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Top Stories: New Findings On Discrimination; Mueller On Money-Laundering

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:20:40 -0400

Also: President Trump will lunch with GOP senators; two men who supported rancher Cliven Bundy in a standoff with officers plead guilty; and an Iditarod musher is named in a dog-doping scandal.

Mattis Meets With Duterte Ahead Of Trump's Trip To Philippines

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:36 -0400

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in the Philippines ahead of the president's visit there next month. Recently relations between the two countries have been strained.

After Visiting Afghanistan And Iraq, Tillerson Goes To Pakistan And India

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:36 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought along six journalists this time — more than previous trips but about half of the press pool that covered former secretaries of state.

House Panel Considers How To Regulate Online Political Ads

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:36 -0400

Facebook has turned over to Congress some 3,000 Russian-bought Facebook ads. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas about the latest into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election.

Judge Behind Brazil's Operation 'Car Wash' Cleans Up Corruption

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:36 -0400

The unassuming, 45-year-old Sergio Moro has jailed many of Brazil's rich and powerful, formerly presumed unimpeachable. Moro plays down accolades but some want him to run for president.

Trump To Join GOP Senators For Weekly Policy Luncheon

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:36 -0400

President Trump meets with Republican senators on Tuesday at a weekly policy luncheon. The conversation is likely to touch on tax overhaul proposals and health care legislation.

Puerto Rico Re-Opens Some Schools, Considers How To Make Up Classes

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:36 -0400

Public schools in some parts of Puerto Rico reopen for the first time since Hurricane Irma caused so much damage more than a month ago.

Congress Works On Tax Overhaul, Trump Says 401(k) Breaks Won't Change

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:36 -0400

The president put the brakes on a GOP tax overhaul that would help balance the budget by sharply limiting pre-tax IRA contributions. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

Money May Not Shield Prosperous Blacks From Bigotry, Survey Says

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:36 -0400

A study by NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds African-Americans making more than $75,000 report experiencing higher levels of discrimination than those making less.

Limited Outreach, Shorter Sign-Up Time May Cause Insurance Headaches In 2018

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:21 -0400

The silver (or gold) lining may be that changes in premium pricing may mean some people could sign up for a better health insurance plan that costs them less money.

Russia Accuses Putin Critic Of Murdering His Lawyer

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Putin critic William Browder has been trying to expose corruption in Russia. In 2009, the Russian lawyer he worked with was detained and died in prison. Russia says it was Browder who killed him.

World Series: L.A. Dodgers Host Houston Astros In Game 1

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:00 -0400

The 2017 World Series begins Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. It's a fitting conclusion to baseball's season — they've been 2 of the best teams all year, and now they're playing for the championship.

News Brief: Niger Firefight, Trump Has Lunch With GOP Senators

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Many questions remain about the ambush in Niger that led to the deaths of four American soldiers. President Trump heads to the Capitol to sell his agenda during lunch with Republican senators.

What Is Money-Laundering? And Why Does It Matter To Robert Mueller?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:00:51 -0400

Former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort's ties to overseas money have raised the eyebrows of many, including the man tasked by DOJ with investigating the campaign's connections to Russia.

'American Vandal': True Crime That's Fake, But No Less True

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:00:21 -0400

The minor crime at the center of this Netflix series never happened, but it's less a mockumentary than a hilariously precise dissection of our cultural fascination with true crime narratives.