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'Wildlife,' Indeed: Police Chuckle As Costumed Pranksters Preen For Park Camera

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:35pm

Trail cameras were set up to catch sight of a mountain lion; they turned up another variety of wild activity.

Prosecutor Says N.C. Officer Acted Lawfully In Shooting Death Of Black Man

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

The district attorney in Charlotte, N.C., says the police officer who shot and killed a man won't be charged because he acted lawfully. The September shooting touched off days of violent protests.

'Incorporated' Imagines Dystopian Future Where Corporations Run The World

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

Incorporated is a new show on Syfy executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. It imagines a dystopian future where corporations run the world, not governments. If you work for a corporation, you live an upper-middle class life. If you don't, you live in a slum.

House Democrats Re-Elect Nancy Pelosi As Minority Leader

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

House Democrats held leadership elections Wednesday. Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who has led House Democrats since 2003 was re-elected after an unexpected challenge from Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan.

Supreme Court Tests Whether Detained Immigrants Have Right To Hearing

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

The Supreme Court tests whether immigrants facing deportation are entitled to a hearing, with possibility of release within the U.S., if they have been held for six months or longer.

Audio Recording Reveals Brazilian Soccer Team's Plane Ran Out Of Fuel

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

The chartered plane that crashed in Colombia, killing a Brazilian soccer team, ran out of fuel, according to audio of the doomed aircraft.

After Fidel Castro's Death, Cuban Dissidents Continue Fight For Human Rights

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

The U.S. deal to reopen relations with Cuba did not address human rights issues, and dissidents on the communist island say that repression, detentions and harassment continue. We hear from some of those still working for what they hope will be a better future.

Fidel Castro's Ashes Begin 4-Day Journey Across Cuba

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

Fidel Castro's ashes have begun their journey east, retracing the route he and his rebels took in 1959 to seize control of Cuba. They will be interred Sunday in Santiago de Cuba.

U.S. Expected To Forgive At Least $108 Billion In Student Debt

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

A report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office says the U.S. is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt. This is due to the number of people who have enrolled in plans the Obama administration promoted to help borrowers avoid default. The GAO report finds the Education Department also understated the cost of these plans. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of The Washington Post.

Trump's 'Interventionist Approach' To Economic Policy Presents Consequences

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

In light of Trump's deal with Carrier to keep jobs in the U.S., NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Edward Alden, senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, about the consequences of federal government intervention in the private sector.

Trump Strikes Deal With Carrier To Keep Jobs In U.S.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

Carrier says it will keep about 1,000 jobs in Indiana instead of shifting production to Mexico. Donald Trump repeatedly singled out Carrier during his campaign and made stopping the move a priority. Now there is great interest in how Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence persuaded the company to reverse its decision.

Postelection Stock Market Rise Shocks Prominent Economists

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

Before the election, two prominent economists were predicting that the stock market would fall 12 percent lower if Trump won versus Clinton. But, as it often does, the market surprised everybody and went in the other direction.

Trump's Pick For Treasury Secretary Has Strong Ties To Hollywood

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Erich Schwartzel, a reporter who covers the film industry for the Wall Street Journal, about Steven Mnuchin, Trump's choice for treasury secretary, and his ties to Hollywood.

Trump Says He Will Leave Business To Fully Focus On Presidency

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

President-elect Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he is drafting "legal documents...[to] take me completely out of business operations." He said he will hold a press conference in two weeks with his children to explain it. Many ethics experts say he would need to liquidate all of his holdings and sell them to non-family members to avoid conflicts. At this point, his plans are unclear.

Trump's Choice To Oversee Medicaid Signals Likely Changes

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:29pm

Big changes could be in store for Medicaid, the program that provides health care for more than 70 million. Trump has chosen the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul to run the program nationwide.

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