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Murder Rate Spike Could Be 'Ferguson Effect,' DOJ Study Says

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:41am

A Justice Department study indicates the effect — a breakdown in trust between minority communities and police — may play a role in the rising murder rate in many urban areas.

Economic Asteroids! No Interest Rate Hike Expected From Fed Yet

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:36am

As Fed Chair Janet Yellen tries to chart a course forward for the economy, there are some warning lights blinking on her radar. Wages are rising but there are worries that job growth may have stalled.

Can the Soda Industry's $4 Million Ad Blitz Fend Off A Sugary Drink Tax?

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:35am

Philadelphia's City Council on Thursday will vote on a 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages, as well as on diet sodas. Big Soda is spending big bucks on ads to sway public opinion against it.

Are GOP Women Warming Up To Trump?

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:34am

Polls show 60+ percent of American women have an unfavorable opinion of Donald Trump. But how, specifically, do Republican women in the key swing state of Ohio feel about the presumptive GOP nominee?

Despite Overdose Epidemic, Georgia Caps The Number Of Opioid Treatment Clinics

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:33am

Georgia has stopped licensing new clinics that provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Some call the state's move irresponsible. Others say the clinics aren't regulated enough.

Orlando Hospital Gives Update On The Injured; Survivors Share Details Of Attack

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:08am

A press conference just wrapped up with some of the doctors at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and a few of the survivors of Sunday morning's attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

Latest From Orlando: Tracking Gunman's Motives; Updates On Victims

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:58am

NPR's Carrie Johnson and Hansi Lo Wang talk with David Greene about the latest details in the mass shooting. Johnson says authorities haven't yet shared a timeline of victims' deaths and injuries.

Cowboy Apprehends Suspected Bike Thief

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 6:39am

Robert Borba heard a woman yelling that her bike was being stolen. The champion bull rider did what cowboys do — grabbed his rope and lassoed the suspect. He held the man until police arrived.

Community Was Targeted, Retired Police Detective Says

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 5:45am

David Greene, whose reporting from Orlando, Fla., talks to retired NYPD detective Vivian Rodriguez who lives in Orlando about the LGBT community there.

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."

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