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Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

Fri, 2017-07-21 19:29

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.

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

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

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.

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

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

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, 2017-07-21 16:25

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, 2017-07-21 16:25

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, 2017-07-21 16:25

The group of investors headed by a former Chicago alderman closed a deal to purchase the struggling paper, but some wonder it will skew further left to counter the more conservative Chicago Tribune.

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

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

Three Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israelis near the Jerusalem hilltop revered and disputed among Jews and Muslims — the Noble Sanctuary or Temple Mount.

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

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

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.

Sean Spicer Announces Resignation As White House Press Secretary

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

After a tumultuous tenure in the Trump administration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation on Friday.

TV Networks Bring Back Game Shows 'Battle Of The Network Stars,' 'The Gong Show'

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

Several game shows from the '70s and '80s have been revamped for summer TV, including Battle of the Network Stars, The Gong Show and Match Game. NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast talks about whether these shows are diversionary fluff or filling a summertime need.

50 Years Ago, Small Wisconsin Town Made Plans To Secede From The State

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

Fifty years ago, the town of Winneconne, Wis., made short-lived plans to secede from the state. In 1967, as a result of the town name being inadvertently left off the official Wisconsin road map, a secret committee formulated a plan to set up toll gates on local roads, began annexation of nearby communities to form a Sovereign State of Winneconne.

In 'Dunkirk,' Christopher Nolan Brings New Life To True World War II Story

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews director Christopher Nolan's new World War II film, Dunkirk, which opens this weekend.

After Supreme Court Decision, People Race To Trademark Racially Offensive Words

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

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.

After Otto Warmbier's Death, U.S. Plans To Ban Travel To North Korea

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

The move comes after the death of American Otto Warmbier, who spent a year and a half in a North Korean jail only to return home in a coma.

Iraqi Kurds Schedule Independence Referendum For September

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

In September, Iraqi Kurds have scheduled an independence referendum. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group about the prospects for Kurdish independence.

Week In Politics: Sean Spicer Resigns As White House Press Scretary

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

NPR's Audie Cornish wraps the week in politics with David Brooks of The New York Times and Jamelle Bouie of Slate. They discuss Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and the failure of the Senate Republican health care bill.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announced As New Press Secretary After Spicer Resigns

Fri, 2017-07-21 16:25

White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation on Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take up the helm as the new press secretary, and Anthony Scaramucci becomes Trump's new communications director.

Why The Stock Market's Rise Isn't Just A Trump Rally

Thu, 2017-07-20 19:24

All major stock indexes — including the Dow — are in record territory, even though the Trump administration has failed to deliver on key legislative promises. But other factors are at play.

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3 Top Ballet Companies Convene For The Golden Anniversary Of 'Jewels'

Thu, 2017-07-20 17:00

George Balanchine's modernist masterpiece was the first full-length, nonnarrative ballet. Russian, American and French ballet dancers have gathered to perform it together in New York City.

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

Thu, 2017-07-20 16:43

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.