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'With Honor' Group Works To Elect Veterans

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Rye Barcott, the co-founder and CEO of With Honor. The group supports military veterans running for Congress.

An Ambassador On Leaving The Trump Administration

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with John Feeley, former U.S. ambassador to Panama, about why he left the Trump administration.
Trump's Moves May Mark A New Era Of The Celebrity Pardon

Trump's Moves May Mark A New Era Of The Celebrity Pardon

Trump has issued four pardons in his first 16 months as president — including one this week of boxer Jack Johnson — outpacing his three most recent predecessors.

Barbershop: NFL's New National Anthem Policy

In the Barbershop, NPR's Michel Martin talks sports and politics with ESPN commentator Kevin Blackistone, the Seattle Times' Matt Calkins, and former Vikings player Chris Kluwe.

John McCain Documentary Filmmaker Focuses On Bipartisanship

A new documentary, John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls explores the life of the war hero turned U.S. senator. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the filmmaker Peter Kunhardt.
Ireland Resoundingly Votes To Legalize Abortion

Ireland Resoundingly Votes To Legalize Abortion

The country has some of the strictest laws on abortion in the developed world. But that will change, after 66.4 percent of voters chose to repeal a constitutional amendment.

Week In Politics: Trump And Kim, Trump's Spying Claims

Scott Simon talks with Geoff Bennett of NBC News about the status of President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un and Trump's accusations of spying on his campaign.
The Russia Investigations: What Just Happened?

The Russia Investigations: What Just Happened?

The original reports were about the FBI sending a confidential human source to interview Trump campaign aides about their foreign contacts — which President Trump turned into "SPYGATE."
Translated Into 'Trumptalk,' History's Famous Lines Would Look A Little Different

Translated Into 'Trumptalk,' History's Famous Lines Would Look A Little Different

President Trump is known for his particular style of tweets. NPR's Scott Simon muses about what other famous lines from history might sound like if they'd been composed by Trump.

President Trump Takes a Hands On Approach to Pardons

President Trump's pardon this week of boxer Jack Johnson is his latest grant of clemency to a prominent figure. It's an example of his hands-on approach to pardons.

A Look At The Limits Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran

As signatories to the Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna to discuss next steps after the U.S. exit from the deal, NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Simon Gass, one of the key negotiators of the deal,

Week In Politics: U.S. Talks With North Korea And Trump's FBI Narrative

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kimberly Atkins of the Boston Herald and Reihan Salam of the National Review to discuss the stalled talks between the U.S. and North Korea, President Trump's insistence

What's Next For U.S.-China Relations

President Trump has suggested China played a role in the unraveling of North Korea's rapprochement with the U.S.
President Trump Says North Korea Summit Still Possible

President Trump Says North Korea Summit Still Possible

The president spoke briefly to reporters before he took a helicopter to Annapolis, Md., where he touted the U.S. military buildup in a commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Friday News Roundup - International

We follow stories from Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

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Sen. Gardner Backs Trump's Decision To Cancel North Korea Talks

Rachel Martin asks Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who serves on the foreign relations committee, if we are back at square one when it comes to stopping North Korea's nuclear program.

Classified Briefings Inform Lawmakers On Russia Influence Probe

Top lawmakers got a briefing on classified information related to the Russia investigation. David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

Sen. Mitch McConnell On The Russia Probes, 2018 Midterms

The Senate majority leader talked to NPR after he attended a classified briefing on probes over Russian election interference. McConnell also discussed midterm elections and President Trump's role.

News Brief: Russia Probes, North Korea Summit Canceled

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells NPR that nothing from a secret briefing changed his mind about the integrity of Russia probes. And, for now, there won't be a U.S.-North Korea summit.