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July 31, 2018: Hour 1

We check up on the state of the U.S. economy with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, who sees some reason for concern. Also, a female killer whale off the coast of Washington state appears to be grieving her dead calf. The endangered orca gave birth a week ago, and the calf died shortly afterward. The mother has been keeping its body afloat ever since. And a federal trial begins Tuesday for Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman. Manafort faces tax evasion and bank fraud charges in connection to his lobbying work for the former pro-Russian government of Ukraine. We discuss the latest on Ukraine's ongoing conflict. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 31, 2018 full broadcast.

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