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Mired In Scandals, Oakland Mayor Calls For Police Department Oversight

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

A sex scandal, racist text messages and other allegations have prompted the mayor of Oakland, Calif., to call for civilian oversight. The department seems to be crumbling from the inside.

Campaign Finance Report: Trump Does A Lot Of Mixing Business With Politics

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has steered more than $6 million to various Trump companies over the last year. That's within federal campaign finance boundaries, but raises questions.

A Muslim Reported Omar Mateen To The FBI Well Before The Orlando Shooting

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10am

Mohammad Malik knew Omar Mateen long before Mateen shot and killed 49 people in Orlando, Fla. In 2014, he turned Mateen in to the FBI. Malik talks to Renee Montagne about his Washington Post op-ed.

Tesla's SolarCity Bid Would Create One-Stop Shop For Clean Energy

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:49am

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is offering to buy solar panel maker SolarCity for up to $2.8 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and largest individual shareholder of both companies.

Inside Trump's Closed-Door Meeting, Held To Reassures 'The Evangelicals'

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:12pm

NPR had inside access as hundreds of conservative Christian leaders questioned Donald Trump about his personal values and political priorities.

LIVE: U.S. Takes On Argentina In The 'Copa America' Semifinals

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 7:40pm

For the United States men's national soccer team this has been called one of the most important games in their history. The problem is they're is facing the best team in the world.

California's Last Nuclear Power Plant To Be Shut Down

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 7:14pm

Diablo Canyon's reactors are close to earthquake fault lines. Public concerns are split between the dangers of quake damage and of carbon dioxide gas released by the burning of fossil fuels.

New York City Boxes In Street Performers

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:25pm

Aggressive solicitations in Times Square have prompted the city to limit costumed characters to designated zones to protect the public.

Majd's Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:20pm

Majd's Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl

Bob Boilen Talks 'Your Song Changed My Life' On World Cafe

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:38pm

The All Songs Considered host asked 35 artists about the music that shaped them. But what song changed his life?

Oprah's New Show, 'Greenleaf,' Is Megachurch Melodrama

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:32pm

Oprah Winfrey returns to a regular TV drama role for the first time in two decades, appearing in Greenleaf, a scripted drama set in a Memphis megachurch. The show premieres Tuesday on her OWN network.

Latino Voters Hit Hardest By Brooklyn Voter Purge

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:37pm

When mapped by election district, an analysis by member station WNYC shows that Hispanic voters were disproportionately purged from the rolls when compared to all other groups.

Mother Of Sandy Hook Victim Continues Fight For Gun Control After Orlando

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Since Adam Lanza's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the life of her 6-year-old daughter, Nelba Márquez-Greene has advocated for more comprehensive government controls over guns. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with her about Monday's vote in Senate, and the changes she's seen in Washington, D.C., and in public opinion since the Connecticut tragedy in 2012.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Meets With Victims, Police In Orlando

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:30pm

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Orlando Tuesday, where she met with victims, law enforcement and family members of those killed in the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. The FBI is working with local law enforcement to determine the motive for the attack, described as an act of terrorism and a hate crime.

Venezuelan Opposition Moves On Maduro Recall Amid Food Crisis

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Girish Gupta of Reuters about the growing food crisis in Venezuela, and the state of the recall effort against President Nicolas Maduro.

Orlando Fire Department Recordings Reveal Dramatic Scene Outside Pulse

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Audio recordings from the Orlando Fire Department show how tense and dramatic the scene was outside of the Pulse nightclub, where a gunman opened fire inside, killing 49, on June 12.

Staff Shakeup Reveals Turmoil Inside Donald Trump's Campaign

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:30pm

For many Republicans worried about Donald Trump's chances in the general election, his rhetoric isn't necessarily the biggest concern — it's the state of his campaign.

Gun Owners Push For Reform After Orlando Mass Shooting

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Gun enthusiasts — people who love to hunt and shoot and believe deeply in the Second Amendment — can also be pro-reform. Not everyone is in lockstep with the National Rifle Association's position on public policy.

Record-Breaking Heat Wave Hits The Southwest

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Meteorologist Iris Hermosillo describes the extreme heat residents of Phoenix are experiencing.

U.S. Soccer Team Faces Argentina In Copa Semi-Final

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:30pm

The United States soccer team faces off against Argentina in the Copa semi-final game Tuesday night. NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Houston Chronicle reporter Martin Hajovsky about the match.

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