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November 25, 2014 3 Comments

St. Louis Radio Personality Responds To Ferguson Decision

After the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jowcol “Boogie D” Dolby turned off the music and opened the phone lines.

November 25, 2014 Comment

Ferguson Officer’s Version Of Events Revealed In Testimony

The now-public testimony offers the first and most detailed account from Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown.

November 25, 2014 6 Comments

No Charges Against Ferguson Officer; Businesses Torched

There’s an uneasy calm this morning, but last night it looked like a repeat of August, only worse, said the police chief.

November 25, 2014 5 Comments

How The Media Handles Ferguson — And Vice Versa

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses the media coverage in Ferguson, including how the press handled last night’s violent protests.

November 25, 2014 4 Comments

Voices From Ferguson After A Night Of Chaos

Reporting from Ferguson, host Jeremy Hobson spoke with members of the community about the protests and fallout.

November 25, 2014 4 Comments

Ferguson Activist Responds To Grand Jury Decision

Tory Russell, co-founder of the group Hands Up United, reacts to the decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

November 24, 2014 47 Comments

UVA Students Respond To Article Detailing Rape Culture

The University of Virginia has suspended its fraternities, after a Rolling Stone article detailed a brutal gang rape.

November 24, 2014 4 Comments

Ferguson Anxiously Awaits Grand Jury Decision On Police Shooting

USA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor joins us from Ferguson to talk about how the city is preparing for the upcoming grand jury decision.

November 21, 2014 2 Comments

Country Awaits Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

As the nation waits to hear whether the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown will be charged, we look at the protests through the lens of history.

November 21, 2014 6 Comments

Key Elements Of Obama’s Actions On Immigration

The sweeping changes could shield nearly 5 million people from deportation, without going through Congress.

November 20, 2014 Comment

Anger, Protests Grow Over Mexico’s 43 Missing Students

The protesters’ rallying cry: “Ya me canse” or “ya me canse del miedo” — I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough fear.

November 20, 2014 3 Comments

Processing Immigrants Slows At Family Detention Center

Immigration lawyers say families are being held longer than usual at the Berks County Residential Center in a small Pennsylvania town.

November 19, 2014 12 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that’s not the end of the story.

November 18, 2014 52 Comments

Ferguson Grand Jury Nears Decision

The 12-member grand jury is debating whether to charge the police officer who shot unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

November 18, 2014 35 Comments

Ferguson Activists Fear Police Violence

Protest leader Tory Russell discusses his concerns ahead of the grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed Michael Brown.

November 18, 2014 37 Comments

Texting And Driving: Are We Powerless To Change Our Ways?

A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel chronicles the groundbreaking case of Reggie Shaw.

November 18, 2014 4 Comments

Another Bloody Attack Rocks Jerusalem

Israeli police say two Palestinians attacked a synagogue during morning prayers today, killing four people.

November 17, 2014 44 Comments

Bill Cosby's Legacy After Rape Allegations

NPR’s TV critic Eric Deggans says regardless of the validity of the accusations, Cosby’s reputation seems to be permanently tarnished.

November 17, 2014 Comment

Death Claims Rise For Faulty GM Ignition Switch

Ken Feinberg, the attorney hired to compensate victims of crashes caused by faulty ignition switches, says he now has 33 eligible death claims.

November 14, 2014 4 Comments

Ferguson Activists Testify Before U.N.

Activists claim that the shooting death of African-American Michael Brown by a white police officer was an excessive use of force.

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November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 7 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.

November 21 5 Comments

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.