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Jury Finds 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Liable Over Rape Allegation Story

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

A Charlottesville, Va., jury has found Rolling Stone, Wenner Media and a writer for the magazine liable in a civil defamation suit, filed over a discredited story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.

46 States Request Help From Homeland Security In Protecting Voting Systems

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Forty six states have asked the Department of Homeland Security for help in protecting their voting systems from hacking. In Ohio, a cyber unit of the National Guard has been enlisted.

'Loving' Tells Story Of Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Interracial Marriage

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jeff Nichols, writer and director of the new film Loving, which tells the story of the interracial couple at the heart of the Supreme Court case that struck down anti-miscegenation laws in the country.

FBI Continues Review Of Emails Connected To Hillary Clinton Aide

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

The FBI is reviewing emails it discovered on a laptop belonging to the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's top aides, and the agency has become a big part of the presidential election.

Italy On Track To Receive Record Number Of Migrants This Year

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Italy says it is on track to receive more migrants this year than ever before. The Mediterranean country has for decades been a prime destination for those fleeing hardship in Africa and the Middle East.

In Youngstown, Ohio, Support For Trump Echoes Memories Of Local Political Hero

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Youngstown, Ohio, is considered a Democratic stronghold, but there is strong support for Donald Trump in the Mahoning Valley area this presidential year, which echoes memories of another outspoken, over-the-top political outsider — the late Congressman James Traficant.

Senators Investigate Reports Wells Fargo Punished Fired Workers

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

The fallout for Wells Fargo continues. Elizabeth Warren and two other U.S. senators are asking about reports of retribution by bank managers against would-be whistleblowers. In a letter to the bank's new CEO, the senators cite reporting by NPR about former Wells Fargo employees who were fired or pushed to resign after they called the bank's ethics line.

The Business Ballot Battle Creating A Wedge Among Detroit Voters

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Tired and unhappy with the city's actions, a group of Detroit activists put a measure on the ballot that would require large project developers to negotiate a binding agreement with the community.

Joyce DiDonato On Why Art Matters In The Midst Of Chaos

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

"Music can be a real guiding light towards empathy, and I can't think of any better prescription," DiDonato says. The opera star's latest album turns to Baroque arias to address present-day conflict.

2 Former Aides To N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Found Guilty In 'Bridgegate Trial'

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were convicted Friday of creating an epic traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for what prosecutors say was political revenge.

3 Latino Candidates Face Off In Doral, Fla., Mayor's Race

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

In most American cities, a Hispanic candidate can count on support from many Hispanic voters. But what happens when three different Latino candidates are running for mayor in a Latino-majority city? In Doral, Fla., a Venezuelan, Mexican and a Cuban are vying for the job.

Week In Politics: Candidates Make Closing Arguments To Voters

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the presidential candidates' closing arguments to voters in key states just days before Election Day.

Senators Investigate Reports Wells Fargo Punished Workers

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Elizabeth Warren and two other senators are asking the bank about reports of retribution against would-be whistleblowers. The senators cite NPR reports about workers who were fired or pushed to quit.

Cholera 101: Why An Ancient Disease Keeps On Haunting Us

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:20pm

What, exactly, is cholera? And why can't we stop it?

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