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Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

NPR Headline News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:33

In its latest reversal, the Academy Awards restores four awards to its live broadcast. It had tried to shorten the program by handing them out during commercial breaks.

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Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:33
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that its February 24 live broadcast of the Oscars will include four cinematography awards, reversing a decision to present them during commercial breaks. Television viewers of the 91st Academy Awards will see presenters open the envelopes,...

Tribune Publishing Recognizes 'Hartford Courant' Newsroom Union

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:16
Journalists at the Hartford Courant have won the right to organize, just four days after they asked parent company Tribune Publishing to recognize the union . Organizers at the Connecticut newspaper had also filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board. "The company...

Tribune Publishing Recognizes 'Hartford Courant' Newsroom Union

NPR Headline News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:12

The parent company of the Hartford, Conn., newspaper has agreed to recognize a new union representing nearly 60 journalists. The move comes just four days after they petitioned to unionize.

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At Least 6 Dead, Including Gunman, In Aurora, Ill., Shooting

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:50
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GPB Evening Headlines For Feb. 15, 2019

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:30
Apollo Global Managment To Acquire WSB-TV And 13 Other Cox Stations Rapper 21 Savage Speaks Out For First Time Since Release From ICE Custody Kemp Signs First Bill Into Law Improving School Bus Safety Georgia Superintendent Wins National Honor

In the Wake of Scandals, Virginia Democrats Look to Women of Color for Leadership

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:15
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Red Pill Or Blue Pill? 20 Years Ago The Matrix Built Our Reality-Denying World

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:15
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Trump's National Emergency Declaration Is Likely To Face Constitutionality Challenges

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:15
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Iran Intelligence Expert Discusses Iran's Efforts To Spy On The U.S.

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:15
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U.S. Agency Tightens Immigration Rules To Spotlight Child Marriage

NPR Headline News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:07

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released new rules for officers to identify visa petitions in which spouses are minors. No minimum age requirement for such requests currently exists.

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U.S. Agency Tightens Immigration Rules To Spotlight Child Marriage

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:07
The Department of Homeland Security has announced new guidelines to track child marriages among immigrants in the United States. While debates on immigration have focused on national security, and President Trump's determination to build a wall along the southern border has resulted in a national...

Senate Panel Launches Bipartisan Probe Into Think Tank Linked To Butina, Torshin

NPR Headline News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:42

Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee sent letters to the Center for Public Interest, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department asking for information about meetings with Russians in 2015.

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Senate Panel Launches Bipartisan Probe Into Think Tank Linked To Butina, Torshin

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:42
The Senate Finance Committee is launching a bipartisan investigation into how a conservative think tank aided Maria Butina, the admitted Russian agent who sought political influence through her ties with the National Rifle Association. Butina pleaded guilty to acting as a foreign agent in the...

What Does "National Emergency" Actually Mean?

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:25
President Trump wants $8 billion to build a wall on the southern border of the U.S. Congress refused to give it to him. So he declared a national emergency, in the hope that he can use his extraordinary powers to secure funding from other parts of the government. A "national emergency" sounds like...

Top Presidential Candidates In Nigeria Are In Their 70s, Despite Young Population

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:12
In Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, the median age is 18. Many youth say their aging leaders are out of touch, yet the leading candidates in Saturday's presidential election are in their 70s.

The State Of Freedom Of Press Around The World

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:12
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Trump Declares National Emergency With Challenges Likely To Follow

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:12
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Week In Politics: Trump's National Emergency Declaration

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:12
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What Presidential Powers Trump Has During A National Emergency

GPB News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:12
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Liza Goitein, co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice's Liberty and National Security Program, about presidential powers during a national emergency.

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