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Monday, March 25th, 2019

President Trump responded to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, claiming he's exonerated even though Mueller wrote that his report "does not exonerate" the president. Mueller left obstruction of justice an open question but found no evidence Trump or anyone from his campaign coordinated with Russia. But Democratic leaders in Congress say the report leaves more questions than answers. They want the Department of Justice to release the entire report to the public. But have Democrats determined to investigate the president been undermined? And how does any of this affect the other investigations into the President and the Trump organization?

Monday, March 25th, 2019

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Robert Mueller Concludes The Russia Probe, Submits Report To The Attorney General

Attorney General William Barr received a report on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller about the findings from Mueller's investigation into the Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election. The NPR Politics Podcast breaks down everything you need to know about what we know and what happens next.

Robert Mueller Concludes The Russia Probe, Submits Report To The Attorney General

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Friday, March 22nd, 2019

How much really changed when the president sent a tweet about Israel? He said it's time to recognize Israel's claim to land it seized from Syria. The rest of the world begs to differ, as it has for fifty-two years. A House committee says Jared Kushner uses a messaging app and private email to conduct official business. Haven't the president's supporters chanted that misusing email was a reason to lock someone up? And the European Union has extended the deadline for Britain to leave the EU. Will it be enough time for Prime Minister Theresa May to get Parliament on board with her plan?

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

It took New Zealand less than a week since a mass shooting to plan for gun control. How are gun owners responding? John McCain - war hero and longtime senator - still seems to torment President Trump from the grave. Why does the president spend so much time insulting a man who died seven months ago? And how is the opioid crisis spreading? A drug epidemic that was seen affecting rural white communities spreads rapidly among African Americans and in cities.

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

President Trump has nominated a former Delta airline executive to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Can he navigate the FAA through the crisis after two Boeing airplane crashes? Also, West Virginia's attorney general is suing the state's Catholic diocese, claiming that the diocese and a former bishop knowingly hired pedophile priests. Why is the attorney general pursuing a civil case for criminal behavior? Plus, Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox. How will this merger affect what we watch?

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Some New Zealanders are upset that their government is pushing for gun control following the massacre at two mosques last week. How does the debate in New Zealand resemble the one in America? Also, historic floods in the Midwest have killed three people and left thousands more stranded. What will evacuees need to recover? Plus, a House committee has received thousands of documents as part of an investigation into the president. Who is cooperating and who isn't?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Monday, March 18, 2019

New Zealand's prime minister has vowed to tighten gun laws in response to the deadly attacks at two mosques last week. Will she face any opposition? Also, an investigation finds that the Federal Aviation Administration pushed Boeing to conduct some of its own safety assessments. What role could that have played in two recent plane crashes? Plus, epic floods across the Midwest have forced thousands to evacuate. Why are there floods when it's still winter?

Monday, March 18, 2019

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Friday, March 15th, 2019

Mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand have left at least 49 people dead. Also, a judge has ruled that families of those killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary can sue a gun manufacturer. And, which Republican senators broke with the president to vote against his national emergency declaration?

Friday, March 15th, 2019

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

The FAA has grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the U.S. as investigators probe the cause of the crash in Ethiopia. Also, new information suggests the special counsel's investigation is done. And, what's it like for a religious minority returning home after ISIS tried to exterminate them.

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Dozens of parents have been charged in college admissions scandal. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a moratorium on the death penalty. And, Australian Cardinal George Pell is sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing two boys.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

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