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Funeral Held For Botham Jean

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

Family and friends buried Botham Jean on Thursday. He was shot to death inside his apartment by a Dallas police officer who says she mistook his apartment for her own — but many questions remain.

Businesses Pulled Into Natural Disaster Preparations

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

In preparing for a natural disaster like the impending Hurricane Florence, companies like Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Walgreens have become a major part of the nation's emergency planning process.

U.S. Is Running Out Of Space For Separated Migrant Families

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

The government is running out of shelter space to put teenaged immigrants from Central America who are in its care, complicating the picture of how to handle unauthorized immigrants seeking asylum.

Planned Parenthood Names Dr. Leana Wen As Its New President

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

Audie Cornish talks with Dr. Leana Wen, who is leaving her job as Baltimore Health Commissioner to become the president of Planned Parenthood.

What Is The Waffle House Index?

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

FEMA sometimes uses an unexpected metric to figure out how bad storms will be: the Waffle House Index. Hosts Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish explain the significance of the southern breakfast chain in federal disaster preparation.

FEMA Associate Administrator On Hurricane Florence

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

FEMA Associate Administrator Jeff Byard joins NPR's Audie Cornish to talk about FEMA's response to Hurricane Maria, and preparations for Hurricane Florence.

Fact Check: Trump's Claim About Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

President Trump accused Democrats of inventing the hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico. The false claim drew recriminations and distracted from the federal government's preps for Hurricane Florence.

Highlights From The Toronto International Film Fest

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and Pop Culture Happy Hour host Linda Holmes just got back from the Toronto International Film Festival. They talk to NPR's Audie Cornish about their favorites.

Pope Meets With Church Leaders Amid New Sex Abuse Allegations

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

Pope Francis met with a delegation of U.S. Catholic Church leaders. The pope also announced that he's calling an unprecedented meeting in February of more than 100 bishops from around the world.

Why So Many Nevadans Don't Vote

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

Voters under 30 generally vote at much lower rates than older Americans. In Las Vegas, less than 5 percent voted in the 2014 midterms. That can mean their priorities are overlooked by campaigns.

Palestinian Ambassador On The U.S. Shuttering Its PLO mission

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Palestine Liberation Organization representative Husam Zomlot about the U.S. order to close the PLO mission in Washington.

Kentucky County Water Crisis

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:25

In Martin County, Ky., many residents haven't drunk water from their taps in years. The county is one of the poorest in America, and its water infrastructure is crumbling.