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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 21

Congress struggles to commit to immigration legislation, while the First Lady heads to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit children who have been separated from their parents. The Supreme Court reshapes how Americans shop online, and the United States withdraws from the United Nations Human Rights Council. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and State Department correspondent Michele Kelemen. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 21

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Trump Signs Order To End Family Separations

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to end his controversial policy that has resulted in thousands of family separations and brought criticism from Democrats and Republicans. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Scott Horsley, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Trump Signs Order To End Family Separations

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The Trump Administration's Family Separation Border Policy Explained

The Trump administration spent the weekend and Monday defending its "zero tolerance" border policy, which has separated children and parents who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The NPR Politics team breaks down what that policy is and how it is being implemented. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and KQED's John Sepulvado. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

The Trump Administration's Family Separation Border Policy Explained

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Fact Check: Trump's Freewheeling Friday

President Trump began Friday by giving a wide-ranging interview to Fox News, and then he answered questions for a pool of reporters. In both he covered major topics like North Korea, a DOJ Report, immigration legislation, and his feud with the NFL. The NPR Politics team sets the record straight on his comments. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Fact Check: Trump's Freewheeling Friday

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 14

A Justice Department watchdog on Thursday criticized former FBI Director James Comey for violating long-standing department guidelines and mishandling the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2016. We break down that report, and look at a new lawsuit filed against the Trump family. Plus, Republicans - sort of - find a compromise on immigration. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, justice correspondent Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent Ryan Lucas, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and political editor Domenico Montanaro. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 14

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Midterm Update: Tuesday's Primaries Underscore That The GOP Is Trump's Party Now

Results from Tuesday's primaries underscored one major theme – it's Donald Trump's Republican Party now. An establishment candidate in South Carolina lost his re-election bid, and a Bannon-esque candidate won in Virginia. We break down what it means for the GOP. This episode: Reporter Sarah McCammon, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Midterm Update: Tuesday's Primaries Underscore That The GOP Is Trump's Party Now

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Following his historic handshake with Kim Jong Un, President Trump said, "I feel really great. It's going to be a great discussion and I think tremendous success. I think it's going to be really successful and I think we will have a terrific relationship. I have no doubt." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Listen: The NPR Politics Podcast Analyzes Trump And Kim's Denuclearization Agreement

Following a historic summit in Singapore, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a broad statement Tuesday that calls for a "firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula." Though critics suggest that the U.S. appears to have made more concessions than the regime. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, and Seoul Bureau Chief Elise Hu. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Listen: The NPR Politics Podcast Analyzes Trump And Kim's Denuclearization Agreement

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 7

President Trump prepares for a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un while heading to Canada to defend his trade tactics to the G-7 allies. Republicans try to reach an agreement for an internal debate over immigration. And Trump cancels a meeting with the NFL. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional correspondent Susan Davis and editor and correspondent Ron Elving. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 7

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LISTEN: NPR Politics Team Breaks Down Primaries Takeaways

Democrats are feeling a little better about taking back the House after they advanced candidates in the key races in California. At the same time, it wasn't a bad night for Republicans. We break down the top takeaways from the night. This episode: Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

LISTEN: NPR Politics Team Breaks Down Primaries Takeaways

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Supreme Court On A Baker V. Same-Sex Couple, Trump Exerts Executive Privilege, & Tuesday's Primaries

In a narrow decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a baker was allowed to refuse service to a same-sex couple. President Trump said that he has the power to pardon himself, but had no need to. And on Tuesday, 85 House seats are up for a vote. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, and justice correspondent Ryan Lucas. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.

Supreme Court On A Baker V. Same-Sex Couple, Trump Exerts Executive Privilege, & Tuesday's Primaries

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