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Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Sentenced To Life In Prison, Plus 30 Years

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:24

Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug kingpin better known as "El Chapo" was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus 30 years.

How Cuban American Communities Are Reacting To Trump's Racist Comments

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:24

Cuban Americans are among President Trump's most reliable supporters and helped him win Florida. A sampling of Cuban American voters in Miami finds most untroubled by his recent racist comments.

Puerto Rican Artists And Celebrities Fly In To Protest The Island's Governor

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:24

Puerto Ricans are protesting for a fifth day demanding the resignation of the governor. Wednesday's march is expected to be the biggest yet thanks to participation of the island's biggest stars.

Top EPA Scientific Integrity Official Not Allowed To Testify At House Hearing

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:24

The top scientific integrity official from the Environmental Protection Agency was barred from attending a Congressional hearing on scientific integrity on Wednesday.

Opioid Epidemic 'Road Map' Shows 76 Billion Pills Distributed Between 2006 And 2012

Wed, 2019-07-17 16:24

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Washington Post reporter Scott Higham about federal data that shows the scope of the opioid crisis: 76 billion pills distributed between 2006 through 2012.

Car Shopping, Handbags And Wealthy Uncles: The Quest To Explain High Drug Prices

Wed, 2019-07-17 15:10

Trump administration officials say drugs' list prices are like cars' sticker prices — easily negotiated. But in the life and death world of medicine, health economists say, that analogy falls apart.

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EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

Wed, 2019-07-17 11:11

The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate Amazon's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for others. One focus will be on Amazon's use of data collected from third-party sellers.

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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, A Maverick On The Bench, Dies At 99

Tue, 2019-07-16 20:54

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99. Appointed by President Gerald Ford, he was known for his "crafty and genial hand" and as a "judge's judge."

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The Fight For Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Story About Soda And State Borders

Tue, 2019-07-16 17:55

A map drawn for a Mountain Dew promotional campaign accidentally drew Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of Wisconsin, which led NPR to wonder how Michigan got the Upper Peninsula in the first place.

Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen Removed From Position After Less Than A Year

Tue, 2019-07-16 17:45

Planned Parenthood has parted ways with its president and CEO, Dr. Leana Wen. Wen says the decision was made in a secret meeting that she wasn't asked to attend.

2019 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

Tue, 2019-07-16 17:16

2019 Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday. There are some expected nominations — Game of Thrones, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, some surprises such as Fleabag, and some snubs.

Media Organizations Differ In Approaches To Covering President Trump's Tweets

Tue, 2019-07-16 17:16

How should media organizations react when they suspect President Trump is baiting them with tweets? Some argue they need to stop, others say you have to cover the news.

A Look At The Vulnerabilities And Capabilities Of American Cybersecurity

Tue, 2019-07-16 17:16

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with former U.S. counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke about his new book, The Fifth Domain, co-written with Robert Knake.

Bureau Of Land Management Moves Headquarters To Grand Junction, Colo.

Tue, 2019-07-16 17:16

The Bureau of Land Management headquarters is moving from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colo. The Trump administration says it wants the agency to be nearer to the places it oversees.

Yelp CEO Discusses His Efforts To Convince Congress That Google Is A Monopoly

Tue, 2019-07-16 17:16

As Congress holds hearings on tech giants, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman about his efforts to convince Congress that Google is a monopoly.

Prosecutors Will Not Seek Federal Charges Against NYPD Officer In Eric Garner's Death

Tue, 2019-07-16 16:26

There will be no federal charges in the choking death of Eric Garner. The government says it doesn't have evidence to charge the officer involved in Garner's death five years ago on Staten Island.

Trump Campaign Launches Initiative To Win More Women Voters In 2020

Tue, 2019-07-16 16:26

The Trump campaign launched its initiative to reach women voters in 2020 on Tuesday in the Philadelphia suburbs, an area where women were decisive in electing Democrats to Congress in 2018.

Florida's Corals Are Dying Off, But It's Not All Due To Climate Change, Study Says

Tue, 2019-07-16 16:26

A new study from the Florida Keys shows that a lot of the stress on corals comes from local sources, providing hope that community action can help save them.

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Memos Show Asylum Officers Were Given Short Notice Before New Rule Went Into Effect

Tue, 2019-07-16 16:26

Immigration and security reporter Molly O'Toole of the Los Angeles Times talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about memos that show agents were briefed hours before the new asylum rule went into effect.

Netflix Edits Out Controversial Suicide Scene From '13 Reasons Why' Season 1

Tue, 2019-07-16 16:26

The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why took out a controversial scene from its first season depicting a suicide. Mental health experts say it's a step in the right direction.