blitz. His path to Trump's side follows a decade of laying low outside of politics.

Trump Hits The Campaign Trail To Rally Republicans Before Midterms

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump campaigned in Elkhart, Ind., on Thursday — the same day he announced the meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and met the 3 Americans who had been detained in North Korea.

Morning News Brief: Trump Rally, John Kelly Interview

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump was at a campaign rally in Elkhart, Ind., Thursday night, meanwhile, Republicans mull if he can bring the votes this fall. And, Trump's chief of staff sits down for an interview.

Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In U.S. Since 2009

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:00am

President Trump and Sarah Palin were among figures on the right targeted by outreach from Alexander Torshin, a Russian official recently sanctioned by the U.S., according to documents obtained by NPR.

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Protesters Attacked At D.C. Demonstration Against Turkish Government File Lawsuit

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 8:09pm

Fifteen of the people who said they were beaten by Turkish security officials during a protest that erupted into violence, are suing Turkey and five individuals involved in the melee.

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John Kelly: Despite 'Times Of Great Frustration,' No Regrets Taking White House Job

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 8:07pm

In an interview with NPR, Kelly also praised the president's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and said Trump's eyes are "wide open" on North Korea.

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Did Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Need To Register As A Lobbyist?

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:20pm

Selling access to power is an old business in politics, but leaked documents related to Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, show just how lucrative and expansive that business can be.

Former Ambassador James Pickering Discusses CIA Nominee Gina Haspel

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 5:20pm

More than 100 former ambassadors signed a letter Wednesday opposing Gina Haspel's nomination to be Director of the CIA. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Thomas Pickering, a former ambassador and one of the signatories of the letter, and former under secretary of state for political affairs about why he opposes the nomination.

Former Director Of National Intelligence Weighs In On Release Of Detained Americans

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 4:30pm

Then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper flew to North Korea in 2014 and secured the the release of detained Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller. He tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly what he makes of this week's release of three other detainees.

Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman Discusses Trump's Decision To Leave Iran Nuclear Deal

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 3:43pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., about his take on President Trump's decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal. Sherman, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, originally voted against the deal, but believes pulling out now could have dangerous consequences.

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