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Last Build Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:57:00 -0400

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After 5 Decades, Colombia And Rebel Group FARC To Sign Peace Treaty

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:57:00 -0400

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas on Monday will sign a pact that could end a war that has killed more than 200,000 people. The treaty still will need support through a public referendum.

How 'Open Carry' Laws In North Carolina Apply To Keith Lamont Scott's Case

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:46:48 -0400

Prof. Joseph Kennedy of the University of North Carolina School of Law explains how the state's open carry laws relate to the Keith Lamont Scott case playing out in Charlotte, NC.

Who Hollywood Turns To When Untying The Knot

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:26 -0400

When it's time to divorce, Hollywood celebs (like a certain Brad and Angelina) turn to the queen of breakup litigation, Laura Wasser. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Vanity Fair's Julie Miller.

Barbershop: Police Shootings And Race Relations

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:42:00 -0400

In the barbershop, contributors comment on the news making the rounds this week: Ron Christie, Arun Venugopal and Jolene Ivey, former representative of the Maryland House of Delegates, join the panel.

In Charlotte, Recent Shooting Roils Police-Community Relations

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:00 -0400

This week, police in Charlotte, N.C., shot and killed a black man. The shooting has spurred days of protests. Michel Martin speaks with Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

Charlotte Police Announce Plans To Release Footage Of Shooting

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:00 -0400

Michel Martin speaks with reporter Nick de la Canal of member station WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., about what's happening in the city after police shot Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week.

Amid Mounting Pressure, Charlotte Police Release Video Of Shooting

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:54:00 -0400

The decision comes days after police killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Both dashcam and body-cam footage of the shooting depict the confrontation — but neither is likely to quell doubts.

Sinister 'Clowns' Are Scaring People In Multiple States

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:56:00 -0400

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.

Wells Fargo Case Prompts Questions Of Corporate Ethics Reform

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

The bank's CEO appeared before a Senate banking committee this week to answer questions about fake accounts created by more than 5,000 of his employees. Scott Simon talks with consultant Dov Seidman.

5 Killed In Shooting At A Washington State Mall; Manhunt Underway

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:16:00 -0400

A shooter opened fire inside a Macy's at a shopping mall in Burlington, Washington on Friday evening. The suspect remains at large and the motive is not clear.

Obama Vetoes Bill To Allow Sept. 11 Victims To Sue Saudi Government

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:19:00 -0400

The president warned that the bill could undermine government actions to fight government-sponsored terrorism and threaten the immunity that protects many U.S. citizens, including military, overseas.

Native Hawaiians Now Have A Pathway To Form A Government

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:59:00 -0400

The Interior Department says Native Hawaiians can now choose whether to form a unified government, which could eventually enter into formal government-to-government relations with the U.S.

Police Departments Pressured To Release Video Of Shootings

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:31 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former police officer Seth Stoughton, now a professor at the University of South Carolina, about whether police departments should release videos of police shootings.

Protesters Renew Calls To Release Police Video Of Charlotte, N.C. Shooting

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:00 -0400

In Charlotte, N.C., there are renewed calls to release video that shows Tuesday's fatal shooting of a black man by police. The family of Keith Lamont Scott saw it for the first time and asked for it be shown publicly.

Video Emerges From Scene Of Charlotte Police Shooting Of Keith Scott

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:38:00 -0400

The scene plays out under bright sunlight, from a vantage point that's a short distance away from the confrontation between Keith Lamont Scott and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers.