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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a deal for you.

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The case before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday had a surprise plot twist. Jurors were told that the accused was guilty of a triple murder — but the lawyer making that statement was not the prosecutor; he was the defense attorney.

The question before the justices was whether that violated the client's constitutional right to counsel. Justices liberal and conservative signaled that they have a problem with a lawyer who disregards his client's express wishes by conceding the defendant's guilt.

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Morning News Brief

Jan 17, 2018

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You remember that White House meeting last week where President Trump used some choice words?

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I vaguely recall some news coverage of this. But...

GREENE: But we're famous on Twitter for using a word we never expected to say on the air...

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In the mid-1990s, the Irish rock band The Cranberries was everywhere.

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THE CRANBERRIES: (Singing) But I'm in so deep. You know I'm such a fool for you. You...

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Protesting Through Poetry

Jan 15, 2018

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What are the different ways that Americans protest? Our co-host Rachel Martin has been asking.

RACHEL MARTIN, BYLINE: Here's Martin Luther King Jr. in 1955 in Montgomery, Ala.

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