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A Changing America Faces A Stark Choice This Election

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:00am

Social and demographic change has shaken the foundation for some of what it means to be American. It has set the backdrop of this campaign in ways that were predictable and completely surprising.

In The Black Lives Matter Era, An Effort To Elect More Diverse Prosecutors

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:00am

Far down the ballot, district attorney races could reshape the criminal justice system for millions of Americans by electing a more diverse slate of prosecutors.

How Does The Electoral College Work And Is It Fair?

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 4:00am

If any of this strikes you as unfair, you can join the chorus of critics who have abhorred the Electoral College for generations.

Watch: Donald Trump Rushed Off Stage At Reno Rally

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 9:24pm

The Republican nominee was quickly escorted from the stage during a speech in Reno, Nev., as security personnel responded to a perceived threat in the audience.

Firearms Industry Soars Amid Election-Year Angst, Shattering Records

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:45pm

Political rhetoric and the specter of increased regulation have firearm enthusiasts "panicked," one gun shop owner says. And that worry has translated to one thing nationwide: skyrocketing gun sales.

This Election Is Even Tough For Comedians

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

For the past two years this election season has been relentless. And it turns out it's especially tough for stand up comedians. Washington, D.C. comedian Rob Maher explains.

Decline In U.S. Manufacturing Hits African-Americans Hardest

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

Scott Paul and Gerald Taylor of the Alliance for American Manufacturing discuss a report on how manufacturing decline in the U.S. has left many African-American communities spiraling toward poverty.

Analysts Blame Declining Financial Markets On Political News

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

This year's unconventional presidential race has some stock analysts worried about unpredictable markets. NPR's Marilyn Geewax talks about why and how politics are roiling the financial markets.

Barbershop: Checking Back In On Voters Before The Election

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

The Barbershop circles back with some of the voters from Cleveland and Philadelphia before the political conventions: Democrat Malcolm Kenyatta and Republicans Christian Pancake and Steve Herbik.

Fox News Anchor Apologizes For False Report

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

Fox News's Bret Baier apologized Friday for his report that an indictment was "likely" to result from the FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation. The gaffe is the latest in a rough year for Fox.

Obama Commutes Sentences For 72 More Federal Inmates

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

President Obama has commuted the sentences of 72 more inmates to bring his total commutations to 944. Professor P.S. Ruckman of Northern Illinois University explains why the move is unprecedented.

Immigrants Temporarily Shielded Under DACA Worry About Election's Consequences

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

More than 700,000 people have been temporarily shielded from deportation by President Obama's immigration program. Many are watching the presidential race to see how long the policy will last.

Here's Our Election Playlist. What's Yours?

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

As we count down to Election Day, NPR staffers picked some songs that best express the 2016 Election. Now send us your picks, tweet @npratc or @NPRMichel with hashtag #Electionjams.

They Waited 96 Years To Vote For The First Woman Major-Party Nominee

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

The website I Waited 96 Years documents women born before the ratification of the 19th Amendment casting their ballots for Hillary Clinton.

Prisoners And Guards Sing In Sequel To Grammy-Nommed Album

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:00pm

One man at Malawi's Zomba Prison said that music is a form of freedom for the inmates, transporting them to a better place.

9 Journalists And Executives At A Leading Turkish Newspaper Are Arrested

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 2:21pm

The editor-in-chief, a cartoonist, and seven board members of daily newspaper Cumhuriyet were sent to prison pending trial in an anti-terrorism case.

What More Can You Say Besides 'Leave Him'?

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 1:18pm

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts talk about how to help a friend you think is in an abusive relationship.

The Trend Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 1:02pm

The House Minority Leader's stance on legal pot marks a larger trend across the country toward greater acceptance of the drug. Five states are voting on Tuesday to legalize its recreational use.




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