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The Fallout After A Former NFL Player Is Shot To Death

7 hours 49 min ago

The NFL held a moment of silence at a game Monday evening for Joe McKnight. The football player was shot dead in an apparent road rage incident in New Orleans. The shooter was released by police.

Trump Brand Carries Cachet In India, And Now More Scrutiny

7 hours 49 min ago

The Trump name increases the value of a project in India, according to those involved. But now it also brings heightened scrutiny.

What's Next For The Dakota Pipeline?

7 hours 49 min ago

The Army Corps of Engineers says it will explore new options for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here's a look at the possibilities, and how long it might take.

After A Mistrial, South Carolina Prosecutors Plan A Retrial In Police Shooting

7 hours 49 min ago

After a jury deadlocked, South Carolina prosecutors say they will retry Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer who was filmed in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott.

A Democratic Senator Weighs In On Trump's Emerging Cabinet

7 hours 49 min ago

As Donald Trump's cabinet takes shape, Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, weighs in. He says he's "deeply concerned" about the choice of Ben Carson to leading Housing and Urban Development.

Ben Carson Says His Experience Helped Prepare Him To Lead Housing Agency

7 hours 49 min ago

Though he has no government experience, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been selected to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President-elect Trump.

U.S. Defense Secretary Seeks to Reassure An Anxious Japan

7 hours 49 min ago

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is visiting Japan at a time when Tokyo is worried about its longstanding treaty with the U.S. and how President-elect Trump will deal with China.

The Oakland Fire And The City's Underground Music Scene

7 hours 49 min ago

The warehouse blaze in Oakland, Calif., claimed dozens of lives, and it also threatens a way of life for underground electronic music fans and artists in the Bay Area.

How Trump Waged An Under-The-Radar Ground Game

7 hours 49 min ago

President-elect Donald Trump's digital director talks about the unconventional ground game he unleashed in the run-up to the presidential election and how those strategies might help Trump govern.

How China Is Reacting to Trump's Taiwan Call

7 hours 49 min ago

A front-page editorial of China's official People's Daily newspaper denounces Donald Trump for speaking with Taiwan's president. A look at how a single call could affect U.S.-China relations.

'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah!

7 hours 49 min ago

The new short web film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic or sexy lead. No Long Duk Dong here.

Buzz Aldrin Recovering In New Zealand

7 hours 52 min ago

The ex-astronaut is being treated by Dr. David Bowie. Not the late pop star. A real doctor named David Bowie.

Denver Linebacker Sends The Gift Of Wine To His Opponents

7 hours 57 min ago

Von Miller has sent a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon to all the opposing players in the AFC West.

Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Health Insurance

8 hours 7 min ago

Most of the state prison systems in the places that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare have come up short on enrolling exiting inmates, despite the fact that many of them are chronically ill.

Taiwan's President: Phone Call With Trump 'Doesn't Mean A Policy Shift'

8 hours 43 min ago

In her first comments since her talk with Donald Trump, President Tsai Ing-wen says she does not foresee "major policy shifts." She spoke with Western journalists, including NPR's William Dobson.

What Qualifies Ben Carson To Run HUD? 'His Life,' Says Longtime Adviser

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:18am

President-elect Trump announced he's appointing Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Rachel Martin talks with Carson adviser Armstrong Williams, a conservative talk show host.

Army Will Search For Another Route For Dakota Access Pipeline

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

The Army's decision to look for an alternative route for the Dakota Access Pipeline comes with less than two months left in the current administration.

North Dakota Congressman Addresses Pipeline Controversy

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota congressman who's considered a possible energy secretary, discusses how President-elect Donald Trump might address questions over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In Vermont, You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

The only catch is that it can't be more than 20 feet tall.

In European Votes, Italy's Prime Minister To Step Down, Austria Elects Leftist

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:39am

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi claims he'll resign after this weekend's defeat of his constitutional reform intended to streamline government. Also, Austria elected a leftist president.




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