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Finns React To Historic U.S.-Russia Summit

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

On Monday in Helsinki, Finns weighed in following the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In Helsinki, Trump Appeared To Side With Russia Over U.S. Intelligence Community

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

President Trump gave a joint press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin after their summit in Helsinki Monday. He appeared to side with Russia over the U.S. intelligence community.

How The Trump-Putin Summit Is Being Received In Russia

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

Some commentators say Monday's summit was a foreign policy victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that might not play out well in Russia itself. There, some people want him to concentrate more on domestic matters.

Fatal Police Shooting In Chicago Highlights Tense Relationship In The City

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

A fatal police shooting in Chicago over the weekend sparked protests. The incident underscores the tense relationship that remains between the police department and residents.

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Weighs In On Trump-Putin Summit

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, about President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This California Mayor Took A German Study On Neckties Very Seriously

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

A California mayor used his reading of a German study of the ill-effects of neckties on the human brain to call for a ban on mandatory necktie-wearing at local businesses.

The Historical Significance Of The Meeting Between Trump And Putin

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with New Yorker journalist Susan Glasser about the historical significance of the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Former Intelligence Chief Discusses Russia's Offer To Investigate 2016 Interference

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Gen. Michael Hayden, a former CIA director, about what he makes of Russia's "incredible offer" to co-investigate Russian interference in U.S. elections.

Hezbollah Designed A Video Game To Appeal To The U.S.

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

The Lebanese group Hezbollah wants the world to think of it as fighting against terrorists — not supporting the Assad regime or threatening the Western world.

FCC Blocks Sinclair-Tribune Deal

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

A top federal regulator has knocked Sinclair Broadcast Group's planned acquisition of Tribune Media's TV stations off course. The takeover would have further consolidated the local TV business.

Surfing For Science: A New Way To Gather Data For Ocean And Coastal Research

Mon, 2018-07-16 17:09

Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography hope to turn surfers into citizen scientists by equipping them with a "smartfin" that gathers data as they surf.

Former Head Of CIA's Russia Operations Reacts To Helsinki Summit

Mon, 2018-07-16 16:34

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Steven Hall, the former head of Russian operations at the CIA in Moscow, for a spy's perspective of the historic U.S.-Russia summit.

Trump Refuses To Back Intelligence Agencies' Election Interference Findings

Mon, 2018-07-16 16:34

Fallout and analysis continues from the U.S.-Russia summit in which President Trump didn't acknowledge Kremlin interference in 2016 U.S. election.

Putin Invites Trump To Help End Syrian War As Russia Bombs Civilian Targets

Mon, 2018-07-16 15:47

At their joint news conference, President Putin said Russia and the U.S. can work together to alleviate suffering in Syria. Russia continues to attack civilian targets in support of the Syrian regime.

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Feds Charge Russian Student, Linked To NRA, With Conspiracy

Mon, 2018-07-16 14:59

Prosecutors accused Maria Butina of conspiring to violate a law that requires foreign agents to register with the U.S. government. Authorities said she was working for Russia.

A Look At The #MeToo Movement In The Shambhala Buddhist Community

Sun, 2018-07-15 17:48

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Andrea Winn, who started investigating sexual abuse allegations within the Shambhala branch of Buddhism. Recently, that group's religious figurehead stepped down.

How The Trump-Putin Summit Could Affect 2 Arms Control Treaties

Sun, 2018-07-15 17:44

The U.S. and Russia possess 92 percent of the earth's atomic arsenal. Both recently announced plans to build new nuclear weapons. How will the Trump-Putin summit affect two non-proliferation treaties?

France Defeats Croatia: A Recap Of The 2018 World Cup

Sun, 2018-07-15 17:44

NPR's Michel Martin recaps the World Cup final with Roger Bennett, host of the Men in Blazers and American Fiasco soccer podcasts.

Fact Check: Did The Obama Administration Respond To Election Interference By Russia?

Sun, 2018-07-15 17:44

President Trump claims President Obama failed to respond to Russian interference in the 2016 election. A fact-check of those claims paints a more complicated picture.

What Putin Might Expect From Meeting With Trump In Helsinki

Sun, 2018-07-15 17:44

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Russian foreign policy expert Dmitri Trenin about what Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to gain from his Monday meeting with President Trump.