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2 Dead, 1 Injured, After Stabbing In Portland, Ore.

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Two people are dead and one was injured after a stabbing on a train in Portland, Ore., on Friday afternoon.

Police say the disturbance began when a man on a light-rail train "began yelling various remarks that would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions." Among the subjects of his diatribe were two young women who appeared to be Muslim; one was wearing a hijab.

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Most American reporters don't live in fear for their lives, like colleagues in Mexico, Russia, China, Turkey or Iran, where journalists have been imprisoned or killed. But there have been a few recent incidents of reporters being roughed up or arrested in America as they've tried just to report a story.

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Wyoming Lawmakers Mixed Reactions To Trump Budget

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President Trump unveiled his budget this week and it’s being met with mixed reactions from Wyoming lawmakers.

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Everything President Trump has done in office, apart from international affairs and foreign policy, has been a "complete disaster," says former House Speaker John Boehner.

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It was eight against one, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

On one side, leaders of Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, plus two EU representatives. On the other side, President Trump.

And up for debate, the peril of climate change and the urgency of the U.S. commitment to the Paris accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Merkel said that everyone at the table at the G-7 summit in Taormina, Italy, was urging Trump to stick with the pact, according to Reuters.

A new political party will field a candidate in the special election to replace Republican Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

In a heavily Republican district, Jim Bennett of the United Utah Party hopes to draw support from disaffected Republicans and moderate Democrats. Bennett joins Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the party’s platform, and why he left the Republican Party. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.