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Al-Qaida Suspect Appears In Federal Court In Pennsylvania

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:10:42 -0400

Ali Charaf Damache is the first terrorism-related suspect to be sent to the U.S. since President Trump took office.

Judge Promises Reduced Jail Time If Tennessee Inmates Get Vasectomies

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:56:00 -0400

According to an order issued in May, people serving time in White County Jail can shave 30 days off their sentences if they obtain long-term contraception. Critics say the order is unconstitutional.

Episode 785: The Starbury

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:43:54 -0400

Most athlete endorsements make a product more expensive. But what happens when an NBA All-Star uses his name to make a sneaker much, much cheaper? On today's show: How that worked out.

Kentucky Must Pay Attorney Fees For Couples Who Sued Kim Davis, Judge Says

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:32:00 -0400

Davis had refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing religious beliefs. The court held the state responsible because officials had the right to take action against her but didn't.

15-Year-Old CEO Of Mo's Bows Enters Licensing Deal With NBA

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Moziah Bridges, the 15-year-old CEO of Mo's Bows, who just entered a licensing deal with the NBA. Bridges started his bow tie company with his mom when he was 9.

Rwanda Works To Ban Sale Of Second Hand Clothes Within 2 Years

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

Rwanda is pushing through a plan to ban second hand clothes within two years. The government says it's about "dignity," but the plan threatens trade with the U.S. and a central part of poor people's lives.

New Details Surface In Minnesota Officer-Involved Shooting Of Australian Woman

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Andy Mannix about the police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman earlier this week.

Chicago Fights To Remain 2 Newspaper Town As Labor Groups Buy 'Sun-Times'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

A group of investors headed by a former Chicago alderman, which included labor groups, closed a deal to purchase the struggling Chicago Sun-Times and keeping Chicago a two newspaper town. But some wonder if the paper will now skew further left editorially to counter the more conservative Chicago Tribune.

3 Palestinians Killed In Violent Clashes With Israelis Near Jerusalem Religious Site

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

In a day of intensifying violence, three Palestinians were killed during a wave of clashes with Israeli forces. Later a Palestinian stabbed to death three Israelis in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

Reports Suggest White House Efforts To Undercut Mueller's Russia Probe

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

News reports suggest President Trump's lawyers are exploring ways to undercut special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which is raising questions about conflicts of interest and the president's pardon power.

Sean Spicer Announces Resignation As White House Press Secretary

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

After a tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation on Friday.

TV Networks Bring Back Game Shows 'Battle Of The Network Stars,' 'The Gong Show'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

Several game shows from the '70s and '80s have been revamped for summer TV, including Battle of the Network Stars, The Gong Show and Match Game. NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast talks about whether these shows are diversionary fluff or filling a summertime need.

50 Years Ago, Small Wisconsin Town Made Plans To Secede From The State

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

Fifty years ago, the town of Winneconne, Wis., made short-lived plans to secede from the state. In 1967, as a result of the town name being inadvertently left off the official Wisconsin road map, a secret committee formulated a plan to set up toll gates on local roads, began annexation of nearby communities to form a Sovereign State of Winneconne.

In 'Dunkirk,' Christopher Nolan Brings New Life To True World War II Story

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews director Christopher Nolan's new World War II film, Dunkirk, which opens this weekend.

After Supreme Court Decision, People Race To Trademark Racially Offensive Words

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

Racially offensive trademark applications are piling up at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Supreme Court decided last month the federal government couldn't ban trademarks simply because they're disparaging. NPR's Planet Money team talks to some of the people trying to trademark racial slurs.