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Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:36:00 -0400

North Korea announced that it will stop nuclear and missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. President Trump tweeted that it was a sign "Progress being made for all!"

Controlled Burn Held At Manassas Battlefield Park To Restore Civil War Landscape

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:40:00 -0400

Smoke rose above planned maneuvers to defeat overgrown vegetation, preserving the wartime feel of the park where thousands of soldiers fought in 1862.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Charged With Second Felony: Computer Data Tampering

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:13:02 -0400

The latest charge is related to the alleged use of his veterans' charity donor rolls to raise money for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign. He says he will clear his name in court.

Trucker In Human Smuggling Case Sentenced To Life In Prison

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:39:49 -0400

In July, law enforcement found James Matthew Bradley Jr. sitting in the front seat of a tractor-trailer with human cargo — 39 undocumented immigrants. Ten passengers died.

Malibu Moves To Ban Single-Use Plastic

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:53:00 -0400

Whether you think it's time or a waste of time, the city of Malibu decided to ban the use of plastic straws, utensils and stirrers as a means of reducing their harmful effects on the environment.

Why Mike Pompeo's Views On Muslims Keep Coming Up In His Confirmation Hearing

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Mike Pompeo's nomination to be Secretary of State is controversial in part because of his history of making incendiary comments about Muslims. Wa'el Alzayat, a former State Department official, who now leads the Muslim-American activist group Emgage Action, talks about why he thinks Pompeo's views are dangerous for the international community.

Trump Adds Rudy Giuliani And 2 Other Defense Lawyers To Personal Legal Team

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to writer David Graham of The Atlantic about the new legal hires by President Trump. Rudy Giuliani is the splashy name among these hires, but Trump also brought on two very experienced white-collar defense lawyers.

Milwaukee Radio Station Brings Back Christmas Tunes To Accompany April Snow

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Spring has been slow to come to the Midwest this year — so one Milwaukee radio station decided to make light of it and re-upped their Christmas playlists for a day.

Federal Judge Blocks Transfer Of American Being Held In Syria

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

The U.S. is holding a dual American-Saudi citizen who was captured in Syria and is suspected of being a member of ISIS. The man has been held overseas for more than seven months without charge. The ACLU is challenging his detention in court.

Obama Administration General Discusses Trump's Proposed Arab Force

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with retired Gen. Martin Dempsey about President Trump's proposal for an Arab Force in Syria, and U.S. efforts to get the Saudis and other Arab nations to fund and man a joint military force in the past.

Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion Over Mortgage And Auto Loans

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Wells Fargo will pay a $1 billion fine to settle claims that it had taken advantage of mortgage and auto loan customers. Federal regulators also said the bank did not have adequate compliance or risk management programs.

Students Walkout Across The Country To Protest Violence In Schools

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Students across the country left their classrooms at 10 a.m. Friday to protest violence in schools. In Washington, D.C. students marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

Week In Politics: Comey's Memos and Additions To Trump's Legal Team

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kristen Soltis Anderson, of The Washington Examiner and author of "The Selfie Vote", and Jason Johnson, politics editor at The Root, about Former FBI director James Comey, new additions to President Trump's legal team, and the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State.

Former FBI Director Comey Could Be Witness Against McCabe

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Former FBI Director James Comey could be a witness against his former deputy, Andrew McCabe. That's if prosecutors decide to charge McCabe with wrongdoing over a media leak in 2016.

Muslims In America: Telling Your Own Stories

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:17:49 -0400

We asked American Muslims to tell us how they are crafting their own stories — through art, music, activism or just their daily lives — and whether anything has changed in this political climate.