Rachel Martin

Morning News Brief

Jun 7, 2018

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In recent years, North Korea has launched missiles that theoretically could have reached the United States.

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Paul Manafort has been at home waiting for his trial to start, and soon, he may have to wait in jail.

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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and other top Democrats sent a letter to President Trump yesterday, laying out five tough demands ahead of Trump's summit with North Korea later this month, including "verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program." Schumer spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin on Monday afternoon in his office at the Capitol.

Rachel Martin: Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us.

Sen. Chuck Schumer: Great to be here.

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How much does President Trump's power protect him from the special counsel?

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Jun 1, 2018

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So much talk about the talks, you'd think the U.S.-North Korea summit was already underway.

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A group of U.S. officials crossed into North Korea yesterday.

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Even though President Trump has called off the summit, North Korea says it's still willing to meet President Trump, quote, "at any time."

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May 24, 2018

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So is this all about transparency, or are President Trump and his allies in Congress trying to back up the narrative of a witch hunt?

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History is happening in Israel today as the U.S. moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city of Jerusalem.

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Yeah. Let's remember, President Trump announced this move back in December.

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The photos of this moment were pretty amazing. The three American men who had been detained in North Korea are now free men, and these photos captured them arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in the dark hours early this morning.

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One of the leading champions of the movement to prosecute sexual abusers, the Me Too movement, is facing his own reckoning.

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President Trump's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs faces another day of allegations about his conduct in his current job.

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In a rare joint statement, the U.S and U.K. last week warned that Russia is actively preparing for a future cyberwar against the West.

Ronan Farrow just won the Pulitzer Prize for stories he wrote for The New Yorker, but before uncovering sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein for the magazine, he worked at the State Department as a special adviser in the Obama administration.

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President Trump made an ominous statement on Twitter over the weekend.

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President Trump has ordered the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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As opioid-related deaths have continued to climb, naloxone, a drug that can reverse overdoses, has become an important part of the public health response.

When people overdosing struggle to breathe, naloxone can restore normal breathing and save their lives. But the drug has to be given quickly.

On Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory that encouraged more people to routinely carry naloxone.

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Apr 2, 2018

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President Trump started off his Sunday morning with a post about happy Easter.

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Mark Zuckerberg says he is sorry.

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Across the country today, thousands of students are walking out of their classrooms in protest against gun violence and the shooting death of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Let's get right down to it. After a two-week focus on tariffs, the White House is going to turn its attention back to school safety this week.

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A new film grapples with what, if anything, still unifies America. It's called "American Creed," and it's co-produced by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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