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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:04:00 -0500Real people hurt by fake news can sue under defamation law. But University of Denver law professor Derigan Silver notes that winning monetary damages doesn't undo the damage to a person's reputation.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:42:00 -0500Years after Pearl Harbor and decades before a proposed "Muslim registry," Sammy Lee tried to "prove that in America, I could do anything." America hasn't always been convinced.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:17:00 -0500Rents in the Bay Area are among the highest in the country, pushing many artists into illegal work/live spaces like the Ghost Ship, where a fire left 36 dead. Now, officials vow to step up regulation.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:52:00 -0500Former GOP senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped Taiwan connect with the Trump transition team. Federal disclosure reports show Dole has lobbied for Taiwan for nearly two decades.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:16:00 -0500President-elect Donald J. Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time." But talk of school choice is, at best, confusing.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500Early intervention for treating psychosis and grants to train more psychologists and psychiatrists are just some of the ways the legislation would change mental health services.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:02:00 -0500America remembers the fallen — and how the nation responded to what President Franklin Roosevelt called a "date which will live in infamy."
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500Royal Dutch Shell has signed an agreement to develop oil and gas fields in Iran, despite the nuclear deal's uncertain future. It's the largest energy company to return since sanctions were lifted.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:49:00 -0500Linda McMahon is the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. The Republican twice ran to become the first female U.S. senator for Connecticut, but lost both bids.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:31:00 -0500Senators bid farewell to Vice President Joe Biden, who spent much of his career in the Senate, during a special tribute in the Senate chamber.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:31:00 -0500The trial of Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine worshippers at a church in Charleston, S.C., begins Wednesday.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:31:00 -0500Bob Dole, a former GOP senator and presidential candidate, has been working as a foreign agent for the government of Taiwan, according to disclosure documents filed with the Justice Department. The filing shows that the World War II hero, now acting as a lobbyist with the Washington law firm Alston & Bird, coordinated with Trump's campaign and his transition team to set up meetings between Trump's advisers and Taiwan officials.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:31:00 -0500NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Mark Wu, assistant professor at Harvard Law School and a former U.S. trade negotiator, about how Trump would impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods, as he has promised.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:31:00 -0500The Trump transition team announced Wednesday that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be the next ambassador to China.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:31:00 -0500President-elect Trump plans to nominate at least three former top generals to his cabinet, and he is said to be considering more former top four-star military commanders. NPR takes a look at why Trump favors the brass and what effect a cabinet of such leaders could have on the way he runs the government.