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"Culver City, California. I'm Dwayne Brown on Capitol Hill sustained applause and repeated standing ovations today, welcoming the NATO's secretary general at a joint meeting of congress as NPR's David welna tells us yawns Stoltenberg received a bipartisan invitation marking the military alliances seventieth anniversary Stoltenberg's reception on Capitol Hill reflected wide support there for the US staying in NATO despite doubts about President Trump's commitment to that NATO's leader acknowledged that rift we have overcome our disagreements in the pulsed, and we most overcome our differences now because we will need a reliance even more in the future. Stoltenberg said Europe will be exposed to a new threat from Russia, which is leaving the IMF missile control treaty. Nato has no intention of deploying land-based nuclear missiles in your but NATO will always take the necessary steps to provide. Credible on the fictive that parents he did not say just what those steps might be David welna, enter news Washington in the Senate where Republicans still hold a majority GOP leaders used a procedural maneuver today known as the nuclear option voting to reduce debate time from thirty hours down to two. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says it will help speed up the process of confirming many of President Trump's quote, low level nominees judges in particular the comprehensive campaign by Senate. Democrats delays Senate consideration of presidential nominations is now more than two years old. Played in recent days. It is time for this. Sorry chapter. But Democrats say it's the start of a slippery slope. The change will make it easier for Republicans to remake the federal court system, putting conservative judges at all levels of the judiciary. Stocks finished modestly higher on Wall Street. This is NPR. Good evening. It's five thirty two. I'm Eric William prestige, taken with California headlines in case w the long awaited report from Robert Muller's pro Russian interference in the presidential election did not find sufficient evidence to conclude that President Trump conspired with Russia, but Democrats in congress wanted to see for themselves. Judiciary committee authorized subpoenas today. Ordering attorney general William bar to release the full report along with underlying evidence to congress. Meanwhile, citizens voicing their own concerns this Saturday, first of all we've gotten emails we've gotten phone calls. But I have no doubt that my town hall will be very well attended. Because of this reason, that's Los Angeles congresswoman Karen bass, she says the move was necessary to secure the release of the nearly four hundred page document. We what we want to report we want to report we want his taxes. You know, we think there's been enough, you know, to prove collusion. Maybe it wasn't enough for a trial or conviction. But there was certainly plenty of evidence there, and so they want to be vindicated bar told the committee that he plans to release redacted version of the report in mid April. Laurie Lankan and Felicity Huffman walked a different kind of red carpet today. The actresses were among a dozen defendants who appeared in Boston federal court suspects in the college admissions cheating scandal as case resorts. He'll rivera. Oh reports they're facing fraud and conspiracy charges Lachlan was accompanied by her husband designer Muslim. Oh, John Lee who also faces charges of allegedly paying bribes to get there. Two kids into USC of arrived with her brother and not her husband actor William H Macy. They were rather charges and what conditions though face while they're out on bail. CBS news reports that both actresses will have to get court permission to travel internationally for their acting careers, though, also have to decide whether to go to trial or work out. A plea deal though, they were not asked to enter a plea today.."