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Sonny Fortune, Stalwart Saxophonist Of New York, Dies At 79

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 18:54

After a move to New York in the late '60s, the clear-toned Fortune became a versatile fixture on the broad landscape of modern jazz.

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Fingerprints, DNA And Social Media Posts Helped FBI Identify Bomb Suspect Cesar Sayoc

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 18:26

Vitriolic tweets and pro-Trump social media posts add context to the background of Cesar Altieri Sayoc, the man in connection with the homemade pipe bombs sent to top Democrats and liberal donors.

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What's Known About The Suspect In The Pittsburgh Shooting

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 17:14

The latest on what we know about the suspect behind the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

A Former Congregant Reflects On Synagogue Shooting In Pittsburgh

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 17:14

Multiple people are dead after a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. NPR's Michel Martin talks with former congregant Adam Hertzman.

He's A Republican Who Distances Himself From Trump. Can He Win?

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 17:14

NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Republican Congressman and former FBI agent Brian Fitzpatrick about his re-election campaign in Pennsylvania's 1st district.

With Sights On A 'Blue Wave,' Scott Wallace Hopes To Turn Pennsylvania's First District Left

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 17:14

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with millionaire philanthropist Scott Wallace, a Democrat challenging incumbent Brian Fitzgerald in Pennsylvania's newly-drawn 1st Congressional District.

Speech And Consequences: Is The President's Rhetoric Encouraging Violence?

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 17:14

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication talks to NPR's Michel Martin about the consequences of President Trump's divisive verbal attacks.

What's New In The Pipe Bomb Investigation

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 17:14

Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old Floridian, has been charged in a case in which suspicious packages were mailed to several prominent Democrats and others.

Shooting At Pittsburgh Synagogue Leaves 11 Dead

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 17:14

A deadly shooting unfolded at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Six people were also injured in the attack, which authorities said was being investigated as a hate crime.

Details Unfold About The Pittsburgh Shooting

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 14:55

There is an active shooter situation near a Synagogue in Pittsburgh. NPR's Scott Simon tells us more.

The Latest On Pittsburgh Shooting

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 14:53

NPR's Scott Simon gives us updates regarding the latest with the shooting in Pittsburgh at a local synagogue.

On The Scene At Pittsburgh Shooting

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 14:48

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lucy Perkins to get the latest on a shooting that took place in a local synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jeff Sessions Told DOJ Not To Discuss Citizenship Question Alternatives

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 13:52

After receiving a Justice Department request for a new 2020 census question, the Census Bureau came up with another way to generate more accurate citizenship data. The DOJ refused to meet about it.

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Multiple Casualties In Shooting Near Pittsburgh Synagogue

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 11:17

Police describe it as an active shooter situation, near the Tree of Life synagogue in East Pittsburgh.

A Brutal Lynching And A Possible Confession, Decades Later

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 08:13

A recent book recounts the brutal lynching of a 14-year-old black boy in 1955. In it, the woman who accused the boy of assault, admits she was lying. The FBI has reopened the murder investigation.

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Blaming Victims For Mail Bombs Carries Echoes Of Civil Rights Bombings

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 08:04

The speculation surrounding a string of mail bombs harks back to another era in American history, when bombs were a tool of political intimidation and when bombings were blamed on the victims.

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The Russia Investigations: The U.S. Launches A Digital Offensive — Gently

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 07:01

The NSA and U.S. Cyber Command can exercise near-godlike omniscience over the Internet. A recent report from The New York Times provides some insight into what they're doing with it.

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Trump, Republicans Continue Remaking The Federal Courts — Even As Senate On Recess

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 07:00

This October, the Senate Judiciary Committee has, for the first time ever, held judicial nomination hearings during a recess of the Senate and over the objections of the minority party.

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2 Moves By Trump This Past Week Could Reshape U.S. Health Insurance In Big Ways

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 07:00

Frustrated that Congress hasn't repealed the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration continues to make moves that chip away at the ACA's nationwide protections and give states more control.

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Halloween Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of Global Disease Costumes

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 07:00

People have been dressing up in costumes inspired by diseases for a long, long time. See if you can ace our quiz.

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