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Republicans Join In Condemning Trump’s Use Of Expletive To Describe Africa

NPR Enlarge this image President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Tuesday, where he reportedly made the controversial remarks. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP Lawmakers from both parties joined opinion leaders around the world in condemning remarks made by President Trump during a meeting earlier this week on immigration, in which he referred to “s***hole countries” in Africa and questioned why the U.S. would want to accept immigrants from countries such as Haiti and El Salvador. The comments came out of a...

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France’s Macron Says He Wants Law To Combat Fake News

NPR Enlarge this image French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his New Year wishes to the news media at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on Wednesday. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron says he will push a new law aimed at clamping down on fake news, saying he hopes to have it in place by the end of the year. Speaking at a news conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday, Macron said such a law was essential, especially during elections. “The freedom of the press is not a special...

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Firm That Contracted ‘Steele Dossier’ Says It Was ‘Shocked’ By Findings on Trump – NPR

GOOGLE NEWS Enlarge this image Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 14. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP The founders of the political research firm that commissioned the infamous Russia dossier say they were “shocked” by the things they say it uncovered and want their full story to be public. Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, founders of the opposition research shop Fusion GPS, also are accusing Republicans in Congress of unfairly targeting...

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British Intelligence Reportedly Foils Plot To Kill Prime Minister – NPR

GOOGLE NEWS Enlarge this image Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May as she prepares to greet Spain’s Prime Minister outside 10 Downing Street in central London on Tuesday. Steve Back/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Steve Back/Getty Images Britain’s domestic intelligence agency MI5 has foiled a terrorist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, U.K. media reports. Two men have been charged with terrorism-related offenses in connection with the plot, which reportedly involved using improvised explosives to blow up the gate at No. 10 Downing Street, the prime minister’s residence, and to kill May in the ensuing chaos, various media...

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Lawsuit Filed To Block White House Appointment To Head Consumer Watchdog

NPR Enlarge this image Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney departs after a television interview at the White House in September. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Updated at 1 a.m. ET The person appointed to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by its outgoing head, Richard Cordray, has filed suit to block the Trump administration’s rival appointment of Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to the post. Leandra English, who was appointed by Cordray on Friday, his last day as director, has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., hours before...

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Senators: Kushner Didn’t Disclose Emails On WikiLeaks, ‘Russian Overture’

NPR Enlarge this image White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Trump speaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington in September. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Senior White House adviser and son-in-law to the president, Jared Kushner, failed to hand over to Senate investigators emails concerning contacts with WikiLeaks and a “Russian backdoor overture,” according to a letter sent by two senior lawmakers. The letter, released Thursday by Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and its ranking...

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Rand Paul Returns To Senate After Being Injured In Attack By Kentucky Neighbor

NPR Enlarge this image Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Sen. Rand Paul, who was allegedly tackled by a neighbor at his Kentucky home earlier this month causing him to break several ribs, returned to the Senate Monday for the first time since the attack. Enlarge this image This photo provided by the Warren County Regional Jail shows Rene Boucher, who has been arrested and charged with assaulting and injuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. AP hide caption toggle caption AP He...

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Donald Trump Jr. Had Direct Contact With WikiLeaks During Campaign

NPR Enlarge this image Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel television program, in New York in July 11, 2017. Richard Drew/AP hide caption toggle caption Richard Drew/AP During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump Jr. was in direct contact with WikiLeaks at the same time the muckraking website was publishing hacked emails from Democratic officials that proved damaging to the Clinton campaign, according to several major publications. Following the reports, Trump Jr. acknowledged the contact in a tweet detailing one exchange with the radical transparency organization. The Atlantic, The Wall Street...

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