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Last Build Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:48:00 -0400

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Live Fact Check: Trump And Clinton Debate For The First Time

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:48:00 -0400

NPR reporters and editors are live annotating Monday night's debate. Read the latest fact check, analysis and context here.

Wells Fargo's Unauthorized Accounts Likely Hurt Customers' Credit Scores

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:53:00 -0400

Regulators say millions of unapproved credit card and bank accounts were opened for Wells Fargo customers. A big question is how to compensate those whose credit scores were hurt by what the bank did.

On Race And The Police: A Few Bad Apples Or Systemic Failure?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:50:25 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Clemson University professor Chenjerai Kumanyika about how he's discussing race and the criminal justice system with students in light of recent police-involved shootings.

West Virginia Attorney General, A Champion For Fossil Fuel Interests

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:38:00 -0400

More than two dozen state attorneys general are challenging President Obama's proposed regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. West Virginia's Patrick Morissey is leading the fight.

Federal 'Peacemakers' Program Aids Communities Affected By Violent Protest

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:38:00 -0400

The Justice Department's Community Relations Service has sent mediators to communities such as Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Grande Lum, the program's former director.

Ex-Wells Fargo Employees Sue, Allege They Were Punished For Not Breaking Law

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:57:00 -0400

Wells Fargo staff secretly opened millions of unauthorized accounts to meet lofty sales targets. A class-action suit has been filed on behalf of employees who obeyed the law and failed to meet quotas.

FBI: Murders Up Nearly 11 Percent In 2015; Violent Crime Rose Slightly

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:53:00 -0400

Experts said homicides and other violence remain at low rates compared with a crime wave from 20 years ago.

After 5 Decades, Colombia And Rebel Group FARC To Sign Peace Treaty

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:57:00 -0400

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas on Monday will sign a pact that could end a war that has killed more than 200,000 people. The treaty still will need support through a public referendum.

How 'Open Carry' Laws In North Carolina Apply To Keith Lamont Scott's Case

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:46:48 -0400

Prof. Joseph Kennedy of the University of North Carolina School of Law explains how the state's open carry laws relate to the Keith Lamont Scott case playing out in Charlotte, NC.

Who Hollywood Turns To When Untying The Knot

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:26 -0400

When it's time to divorce, Hollywood celebs (like a certain Brad and Angelina) turn to the queen of breakup litigation, Laura Wasser. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Vanity Fair's Julie Miller.

Barbershop: Police Shootings And Race Relations

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:42:00 -0400

In the barbershop, contributors comment on the news making the rounds this week: Ron Christie, Arun Venugopal and Jolene Ivey, former representative of the Maryland House of Delegates, join the panel.

In Charlotte, Recent Shooting Roils Police-Community Relations

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:00 -0400

This week, police in Charlotte, N.C., shot and killed a black man. The shooting has spurred days of protests. Michel Martin speaks with Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

Charlotte Police Announce Plans To Release Footage Of Shooting

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:00 -0400

Michel Martin speaks with reporter Nick de la Canal of member station WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., about what's happening in the city after police shot Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week.

Amid Mounting Pressure, Charlotte Police Release Video Of Shooting

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:54:00 -0400

The decision comes days after police killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Both dashcam and body-cam footage of the shooting depict the confrontation — but neither is likely to quell doubts.

Sinister 'Clowns' Are Scaring People In Multiple States

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:56:00 -0400

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.