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Trump's Former Lawyer Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal With Federal AuthoritiesPresident Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen reached a plea deal with federal authorities. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein, who was in the courtroom in New York.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:16:10 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640674370/trumps-former-lawyer-michael-cohen-reaches-plea-deal-with-federal-authorities?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640674370/trumps-former-lawyer-michael-cohen-reaches-plea-deal-with-federal-authorities?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen reached a plea deal with federal authorities. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein, who was in the courtroom in New York.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640674370' />Andrea Bernstein
U.S. Inmates Plan Nationwide Prison Strike To Protest Labor ConditionsInmates planned a series of strikes across prisons this week to protest conditions and work programs. Though legal, they compare the low-wage programs to "modern-day slavery."Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:16:10 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630606/u-s-inmates-plan-nationwide-prison-strike-to-protest-labor-conditions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630606/u-s-inmates-plan-nationwide-prison-strike-to-protest-labor-conditions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Inmates planned a series of strikes across prisons this week to protest conditions and work programs. Though legal, they compare the low-wage programs to "modern-day slavery."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640630606' />Cheryl Corley
Microsoft Says It Discovered — And Stopped — Attempted Cyberattack Tied To RussiaMicrosoft says it identified Russian cyberattacks targeting anti-Kremlin groups in the United States and also simulating U.S. Senate websites. The discovery comports with earlier warnings by intelligence leaders that Russian active measures would continue ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:16:10 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630592/microsoft-says-it-discovered-and-stopped-attempted-cyberattack-tied-to-russia?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630592/microsoft-says-it-discovered-and-stopped-attempted-cyberattack-tied-to-russia?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Microsoft says it identified Russian cyberattacks targeting anti-Kremlin groups in the United States and also simulating U.S. Senate websites. The discovery comports with earlier warnings by intelligence leaders that Russian active measures would continue ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640630592' />Tim Mak
Jury Finds Paul Manafort Guilty On 8 Of 18 ChargesA federal jury on Tuesday found Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, guilty on eight of the 18 charges he faced in his tax and bank fraud trial. Judge T.S. Ellis III declared a mistrial on the other 10 counts.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:01:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640674362/jury-finds-paul-manafort-guilty-on-8-of-18-charges?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640674362/jury-finds-paul-manafort-guilty-on-8-of-18-charges?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>A federal jury on Tuesday found Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, guilty on eight of the 18 charges he faced in his tax and bank fraud trial. Judge T.S. Ellis III declared a mistrial on the other 10 counts.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640674362' />Ryan Lucas
Trump Administration Proposes New Plan To Regulate Carbon Emissions From CoalThe Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule on Tuesday, giving states more authority to regulate carbon emissions from coal fired power plants. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dan Lashof of the World Resources Institute about the new rule.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:01:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630613/trump-administration-proposes-new-plan-to-regulate-carbon-emissions-from-coal?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630613/trump-administration-proposes-new-plan-to-regulate-carbon-emissions-from-coal?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule on Tuesday, giving states more authority to regulate carbon emissions from coal fired power plants. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dan Lashof of the World Resources Institute about the new rule.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640630613' />
Trump's Former Attorney Pleading Guilty To Tax Fraud And Other ChargesPresident Trump's former attorney has told a federal judge in Manhattan that he intends to enter a guilty plea. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck about the deal. Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:58:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630541/trumps-former-attorney-pleading-guilty-to-tax-fraud-and-other-charges?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630541/trumps-former-attorney-pleading-guilty-to-tax-fraud-and-other-charges?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>President Trump's former attorney has told a federal judge in Manhattan that he intends to enter a guilty plea. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck about the deal. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640630541' />
Pentagon Officials Say They're Concerned About Drop In Admissions Of Iraqi Refugees NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Reuters reporter Yeganeh Torbati about concerns of military officials about the drop in admissions of Iraqi refugees to the U.S., saying it will discourage locals from cooperating with U.S. forces in other conflicts.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:58:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630534/pentagon-officials-say-theyre-concerned-about-drop-in-admissions-of-iraqi-refuge?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630534/pentagon-officials-say-theyre-concerned-about-drop-in-admissions-of-iraqi-refuge?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Reuters reporter Yeganeh Torbati about concerns of military officials about the drop in admissions of Iraqi refugees to the U.S., saying it will discourage locals from cooperating with U.S. forces in other conflicts.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640630534' />
What's Changed In Afghanistan Since President Trump Decided To StayA year ago, President Trump said his original instinct was to pull out of Afghanistan. But he chose to stay. NPR looks at what's changed since then in Afghanistan — and what hasn't.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:27:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630527/whats-changed-in-afghanistan-since-president-trump-decided-to-stay?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630527/whats-changed-in-afghanistan-since-president-trump-decided-to-stay?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>A year ago, President Trump said his original instinct was to pull out of Afghanistan. But he chose to stay. NPR looks at what's changed since then in Afghanistan — and what hasn't.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640630527' />David Welna
Sen. Angus King Weighs In On Russia's Latest Political Cyberattack AttemptNPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine about Microsoft's revelation about Russian hacking targeting some conservative think tanks and the Senate.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:27:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630520/sen-angus-king-weighs-in-on-russias-latest-political-cyberattack-plot?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630520/sen-angus-king-weighs-in-on-russias-latest-political-cyberattack-plot?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine about Microsoft's revelation about Russian hacking targeting some conservative think tanks and the Senate.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640630520' />
Michael Cohen, Trump's Former Lawyer, Expected To Enter Plea AgreementMichael Cohen, former longtime lawyer for President Trump, is expected to enter into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in New York. It's unclear the parameters of the agreement.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:27:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630513/michael-cohen-trumps-former-lawyer-expected-to-enter-plea-agreement?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640630513/michael-cohen-trumps-former-lawyer-expected-to-enter-plea-agreement?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Michael Cohen, former longtime lawyer for President Trump, is expected to enter into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in New York. It's unclear the parameters of the agreement.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640630513' />Tamara Keith
Tiny House In The Florida Keys Brings Hope To A Workforce Still DisplacedNearly a year after Hurricane Irma, Florida Keys workers who prop up its tourist economy are still struggling to find affordable housing for residents displaced by the storm. Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:13:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640553855/tiny-house-in-the-florida-keys-brings-hope-to-a-workforce-still-displaced?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640553855/tiny-house-in-the-florida-keys-brings-hope-to-a-workforce-still-displaced?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/08/21/housing_wide-70bd3df919a6f2f38d474c4d7e5cec26a9c6f190.jpg?s=600' alt='This 760 square-foot cottage, elevated and built to FEMA standards, is one of several planned homes that will serve as workforce housing in the Florida Keys.'/><p>Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma, Florida Keys workers who prop up its tourist economy are still struggling to find affordable housing for residents displaced by the storm. </p><p>(Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640553855' />Greg Allen
Inmates Plan To Hold Weeks-Long Strike At Prisons Across U.S.Organizers say the demonstrations, which are expected to include hunger strikes and a refusal to work, are in response to a riot at a South Carolina prison in which seven inmates died.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:56:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640493211/inmates-plan-to-hold-two-week-strike-at-prisons-across-u-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640493211/inmates-plan-to-hold-two-week-strike-at-prisons-across-u-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/08/21/prison-map_wide-35a22321303faf1f6843ebc90a6d0b2ef3966a2a.jpg?s=600' alt='The planned demonstrations are in response to a riot that resulted in seven deaths in April at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina.'/><p>Organizers say the demonstrations, which are expected to include hunger strikes and a refusal to work, are in response to a riot at a South Carolina prison in which seven inmates died.</p><p>(Image credit: Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640493211' />Merrit Kennedy
Jury Finds Paul Manafort Guilty In Federal Tax And Bank Fraud TrialJurors concluded that Donald Trump's former campaign chairman was guilty of eight of the 18 counts with which he had been charged.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:45:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640537446/paul-manafort-jury-asks-for-instructions-about-consensus-on-1-charge?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640537446/paul-manafort-jury-asks-for-instructions-about-consensus-on-1-charge?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/08/21/manafort180821_judge_instructs_wide-cebd5dc5ce80c748d0ed140c7c6a39bd43ab227f.jpg?s=600' alt='Judge T.S. Ellis III gives jury instructions in front of tax fraud defendant Paul Manafort on Tuesday.'/><p>Jurors concluded that Donald Trump's former campaign chairman was guilty of eight of the 18 counts with which he had been charged.</p><p>(Image credit: Art Lien)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640537446' />Ryan Lucas
Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard Deported To GermanyA former Nazi guard living in New York City has been deported, according to U.S. officials. The New York congressional delegation pushed for this, and President Trump made it a priority.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:46:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640508478/former-nazi-concentration-camp-guard-deported-to-germany?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/640508478/former-nazi-concentration-camp-guard-deported-to-germany?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>A former Nazi guard living in New York City has been deported, according to U.S. officials. The New York congressional delegation pushed for this, and President Trump made it a priority.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=640508478' />David Greene
Trump Moves To Let States Regulate Coal Plant EmissionsThe administration is proposing to substantially weaken President Barack Obama's signature rule on climate change. It would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants.Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:02:34 -0400https://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/639396683/trump-moves-to-let-states-regulate-coal-plant-emissions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2018/08/21/639396683/trump-moves-to-let-states-regulate-coal-plant-emissions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/08/21/ap_18225531605518_wide-2e22383f1e12c85268731c1e35c3454d2d5a4ca3.jpg?s=600' alt='The Trump administration's proposal would give states more authority to make their own plans for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.'/><p>The administration is proposing to substantially weaken President Barack Obama's signature rule on climate change. It would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants.</p><p>(Image credit: J. David Ake/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=639396683' />Nathan Rott