Author: Scott Neuman

Trump Says U.S. Will Meet North Korean Threats With ‘Fire and Fury’

NPR President Donald Trump talks about North Korea during a briefing on the opioid crisis, on Tuesday, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Evan Vucci/AP President Trump on Tuesday threatened to meet North Korean threats with “fire and fury” a day after Pyongyang said it was ready with “ultimate measures” in response to new U.N. sanctions pushed by Washington. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” the president warned at a meeting on the opioid crisis held at Bedminster, N.J., where he is on an extended working vacation. “They will be met...

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Attacks On Sessions Could Be A Red Line For GOP Senators

NPR Attorney General Jeff Sessions boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, for El Salvador. His former Senate colleagues are rallying behind him amid withering attacks from President Trump. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Trump is famous for requiring the loyalty of his subordinates. But it’s the loyalty of Republican senators — not to him but to one of their own — that is the heart of a simmering showdown between the White House and Congress. A growing number of GOP lawmakers appear to have had enough with what one has called the president’s “public floggings” in...

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Senate Panel In Talks With Trump Jr., Manafort Over Closed-Door Testimony

NPR Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort are negotiating what congressional testimony they have to give about their meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, photographed earlier this month. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP The president’s son and former campaign manager have agreed to negotiate with the Senate Judiciary Committee to voluntarily provide documents and appear behind closed doors ahead of a public hearing next week. Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee says it wants to interview the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort were all present at a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer who they understood...

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Al-Qaida Suspect Appears In Federal Court In Pennsylvania

NPR Ali Charaf Damache, known as “Black Flag,” arrives at the courthouse in Waterford, Ireland, in 2010. Damache appeared in a Philadelphia federal courtroom Friday on terrorism-related charges. Peter Morrison/AP An al-Qaida-linked suspect who prosecutors say conspired to murder a Swedish cartoonist has been charged in federal court in Philadelphia, despite the Trump administration’s vow that alleged terrorists would be tried in military courts. Prosecutors say Ali Charaf Damache, 52, an Algerian-born Irish citizen also known as “Black Flag,” was allegedly part of an Ireland-based cell that included Colleen R. LaRose, a Pennsylvania woman known as “Jihad Jane.” LaRose...

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Flames Subside But Protests Continue As G-20 Leaders Gather For Hamburg Summit

NPR A woman is pepper-sprayed by police after she climbed onto an armored vehicle on the first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Matthias Schrader/AP The smoke and flames have largely subsided in the streets of Hamburg, Germany, but anti-globalization protests that have sometimes turned violent continued for a second day on Friday, marring a summit of the world’s leading economic powers. Police, who charge that protesters touched off the violence that began on Thursday by hurling rocks at them, brought in reinforcements to bolster a 20,000-strong contingent and responded by directing pepper spray and water cannons...

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States Miss Budget Deadline, Go Into Partial Shutdown Mode

NPR Enlarge this image A sign at the barricaded Liberty State Park in Jersey City turns away would-be visitors during the New Jersey government shutdown. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption toggle caption Julio Cortez/AP New Jersey, Maine and Illinois are all facing at least partial government shutdowns after their legislatures failed to pass budgets. Washington and Alaska managed eleventh-hour deals to avoid a similar fate. Connecticut failed to pass a budget, but the state’s governor stepped in with an emergency spending order. The new fiscal year for these and 40 other states begins today. New Jersey The state is under...

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