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Shakespeare Companies Suffer Backlash After 'Julius Caesar' Controversy

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:39 -0400

The uproar over the New York Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar has spread to other cities. And it appears to be only because they are companies with the word "Shakespeare" in their name. Staff at Shakespeare Dallas have received death threats, even though the company isn't performing Shakespeare at the moment.

Wisconsin Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan For House Seat

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:39 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Randy Bryce, a Wisconsin ironworker, who announced this week he will challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan in the 2018 midterm election.

Supreme Court Sides With Wisconsin In Property Rights Case

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:39 -0400

The Supreme Court sided with the state of Wisconsin on Friday in a land dispute case. The justices upheld Wisconsin court rulings that the family was not entitled to compensation over development regulations that block the sale of the family's adjacent lot.

Carrier Steelworker Responds To Movement Of Jobs To Mexico

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:39 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with T.J. Bray, a steelworker at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis where President Trump said he saved over 1,000 jobs. Last month, Carrier told the state that 600 people will be laid off, and those jobs will be transferred to Mexico.

Mistrial Declared Again In Case Against Cincinnati Ex-Cop Ray Tensing

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:39 -0400

The case against former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has just ended in a mistrial. The jury was unable to reach agreement against Tensing for fatally shooting Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in 2015.

NFL's Jermichael Finley On Head Trauma: 'It Felt Like 100 Bees Stinging Me'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:39 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former NFL tight end Jermichael Finley about his experience living with the effects of head trauma sustained on the field.

Week In Politics: Senate GOP Health Care Bill, Georgia Special Election

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:39 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the Senate Republican health care bill, the special election in Georgia, and the latest on the investigations into the Trump administration and Russia.

President Trump Praises Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:39 -0400

President Trump is praising the Senate's health care bill. But the bill lacks a mechanism requiring people to have continuous coverage, which could create problems in the individual health care market.

Should The Killing Of Nabra Hassanen Have Been Called Road Rage?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:17:00 -0400

Police have characterized the killing of a muslim teen in Virginia as an instance of road rage. But, what exactly constitutes road rage has been hard to define.

WATCH: It's Been A Long Week. So Here's A Gorilla Dancing In A Pool

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:59:00 -0400

We'd explain further, but really, the headline kind of speaks for itself.

What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:50:00 -0400

Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services until January. He calls the new Senate health care bill "the ugly step-sibling" of the House bill.

In North Carolina, No Is Not Always No, If The Sex Has Already Started

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:12:00 -0400

A 1979 state supreme court ruling said it's not rape if a person changes their mind during sex and their partner doesn't stop. A North Carolina lawmaker wants to make it a crime.

Judge Declares Mistrial, Again, In Cincinnati Police Shooting Case

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:31:00 -0400

Jurors couldn't agree on a verdict in the murder and manslaughter case against former police officer Ray Tensing over his fatal shooting of black motorist Sam DuBose in 2015.

'Cause For Serious Concern': Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:13:00 -0400

A commercial fisher captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The incident is raising alarms from local lawmakers.

Bill Cosby Is Planning Town Halls About Sexual Assault And The Law, Spokesman Says

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:40:00 -0400

"This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today," a spokesman for the comedian said. "They need to know what they're facing when they're hanging out and partying."