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Washington Attorney General Says Travel Ban Will Probably Go To SCOTUS

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:35:43 -0400

The state of Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson played a part in President Trump's first travel ban being blocked. He now talks about the first 100 days in office and Trump's travel ban.



Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:19:00 -0400

The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.



Milwaukee Prosecutors Launch Investigation Into Inmate's Death

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Prosecutors in Milwaukee are conducting a probe into a death last year at the county jail. An inmate died of dehydration, after staff allegedly turned off the water to his cell. It's one of four deaths in recent years at the facility, which high-profile Sheriff David Clarke oversees. Although he runs as a Democrat, Clarke is a frequent conservative commentator and served as a surrogate for President Trump on the campaign trail.



Despite Racial Motive, Judge Allows Alabama City To Secede From School District

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Emma Brown, an education reporter for The Washington Post, about the federal court judge's ruling on Monday allowing a city to leave an Alabama school district under desegregation orders. The judge said, even though she believes the motivation is racial, she will allow it to separate under certain conditions.



Arkansas Executes 4th Inmate In 8 Days

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:30:00 -0400

Kenneth Williams was the final inmate executed as the state sped up its schedule to beat the expiration date of its lethal-injection drugs.



West Virginia State University Says It Is Suing Dow Chemical For Contamination

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:23:00 -0400

The school alleges the chemical manufacturing giant is responsible for the elevated levels of three likely carcinogens in its groundwater. Its lawsuit asks that the company provide for their removal.



As Los Angeles Burned, The Border Patrol Swooped In

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:06:00 -0400

People often remember tensions between African-Americans, white police officers and Korean business owners. That story gets more complicated when you step into a predominantly Latino neighborhood.



New Health Care Bill Needs Moderate Republicans' Support — What Do They Want?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with moderate Republican Congressman Leonard Lance of New Jersey about what he's looking for in the new health care bill.



Because I Was Harmed

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:06:00 -0400

An advocate against female genital mutilation/cutting explains: "I wanted to break the sense of powerlessness that persists generation after generation."



Arkansas To Carry Out Its Final Execution In 8 Days

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:16:00 -0400

Lawyers for convicted murderer Kenneth Williams unsuccessfully sought stays from courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. Williams is the fourth and final inmate to die in Arkansas this month.



Michael Flynn Is The Subject Of A Pentagon Investigation

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:06:08 -0400

The military investigation could force the retired general to forfeit hundreds of thousands of dollars to make up for payments from entities linked to foreign governments.



Scientists Hunt Hard Evidence On How Cop Cameras Affect Behavior

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:03:00 -0400

Police departments in about 95 percent of cities nationally have put wearable cameras on officers, or soon plan to. But do these body cameras make neighborhoods safer? Scientists want to find out.



'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:21:00 -0400

Police may soon have technology to tell if a driver involved in an accident had been using a mobile device behind the wheel. Privacy advocates worry about letting police snoop on people's phones.



Legal Issues Remain After Arkansas Executions

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Arkansas' flurry of executions this month has raised questions about the pace and process. But after inmates are put to death, what happens to the legal questions that were raised just before?



Trump's Tweets On Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts To Know

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:23:00 -0400

President Trump has called out the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but the recent ruling on withholding federal grants was made by a single district court judge.