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How Much Should We Ask Of Government Officials?

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:34am

A refrigerator owner reached out to India's minister of External Affairs for help. She tweeted back: I cannot help you in matters of a refrigerator. I am very busy with human beings in distress."

Orlando Shooting; The Latest Attack Against The LGBTQ Community

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne talks to Slate.com writer Mark Joseph Stern about his current article, "The Long, Tragic History of Violence at LGBTQ Bars and Clubs in America."

Mass Shooting In Orlando Probed As A Terrorist Investigation

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

Investigators are working to learn more about Omar Mateen, the man they say was the lone shooter, who was killed at the scene. NPR's Justice correspondent Carrie Johnson talks to David Greene.

'Washington Post' Banned From Events By Trump Campaign

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump announced on Monday that he was revoking press credentials for The Washington Post — upset with the major newspaper's coverage of his campaign.

Latino Community Mourns Victims Of Mass Shooting In Orlando

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to NPR's Debbie Elliott about Orlando's Latino community. Renee Montagne talks to former FBI agent Ali Soufan about the shooter, who he says was a confused and violent individual.

Actress Regina King Is Also In Demand For Her Directing Skills

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

Actress Regina King has successfully navigated working both in front of and behind the camera. She's been directing television shows including Scandal, Being Mary Jane and now, Animal Kingdom on TNT.

Muslim Community Members Condemn Orlando's Deadly Shooting Spree

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Rasha Mubarak, the Orlando regional coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, about the Muslim community and the mass shooting in Orlando.

Orlando Mourns, Investigators Probe Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson about the latest developments in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., over the weekend.

French Investigators Probe Deadly Attack On Police Commander

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

A senior French police officer and his wife were killed Monday night at their home near Paris. There are reports that a man pledging allegiance to the Islamic State was responsible for the attack.

Clinton, Trump Give Competing Speeches On Orlando's Mass Shooting

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

Hillary Clinton used a dignified, restrained tone when talking about the tragedy. Donald Trump said he refused to be politically correct and repeated his call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

Developments Unfold In Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:04am

Renee Montagne and David Greene talk to NPR reporters: Jeff Brady about the latest, Eric Westervelt on the gunman's background and Brian Naylor explores the use of the term "radical Islam."

Amid Long Voting Lines And Claims Of A 'Rigged System,' Does My Vote Matter?

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:00am

This year's primaries have been filled with complaints about the voting process. The controversies raise questions about how confident Americans are that their votes will count in November.

Court Fines And Fees Almost Delay Homecoming For Wrongly Convicted Michigan Man

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 3:56am

Davontae Sanford spent nearly nine years in prison for crimes he never committed. But his release was almost stopped because of an unpaid bill he owed for his public defender.

Obama: No Direct Evidence That Terrorist Group Directed Orlando Attack

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:38am

President Obama spoke Monday after being briefed by his national security team about Sunday morning's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Hillary Clinton On Tackling Self-Radicalization: 'We Need To Get To Work'

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 9:58am

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee talks with Steve Inskeep about the Orlando attack. Her proposals include a team "exclusively dedicated to detecting and preventing lone-wolf attacks."

Omar Mateen Called 911 From Bathroom, Says House Intelligence Panel's Rep. Schiff

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 9:21am

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, shares the latest on what's known about the gunman in Orlando.

Authorities Still Notifying Next Of Kin In Orlando Shooting Deaths

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:49am

Police in Orlando, Fla., held a news conference to let people know more about what happened during Sunday's nightclub shooting. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Carrie Johnson, who has new information.

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Sea?

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 5:55am

Guriec Soudee, 25, and his hen Monique have been sailing around the world for the past two years. Far from farms, Monique is probably the most adventurous chicken on the planet.

Medallion Stolen That Marked The Center Of San Francisco

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:36am

In fairness to the thief, the metal surveyor's disc was never in the perfect spot anyway. The actual center of the city is not on the sidewalk but under a nearby bush, which remains in place.

Analysts Probe Whether Abu Sayyaf Has Pledged Allegiance To ISIS

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

In the Philippines, the recent beheading of a Canadian citizen re-focused attention on Abu Sayyaf, an al-Qaida-linked group, that now, some say is turning toward ISIS.

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