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Pittsburgh Police Chief Weighs In On Last Week's Shootings

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:36am

Steve Inskeep talks to Cameron McLay, the chief of police in Pittsburgh, about how the shootings last week in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas have affected his department.

Petitioners Aim To Keep Citgo Sign Perched High Above Boston

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 6:17am

Decades ago, Citgo Petroleum put a giant sign atop a building. Marathoners see it near the finish line. The building is being sold, and a commission will consider whether the sign is a landmark.

To Save Jailer, Texas Inmates Escape Holding Cell

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 5:57am

When a jailer suddenly slumped forward and lay motionless, some Texas inmates burst out of a holding cell. Still shackled, they were able to make enough noise to summon help for the guard in distress.

How African-American Church Leaders Are Responding To New Challenges

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

For years, the African-American church played a key role in mobilizing the black community. The current crisis in police-community relations again calls for a strong role for the church, but some black religious leaders fear they have lost the initiative to other groups like Black Lives Matter.

Politics In The News

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

After a week of tragic shootings, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump canceled public events on Friday. Steve Inskeep talks about the political fallout with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, and Jonah Goldberg of the "National Review."

Pakistani Philanthropist, Social Activist Abdul Sattar Edhi Dies At 88

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Thousands of people attended a state funeral on Saturday for legendary humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi who died on Friday after a long battle with kidney disease. He was 88.

Did The Dallas Ambush Set Back Reform At Police Departments?

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to Tracey Meares, a member of the president's task force on 21st Century Policing, about prospects for reform in police departments across the country after the attack on Dallas.

Protesters Keep Attention On Police Shootings In Minnesota, Louisiana

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report on the demonstrations that erupted across the country this weekend, in spite of Thursday's attack on police officers in Dallas at the end of a Black Lives Matter protest.

South Sudan's Capital Is Marred By Heavy Fighting

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

The clashes between forces loyal to the country's president and vice president have reportedly killed more than 150 people. Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Grant McDonald in Juba.

Religious Leaders Address Dallas Ambush During Sunday Services

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report on some Sunday morning church services in Dallas following Thursday night's attack on police.

International Tribunal To Rule On South China Sea Case

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

A decision in the case is expected on Tuesday. The Philippines challenged China's claims to most of the South China Sea, through which about a 5th of the world's commerce passes through.

Communities Struggle To Bridge The Divide Between Police And Citizens

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to attorney and activist Constance Rice about her work with residents of Watts and the LAPD, and her thoughts about the aftermath of the Dallas police attack.

In Dallas, Tragedy Falls On Already-Embattled Police Department

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Dallas police, reeling from last week's shootings, already suffers from low pay and poor morale. But citizens have been rallying around officers, suggesting the tragedy could be a turning point.

In A Chinese Port Town, South China Sea Dispute Is Personal

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Ahead of a Hague ruling in a dispute between the Philippines and China over the South China Sea, a Hainan town's residents insist history is on their side. China says it will ignore any ruling.

Dallas Police Department Has Suffered Through Low Pay, Poor Morale

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

The department, reeling from last week's sniper shooting, was already facing recruitment and retention crises. The force canceled the last two cadet classes and has lost 94 officers since October.

Residents Of Dallas Try To Make Sense Of Horrific Shooting

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

President Obama will visit Dallas on Tuesday and attend a memorial for the five police officers killed by a sniper. The city is mourning their deaths and looking for ways to heal.

Contemplating On What Kind Of First Lady Melania Trump Would Be

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump's wife Melania hasn't had a prominent public role in his presidential campaign. Her role as first lady could be more old-fashioned and less political than recent presidential spouses.

Stakes Are Raised In Sexual Harassment Suit Against Fox News Chief Ailes

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:53am

Roger Ailes has filed counter motions against the sexual harassment suit brought by ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson. Other women, however, have detailed what they say are similar allegations against Ailes.

Hassle Of Being A Patient Can Turn Into A Crisis Without Sick Leave

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:31am

A new NPR poll shows about a third of working adults have no sick leave, even as more people are living with chronic health problems that require regular care.

Amid Deepening Investigation, A Clearer Picture Of Dallas Shooter Emerges

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 5:51pm

The man who fatally shot five Dallas police officers may have had plans for a wider attack, according to the city's police chief. Investigators are piecing together Micah Xavier Johnson's final days.




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