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Morning News Brief: Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails, Citizenship For Military Service

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:54am

Donald Trump Jr. said in an interview with Fox News that "in retrospect," he would have done things differently when meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.

Inside ÌFÉ's Reinvention Of Afro-Cuban Rhythms

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:54am

On IIII + IIII, Otura Mun and his bandmates weave hip-hop, jazz and dancehall influences into Afro-Cuban music. It's an electronic take on tradition that embraces the human touch.

(Image credit: Mariangel Gonzales/Courtesy of the artist)

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.

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?

Chinese Start-Up Launches Umbrella-Share Business, Loses Umbrellas

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:03am

The start-up follows the bike-share, car-share trend — but found that people just kept the umbrellas.

Among Wimbledon Whites, A Fan Wears A Beak And Feathers

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:03am

Chris Fava wears a themed costume to the match every year. This year he's Rufus the Hawk — a bird used at a British tennis club to scare pigeons from the grounds.

Span Struggles To Balance National Security With Free Speech

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

Spain suffered Europe's worst Islamist bombing in 2004, but has avoided a major attack since — an accomplishment some analysts say is thanks to security systems left from the Franco-era police state.

Florida Governor Wants State To Divest From Companies That Deal With Venezuela

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

Gov. Rick Scott announced the plan Monday. More than 100,000 Venezuelans live in Florida — many of whom fled repression from the regimes of Hugo Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro.

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.

Spain Struggles To Balance National Security With Free Speech

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

Spain suffered Europe's worst Islamist bombing in 2004, but has avoided a major attack since — an accomplishment some analysts say is thanks to security systems left from the Franco-era police state.

Turkish Cleric Denies Involvement In Coup Attempt

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

From his exile compound in the Poconos, the cleric accused by the Turkish government of leading a failed coup attempt last year, Fethullah Gulen, denies any involvement.

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.

British Baby On Life Support Sparks International Debate

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

A terminally ill baby in London has captured the attention of the Vatican, U.S. lawmakers, even President Trump. Mary Dejevsky of the Independent explains how courts will decide the fate of Charlie Gard.

Venezuelan President Announces Plan To Rewrite Its Constitution

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

After more than 100 days of often-violent street protests, there's little sign of peace returning to Venezuela, as President Nicolas Maduro prepares a plan that critics call a power grab.

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.

Author: Governments Seek To Dominate The 'Wild West' Of Cyberspace

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

In The Darkening Web, Alexander Klimburg warns that the threat of an international cyber war is as real as nuclear exchange during the Cold War — only "many orders of magnitude greater."

With Caviar, Clay, and Turkey Feathers, Saving Lake Sturgeon From Extinction

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:51am

Lake Sturgeon have been around since the dinosaurs, and they can live as long as humans, or longer. Overfishing and pollution has decimated populations, but biologists are learning to help them breed.

From Tampa To St. Louis, Cities Grapple With Confederate Symbols

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 5:36am

Two years ago, a Confederate flag came down at the South Carolina statehouse weeks after the murders of nine people at a historically black church. Such symbols continue to generate controversy.

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