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"In Some Respects, We're A Nation in Crisis Right Now," Former CIA Director Says

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:54:00 -0400

Two government veterans Friday unloaded on President Trump, his approach to Russia and his disparagement of the U.S. intelligence community. They spoke to the Aspen Security Forum.



U.S. Intercepts Reportedly Contradict Attorney General On Russia Contacts

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:49:00 -0400

The Washington Post reports that spy agencies intercepted conversations with Russia's U.S. ambassador suggesting he and Jeff Sessions discussed campaign matters during mid-2016 meetings.



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.



'Spicey Out!' 9 Highlights From Sean Spicer's Combative Tenure

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:43:00 -0400

The White House press secretary's six-month tenure involved some odd moments, some lighter ones and a memorable recurring character on Saturday Night Live.



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.



Episode 785: The Starbury

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:43:54 -0400

Most athlete endorsements make a product more expensive. But what happens when an NBA All-Star uses his name to make a sneaker much, much cheaper? On today's show: How that worked out.



Kentucky Must Pay Attorney Fees For Couples Who Sued Kim Davis, Judge Says

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:32:00 -0400

Davis had refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing religious beliefs. The court held the state responsible because officials had the right to take action against her but didn't.



15-Year-Old CEO Of Mo's Bows Enters Licensing Deal With NBA

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Moziah Bridges, the 15-year-old CEO of Mo's Bows, who just entered a licensing deal with the NBA. Bridges started his bow tie company with his mom when he was 9.



Rwanda Works To Ban Sale Of Second Hand Clothes Within 2 Years

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

Rwanda is pushing through a plan to ban second hand clothes within two years. The government says it's about "dignity," but the plan threatens trade with the U.S. and a central part of poor people's lives.



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.



Chicago Fights To Remain 2 Newspaper Town As Labor Groups Buy 'Sun-Times'

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

A group of investors headed by a former Chicago alderman, which included labor groups, closed a deal to purchase the struggling Chicago Sun-Times and keeping Chicago a two newspaper town. But some wonder if the paper will now skew further left editorially to counter the more conservative Chicago Tribune.



3 Palestinians Killed In Violent Clashes With Israelis Near Jerusalem Religious Site

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

In a day of intensifying violence, three Palestinians were killed during a wave of clashes with Israeli forces. Later a Palestinian stabbed to death three Israelis in a West Bank Jewish settlement.



Reports Suggest White House Efforts To Undercut Mueller's Russia Probe

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

News reports suggest President Trump's lawyers are exploring ways to undercut special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which is raising questions about conflicts of interest and the president's pardon power.