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DeVos Protests In Denver; House To Make Cuts To Education

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:34:02 -0400

More girls are taking the AP computer science exam, House Republicans rejected school choice expansions in Trump's initial budget request, and the education secretary spoke in Denver amid protests.



I Sink, Therefore I Am: This Robot Wasn't Programmed For Existential Angst

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:02:00 -0400

After a security robot drowned in a fountain in Washington, D.C., NPR's Scott Simon muses on robot suicide, and how long it will be until a robot has the capacity to question its own existence.



As Log Trucks And Fishing Boats Leave, Gold Beach Tries To Remake Its Identity

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:02 -0400

Logging and fishing once dominated the economy in rural Gold Beach, Oregon. NPR's Jeff Brady returned to his hometown, finding a new focus on tourism and other pursuits.



Senate Panel In Talks With Trump Jr., Manafort Over Closed-Door Testimony

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:05:00 -0400

The Senate Judiciary Committee says it is holding off on subpoenas while it discusses documents and testimony it is seeking from the two in connection with a probe into Russian election meddling.



'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.