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'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:25am

"We just keep knocking head against wall, [saying] 'the warning signs are there,'" says Mark Barden, who lost his son in the Sandy Hook shooting six years ago.

(Image credit: Courtesy Sandy Hook Promise)

Categories: Syndicated

Trump Inaugural Committee Donations Are Being Investigated By The Feds

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:23am

David Greene talks to Dave Levinthal, senior political reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, who led a team of journalists that looked into the issue, and shares its findings.

Categories: Syndicated

City Council Candidate Who Didn't Cast A Vote For Himself Loses By 1 Vote

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 7:13am

Cliff Farmer was a city council candidate from Hoxie, Ala., who didn't cast a vote in his own election — leading to a tie. On Thursday, he lost the tie-breaking roll of the dice.

Categories: Syndicated

Man Turns Work Cubicle Into A Winter Wonderland

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 6:11am

Jack Makepeace, 24, turned his workspace into an elaborate ice castle guarded by penguins complete with a drawbridge. He sits inside the castle to do work and turns on the log fire screensaver.

Categories: Syndicated

ACA Sign-Ups Have Lagged For 2019. But What Does That Mean?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:08am

The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people are getting insurance via their work.

(Image credit: Patrick Sison/AP)

Categories: Syndicated

Movie Review: 'The Mule' Has A Personal Feel To It, Says LA Times Film Critic

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

LA Times film critic Ken Turan talks to NPR's David Greene about the new film 'The Mule', directed by and starring Clint Eastwood.

Categories: Syndicated

Congress Moves To Ban Cockfighting In Puerto Rico

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

Congress has voted to ban cockfighting in Puerto Rico, which has scores of cockfighting arenas. The practice is already banned in all 50 U.S. states.

Categories: Syndicated

President Trump Plans To Ask The U.S. Military To Pay For The Border Wall

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

President Trump said in a tweet if Congress does not fund construction of a border wall he may ask the U.S. military to build it. There is no apparent support for such a move on Capitol Hill.

Categories: Syndicated

Mexico is Looking To The U.S. To Fund Their Migrant Marshall Plan

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

Mexico proposed a new so-called Marshall plan for Central America and it wants the U.S. to help pay for it. Critics say the new government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is being very naïve.

Categories: Syndicated

Climate Conference In Poland Comes To A End

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

Among the attendees to this year's climate conference are several major corporations increasingly committed to reducing the emissions of their own operations.

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Prosecuting President Trump For Campaign Finance Violations Is Not Very Likely

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

National Review editor Rich Lowry tells NPR's Rachel martin that he believes it would be difficult to prosecute President Trump for a campaign finance violation, even after Trump is out of office.

Categories: Syndicated

A New Play Opens In New York Based Off A Real Refugee Camp In Northern France

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

A makeshift city full of refugees is the scene for a new off-Broadway play "The Jungle." NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with two of its actors, Ammar haj Ahmad and Milan Ghobsheh.

Categories: Syndicated

Looking At The Impact Of U.S. Sanctions Against Other Countries

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

The U.S. currently has more economic sanctions in place than any other time in history. That begs the question: Do sanctions actually work?

Categories: Syndicated

'The Dark Side Of The Railroad': A Locomotive Engineer's Fraught Legacy With The Rails

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

Barnie Botone's grandmother cried when he told her he was a locomotive engineer because an ancestor had been forcibly relocated by train. "The irony, it was too much to bear," he says at StoryCorps.

(Image credit: Camila Kerwin/StoryCorps)

Categories: Syndicated

News Brief: Trump's Inaugural Committee, Border Wall, And A Ban On Cockfighting

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating President Trump's Inaugural Committee. The U.S. military may be asked to build a border wall. And a ban on cockfighting in Puerto Rico is underway.

Categories: Syndicated

Pennsylvania Is Giving Out Free Naloxone To Combat Drug Overdoses

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

Pennsylvania is handing out free naloxone — a medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose — at nearly 80 locations. The state has one of the nation's highest fatal overdose rates.

Categories: Syndicated

Flint Mayor Discuss The Cities Water Three Years After Declaring A State Of Emergency

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:01am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, three years after she declared a state of emergency in her city over lead seepage into drinking water.

Categories: Syndicated

First Latina Elected To Congress Retires With A Warning To Republicans

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 5:00am

Florida GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen tells NPR her party is "going backward," focusing on "the white, male conservative" with potentially dire consequences in a changing country.

(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Categories: Syndicated

Progress In Peace Talks To Resolve Civil War In Yemen

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:28am

The United Nations secretary general has announced a ceasefire deal for a vital port city on the Red Sea. If it works, it would allow humanitarian aid into the country.

Categories: Syndicated

Robot Praised On Russian State TV Is Really A Man In A Costume

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 7:08am

Russian state TV boasted about a robot featured this week at an event for Russia's future intellectual leaders. Many people were stunned by how humanlike the robot was.

Categories: Syndicated