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Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns In Wake Of Officer Shooting Australian Woman

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:06:00 -0400

The outgoing chief said the force needs new leadership. The mayor said she had lost confidence in the chief. Protesters disrupted the mayor's news conference to demand that she herself resign.

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:29:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Andy Mannix, a reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, about the fatal police shooting in Minneapolis last week that resulted in the death of Justine Ruszczyk.

Al-Qaida Suspect Appears In Federal Court In Pennsylvania

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:10:00 -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.

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.

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.

20 Attorneys General Write To Trump, Urging Him To Keep DACA

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:27:00 -0400

"You have repeatedly expressed your support for Dreamers. Today, we join together to urge you not to capitulate," California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra tells President Trump.

White House, Dems Work The Referees In Public Battle Over Russia Probes

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:25:00 -0400

President Trump, his aides, investigators and congressional Democrats are anxiously trying to shape the public's impression about the fairness and validity of the never-ending Russia imbroglio.

State Department's Restructuring May Close War Crimes Office

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:04:00 -0400

David Greene talks to former Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes David Scheffer, who says if the Trump administration closes that office, it would mean that the U.S. is retreating from the world.

Exxon Mobil Sues After Treasury Fines It $2 Million For Alleged Sanctions Violations

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:07:00 -0400

The U.S. Treasury is accusing Exxon Mobil of violating sanctions on Russia in a series of deals in May 2014. "What were they thinking?" wonders one of the architects of the sanctions.

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole From Prison By Nevada Board

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:43:12 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Josh Peter, a reporter for USA Today, about O.J. Simpson being granted parole from prison on Thursday after he served nearly nine years for armed robbery and other charges.

Justice Department Announces Seizure Of Dark Web Marketplace

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:43:00 -0400

The Department of Justice announced Thursday its seizure of an international marketplace on the dark web. AlphaBay provided an anonymous site for people selling illegal drugs, firearms and other items.

Conservative Political Blogger Confirmed For Seat On Federal Appeals Court

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:42:00 -0400

John Bush's controversial online views on abortion and race were criticized at a hearing last week but did not stand in the way of his Senate confirmation on a party-line vote.

GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:58:00 -0400

There's a push in Congress to rewrite how science gets used in regulation — and that has researchers worried. The industry-backed bill would let business nitpick raw data and ignore valid results.

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:56:00 -0400

Speaking to the parole board, the former NFL star stressed that he has been a model inmate during his time at the Lovelock Correctional Center. He has served nearly nine years for armed robbery.