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Trump Tweets Response To Deadly Portland Train Attack

OPB | May 29, 2017 9:10 a.m. | Portland

After days of silence, President Trump tweeted Monday morning about Friday’s stabbings on a Portland light-rail train.

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Washington Senator's Temporary Job Ends At EPA

OPB/EarthFix | May 25, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen has finished his temporary job for the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency.  

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'He Is Something': Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican

NPR | May 24, 2017 5:55 a.m.

Wednesday's meeting focused on pursuing peace; it comes a year after the pope said Trump "is not Christian," criticizing his plan for a border wall.

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In A Historic First, Trump Visits Old City Of Jerusalem

NPR | May 22, 2017 8:02 a.m.

Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Old City of Jerusalem, seized by Israel in the Six-Day War a half-century ago. President Trump visited Christian and Jewish religious sites.

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Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home

NPR | May 22, 2017 4:50 a.m.

One of the many plaintiffs challenging President Trump's travel ban is a U.S. citizen who's trying to get a visa for her Somali-born son.

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Trump Arrives In Israel For 2nd Leg Of International Trip

NPR | May 22, 2017 4:33 a.m.

On his first overseas trip as president, Trump flew from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Tel Aviv, Israel — the only known direct flight between the two countries, which do not have diplomatic relations.

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In Saudi Arabia, Trump Says Fight Against Terrorism A 'Battle Between Good And Evil'

NPR | May 21, 2017 8 a.m.

In his first foreign trip as president, Trump stressed to leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority countries that "nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them."

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Fanfare And Deals Dominate Trump's 1st Day In Saudi Arabia

NPR | May 21, 2017 6:03 a.m.

The president spent the first day of his first foreign trip since being inaugurated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Trump and his inner circle were guests of the Saudi king.

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Trump Arrives In Saudi Arabia To A Warm Welcome, Despite Troubles At Home

NPR | May 20, 2017 7:38 a.m.

Saudi Arabia is the first stop on President Trump's first overseas trip. Despite his anti-Saudi rhetoric during the campaign, there are reasons Saudi leaders may welcome him.

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Report: Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey To Ease Investigation

AP | May 19, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Washington

The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats that firing the "nut job" FBI director had relieved "great pressure" on him.

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After Special Counsel Named, Trump Reacts: 'Greatest Witch Hunt' In Political History

NPR | May 18, 2017 6:11 a.m.

The morning after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named special counsel overseeing the investigation into Trump team ties to Russia, the president is upping the grievance politics.

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Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Investigation?

NPR | May 18, 2017 3:46 a.m.

Robert Mueller led arguably the biggest FBI overhaul in the bureau's history during his 12-year term as director. Now, he'll investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Named To Probe Trump-Russia Ties

AP | May 17, 2017 3:04 p.m. | Washington

The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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Putin Accuses US Of 'Political Schizophrenia' Over Trump

NPR | May 17, 2017 6:38 a.m.

After a political storm rises over reports that President Trump gave Russian officials highly classified information, Russia's President Vladimir Putin weighs in.

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Report: Trump Asked Comey To End Flynn Investigation

AP | May 16, 2017 2:52 p.m. | Washington

The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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What To Know About Trump's Travel Ban Appeals

AP | May 16, 2017 7:35 a.m. | Seattle

Federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland earlier this year blocked Trump's revised travel ban from taking effect. Trump wants those decisions reversed.

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Trump Claims 'Absolute Right' To Share Info With Russia

AP | May 16, 2017 7 a.m. | Washington

President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed the authority to share "facts pertaining to terrorism" and airline safety with Russia, saying in a pair of tweets he has "an absolute right" as president to do so.

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9th Circuit Court Question Whether Trump's Travel Ban Discriminates

AP | May 15, 2017 6:49 a.m. | Seattle

Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims, the second time in a week the issue has been in court.

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The Promise And Peril Of School Vouchers

NPR | May 15, 2017 5:29 a.m.

Indiana's private school voucher program is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Whether it's "social justice" or "an assault" on public schools depends on whom you ask.

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'SNL' Host Melissa McCarthy Brings 'Spicey' Back To Troll An Already Bizarre Week

NPR | May 14, 2017 5:04 a.m.

In the end, perhaps, the bar was set too high for the Saturday Night Live episode that was to follow an already baffling series of news events.