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Clinton, Trump Trade Barbs At Al Smith Dinner

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 4:09am

Every 4 years, a few weeks before Election Day, the Al Smith Dinner brings together the 2 major party presidential candidates. It's supposed to be a light-hearted fundraiser for Catholic charities.

Former Wells Fargo Employees Join Class Action Lawsuit

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 4:09am

In the ongoing scandal engulfing Wells Fargo, the bank says it fired wrongdoers. But some workers say they were trying to blow the whistle and that Wells Fargo fired them. Some ex-employees are joining a class action lawsuit against the bank.

Can Hashtags And Pop-Up Protests Topple A Leader?

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:59am

It's hashtags vs. Robert Mugabe. Social media is proving a new kind of challenge to Zimbabwe's strong-armed autocrat.

Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:59am

Texas school officials have until early November to explain why they placed a limit on the percentage of children enrolled in special education, as a Houston Chronicle investigation revealed.

'Black Mirror' Is Back, Reflecting Our Technological Fears

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:53am

The Peabody Award-winning series returns for a third season, with six new episodes picking apart our fear of — and dependence on — technology. And it's more consistently compelling than ever.

Steinem: For Feminism, A Clinton Win Would 'Be Helpful' But 'Only One Step'

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:52am

Gloria Steinem, noted feminist and author, says that if Hillary Clinton is elected to the White House, it does not signify a post-gender society. It's only a beginning, she says.

When Mosul's Cops Return, Will They Seek Reconciliation Or Revenge?

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:52am

The police force has regrouped outside the city and is eager to return and reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State. But some officers speak openly of their desire to settle scores.

They Came To America And Found Love. But First, They Found 'Love' In A Dictionary

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:36am

When he asked her out, she needed a pocket dictionary — and two whole days — to respond in English, on a napkin: "Yes, OK." Decades later, the two immigrants are still together — and still in love.

Mexico City's Plan To Fight Sexual Assault: Whistles On The Subway

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 3:35am

The mayor is handing out a half-million whistles to women in hopes of combating sexual harassment on public transportation. But critics say this only addresses a small part of the problem.

American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts "No Screens Under 2" Rule

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:05pm

A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.

No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:03pm

The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.

Lawmakers Question Price Hikes For Leukemia Drug

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 7:35pm

The pharmaceutical company Ariad raised the price of a leukemia drug multiple times during a four-year period even as reports of serious cardiovascular side effects mounted.

Tesla Has Begun Making All Its New Cars Self-Driving

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 6:58pm

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, says once the technology is fully enabled, the cars will be able to drive with no human input. Musk says previously built Teslas can't be retrofitted with the latest features.

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 5:53pm

When Latino colleagues from across NPR shared their family stories for Hispanic Heritage Month, they exposed a rich array of experiences: loss, longing, contradiction, and triumph.

Is Wonder Woman Suited To Be A U.N. Ambassador?

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:58pm

This Friday the U.N. holds a star-studded ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman its "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls." Many women's rights advocates are in uproar.

A Woman Named Fortunate Doesn't See Good Fortune Ahead In Zimbabwe

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:51pm

She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.

Reading Gaol, Where Oscar Wilde Was Imprisoned, Unlocks Its Gates For Art

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:51pm

In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years Reading Gaol. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.

Reports Of Prison Guard Brutality In New York Draw A Harsh Spotlight

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:49pm

A rash of incidents involving guards' use of violence against prisoners, sometimes caught on video, is fueling calls for accountability. Others say the focus should be on increasingly violent inmates.

Spanish Top Court Overturns Catalonia's Bullfighting Ban

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:48pm

The judges ruled it was unconstitutional and infringed on the government's responsibility to preserve Spain's cultural patrimony. Catalan lawmakers approved the ban in 2010, citing animal cruelty.

Watchdog: EPA Action To Protect Flint Residents From Lead Was Delayed 7 Months

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:37pm

The agency had enough information to see the danger and the authority to intervene earlier, the inspector general's report states. "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency."




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