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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:06:02 -0500After a mistrial in the police shooting of Walter Scott, University of South Carolina law professor Seth Stoughton discusses the complications and biases surrounding many police-involved shootings.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500When Atlantic reporter Sarah Zhang tried to call Cuba, she got an error message, followed by a recording of War of the Worlds. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, she stumbled into a kind of telecom fraud.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500Jurors in Dylann Roof's federal trial got to hear from the Charleston church shooting suspect firsthand. Prosecutors played his FBI interrogation tape that was recorded in 2015.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:27:00 -0500Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig will support members of the Electoral College who don't cast their vote the president-elect. NPR's Scott Simon asks him why he's decided to take up this cause.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:52:00 -0500Everywhere we looked in the news this week — in prisons, politics, online — we found strains of racism. It even shows up from beyond the grave.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:34:00 -0500The man accused of murdering nine people in the basement of a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., told FBI investigators he was motivated by racial hatred.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:14 -0500In the federal Charleston, S.C., church shooting trial Friday, jurors heard Dylann Roof's taped interrogation. In it, he confessed to killing the nine parishioners.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500A lawsuit has been filed against actress Sofia Vergara on behalf of her two frozen embryos. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Susan Crockin, who teaches assisted reproductive law at Georgetown University Law School.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500The execution of Ronald Bert Smith, Jr. in Alabama is raising more questions about a controversial drug used as a sedative in lethal injections. According to Kent Faulk, a reporter for the Birmingham News who witnessed the execution, Smith heaved and coughed 13 minutes into his execution.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:33:00 -0500The dairy industry runs 24/7, but federal law excludes its workers from overtime pay. A new class-action lawsuit in Washington state is the latest challenge to that law.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:53:00 -0500Ronald Bert Smith Jr. died by lethal injection late Thursday night, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stay his execution. A judge sentenced Smith to die for murdering a man in 1994.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:23:00 -0500Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:31:00 -0500Bibles 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.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500From LGBT issues to police shootings, civil rights has been the story of the Obama Justice Department. NPR takes a look at what Donald Trump's civil rights team might make a priority.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:41:00 -0500A Marine-turned-cop was fired after he did not shoot a man who had a gun. His Marine training led him to believe there wasn't clear hostile intent; his bosses say he risked other officers' lives.