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Dylann Roof Jury Sees Images Of Church Mass Shooting Aftermath

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:31:00 -0500

Bibles and white tablecloths, as well as the bodies of victims and pools of blood, appear in photos of the Emanuel AME Church basement presented by prosecutors Thursday in Charleston, S.C.

'Lives Are At Risk,' Hillary Clinton Warns Over Fake News, 'Pizzagate'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:13:00 -0500

"The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," she said.

From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:04:00 -0500

Worried about policy changes and potential cuts in federal funding that Donald Trump warned of on the stump, mayors are now sharing their ideas with the president-elect as he sets his urban agenda.

In Flint, Mayor Works On Rebuilding Pipes — And Trust In The City

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:20:00 -0500

Almost one year has passed since Flint Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency. Water lines are being replaced, but residents are still relying heavily on bottled water and filters.

'Your Kids Are Not An Experiment'; Surgeon General Says No Vaping For Young People

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:54:00 -0500

A report from the surgeon general warns that "nicotine is addictive and harmful for youth and young adults," and notes e-cigarettes are increasingly popular among people under 25.

Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:43:00 -0500

A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.

Trump Blasts Union Leader Who Criticized Carrier Deal

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:22 -0500

Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at Chuck Jones, the union official in Indiana who said Trump lied about the Carrier deal. Jones thinks Trump took credit for saving some jobs that were never at risk.

Former U.S. Senator And Space Pioneer John Glenn Dies At 95

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:22 -0500

John Glenn, former astronaut and U.S. senator, has died. He was 95 years old.

Wyoming Anglers To Hold Raffle On Ugly Fish

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

Anglers in Wyoming are keeping their eyes out for burbot, an unattractive fish that impacts other sport fish populations because it could help them win $1,000. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the group Trout Unlimited have teamed up to tag 25 of the fish. When caught, anglers can enter those tags into a lucrative raffle.

Minority Leader Harry Reid Delivers Farewell Address To Senate

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gives a farewell address to the Senate on Thursday. NPR looks back on the pugilist from Searchlight, Nev., and the legacy he leaves behind. In particular, his decision to change the rules of the Senate, which will now make it easier to confirm President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.

New York City Councilman Fears For Future Of Public Housing Under Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Ritchie Torres, a New York City council member representing an area with a lot of public housing, about how he plans to secure support for his community from the Trump administration.

Trump Expected To Select Fast Food Magnate Andy Puzder As Labor Secretary

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

Multiple news outlets are reporting that President-elect Trump has selected fast food magnate Andy Puzder as secretary of Labor.

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Bridges Religious Lines To Fight Discrimination

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Farooq Kathwari and Robert Silverman why they have come together to create a new group, the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council.

Trump Skips Intelligence Briefings, Denies Russian Election Mischief

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

President-elect Trump has been opting out of his presidential intelligence briefings and continuing to reject the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia interfered in the presidential election. Meanwhile, both Republicans and Democrats are calling for the outgoing Obama administration to release more evidence about Russia's cyber-mischief and for Congress to investigate on its own.

When A Psychologist Succumbed To Stress, He Coined The Term 'Burnout'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

Between email and cell phones, many of us feel like we're at work 24/7. The concept of workplace burnout is not that old. NPR's Planet Money team has the story of the man who coined the term.