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Wildfire Smoke, Trump Under Investigation, British PM in DC
Much of the Northeast is blanketed in smoke from Canadian wildfires. Former President Trump's lawyers have been informed by the DOJ that he's a target of the Mar-A-Lago investigation. The British prime minister visits Washington DC to talk free trade and stress the importance of the "special relationship".
Ukraine Dam Damage, Pence's 2024 Bid, Golf Merger
Investigating the destruction of a hydroelectric dam in a war zone proves difficult. Former Vice President Mike Pence set to join a growing pool of 2024 GOP presidential candidates. An unexpected merger of two competing golf tournaments has huge implications for the game, and for the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia.
Ukrainian Dam Collapses, Christie's 2024 Bid, Cryptocurrency Crackdown
A hydroelectric dam in Russian-occupied Ukraine collapsed causing those downstream to flee. Chris Christie is set to announce his 2024 run, and isn't afraid to take on Trump. Regulators unveiled thirteen charges against cryptocurrency firm Binance, as they seek to regulate the industry.
Indian Railroad Failures, Newsrooms On Strike, GOP Election Denial Coalition
A signal error appears to be the reason for the train crash that killed 275 people in India. Hundreds of journalists strike as their employer guts newsrooms across the country. GOP election deniers are pushing states to withdraw from a system that helps voter roll accuracy.
The Sunday Story: How the far right is making voter fraud easier
For nearly a decade, the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, quietly helped to clean up voter databases and catch fraud. It was a rare bipartisan success story, with Democrats praising it and Republicans calling it a "godsend."But recently, it has become the target of a Trump-allied lawyer and the far right. NPR Voting Correspondent Miles Parks and NPR's Investigations Team trace how conspiracy theories, secret meetings, and grassroots pressure are dismantling this obscure elections tool and giving election deniers their biggest policy victory yet.
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