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Police Still Investigating Background Of Driver In NYC Terror Attack

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Authorities are investigating the background of Sayfullo Saipov, the man accused of driving a truck through a bike path in New York City. The act of terror in lower Manhattan killed eight and injured 11.

After NYC Attack, Trump Takes Aim At Visa Program That Allowed Suspect Into U.S.

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump took to Twitter this morning about how the suspect in Tuesday's terror attack in New York City got into the country and criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

GOP Rep. Will Hurd Of Texas Outlines House Intel Meeting With Tech Giants

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas., following Intelligence Committee hearings where Google, Facebook and Twitter answered questions about how Russia used their platforms to influence the 2016 presidential election.

How Russia Used Facebook To Organize Two Sets Of Protesters

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared in a Capitol Hill marathon before the Senate and then House Intelligence Committees. At today's hearing before the senate intelligence committee, the public got a clearer view of how Russia operated online to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Top NPR News Executive Mike Oreskes Resigns Amid Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with NPR CEO Jarl Mohn about how NPR has handled allegations of sexual harassment against NPR's Senior Vice President for News Michael Oreskes, who resigned Wednesday.

Is Wisconsin Still 'America's Dairyland' Or Does The State Need A New Slogan?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Wisconsin has always been proud of its dairy industry, even branding itself "America's Dairyland" on the state license plate. But some business leaders say the nickname and the state's agricultural image is outdated, and want a more progressive slogan.

Puerto Rico Governor Says He's Frustrated By Island's Situation 42 Days After Hurricane Maria

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello talks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about how the island plans to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the devastation it caused.

How Can We Combat Domestic Terrorism When Vehicles Are The Weapons?

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Police say the suspect in Tuesday's terror attack in New York followed a recent trend. The threat of domestic terror has taken on a new, low-tech, sole actor model, similar to vehicle attacks in Europe.

Authorities Say Driver In NYC Terror Attack Declared Support For Islamic State

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:53pm

Police say the man accused of Tuesday's terror attack in New York City did it in the name of the Islamic State. They also say he had been planning the attack for several weeks.

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