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Voters Divided On The Final Day Of Campaigning In Iran

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

We travel to the city of Qazvin in Iran to take the temperature of voters, who will decide to either give incumbent President Hassan Rouhani a second term or vote him out of office.

Morning News Brief: Robert Mueller As Special Counsel, New Google Products

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:56am

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed as a special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the election. And Google has unveiled its latest product ideas.

Video Appears To Show Erdogan's Guards Clashing With D.C. Protesters

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:20am

Video taken outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., shows what looks like President Erdogan's security forces pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest.

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First Listen: Flor De Toloache, 'Dulces Recuerdos'

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:00pm

This foursome of Latino women weave jazz, classical, salsa, cumbia, folk, rock, country and hip-hop on the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated debut album.

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First Listen: Maysa, 'Love Is A Battlefield'

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:00pm

The Incognito vocalist performs covers of her favorite songs, including Luther Vandross' "Because It's Really Love," Natalie Cole's "Inseparable" and more.

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First Listen: Justin Townes Earle, 'Kids In The Street'

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:00pm

Kids In The Street is the veteran songwriter's most pleasing and playful effort to date.

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White House Responds To Appointment Of Special Counsel In Russia Probe

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:06pm

In a statement Wednesday night, President Trump said a thorough investigation will confirm there was "no collusion" between his campaign and any foreign entity during last year's election.

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell On Special Counsel In Russia Inquiry

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:05pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell about the Justice Department's decision to name a special counsel to lead the inquiry into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election.

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Appointed To Lead Russia Inquiry

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:04pm

The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller to lead the inquiry into Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election. This comes after FBI Director James Comey was fired last week.

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft On Special Counsel In Russia Probe

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:38pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft about the Justice Department's appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation.

U.S. Navy Admiral Sentenced To Prison In Bribery Scandal

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:13pm

Prosecutors say this is the first time a Navy admiral has been imprisoned for a federal crime committed in the course of his official duty. He lied to investigators about fraud by a Navy contractor.

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Biographer Outlines Robert Mueller's 12 Years As FBI Director

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:12pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Garrett Graff, who wrote about Mueller in his book, The Threat Matrix. Mueller was named special counsel to oversee the FBI's probe into Russian meddling in the election.

Special Counsel Appointed To Oversee FBI's Investigation Into Russia

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:11pm

The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who served in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, as special counsel to oversee the agency's Russia investigation.

Dow Industrials Drop On Worries Over Political Turmoil In Washington

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:50pm

Questions including what President Trump said to former FBI Director James Comey before firing him have put the administration's pro-business legislative agenda in question, notably proposed tax cuts.

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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Named Special Counsel In Russia Probe

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:39pm

Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel in the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This comes after the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week.

This Simple Puzzle Test Sealed The Fate Of Immigrants At Ellis Island

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:32pm

What did it take to get through Ellis Island? For a few years, it took passing a a puzzle test. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Adam Cohen who wrote about it in Smithsonian Magazine.

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Justice Department Names Special Counsel In Russia Investigation

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:21pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in last year's election.

Former FBI Director Mueller Appointed Special Counsel To Oversee Russia Probe

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:10pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed Robert Mueller to oversee the growing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to Trump associates.

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Many Of California's Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:00pm

Climate change, dams and agriculture are threatening Chinook salmon, the iconic fish at the core of the state's fishing industry, a report predicts. And 23 other fish species are also at risk.

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Watch Live: Ani DiFranco, Blondie, Chicano Batman, More

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:35pm

Brent Cobb, Bash & Pop, The Districts, The National Reserve and Greg Graffin will also perform during the first night of Non-Comm 2017. Watch it live starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.

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