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Resurgent Russia in the Time of Trump - With Corey Flintoff
Brown University

NPR correspondent Corey Flintoff spent four years as NPR's bureau chief in Moscow, where he reported as Russian President Vladimir Putin cracked down on dissent, seized Crimea, and led Russia into war in eastern Ukraine. Since his recent return to the U.S., Flintoff has been following the revelations of the Trump administration's ties to Russia, and what that could mean for the future of relations between two of the world's most potently armed nations.

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Gov. Gina Raimondo’s campaign organization says it’s donating to charity contributions from a man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme.

Office of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Ranking member Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and chair of the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on crime and terrorism Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, have asked the head of the FBI and the acting Attorney General to release information on the alleged wiretapping of then-candidate Donald Trump and his residence, Trump Tower.

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Reaction to President Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday night is breaking along partisan lines.

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 9:00 PM Eastern Time. The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

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Inside a cavernous glass-and-steel chamber that overlooks Portland's busy waterfront, dozens of immigrants are about to become U.S. citizens.

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Muslims in America are the subject of heated political debate. But they account for a very small number of elected politicians in New England.

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Rhode Island lawmakers reacted Tuesday to the resignation of Michael Flynn as national security advisor. 

John Bender

Rhode Island Public Radio produced dozens of stories during the 2016 presidential race, following voters' views of the candidates, the issues, local races and the outcomes of both the primary and the general election. Our coverage included a combination of feature reporting, newscast stories, commentary and interviews. 

Chelsea Beck / NPR

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context. Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets.

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RI ACLU Files FOIA Over Travel Ban Implementation

Feb 2, 2017
RI ACLU

The Rhode Island ACLU is demanding details from U.S. Customs and Border officials on how they are handling President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The move is a coordinated freedom of information request with multiple states.

Trump's Travel Ban Hits Rhode Island Refugees

Feb 2, 2017
Kristin Gourlay / RIPR

Since President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, many refugees are in limbo. They’re waiting abroad, and some of their family members are waiting for them here.

Ian Donnis / RIPR

Democrat Hillary Clinton won the state of Rhode Island in November, but then-candidate Donald Trump beat her by 14 points in Johnston.

Ambar Espinoza / RIPR

After false statements from President Donald Trump’s press secretary about the size of the inauguration crowds, Democrats are scratching their heads over how to deal with the new administration. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said journalists have their work cut out for them.

Barbara Quill

Thousands of women, men and families rallied on the south lawn of the Rhode Island State House Saturday in a show of support for the Women's March on Washington. 

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