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Chicago Fans Bounced For Racist Taunts Aimed At Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:48pm

Four Chicago Blackhawks fans were ejected from their home arena for racially taunting a black player from the visiting Washington Capitals.

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New York Times Investigates Ambush Of U.S. Soldiers In Niger

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:17pm

A New York Times investigation has found new details about an ambush in Niger last year that left four U.S. soldiers dead. Host Ari Shapiro talks with Rukmini Callimachi who reported the story.

Laura Ingraham Told LeBron James To Shutup and Dribble; He Went to The Hoop

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:04pm

Fox News host Laura Ingraham told Lebron James to "shut up and dribble" after James made a comment about Pres. Donald Trump.

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Court Decides Pennsylvania Voting Map

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:52pm

Pennsylvania's supreme court has decided what the state's congressional map will be after declaring the current outlines an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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Grocery Bagging Champ

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:46pm

Trevor DeForest, 35, of Maquoketa, Iowa won the national title last week at the National Grocery Association's Best Bagger competition in Las Vegas.

'Automating Inequality': Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:44pm

Author Virginia Eubanks argues that automated systems that governments across the U.S. use to deliver benefit and welfare programs are often rigged against the very people who need it most.

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Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:41pm

In Dalton, Ga., the self-proclaimed "carpet capital of the world," business leaders are worried about what will happen if DACA protections disappear.

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Lady Bird Director Greta Gerwig

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:33pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated director of the film Lady Bird about teenage friendship and complex, sometimes messy, female characters.

Bank Theft Brazilian Style

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:32pm

In Rio de Janeiro, thieves are robbing banks by blowing them up. The country's president is putting the military in charge of security there.

U.S. Seeks To Put Pakistan On Global Terror List

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:30pm

The U.S. is trying to get Pakistan put on a global terror watch list in the latest sign of tensions between the two countries.

National Politics Impact Local Elections

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:29pm

In Wisconsin, President Donald Trump's controversial comments and policies are figuring into the normally quiet, nominally nonpartisan race for state Supreme Court justice.

Texas GOP Official's Web Post Distributed By Russian Bot

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:28pm

Dwayne Wright, chairman of the San Jacinto County Republican Party, discovered a photo of his was shared by the web based group Heart of Texas part of Russia's campaign to influence the 2016 election.

Varied Reaction To Florida School Shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:24pm

The Parkland, Florida school shooting has spurred student activists into action advocating gun control. But some people believe the problem is with society breakdown not guns.

State Legislator For Parkland, Florida On Gun Control Measures

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:19pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Jared Moskowitz who represents Parkland where last week's fatal school shootings occurred about whether any new gun regulations will go anywhere.

Idaho Ski Club Postcard

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:16pm

Chic ski resorts may seem the natural destination for downhill enthusiasts. Years ago, North America sprouted many little volunteer run ski clubs like Bald Mountain in Idaho.

The Experts Known As 'Ice Meisters' Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 3:13pm

They're not the Zamboni drivers. These skilled technicians know how to make ice for figure skating, speedskating, hockey and curling — each requiring different temperatures, textures and hardness.

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Teens 'Lie In' At White House To Push For Stronger Gun Control

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 2:20pm

In solidarity with their peers attacked in last week's school shooting in Florida, D.C. area students called for gun control reform Monday. Hundreds more demonstrations are expected in coming weeks.

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Rubio Calls On China-Backed Confucius Institutes In The U.S. To Close

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:52pm

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is warning of the national security risk posed by Chinese-funded Confucius Institutes housed at U.S. universities.

How Analog Audio Recording Lives On

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:40pm

Today, sound recording has totally changed and magnetic tape technology has all but been abandoned. Or, so one would think.

Sweden Turns Away From Cash

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:33pm

A survey by Insight Intelligence found that only 25 percent of people in Sweden paid in cash once a week in 2017. That's down from 63 percent four years earlier.




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