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Why Does The Federal Government Manage So Much Public Land In The West?

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

The federal government owns huge swaths of land in the West. How it came to have all that land and authority over it is complicated and fraught with ages old controversies. NPR explores the history of land ownership in the West.

Philadelphia Police Investigate Extremist Connections In Officer Ambush

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

A Philadelphia man is in custody after allegedly ambushing a city police officer in his squad car. The officer is recovering from the attack. The man told police he shot the officer in the name of Islam and ISIS. Philadelphia's police commissioner says the city is looking for connections between the shooter and extremist groups. The man has a criminal record and the commissioner referred to him as appearing deranged.

Mexico Recaptures Drug Kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

Mexican authorities announce the recapture of Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka "El Chapo," the drug kingpin who escaped a maximum security prison six months ago.

'Star Wars' Just Keeps Breaking Records

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to director J.J. Abrams about making the movie; he says he feels an 'enormous relief that it's out in the world.' Warning: This will not be a spoiler-free conversation!

Sabiduría: Staying True to Yourself

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:18pm

Chicana feminist Cherríe Moraga tells a story of sticking to her beliefs in the face of a massive institution.

Cristela on Bringing Her Perspective to the Work of Sitcoms

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:18pm

We revisit Maria Hinojosa's conversation with comedian Cristela Alonzo about her short-lived sitcom Cristela! The show has found a new audience online on Netflix.

The Enduring Feminist Wisdom of Cherríe Moraga

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:18pm

Chicana feminist Cherríe Moraga explains why the woman-of-color feminism she helped champion decades ago is needed now more than ever.

U.S. Forces Increasingly Drawn Back Into Afghanistan's Battles

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 2:31pm

The president said the U.S. combat mission is over, but a Green Beret died Tuesday during an assault on Taliban forces. "Americans are very much in the thick of these fights," says a retired general.

The Year in B2B DJ Sets

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 2:26pm

Listen to the year's best dance-music tag-teams featuring Disclosure, Seth Troxler, Four Tet, Floating Points, Eric Prydz, Maya Jane Coles, Michael Mayer and others.

Powerball Pot At Record $800 Million — And Growing

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 2:08pm

Before the next drawing, on Saturday night, experts say the lottery could top $1 billion.

Fugitive Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Recaptured

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 1:06pm

The Drug Enforcement Agency has confirmed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was recaptured, seven months after he escaped from prison.

Mexico Has Recaptured Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo'

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 12:57pm

Nearly six months after his most recent escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico, drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been caught, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced.

Security Plans For Super Bowl 50 Underway

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 12:52pm

The Super Bowl is just weeks away but the security preparations at Levi's Stadium have been going on for more than two years.

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