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BONUS: Possible Cooperating Witness

Evgeny Freidman is a former business partner of President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. And this week, he pleaded guilty to tax evasion. This means he might be able to give evidence in the federal criminal investigation into Cohen. NPR's Planet Money profiled Freidman back in 2015 about the source of his wealth: New York City taxi medallions. We're sharing that episode today, along with an update on Freidman's legal situation.

BONUS: Possible Cooperating Witness

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Now that the U.S.-North Korea summit is off, is the prospect for peace on the peninsula completely lost? And did the classified briefings on the Russia investigation yesterday put suspicions around the FBI's supposed political motives to rest? Plus, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in on sex crime charges today in New York. Why is he surrendering now?

Friday, May 25, 2018

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Breaking News Update: North Korea Summit Cancelled

President Trump has called off a planned summit with North Korea, citing what he called "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from Pyongyang.

Breaking News Update: North Korea Summit Cancelled

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

House Republicans and another group of bipartisan lawmakers will get details today about an FBI source attached to the Trump campaign in 2016. Are President Trump and his allies in Congress trying to back up the narrative of a witch hunt? Also, will the war of words between North Korea and the US kill prospects for a summit between the two countries? Plus, the NFL says players are no longer allowed to kneel during the national anthem. How do players feel about the new rule?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

President Donald Trump lowered expectations for a summit with North Korea, and also suggested he'd be flexible on demands for unilateral denuclearization. So who's got the upper hand? After another night of primary races, including the historic nomination of Stacey Abrams in Georgia's gubernatorial race, what has both Democrats and Republicans optimistic about elections this fall? Plus, the literary world mourns the death of novelist Philip Roth.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice gave into President Trump's demand to reveal classified information about the investigation into his own campaign. What's the alleged inappropriate behavior he wants to find, and what makes critics call his use of power inappropriate? Also, South Korea's leader visits the White House today. What might he do to keep the planned nuclear summit between the U.S. and North Korea on track?

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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Monday, May 21st, 2018

President Donald Trump is demanding that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate whether the FBI "infiltrated" his campaign while tracking Russian influence. Why are some lawmakers concerned that such a move could put lives at risk? And survivors of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas are returning to class. What will this community's call for action mean for the national debate over school safety?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

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Friday May 18, 2018

President Trump says he will give "very strong" protections to North Korea's leader if he surrenders nuclear weapons. How could the U.S. guarantee the rule of a foreign dictator? Also, a patient with Ebola recently turned up in a large city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Will the country be able to keep Ebola from spreading? And what are people in Britain saying about tomorrow's royal wedding?

Friday May 18, 2018

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Thursday May 17, 2018

It was a year ago today that Robert Mueller was named special counsel in the Russia investigation. What have we learned from a year of memos, indictments and subpoenas? Also, why are trade representatives from the US, Mexico and Canada having such a hard time renegotiating a new trade agreement?

Thursday May 17, 2018

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

North Korea has threatened to cancel a planned summit with President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Senate Democrats force a vote to stop the repeal of the Obama administration's Net Neutrality rules. Also, we look at what Tuesday's congressional primaries mean for elections in November.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

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