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Trump Slaps Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels And Washing Machines

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:18:23 -0500

The move has met with both praise and criticism from the solar energy industry. Manufacturers lobbied for the tariffs, while solar installers warned that American jobs will be lost.



New York Daily News Exec Investigated After Harassment Complaint

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:53:00 -0500

Parent company Tronc opened the inquiry after a request for comment by NPR. Daily News Managing Editor Robert Moore is accused of pressuring women for attention and punishing those who object.



Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Voting Map

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:47:00 -0500

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court found the state's congressional districts violate the Pennsylvania Constitution. The court demanded they be redrawn.



What Happens When Suburban Police Departments Don't Have Enough Money?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:39:47 -0500

Small police departments struggling with high crime and low budgets tend to pay fast-food wages, may employ officers with troubled pasts and can miss out on opportunities to learn from mistakes.



Government Shutdown Coming To An End After Senate Agreement

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:39:00 -0500

The three-day partial government shutdown is coming to an end. Senate Democrats agreed to a stopgap funding measure after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to a vote on immigration legislation.



Death Toll for German Serial Killer Nurse Goes Up, Another 97 Victims Suspected

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:12:27 -0500

Niels Högel said he injected patients with a deadly drug cocktail "out of boredom" and to be lauded as a hero by his colleagues, when he revived the dying victims. Which didn't happen often.



Pence Draws Applause, Some Heckles, For U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:56:00 -0500

Israeli politicians gave standing ovations as Vice President Pence promised a faster timetable for a U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. A Palestinian official called Pence's words "a gift to extremists."



Gus Kenworthy Will Be The Second Openly Gay Man To Compete For U.S. In Winter Games

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:44:00 -0500

The skier, who came out in 2015, secured a spot on the U.S. team on Sunday. A vocal advocate of LGBTQ visibility in sports, Kenworthy took silver at the 2014 Sochi Games.



Facebook Says Social Media Can Be Negative For Democracy

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:27:26 -0500

"As unprecedented numbers of people channel their political energy through this medium, it's being used in unforeseen ways with social repercussions that were never anticipated," says Facebook.



Sen. Angus King Reacts To Proposed Short-Term Funding Deal

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:20:04 -0500

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, caucuses with Democrats. He shares his reactions to the deal temporarily ending the government shutdown with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.



Proposed Short-Term Funding Agreement Does Not Include DACA Protections

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:20:04 -0500

A short-term spending agreement that seems to be headed to President Trump's desk on Monday does not include protections for DACA recipients that Democrats hoped for. Three DREAMers, Brittany Aguilera, Cesar Vargas and Carla Aguirre react to the proposed agreement.



VP Pence Says U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Will Open By End Of 2019

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:20:00 -0500

Vice President Pence announced the U.S. will open its embassy in Jerusalem by the end of 2019. That's faster than previously thought and comes despite Arab opposition to the move.



No Carts, No Cashiers: Amazon Opens Brick-And-Mortar Convenience Store

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:20:00 -0500

Amazon opened its new brick-and-mortar convenience store to the public on Monday in Seattle. There are no carts or cashiers, and it's BYOB situation, meaning customers have to provide their own bags.



Tech Companies Working On Fixes For Fake News As Midterms Approach

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:20:00 -0500

Fake news, hate speech and foreign interference are the notable examples of what went wrong online during the 2016 campaign. Facebook, Google and Twitter want to avoid a repeat in the 2018 midterms. They're working on fixes, but the solutions won't be easy.



Bangladesh Postpones Controversial Plan To Send Rohingya Refugees Back Home

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:20:00 -0500

Bangladesh is postponing its attempt to send hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar. Neither country is ready to start the process and the refugees say their demands for citizenship and return of property must be met before they agree to return to Myanmar.