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Pipeline Protesters, Battered By Blizzard, Vow To Stay

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 7:14pm

Amid their recent victory, people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are huddling in shelters in North Dakota as a brutal winter storm bears down on them.

Radio Conspiracy Theorist Claims Ear Of Trump, Pushes 'Pizzagate' Fictions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:49pm

Alex Jones, whose radio show is carried by more than 160 stations, has also said the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school never happened.

Are You Of Two Minds? Michael Lewis' New Book Explores How We Make Decisions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:50pm

The Undoing Project tells the story of two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people think. According to the Moneyball author, it's all about framing.

To Help The Poorest Of The Poor, First You Have To Find Them

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:40pm

A new project uses computers to analyze daytime satellite pictures for signs of extreme poverty. Does it work?

Legal Win For Marine Who Used Classified Information In An Email Warning

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:36pm

A federal judge has overturned a military panel's decision to force Major Jason Brezler out of the Corps for including classified information in an email to his fellow Marines.

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds In Cautionary Tales

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:24pm

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: people think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:59pm

Instead, the company envisions customers at the store picking up whatever they want off the shelves — then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

Tech Companies Create Shared Database To Track, Remove 'Violent Terrorist Imagery'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:46pm

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced they are cooperating to keep track of terrorist recruitment videos and violent images in order to remove them from search results and social media.

Cleveland Weatherman Refuses To Shave Until Browns Win

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

Cleveland weatherman Scott Sabol isn't going to shave until the Cleveland Browns win a game. The team is currently 0-12.

Civilians Face Heightened Danger As Iraqi Forces Fight To Retake Mosul

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

As the number of injuries and deaths increase for civilians in Mosul and Iraqi troops trying to liberate them from ISIS, it raises questions about guidance that civilians should stay in place.

Republicans Hope To Hold Senate Seat In Louisiana Runoff Election

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

Election 2016 isn't quite over yet. Louisiana voters will soon pick a new senator, and Republicans are trying hard to make sure they hold onto the seat.

Trump Criticizes Boeing Deal To Develop New Air Force One

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

President-elect Donald Trump called for the U.S. government to cancel a deal with Boeing to develop a new Air Force One due to cost concerns.

Louisiana Police Arrest Man In Shooting Death Of Former NFL Player Joe McKnight

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

Authorities in suburban New Orleans arrested a man in the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight. The local sheriff blamed road rage and a verbal argument that turned violent.

Protesters Fear Trump Could Reverse Dakota Access Pipeline Decision

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

A decision by the Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday put a halt on the construction of the oil pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Protesters rejoiced after months of demonstrations. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak about what's next for the pipeline.

'Monkey See' Highlights Small Bright Spots In Pop Culture This Year

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

Once a day until December 25th, NPR's "Monkey See" blog is highlighting a small, good thing that happened in pop culture this year.

Gambia Poised For Peaceful Transition After 22 Years Under Authoritarian Ruler

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

The tiny West African nation of Gambia is poised for an unprecedented handover of power. In a surprise election upset, the opposition candidate bested the 22-year ruler, whose government is known for forced disappearances, torture and other human rights violations.

Republicans Raise Concerns About Uptick In Midnight Regulations

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

President Obama has some six weeks left in office, and Republicans are worried his administration will be issuing regulations up until the very end. The administration says it has more rules in the pipeline, but so-called midnight regulations are a presidential tradition.

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