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Veteran Diplomat Weighs In On What To Expect From Trump’s Meeting With North Korea

NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks with Ambassador Robert Gallucci, chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins, about North Korea’s invitation to President Trump to meet. He was chief negotiator during the North Korean nuclear crisis of 1994, and has …

Does The State Department Have Enough Experts To Engage In North Korea Negotiations?

As President Trump accepts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet him, questions remain about whether the State Department has enough experts on hand to engage in serious negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.

February Jobs Report Was So Good, It Caught Many Economists Off Guard

U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs last month. The Labor Department report shows much stronger job growth than analysts expected. They’d been predicting an increase of about 200,000 jobs. Another good sign: workers returned to the workforce in the high…

Pain Specialist Doctor Discusses Different Ways To Treat Chronic Pain

In light of a new study that finds non-opioid painkillers are just as effective as opioids in treating certain types of chronic pain, Dr. Ajay Wasan, professor and vice chair for pain medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, answers que…

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill That Tightens Gun Restrictions In The State

In Tallahassee on Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with loved ones of the 17 people killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last month. Scott also signed legislation tightening gun restrictions in the state.

North Korea’s Invitation To Meet Capped A Week Full Of WH Announcements

The developments in North Korea capped a week full of big political stories coming out of the White House. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Guy Benson of Townhall.com join NPR’s Ari Shapiro to discuss North Korea, tariffs and the departure of chi…

ACLU Sues ICE For Allegedly Separating ‘Hundreds’ Of Migrant Families

The American Civil Liberties Union says that U.S. immigration authorities have forcibly separated migrant parents, most of them asylum seekers, from their minor children for no legitimate reason.

Severe Shortage Of Psychiatrists Exacerbated By Lack Of Federal Funding

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997, which put a cap on federal funding for medical residency programs, is contributing to a growing shortage of psychiatrists in the U.S.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs Gun Package

Among other things, the legislation raises the legal age for gun purchases to 21, institutes a waiting period of three days, and allows for the arming of some school personnel.

Trump Commerce Secretary Says Warnings About Tariffs Are Overhyped

Wilbur Ross, a leading advocate for the steel and aluminum tariffs the president announced this week, told NPR’s Morning Edition the tariffs’ impact isn’t “much of a roar.”

White House Acknowledges Trump Ties To Stormy Legal Battle Over Alleged Affair

His press secretary inadvertently shed light on the president’s connection to a restraining order silencing a former adult film actress about their supposed sexual relationship.

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