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Roommate Pleads Guilty In Rutgers Suicide Case

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 7:07pm

Dharun Ravi accepted a plea deal after courts overturned his original conviction. Tyler Clementi killed himself after secret video taken by Ravi of Clementi kissing a man was shown to other students.

Leaders Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Acquitted

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 7:00pm

The jury found Ammon Bundy and six followers not guilty of illegally occupying a federal wildlife refuge earlier this year and not guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime.

Defendants In Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Found Not Guilty

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 6:42pm

Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy still face charges stemming from an armed standoff in 2014 with federal agents at their father's ranch in Nevada.

Oregon Occupation Unites Native American Tribes To Save Their Land

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 6:00pm

As people wait for the verdict of the Ammon Bundy wildlife refuge trial, Native Americans are refocusing national attention on the ancestral rights their tribes hold to federal lands in the West.

Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:32pm

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

Colorado Votes On A Ballot Measure To Make It Harder To Pass Ballot Measures

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:19pm

Voters can amend their state's constitution: think legalization of pot. But some Coloradans say citizen initiatives are out of control, and a well-funded push is underway to raise the bar.

Watch Shovels & Rope, The Lumineers And Bobby Rush Play 'Americana Alphabet'

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:13pm

Dawes, Lydia Loveless and more also joined NPR's Ann Powers and Jewly Hight for intimate rounds of storytelling and music at Nashville's Union Station Hotel during AmericanaFest 2016.

'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:50pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

This Bird Can Remain Airborne For 10 Months Straight

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:38pm

These birds fly from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they don't touch down on the continent. The researchers say new findings raise questions about "when and to what extent swifts need to sleep."

Obama Urges A Boost In IT Spending To Secure Federal Computers

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:14pm

Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like "trying to put airbags into an old car," the government's chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.

Police Reportedly Arrest Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:10pm

Police officers, some of them in riot gear, confronted people protesting a pipeline in North Dakota after protesters refused to leave private land where the pipeline is supposed to be built.

'Gimme Danger': Finding Cool On The Brink Of Catastrophe

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:00pm

In Jim Jarmusch's jagged documentary, Iggy Pop reflects on the necessary recklessness that made The Stooges punk legends.

'Inferno' Stokes The Embers Of A Dying Franchise

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:00pm

After three adaptations, including The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, the lively heresies of Dan Brown's bestselling thrillers have sunk into timid incoherence.

'Falsettos' Still Resonates In Changed Social Landscape

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:30pm

When Falsettos first premiered in 1981, this frank, funny musical about gay, Jewish life in New York City was covering new territory. Now a revival is in the works, but will it still feel resonant in an age where gay rights have become mainstream?

Ambassador Urges U.S. To 'Draw Some Lines' In China Relationship

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:30pm

U.S. Ambassador to China, former Montana Sen. Max Baucus, urges the U.S. to "draw some lines" and show that "we're not going to get bullied," while remaining upbeat overall about U.S.-China ties.

Chronicle of Philanthropy List Reveals Striking Change In Charity Landscape

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:30pm

Each year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes a list of the biggest charities in the U.S. This year, there has been a change in the No. 1 spot that philanthropy watchers call "stunning."

Hispanic Voters Key In Deciding Nevada's Tight Senate Race

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:30pm

Control of the Senate will come down to just a handful of races, and Nevada is the only seat Republicans have a real chance of flipping. Three-term Republican Sen. Joe Heck is running almost even with Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. The race could come down to Hispanic voters, and Heck has tried to distance himself from Trump.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Prepares For Challenges After Election Day

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:30pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan faces a number of political pressures after Election Day. Ryan is campaigning to hold the Republican majority in Congress after abandoning any efforts to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump win the White House.

As Race Enters Homestretch, Many Voters Feel Campaign Fatigue

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:30pm

A year and a half after it began, the race for president is beginning to wear on many voters. A growing number say they are fed up and fatigued by the especially bitter campaign and are taking extreme measures to block it out. But others are tuning in even more as the race enters the homestretch.

Young Republicans At Ohio State Ponder GOP's Future After Donald Trump

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:30pm

After a stinging loss in 2012, College Republicans at Ohio State said their party had to win over minorities and millennials. Those same voters reflect on the direction of the GOP four years later.




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