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There Is Still Much Party Business To Handle Before GOP's Convention Begins

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

Ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, delegates are hashing out the party platform with key debates over same-sex marriage and transgender rights.

French Parliamentary Report Cites Widespread Failure To Prevent Terror Attacks

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

The report on the country's intelligence and security services follows last year's terrorist attacks. It says that each of of the terrorists was known to French authorities before the killings began.

Obama Promises Regular Meetings With Police Groups

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jim Pasco, executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, about law enforcement leaders' meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden on Monday.

Examining The Increase In Long-Term Disability Checks

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to "The Wall Street Journal," explores the issue of federal disability checks.

Research: Black Judges Are Reversed On Appeal More Than White Judges

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

President Obama has tried to diversify the federal judiciary by appointing more black judges. Data show black federal district judges are overturned on appeal 10 percent more often than white judges.

Baton Rouge Officers Say Alton Sterling Was Reaching For A Gun

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

Authorities released details that allege Alton Sterling was going for a gun when he was shot and killed by police. That account is disputed by the owner of the store where Sterling was killed.

Sanders And Clinton To Campaign Together In Portsmouth, N.H.

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are coming together after an intense primary season for a N.H. campaign event on Tuesday. The question remains how enthusiastically does Sanders endorse Clinton?

As Bagged Salad Kits Boom, Americans Eat More Greens

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:03am

Americans buy twice as many packages of bagged salad greens as heads of lettuce these days. Is the bagged stuff just as good? If it gets you to eat more leafy greens, yes.

Pittsburgh Police Chief Weighs In On Last Week's Shootings

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:36am

Steve Inskeep talks to Cameron McLay, the chief of police in Pittsburgh, about how the shootings last week in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas have affected his department.

Petitioners Aim To Keep Citgo Sign Perched High Above Boston

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:17am

Decades ago, Citgo Petroleum put a giant sign atop a building. Marathoners see it near the finish line. The building is being sold, and a commission will consider whether the sign is a landmark.

To Save Jailer, Texas Inmates Escape Holding Cell

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 5:57am

When a jailer suddenly slumped forward and lay motionless, some Texas inmates burst out of a holding cell. Still shackled, they were able to make enough noise to summon help for the guard in distress.

How African-American Church Leaders Are Responding To New Challenges

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

For years, the African-American church played a key role in mobilizing the black community. The current crisis in police-community relations again calls for a strong role for the church, but some black religious leaders fear they have lost the initiative to other groups like Black Lives Matter.

Politics In The News

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

After a week of tragic shootings, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump canceled public events on Friday. Steve Inskeep talks about the political fallout with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, and Jonah Goldberg of the "National Review."

Pakistani Philanthropist, Social Activist Abdul Sattar Edhi Dies At 88

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Thousands of people attended a state funeral on Saturday for legendary humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi who died on Friday after a long battle with kidney disease. He was 88.

Did The Dallas Ambush Set Back Reform At Police Departments?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to Tracey Meares, a member of the president's task force on 21st Century Policing, about prospects for reform in police departments across the country after the attack on Dallas.

Protesters Keep Attention On Police Shootings In Minnesota, Louisiana

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report on the demonstrations that erupted across the country this weekend, in spite of Thursday's attack on police officers in Dallas at the end of a Black Lives Matter protest.

South Sudan's Capital Is Marred By Heavy Fighting

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

The clashes between forces loyal to the country's president and vice president have reportedly killed more than 150 people. Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Grant McDonald in Juba.

Religious Leaders Address Dallas Ambush During Sunday Services

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report on some Sunday morning church services in Dallas following Thursday night's attack on police.

International Tribunal To Rule On South China Sea Case

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

A decision in the case is expected on Tuesday. The Philippines challenged China's claims to most of the South China Sea, through which about a 5th of the world's commerce passes through.

Communities Struggle To Bridge The Divide Between Police And Citizens

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to attorney and activist Constance Rice about her work with residents of Watts and the LAPD, and her thoughts about the aftermath of the Dallas police attack.

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