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- California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:19:00 -0400
- The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.
- Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:53:00 -0400
- NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.
- Chicago's Gang Violence Limits Kids Mobility Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:02:00 -0400
- Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Gates of Youth Advocate Programs, a lifelong resident of one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods, about the changing nature and daily experience of violence there.
- As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:38:00 -0400
- The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.
- A Teenager In The 1950s, Extreme Sledding For The Air Force Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:35:00 -0400
- Fresh out of school, Alton Yates needed to make money, so he signed up for the Air Force. His job? Riding rocket-propelled sleds, to help test whether high-speed space travel would be safe for humans.
- Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:33:00 -0400
- Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
- Despite Islamic State's Resources, U.S. May Not Be Its Prime Target Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:29:00 -0400
- Experts say the well-funded militant group is focused on gaining power in the Middle East, not attacking America. The bigger risk is of an opportunistic attack, locally or in Europe.
- Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs' Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:29:00 -0400
- Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.
- NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:19:00 -0400
- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described the change in a letter to team owners. The league was criticized for suspending Ray Rice for only two games after his arrest on domestic violence charges.
- Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:42:41 -0400
- President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.
- 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:59:00 -0400
- But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.
- Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:35:00 -0400
- The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
- Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:58:19 -0400
- NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.
- Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:45:00 -0400
- Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."
- Texas Law Could Lead To Closure Of Clinics That Offer Abortions Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:39:00 -0400
- A Texas law would require doctors' offices and clinics that perform abortions to comply with regulations that apply to ambulatory surgical centers. The change could lead to a loss of services.