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Clergy Sex Abuse Raises Questions About Financial And Reputational Costs To Churches

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:29pm

Clergy abuse settlements have cost billions of dollars and more than a dozen dioceses have gone bankrupt. Both church attendance and giving are also in jeopardy.

Trump Asks SEC To Study How Often Corporations Are Required To Report Earnings

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:29pm

In a tweet, President Trump said switching from quarterly reporting to every six months would save companies money and give them more flexibility.

Week In Politics: The Manafort Trial, Security Clearances And Omarosa's Book

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution about this week's primaries, the continued fallout over President Trump's revoking of former CIA Director John Brennan and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Democrats Unveil Ad Attacking House GOP Leaders

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:21pm

An outside group supporting House Democrats is running a digital ad that uses a strategy the party used in 2006 to challenge Republican control of the House — focusing on personal scandals.

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Donald Trump's Economic Strategy... Maybe?

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:58pm

Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip explains President Donald Trump's emerging economic strategy.

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Episode #1834

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:09pm

In this two-part series, we break down the aftermath of the family separation crisis, and look at Juan Sanchez, CEO of the largest non-profit sheltering migrant children.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:02pm

Esteban Santiago killed five people and injured six when he opened fire in the baggage claim at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Jan. 6. A federal judge called the attack "85 seconds of evil."

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'There Must Be Justice': U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Soldiers For Rohingya Killings

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 1:49pm

The sanctions target four mid-level commanders and two units — but they failed to satisfy senators and activists alike, who say the U.S. has a ways to go to hold Myanmar accountable for its crimes.

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Lera Lynn 'Plays Well With Others' In Concert

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 1:32pm

To celebrate the release of her latest album, Lynn gathered the album's collaborators for a special record release concert at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley Bar & Grill.

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Stefon Harris On Piano Jazz

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 1:19pm

Vibraphonist Stefon Harris is one of the most innovative and impressive artists in jazz, blazing new trails on vibraphone and marimba.

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How 'Do Not Resuscitate' Is Open To Interpretation In Some Hospitals

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:52pm

In a hospital, Do Not Resuscitate means staff aren't supposed to give CPR if a patient's breathing or heart stops.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:44pm

In 2011, Scott rejected a federally funded rail project; now he supports a privately funded one. He and his wife invested millions with an investment firm that owns the company behind the proposal.

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Fighting In All 50 States: 'America Invaded' Explores Incursion's Impact On The U.S.

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:40pm

"I think there's a fine line between exploration and invasion," author Christopher Kelly tells Here & Now's Lisa Mullins.

Trump Orders SEC To Study 6-Month Reporting For Public Companies

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:33pm

President Trump says he has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to study changes to company earnings reports.

Novelist John Le Carré Reflects On His Own 'Legacy' Of Spying

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:30pm

Le Carré worked for MI5 and MI6 early in his career. "I felt I had to suppress my humanity," he said of those years. His novel A Legacy of Spies came out in 2017. Originally broadcast Sept. 5, 2017.

Human Waste Makes For Great Fertilizer, But Is It Safe?

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:25pm

Researchers at the Rich Earth Institute are working to determine whether urine works as an effective and safe fertilizer for farms and gardens.

An Alligator Named Mr. Stubbs Now Sports A 3D-Printed Tail

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:25pm

Mr. Stubbs was found several years ago while being transported illegally by animal traffickers. He wasn't able to swim after losing his tail.

How Will NASA Shield Its Parker Solar Probe From The Sun's Scorching Heat?

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:20pm

An engineer who helped develop the probe's thermal protection system explains how the heat shield will prevent the spacecraft from melting.

Social Media Buzz: Catholics On Sexual Abuse; Remembering Aretha Franklin

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:11pm

Catholics are reacting online to the grand jury report this week revealing widespread sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania.

U.S. Sanctions Take Harsh Toll On Iran's Economy

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:06pm

U.S. sanctions on Iran are significantly impacting the country's economy, particularly ordinary Iranians who can't afford to buy good as prices continue to rise.

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