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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.

Dallas Attack Special Coverage: 'The City Is Devastated'

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:00pm

NPR correspondents talk about the aftermath and response to a deadly attack on Dallas police officers, including a statement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Also heard: a pastor and a police chief.

Dallas Stunned, Numb After Attack Targeting Police

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:45am

The morning after the deadly attack on a protest over recent police shootings of black men around the U.S., the mood in Dallas is incredulous.

Pastor At Dallas Rally Says Crowd Was Dispersing When Gunshots Rang Out

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:39am

The Rev. Michael Waters of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Church was among protesters marching Thursday night when the situation turned "violent and volatile." He talks with David Greene.

Dallas Shooting Adds To Pessimism On Social Media

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:29am

Rachel Martin talks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about reaction on social media to the killing of five police officers in the wake of police shootings of black men earlier this week.

Dallas Protest Organizer Recounts The Event's Deadly Turn

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:11am

Gunmen opened fire at the end of a protest in downtown Dallas, shooting 12 police officers, five of them fatally. KERA reporter Stella Chavez and protest organizer Jeff Hood talk with Morning Edition.

U.S. Hiring Bounces Back In June After Dismal May

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:59am

The Labor Department released its monthly jobs figures, and there's a glimmer of positive news. Hiring experienced a pretty strong rebound in June, with 287,000 jobs added to the economy.

Texas Police Chief On Active-Shooter Training And Protecting Civilians

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:50am

David Greene talks with Brownwood police chief Terry Nichols about the repercussions of the attack in Dallas. Nichols is a founder of ALERRT, which researches best practices for active-shooter events.

'It Was A Good Rally': Dallas Activist Describes Scene Before Shootings

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 9:41am

Many activist groups were demonstrating in Dallas last night when snipers opened fire on the police. John Fullinwider, a co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, talks with Rachel Martin.

Attack On Dallas Police: Special Coverage, The Morning After

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 8:59am

NPR correspondents and Sarah Mervosh of the Dallas Morning News talk about the latest from Dallas, U.S. law enforcement and politics, and Friday's news conference by the Dallas police chief and mayor.

Ex-Police Chief Says Officers' Connections With People They Serve Are Key

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 8:39am

David Greene speaks with Noble Wray, a retired police chief from Madison, Wis., who is now leading the Justice Department's law enforcement reform initiative, on the recent police violence in the U.S.

Obama Focuses On U.S. Violence While In Poland For NATO Summit

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 6:59am

President Obama is in Warsaw for the NATO summit but overnight he spoke about the sniper attack in Dallas. Five police officers were killed. Obama said the attacks were vicious and calculated.

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