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NPR Executive Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:18am

NPR placed news executive Michael Oreskes on leave Tuesday after he was accused of sexual harassment in two separate instances nearly twenty years ago.

What We Know About The New York Attacker

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:01am

We're learning more about the suspect behind an attack Tuesday on a New York City bike path that left at least eight people dead.

Facing Discrimination In Public Life, Latinos Stay Positive About Government

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

Even as 1 in 7 Latinos says he or she has encountered discrimination while voting or participating in politics, 60 percent of Latinos report that local government represents their views well.

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Who Is George Papadopoulos?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

We hear about the history of George Papadopoulos, who advised the Trump campaign on foreign policy and has now pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his interactions with Russians.

Witnesses Describe NYC Bike Path Attack

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

They heard a commotion, the sound of crumpled metal and finally gunshots. Witnesses described the chaos as a man deliberately drove a truck into bicyclists and pedestrians in New York City.

'Great British Bake Off' Winner Accidentally Tweeted Out Early

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

One of the judges of The Great British Bake Off mistakenly tweeted out the winner for the show's season several hours early. She said she was in Bhutan and thought it had already aired back home.

Dodgers Defeat Astros To Force A Final World Series Game

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday night in LA, forcing a Game 7 to determine the series winner.

Online Advertisers React As Tech Firms Face Congress

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Randall Rothenberg of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group that represents Facebook, Twitter, Google and includes NPR, about social media and government oversight.

GOP Delays Unveiling Of Tax Bill

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

Wednesday was supposed to be the day House Republicans planned to release their tax legislation. But now it is being delayed until Thursday, which may mean there is trouble with the bill.

New York's Rep. Dan Donovan On Manhattan Attack

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Republican Rep. Dan Donovan, who represents parts of New York City in Congress, about Tuesday's terror attack in Manhattan.

Why The NYC Attack Was Called An 'Act Of Terror'

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with terrorism expert Dan Byman of Georgetown University and the Brookings Institution about why officials are describing Tuesday's attack in New York as an act of terrorism.

The Suspect Behind The Manhattan Attack

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

We have the latest details on the suspect behind an attack that killed at least eight people in New York City on Tuesday.

Pope Francis Gets Sleep Whenever He Can, Even While Praying

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

The 80-year-old pontiff told Catholic TV 2000 that sometimes when he prays for long periods of time, he dozes off. But Saint Therese did it too he said, referring to a 19th century nun.

Lawyers For 10-Year-Old Unauthorized Immigrant Sue For Her Release

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

Lawyers for a 10-year-old girl in the country illegally filed a lawsuit demanding the government release her from a shelter. Agents took her into custody after she received an operation at a hospital.

South Africa Debates Future Of Former Leader Statues

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

The United States isn't the only country troubled by how to mark leaders of a divisive and racist past. South Africa is also examining what to do with statues to its apartheid-era leaders.

News Brief: New York Terror Attack, GOP Tax Plan, NPR Executive Faces Harassment Allegations

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:04am

At least eight people were killed and several people injured after a driver mowed down people on a New York City bike path. Also, we have an update on the Republican tax overhaul bill.

Actor Michael Rapaport On Sports Highs, Lows And LeBron

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:03am

Michael Rapaport set out to be a pro basketball player. Instead, he became an actor and rabid sports fan. "Sports is one of the only safe places where you can articulate your emotions," he tells NPR.

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Sen. Ben Cardin On Mueller Investigation

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:32am

A big question Robert Mueller is pursuing is whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Sen. Ben Cardin, senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, talks with David Greene.

A Legal Expert Weighs In On What's Next In The Mueller Investigation

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 6:56am

Benjamin Wittes of the Lawfare blog calls Monday's indictments the "opening salvo" from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Wittes talks with Rachel Martin about what Mueller might do next.

With Huge Fines, German Law Pushes Social Networks To Delete Abusive Posts

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 6:44am

Social media companies could be penalized by as much as $58.3 million if they don't remove a malicious post from their platforms soon after it is reported — in some cases within 24 hours.

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