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Thursday, Nov 29

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Cohen Pleads Guilty To Lying About When Real Estate Negotiations With Russians Ended

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Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, and others continued negotiations with Russian interlocutors about a potential Trump Tower in Moscow as late as June of 2016, Cohen has acknowledged.

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Deutsche Bank Offices In Frankfurt Raided By German Police

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German authorities raided the offices of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt on Thursday morning. Police and federal prosecutors were apparently looking for evidence of money laundering.

Michael Cohen, Trump's Former Lawyer, Reaches New Guilty Plea Deal

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Michael Cohen, the longtime attorney for Donald Trump, has entered a new guilty plea in federal court in New York City. This was a surprise. Cohen had already offered a guilty plea in a separate case.

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2 Years After Standing Rock Protests, Tensions Remain But Oil Business Booms

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Legal battles and local tensions persist two years after the North Dakota prairie was filled with thousands of indigenous and environmental protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

U.S. Downplays Its Military Support For The War In Yemen, Kaine Says

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David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as the Senate prepares to vote on a proposal that could greatly reduce U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen's civil war.

Wish Dunkin' Had A Clothing Line? Dream On

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Dunkin' unveiled a line of "Espresso-Wear." The clothing was designed for customers who need to carry coffees. Sadly, the items like Cappu-Chinos, pants with cup-holder pockets, are not real.

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Think Your Dog Is Smart, That's Likely Not True

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A new study found that dogs are relatively ordinary when compared with dolphins, wolves, pigeons, or cats.

Beijing Is Pushing Hard To Influence U.S. Views Of China, Report Says

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The new report, authored by some of the top experts on China, warns of an aggressive influence campaign aimed at the U.S. government, universities and even Hollywood.

Pakistan And India Begin Construction On Corridor Linking The Two Countries

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Pakistan's prime minister will break ground on a corridor linking to India. It will allow visa-free travel for India's Sikhs to one of their holy sites.

China Interference Report

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One of China's most prominent scholars shows the many ways China's Communist Party is attempting to influence and infiltrate American government, society, and economy.

Afghanistan's Forever War

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It's been another violent week in Afghanistan. Former U.S. Army Col. Chris Kolenda, who helped set up a back channel with the Taliban, discusses what it will take to get all sides to the table.

Harry Leslie Smith, Veteran And Activist, Dies At 95

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Harry Leslie Smith, a World War II veteran who was known for his writing and activism, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 95.

NRA 2017 Tax Records Reveal Decline In Income

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Following a spike in donations and dues income in the 2016 election year, the NRA saw its total income fall in 2017, from $367 million to $312 million.

Unlike Most Countries, Australia Has Progressed For 27 Years Without A Recession

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Do recessions have to happen? Is it possible for a country to just not have economic downturns? Australia has gone nearly 30 years without a recession. So what can we learn from it?

Argentina G20 Summit Angst

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Argentina hosts the G20 summit this weekend but it's been a rocky time in the run-up, from economic problems to the chaotic cancelation of a soccer championship.

Resolutions Set To Limit U.S. Involvement In Yemen

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Senators voted overwhelmingly to move forward on a resolution limiting American involvement in the civil war in Yemen. We discuss the latest in the ongoing U.S. and Saudi fallout.

Indiana Police Face Allegations Of Police Brutality

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NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with reporters Christian Sheckler of the South Bend Tribune and Ken Armstrong of ProPublica about systemic corruption in the police department of Elkhart, Ind.

News Brief: G20, Saudi Arabia Investigation And Afghanistan Update

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Republican and Democrat Senators defied the President by moving forward a resolution to end US involvement in the war in Yemen. Also, Trump heads to the G20 in Buenos Aires.

The 1975's Matty Healy Negotiates With The World

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The 1975 frontman's lifestyle sent him to rehab. David Greene speaks with Healy about giving up his "love affair" with drugs and the band's latest album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.

Trump Plan Could Leave Asylum-Seekers At Risk In Mexico

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The Trump administration wants Central American migrants to stay in Mexico while asylum claims are processed. But human rights groups believe that could pose dangers for Central American migrants.

President Trump Cancels Putin Meeting On Eve Of G-20

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The president cited Russian aggression against Ukraine in his tweet about the change. He still has a series of meetings planned on the sidelines of the summit, including with China's Xi Jinping.

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Trump Should Not Sit Down With Putin At G-20 Summit, Taylor Says

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President Trump was scheduled to meet with Russian President Putin at the G20 summit. After Russia seized 3 Ukrainian vessels, former ambassador William Taylor, discusses if the meeting is still on.

Wednesday, Nov 28

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Supreme Court To Take Up Ban On Excessive Fines

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At issue in the case are the laws which allow state and local governments to confiscate cars, cash and even homes if they are used in the commission of a crime — any crime.

Nancy Pelosi Likely To Have The Votes To Be Elected House Speaker

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Steve Inskeep talks to Nadeam Elshami, former chief of staff for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, about her chances of becoming speaker again after Tuesday's House democratic leadership elections.

Solidly Red State Mississippi Sends Hyde-Smith Back To Senate

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Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is the projected winner of the Senate runoff, according to The Associated Press, overcoming missteps that brought the state's dark history of racism to the forefront.

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India's Government Limits Homework Assigned To Students

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It's because of fears that overloaded backpacks are damaging kids' backs. A survey of children aged seven to 13 found the vast majority were carrying almost half their body weight in their backpacks.

Santa Claus Causes Massive Traffic Jam In England

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The giant inflatable Santa was four times the size of most vehicles. It floated away from someone's house and fell across the road causing, in the words of the BBC, a ho-ho-holdup.

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Freedom Of Movement Rule May Be The Cause Of High-Scoring NBA Games

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David Greene talks to Tim Reynolds, who writes about basketball for The Associated Press, about why NBA scores are repeatedly climbing into the triple digits.

Tijuana Residents Grow Irritated By Influx Of Central American Migrants

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In Tijuana, thousands of migrants are waiting for their turn for an interview with U.S. immigration officials. Most are camped out in a squalid sports complex that's been turned into a shelter.

Indonesian Officials Release Report On Air Crash That Killed 189 People

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A preliminary investigation into the Lion Air crash in October finds the pilots struggled against a new anti-stall flight control system, which forced the plane's nose down 26 times before it crashed.