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The Pentagon Investigates Possible Friendly Fire Deaths In Afghanistan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:52:00 -0400

U.S. forces targeting an ISIS leader may have accidentally killed two of their own.

Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:02:00 -0400

Unions called for the 24-hour work stoppage to protest President Michel Temer's attempts to roll back pensions and labor laws. Temer says these changes are necessary to save Brazil from recession.

The Trump Era - Stories Picked By NPR Politics

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:00:00 -0400

The Trump Era - Stories Picked By NPR Politics

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 But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.

Episode 553: The Dollar At The Center Of The World

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:07 -0400

Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.

NSA To Limit Some Collection Of Internet Communication

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:50:00 -0400

The agency will scale back its collection of "about" data, messages that are not only traveling to and from a foreign target, but those that mention one.

Georgetown University To Offer Slave Descendants Preferential Admissions

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:10 -0400

When Georgetown University announced they were going to try to make reparations to descendants of slaves held by the university more than a century ago, it raised tough questions for the families who stand to receive the reparations. Georgetown is offering preferential admissions to descendants, but one family with two students applying, have another idea.

After L.A. Riots, Leaders Failed To Rebuild A Broken City

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:10 -0400

The destruction from the 1992 Los Angeles riots resulted in more than $1 billion in damaged property and city leaders began to rebuild as the city was still in flames. But the project to fix the city, Rebuild LA, ultimately failed to do just that — rebuild.

A Haunting '60s Film About Mental Illness And Incarceration Becomes A Ballet

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:10 -0400

Frederick Wiseman's controversial 1967 documentary Titicut Follies exposed conditions at Bridgewater State Hospital in Massachusetts. Fifty years later, the filmmaker, now 87, has adapted it to dance.

U.S. Economy Grows At Weakest Rate In Past 3 Years

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

The U.S. economy stalled in the first quarter, growing at a tepid 0.7 percent. But economists say the ragged quarter was an aberration and predict growth will rebound during the spring and summer.

Journalists Reconsider Purpose Of The White House Correspondents' Dinner

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

The White House Correspondents' Dinner will go on as planned this weekend, but for the first time since 1981, the president won't be there. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to James Warren of Poynter and Vanity Fair about why some journalists are second guessing the purpose of the event.

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.

Gun Safety Advocates Prepare For Uphill Battle In Trump Era

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

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, about how gun safety advocates plan to push their agenda under the Trump administration.

Trump Criticizes '8-Year Assault' On Gun Rights At National Rifle Association

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

President Trump speaks to the National Rifle Association, the gun rights group that strongly backed him in the 2016 campaign. NPR takes a look at what is on his agenda when it comes to gun rights.