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Senate Unveils Newest Iteration Of Health Care Bill And Donald Trump Jr.’s Email Saga Continues

Donald Trump Jr. posted a series of email messages to Twitter on Tuesday showing him eagerly accepting help from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father's campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Richard Drew
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AP - 2017
Donald Trump Jr. posted a series of email messages to Twitter on Tuesday showing him eagerly accepting help from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father's campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

Senate Republican leaders unveiled the newest version of their health care bill intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The new bill differs from the Senate’s last attempt in a few significant ways, namely a resurrection of two Obama-era taxes on high-income individuals. 

A news update with Political Junkie Ken Rudin.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Political Junkie Ken Rudin about his take on the future of the bill. Rudin also weighs in on the latest chapter in the Russian election-meddling scandal. This time the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. is at the heart of the affair. President Trump has characterized Trump Jr.’s controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer as valid “research into your opponent” and said “most people” would have taken the meeting. 

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Laura Pellicer is a producer with The State of Things (hyperlink), a show that explores North Carolina through conversation. Laura was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, a city she considers arrestingly beautiful, if not a little dysfunctional. She worked as a researcher for CBC Montreal and also contributed to their programming as an investigative journalist, social media reporter, and special projects planner. Her work has been nominated for two Canadian RTDNA Awards. Laura loves looking into how cities work, pursuing stories about indigenous rights, and finding fresh voices to share with listeners. Laura is enamored with her new home in North Carolina—notably the lush forests, and the waves where she plans on moonlighting as a mediocre surfer.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.