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Jury In S.C. Police Shooting Trial Says It Is Struggling To Reach Verdict

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:09:30 -0500

The jury is considering the case of Michael Slager, who shot and killed unarmed motorist Walter Scott in 2015. Jurors told the judge they could not agree, and the judge told them to try one more time.

5 Fact Checks From Trump's Cincinnati 'Thank-You Tour' Kick-Off

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:23:00 -0500

Trump brought out a lot of his greatest hits: slamming trade deals, claiming the economy is failing, and touting his poll numbers. But he strayed from the facts several times.

Study: Vast Majority Of People Who Are Depressed Do Not Seek Help

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:08:21 -0500

In poor countries, only 1 in 27 people received minimally adequate care. In wealthy countries, it's 1 in 5.

Winners And Losers If 21st Century Cures Bill Becomes Law

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:18:00 -0500

Sweeping legislation that would reshape how the Food and Drug Administration reviews new products and bolster National Institutes of Health funding is moving closer to becoming law. What's at stake?

Emergency Evacuation Notice Arrived After The Flames For Some In Tennessee

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:29:00 -0500

As the death toll continued to rise from a wildfire that destroyed parts of Gatlinburg, Tenn., officials began to assess the response to a blaze that grew out of control in a matter of minutes.

Will Gambia See Its First-Ever Peaceful Transfer Of Power?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:29:00 -0500

Election officials say an opposition candidate has defeated Gambia's longtime leader in the country's presidential vote. It remains to be seen how the current president will react to the news.

Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.6 Percent, Lowest Level Since 2007

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:45:00 -0500

The U.S. added 178,000 new jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which was about what was expected. However, wages dropped slightly, after an 11-cent gain in October.

Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:43:00 -0500

As Republicans debate how to keep their promise to dismantle Obamacare, a Kaiser poll suggests that the law has strong support for some key provisions.

Hot-Dog Tiaras And Other '70s Dinner Party' Delicacies

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500

A food blogger's fascination with retro entertaining pays off in a colorful volume of curious eats.

Bitterness Overwhelms As Trump And Clinton Campaign Staffers Face Off At Harvard

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:24:00 -0500

A quadrennial post-election Harvard tradition brings together senior campaign staffers from both sides to discuss the election. This year's forum was at times consumed by raw feelings.

Time For Homeopathic Remedies To Prove That They Work?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0500

The Federal Trade Commission told purveyors of homeopathic remedies that they have to say there's no scientific evidence that these nostrums actually work. The question is, will fans care?

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:53:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.

Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:49:00 -0500

The Smithsonian show isn't about the words of the Quran so much as the people who laboriously copied it, letter by letter. When they made a mistake, they fixed it with flourish — and sometimes gold.

San Bernardino Shooting's Signs Have Faded, But Memories Remain Piercing

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:47:00 -0500

One year ago, a terrorist attack at a county office party in San Bernardino left 14 people dead and 22 injured. Survivors of the attack and members of the community say the attack still haunts them.

Trump Says Retired Gen. Mattis Is His Choice To Lead Pentagon

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:12:00 -0500

Speaking to a crowd in Cincinnati where he celebrated his win in Ohio, Trump compared Mattis to World War II Gen. George S. Patton and said a formal announcement of his nomination would come Monday.