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Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech

Fri, 2019-09-13 14:18

Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says.

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California's Plan To Cap Rent Increases Could Drive Up Prices In The Long Run

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:44

Is rent control a tool to help fight a housing crisis? California is taking steps to enact a state-wide cap on rent increases. But, recent studies show that rent control may actually drive up rents in the long run.

Critics Discuss Hits And Misses At The Toronto International Film Festival

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

NPR's Bob Mondello and film critic Joelle Monique discuss what they liked and what's newsworthy at the still-in-progress Toronto International Film Festival.

Asylum-Seekers Respond To Trump Administration's Supreme Court Win

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

Asylum-seekers waiting in Tijuana react to the high court ruling allowing the Trump administration — for now — to require that migrants seek protection in another country before applying in the U.S.

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Water Rule

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

The Trump administration is repealing a major Obama-era water rule that had extended federal protections to smaller streams and wetlands. The move will lift a range of restrictions on farmers and developers.

Amazon Prime's New Show, 'Undone,' Is Mind-Bending

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

Undone is a mind-bending Amazon Prime show about a LatinX woman and her family living in San Antonio. After a traffic accident, the woman may be having visions or experiencing mental illness.

What Purdue Pharma's Tentative Settlement Would Mean For The Sackler Family

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Joanna Walters, news editor and writer for The Guardian, about the Sackler family and what Purdue Pharma's tentative settlement agreement would mean for them.

145 Executives Sign Letter Demanding Senate Action On Gun Control

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, about why he joined 144 executives in cosigning a letter that demands Senate action on gun control.

Robert Mugabe's Remains Arrive In Zimbabwe For Public Viewing, Thousands Attend

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

Emotional crowds and scuffles greet the arrival of the remains of Zimbabwe's late leader Robert Mugabe. People remembered him as a liberator and as a tyrant who left the country's economy in shambles.

United Tobacco Vapor Group Founder Discusses FDA's Plan To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ray Story of The United Tobacco Vapor Group about the Food and Drug Administration's plan to develop guidelines to remove all e-cigarette flavors except tobacco from the market.

Edward Snowden Tells His Story In New Memoir, 'Permanent Record'

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and Scott Simon discuss Edward Snowden's new controversial book, Permanent Record.

Fiat Chrysler Kickback Scandal Widens, FBI Raids UAW Head's Home

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

A kickback scandal at Fiat Chrysler is widening with charges against a former United Auto Workers official and an FBI raid at the home of the organization's president. What role will this play on upcoming contentious contract talks?

Top Contenders Share One Stage At 3rd Democratic Debate

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

Democratic candidates debate tonight, with the top contenders all on one stage. Issues from healthcare and foreign policy, to who is best positioned to beat President Trump, divide the field.

Marie's Rape Was Deemed 'Unbelievable.' Kaitlyn Dever Portrays Her Story

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

The actress was last seen starring in the high school comedy Booksmart. But her newest character, on a new Netflix series, is a woman who recants being raped. It's based on a true story.

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Popular Refugee Resettlement Programs Closing Under Trump Administration

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:24

The number of refugees being allowed into the U.S. is the lowest it's been since 1980. Some smaller resettlement agencies are closing, putting refugees' lives further in limbo.

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Trump Has Stolen Democrats' Playbook On Trade

Thu, 2019-09-12 15:26

When it comes to trade, Trump and the Democrats sound a lot alike. "It's like Donald Trump has co-opted Democratic trade policy," one analyst says. So how do his opponents differentiate themselves?

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'I Wasn't Naive': Getting Fired In The Trump Administration

Thu, 2019-09-12 06:08

The ouster of national security adviser John Bolton again highlights the large number of vacancies at the top levels of the Trump administration.

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Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration Asylum Restrictions

Wed, 2019-09-11 20:03

The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can begin denying asylum requests from migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.