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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump linked the suspected gunman in the Dayton mass shooting to liberal candidates and organizations Wednesday, even as he pushed back against critics who tied the El Paso attack to his own comments on immigration.

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DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio's Republican governor bucked his party to call for expanded gun laws Tuesday and some Democrats in Texas told President Donald Trump to stay away as both states reeled from a pair of shootings that killed 31 people.

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Hawaii officials say they are prepared to maintain women’s health services in the state as the Trump administration orders taxpayer-funded family planning clinics to stop both referring patients for abortion services and discussing the topic with them.

If the clinics refuse to comply with the administration rule, they risk losing federal funding.

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The U.S. Secret Service says two people were arrested during a Fourth of July flag-burning incident on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

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WASHINGTON — A federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers.

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  TOKYO — It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan's Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them.

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President Trump is heading to Japan this week. He’s also going back next month for a meeting of regional leaders, but the trip starting later this week may have less policy substance than photo opportunities.

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WASHINGTON — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump.

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WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president.

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In December, President Trump signed the First Step Act into law. The bipartisan legislation was the first major reform to the federal criminal justice system in 30 years. The new law aims to reduce recidivism and lessen some mandatory minimum sentences. Last week the President announced a follow up effort: the Second Step Act.

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EL CENTRO, Calif. — President Donald Trump headed to the border with Mexico on Friday to make a renewed push for border security as a central campaign issue for his 2020 re-election.

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WASHINGTON — Abandoning his threat to immediately seal the southern border, President Donald Trump warned instead on Thursday that he'd slap tariffs on cars coming to the U.S. from Mexico unless the Mexicans do more to stop the flow of migrants and drugs to the U.S.

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EL PASO, Texas — President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the southern border raised fears today of dire economic consequences in the U.S. and an upheaval of daily life in a stretch of the country that relies on the international flow of not just goods and services but also students, families and workers.

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Taking one drastic action against illegal immigration and threatening another, President Donald Trump moved to cut U.S. aid to three Central American nations whose citizens are fleeing north and declared he is likely to close America's southern border next week unless Mexico halts the flow of migrants.

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While a lot of attention remains focused on the partial government shutdown, the White House is also in talks to arrange a possible second summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. There are many questions about what that meeting might accomplish — and even before that, where it might take place.

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As you’ve been hearing on NPR, the Group of 20 Summit gets underway today in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The international forum started meeting nearly 20 years ago, and while the headlines may focus on bi-lateral meetings, countries from the Asia Pacific are playing a growing role.

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It’s official: President Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in about four and a half weeks, on June 12th. The meeting will be held in Singapore. But why that location? HPR’s Bill Dorman has some thoughts in today’s Asia Minute.

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President Trump is considering re-engaging with what was once called the Trans Pacific Partnership. But that process may not be a simple one. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Here in the United States, reaction to President Trump’s first State of the Union address was pretty much split along party lines. But how did the speech play in Asia? HPR’s Bill Dorman takes a look in today’s Asia Minute.

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the latest challenge to the Trump Administration’s third version of the travel ban. Hawai‘i continues to be at the forefront of this legal challenge, and another half dozen lawsuits against President Trump’s policies. HPR Reporter Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more.

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Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as New Capital of Israel; Tax Plan Raises Concerns Among Grad Students; Suicide PreventionFederal Grant for Small Business

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North Korea is a critical topic during President Trump’s current travels in Asia. But there is another side to the military situation in the region that is also getting attention: U.S. arms sales. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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President Trump continues his Asian travels today, with China as his latest stop. While North Korea has been drawing much of the attention on this current trip, business issues are not far below the surface. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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As you’ve been hearing on NPR today, President Trump traveled to Las Vegas today—a day after going to Puerto Rico. His visits to those two places of recent human tragedy have dominated the news this week. But another presidential event that received very little attention was historic in a different way. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Presidential Visit to Asia; Mural Ownership Rights; HECO Customer Scam

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The White House announced today that Donald Trump will make his first visit to Hawai‘i as President in November. It’s part of the president’s first official trip to the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Ward Warehouse was expected to last fifteen years when it opened in 1975.  Now, over 40 years later, it will close in August to make way for a highrise.  Right now, along with sales galore, a few interesting new shops have taken old spaces.  The Paradise Cove art collective has a storefront, and so does J20+, an offshoot of the January 20th Inauguration Day protests.   HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on their exhibition, Welcome to Free Speech.