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Judicial Nominee Who Stumbled In Hearing Withdraws

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:43:42 -0500

A video of Matthew Petersen's confirmation hearing went viral after he was unable to answer basic legal questions. The White House says President Trump has accepted his withdrawal from consideration.

Charlottesville, Va., Police Chief Retiring After 'Unite the Right' Rally

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:41:00 -0500

Accused by a stinging report of a "slow-footed response" to violence at the Unite the Right rally, and amid claims that he intimidated officers, the chief has announced his resignation.

Trump Allies Push To Discredit Mueller Investigation

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:20:01 -0500

President Trump and his lawyers say he isn't considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller. But that doesn't mean the president's allies are holding their fire.

Three Books That Capture America In Poetry

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:59:01 -0500

Poetry reviewer Tess Taylor shares three collections she says speak to different slices of American life in a way that reminds her of Walt Whitman.

'It Was Kind Of Like A Dream:' Washington State Amtrak Passenger Recalls Derailment

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:59:00 -0500

Host Ari Shapiro talks with Patricia Freeman, a passenger on the Amtrak train that derailed today in Washington state, about what it was like to be on the train as it crashed.

In Honduras, Protests Erupt In Wake Of Presidential Election Results

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:46:22 -0500

In Honduras, police fire tear gas at protesters angered that incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been reelected. The Organization of American States calls for a new vote.

Amtrak Passenger Train Jumps Rails South Of Seattle

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:46:22 -0500

An Amtrak passenger train has derailed in Washington state, causing multiple fatalities and injuries. The train was on the inaugural run of the new high-speed rail line between Seattle and Portland.

Remembering Keely Smith, Musical Partner To Her Husband, Louis Prima

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:46:00 -0500

Singer Keely Smith died on Saturday after a long bout of ill health. She was best known for her work with band leader Louis Prima in the 50s and 60s, and for their hit, "That Old Black Magic."

African National Congress Selects New Leader

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:46:00 -0500

South Africa's ruling African National Union on Monday chose a Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma, who has been dogged with accusations of corruption and misrule.

Federal Judge Retires Amid Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:46:00 -0500

Federal judge Alex Kozinski retired Monday amid multiple accusations of sexual harassment. Ray Suarez talks to Emily Murphy, a former law clerk for the 9th Circuit, about her experience with Kozinski.

Irvin Mayfield, New Orleans Jazz Pillar, Indicted For Laundering Library Funds

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:44:06 -0500

In the wake of criminal charges against the trumpeter and bandleader, a city laments that a visible face of recovery for his battered and beaten hometown might also have been bilking it.

Russia-Based Kaspersky Lab Sues Trump Administration For Banning Its Software

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:24:26 -0500

The Department of Homeland Security has "harmed Kaspersky Lab's reputation and its commercial operations without any evidence of wrongdoing by the company," said Eugene Kaspersky.

Terrorist Violence Escalates Across Afghanistan And Pakistan

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:15:10 -0500

An ISIS affiliate managed to emerge in Afghanistan despite the U.S. military's continued presence in the fight against the Taliban. Pakistan also denies the presence of ISIS despite recent attacks.

In 'Body And Shadow,' The Brian Blade Fellowship Spotlights A Lyrical, Singable Melody

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:14:36 -0500

Drummer Brian Blade plays in legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter's current quartet. But for the past two decades, he has also led his own project, the Brian Blade Fellowship. Music reviewer Tom Moon says his latest album Body and Shadow lures the listener with a lyrical, singable melody.

From Uptalk To Downtown 'New Yawk,' Robert Siegel Explored How We Speak

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:14:36 -0500

The longtime All Things Considered host describes how being a New Yorker, and his parents' experiences as first-generation English speakers, helped shape his interest in language and voice.