Posted: 2020-08-07 09:03:00
After the 2010 census, Republicans flipped 20 state legislative chambers, seizing control of mapmaking in many states. This year, Democrats are making sure they're mobilizing....
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:16
An African American family that traces its roots back to a woman who was enslaved by George and Martha Washington talks about keeping their history alive through annual family reunions....
News Brief: Stimulus Bill, Trump And TikTok, ...

News Brief: Stimulus Bill, Trump And TikTok, Contact Tracing Update


Congress negotiations over a new COVID-19 Stimulus bill are at a standstill. Trump issues Executive Orders going after Tiktok and WeChat. And, Contact tracing is not growing with US case cou...
Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:16
News Brief: Stimulus Bill, Trump And TikTok, Contact Tracing Update
Congress negotiations over a new COVID-19 Stimulus bill are at a standstill. Trump issues Executive Orders going after Tiktok and WeChat. And, Contact tracing is not growing with US case cou...
Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effecti...

Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of TikTok In the U.S.


The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat....
Posted: 2020-08-07 03:21:45
Trump Signs Executive Order That Will Effectively Ban Use Of TikTok In the U.S.
The president also issued an executive order aimed at cutting ties between the U.S. and the owner of the popular Chinese communications and social media app WeChat....
Immigration Officials Unseal Indictments Rela...

Immigration Officials Unseal Indictments Related To Massive 2019 Raid


The unsealing follows a workplace raid last year, which led to the arrests of hundreds of suspected undocumented immigrants....
Posted: 2020-08-07 12:54:23
Immigration Officials Unseal Indictments Related To Massive 2019 Raid
The unsealing follows a workplace raid last year, which led to the arrests of hundreds of suspected undocumented immigrants....

Posted: 2020-08-06 10:06:22
The state was the last one to include the Confederate battle emblem on its flag. Reuben Anderson, chair of the redesign commission, discusses the proposals and what the change means for Miss...
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:53:51
Gov. Ron DeSantis says the portal was designed to frustrate users, "so people just say, oh, the hell with it, I'm not going to do that." Florida has been among the slowest states to process ...
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of Cl...

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of Cliven Bundy Case


The judges reject an attempt by the government to get a retrial in the case stemming from an armed standoff on public land near Bundy's ranch....
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:40:49
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of Cliven Bundy Case
The judges reject an attempt by the government to get a retrial in the case stemming from an armed standoff on public land near Bundy's ranch....
What It's Like To Manage Budget After Fe...

What It's Like To Manage Budget After Federal Unemployment Aid Expiration


NPR's Stacey Vanek Smith talks with Sandy Villatoro, a housekeeper in Arizona who was laid off, about the challenges she faces managing her budget now that the $600 in federal aid has expire...
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:10
What It's Like To Manage Budget After Federal Unemployment Aid Expiration
NPR's Stacey Vanek Smith talks with Sandy Villatoro, a housekeeper in Arizona who was laid off, about the challenges she faces managing her budget now that the $600 in federal aid has expire...
U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Might Reach 300,000 ...

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Might Reach 300,000 by December, Researchers Predict


A team at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now projects the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by December....
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Might Reach 300,000 by December, Researchers Predict
A team at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now projects the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 will reach nearly 300,000 by December....

Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
Trump's false claims on Fox News about the near immunity of children to COVID-19 stirred Facebook and Twitter to pull video of him saying so. NPR talks about the president and misinformation...
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
In Florida elections, Republicans usually dominate in the north by amassing votes around Duval County. It hasn't voted for a Democratic president since 1976. But the political winds might be...
Minneapolis Charter Commission Puts Police Ch...

Minneapolis Charter Commission Puts Police Changes On Hold


Minneapolis voters will not get a chance to decide whether to replace the police department — the city's charter commission put the process on hold, with members saying they need more info...
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
Minneapolis Charter Commission Puts Police Changes On Hold
Minneapolis voters will not get a chance to decide whether to replace the police department — the city's charter commission put the process on hold, with members saying they need more info...
New York Attorney General Seeks To Dissolve N...

New York Attorney General Seeks To Dissolve NRA


New York Attorney General Letitia James moved Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association following an investigation that found evidence of alleged fraud and abuse by NRA executives....
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
New York Attorney General Seeks To Dissolve NRA
New York Attorney General Letitia James moved Thursday to dissolve the National Rifle Association following an investigation that found evidence of alleged fraud and abuse by NRA executives....
South Dakota Motorcycle Rally To Take Place D...

South Dakota Motorcycle Rally To Take Place Despite Local Opposition


An annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., will happen despite many local residents' opposition. The weeklong event is expected to draw 250,000 people and may pose a major coronavirus risk...
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
South Dakota Motorcycle Rally To Take Place Despite Local Opposition
An annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., will happen despite many local residents' opposition. The weeklong event is expected to draw 250,000 people and may pose a major coronavirus risk...

Posted: 2020-08-06 05:27:21
DeWine was tested on Thursday as part of a protocol to meet with President Trump. He's the second governor known to have tested positive for the virus....
Posted: 2020-08-06 04:46:01
"We've never forecast up to 25 storms," says a NOAA expert. The expected spate of storms in 2020 could force meteorologists to resort to using the Greek alphabet to name storms later this ye...
'End Of Asylum': Using The Pandemic...

'End Of Asylum': Using The Pandemic To Turn Away Migrants, Children Seeking Refuge


Tens of thousands of migrants, including asylum seekers and unaccompanied children, have been turned away at the border since March. Now the administration wants to restrict asylum permanent...
Posted: 2020-08-06 03:47:24
'End Of Asylum': Using The Pandemic To Turn Away Migrants, Children Seeking Refuge
Tens of thousands of migrants, including asylum seekers and unaccompanied children, have been turned away at the border since March. Now the administration wants to restrict asylum permanent...
New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve T...

New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation


New York's attorney general announced civil action to dissolve the National Rifle Association after an investigation found millions of dollars in alleged fraud by CEO Wayne LaPierre and othe...
Posted: 2020-08-06 03:35:00
New York Attorney General Moves To Dissolve The NRA After Fraud Investigation
New York's attorney general announced civil action to dissolve the National Rifle Association after an investigation found millions of dollars in alleged fraud by CEO Wayne LaPierre and othe...
Drive-Through Voting? Texas Gets Creative In ...

Drive-Through Voting? Texas Gets Creative In Its Scramble For Polling Places


The coronavirus pandemic has made some past polling locations, like grocery stores and nursing homes, less appealing this year. So state officials are searching elsewhere....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:09:20
Drive-Through Voting? Texas Gets Creative In Its Scramble For Polling Places
The coronavirus pandemic has made some past polling locations, like grocery stores and nursing homes, less appealing this year. So state officials are searching elsewhere....

Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:30
Investigations continue in the Beirut explosion. Twitter and Facebook go after Trump for sharing coronavirus misinformation. And, the pandemic is changing the National Conventions....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:27
Congress still doesn't have a widespread testing program for the coronavirus illness. And they were reminded of that risk when three members tested positive in one week....
Most Teachers Concerned About In-Person Schoo...

Most Teachers Concerned About In-Person School; 2 In 3 Want To Start The Year Online


A new national poll of teachers from NPR/Ipsos finds broad trepidation about returning to the classroom, with 77% of those surveyed worried about risking their own health....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:26
Most Teachers Concerned About In-Person School; 2 In 3 Want To Start The Year Online
A new national poll of teachers from NPR/Ipsos finds broad trepidation about returning to the classroom, with 77% of those surveyed worried about risking their own health....
For Colorado 4-H Kids The Livestock Show Goes...

For Colorado 4-H Kids The Livestock Show Goes On Despite The Pandemic


Even as county fairs are being canceled across the country, some are allowing a core element to continue: 4-H club livestock shows. It preserves some normalcy and is a chance to earn college...
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:26
For Colorado 4-H Kids The Livestock Show Goes On Despite The Pandemic
Even as county fairs are being canceled across the country, some are allowing a core element to continue: 4-H club livestock shows. It preserves some normalcy and is a chance to earn college...
Los Angeles Mayor Says City May Shut Off Wate...

Los Angeles Mayor Says City May Shut Off Water, Power At Houses Hosting Large Parties


Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday that he is authorizing the city to suspend water and electricity service to properties hosting large parties, which have drawn scrutiny in recent w...
Posted: 2020-08-06 03:05:56
Los Angeles Mayor Says City May Shut Off Water, Power At Houses Hosting Large Parties
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday that he is authorizing the city to suspend water and electricity service to properties hosting large parties, which have drawn scrutiny in recent w...

Posted: 2020-08-06 01:09:24
Gov. Roy Cooper said on Wednesday the state will stay in Phase 2 of its Safer at Home plan for five more weeks as students return to school, saying "now is the time to double down on safety ...
Posted: 2020-08-05 10:38:51
Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Ned Lamont are seeking investigations as thousands of customers remain without power in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias....
Louisiana Supreme Court Won't Review Lif...

Louisiana Supreme Court Won't Review Life Sentence For Man Who Stole Hedge Clippers


In a dissent, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson compared Fair Wayne Bryant's sentence to "Pig Laws" in the years after Reconstruction, which enacted harsh penalties for theft and other petty cr...
Posted: 2020-08-05 10:22:00
Louisiana Supreme Court Won't Review Life Sentence For Man Who Stole Hedge Clippers
In a dissent, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson compared Fair Wayne Bryant's sentence to "Pig Laws" in the years after Reconstruction, which enacted harsh penalties for theft and other petty cr...
Virginia Unveils App To Aid Contact Tracing...

Virginia Unveils App To Aid Contact Tracing


Virginia's new COVIDWISE app is designed to alert users who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. The app relies on Bluetooth to notify people who may be at risk....
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:14:00
Virginia Unveils App To Aid Contact Tracing
Virginia's new COVIDWISE app is designed to alert users who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. The app relies on Bluetooth to notify people who may be at risk....
Parks In Nonwhite Areas Are Half The Size Of ...

Parks In Nonwhite Areas Are Half The Size Of Ones In Majority-White Areas, Study Says


Amid high temperatures and a pandemic, green spaces are a lifeline. But new data shows parks in low-income and nonwhite areas are smaller and more crowded than those in high-income and white...
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:36:22
Parks In Nonwhite Areas Are Half The Size Of Ones In Majority-White Areas, Study Says
Amid high temperatures and a pandemic, green spaces are a lifeline. But new data shows parks in low-income and nonwhite areas are smaller and more crowded than those in high-income and white...

Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
Olympic athletes traditionally don't make much money, and it's gotten worse during the pandemic. But a unique fundraiser simulating the Tokyo Olympics is now helping some of them....
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
North Carolina continues to set coronavirus records, and minority communities have been hit particularly hard. More than a third of the state's cases are among Latinx communities....
Biden Shares New Details Of His Plan For Over...

Biden Shares New Details Of His Plan For Overturning President Trump's Agenda


Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has shared new details of his plan for overturning President Trump's agenda, including a commitment to stop building the wall on the U.S.-Mexico bord...
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
Biden Shares New Details Of His Plan For Overturning President Trump's Agenda
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has shared new details of his plan for overturning President Trump's agenda, including a commitment to stop building the wall on the U.S.-Mexico bord...
What Is The Future Of Chinese Tech Companies ...

What Is The Future Of Chinese Tech Companies In The U.S.?


NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Adam Segal, a digital and cyberspace policy expert, about the future of Chinese technology companies in the U.S. amid the Trump administration's push to ban TikT...
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
What Is The Future Of Chinese Tech Companies In The U.S.?
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Adam Segal, a digital and cyberspace policy expert, about the future of Chinese technology companies in the U.S. amid the Trump administration's push to ban TikT...
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump&#...

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine


Trump's ousting of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine became one of the incidents that led to his impeachment. Trump's new pick for the job faced the Senate on Wednesday for his confirmation hea...
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine
Trump's ousting of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine became one of the incidents that led to his impeachment. Trump's new pick for the job faced the Senate on Wednesday for his confirmation hea...

Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
Senate primaries took place in Kansas, Michigan and Missouri on Tuesday. NPR discusses the major election news and what the results might signal about what's to come in November....
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
NPR looks at how the Trump administration's coronavirus response has effectively cut off asylum at the Southwest border — and how the administration aims to make limits on asylum permanent...
California Struggles To Fix Zoning That Promo...

California Struggles To Fix Zoning That Promotes Racial Inequity And Climate Change


Around the U.S., cities have been grappling with how single-family zoning can exacerbate racial inequity and climate change. States like California are struggling to fix that....
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
California Struggles To Fix Zoning That Promotes Racial Inequity And Climate Change
Around the U.S., cities have been grappling with how single-family zoning can exacerbate racial inequity and climate change. States like California are struggling to fix that....
NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Tra...

NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Travelers From COVID-19 Hot Spots


Checkpoints at major bridges, tunnels and other sites are meant to drive home the message that 14-day quarantine rules are mandatory for people returning from states with high infection rate...
Posted: 2020-08-05 05:11:53
NYC Setting Up Quarantine Checkpoints For Travelers From COVID-19 Hot Spots
Checkpoints at major bridges, tunnels and other sites are meant to drive home the message that 14-day quarantine rules are mandatory for people returning from states with high infection rate...
Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iow...

Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iowans With Felony Convictions


Iowa was the only state to automatically restrict voting rights to anyone with a felony conviction. Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an order to restore those rights to most pe...
Posted: 2020-08-05 04:54:18
Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iowans With Felony Convictions
Iowa was the only state to automatically restrict voting rights to anyone with a felony conviction. Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an order to restore those rights to most pe...

Posted: 2020-08-05 03:35:47
Pete Hamill, a legendary newspaperman, died Wednesday in his hometown of New York City of heart and kidney failure after a fall on Saturday. He was 85....
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:50:00
Thousands of foreign workers who entered the U.S. on temporary work visas received $1,200 pandemic stimulus checks in error, and many of them are spending the money in their home countries....
Louisville Protests For Racial Justice Contin...

Louisville Protests For Racial Justice Continue, Even As Others In U.S. Fade


In Louisville, racial justice protests have continued for months since police shot and killed Breonna Taylor inside her home during an overnight police raid. Protesters want the officers cha...
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:50:00
Louisville Protests For Racial Justice Continue, Even As Others In U.S. Fade
In Louisville, racial justice protests have continued for months since police shot and killed Breonna Taylor inside her home during an overnight police raid. Protesters want the officers cha...
Americans Back Trump On Immigration — But O...

Americans Back Trump On Immigration — But Only To Stop COVID-19, Poll Finds


An NPR/Ipsos poll found broad support for sweeping government action to combat the coronavirus — including temporary limits on immigration. But support for other White House policies has n...
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:00:58
Americans Back Trump On Immigration — But Only To Stop COVID-19, Poll Finds
An NPR/Ipsos poll found broad support for sweeping government action to combat the coronavirus — including temporary limits on immigration. But support for other White House policies has n...
As Cases Rise Fast, Mississippi Governor Mand...

As Cases Rise Fast, Mississippi Governor Mandates Masks And Delays Start Of School


Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday that masks will be mandatory statewide for two weeks, and school districts in eight hard-hit counties must delay their in-person reopening until August ...
Posted: 2020-08-05 01:38:44
As Cases Rise Fast, Mississippi Governor Mandates Masks And Delays Start Of School
Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday that masks will be mandatory statewide for two weeks, and school districts in eight hard-hit counties must delay their in-person reopening until August ...

Posted: 2020-08-04 10:17:45
Six states will purchase 3 million rapid tests, and more states may join the new consortium....
Posted: 2020-08-04 09:11:43
The Trump Administration's new suicide prevention strategy mentions the touchy subject of gun-safety. It will aim to fight the stigma around people seeking help during a mental health crisis...
Amnesty International Documents 125 Incidents...

Amnesty International Documents 125 Incidents Of Police Violence Against Protesters


The instances spanned 40 states and the District of Columbia, and allege excessive force by state and local police, and National Guard troops and federal agents against racial justice protes...
Posted: 2020-08-04 09:09:51
Amnesty International Documents 125 Incidents Of Police Violence Against Protesters
The instances spanned 40 states and the District of Columbia, and allege excessive force by state and local police, and National Guard troops and federal agents against racial justice protes...
Rafael Nadal Opts Out Of U.S. Open, Citing Co...

Rafael Nadal Opts Out Of U.S. Open, Citing Coronavirus Concerns


The tennis star had hoped to win his 20th Grand Slam at this year's meet, which would have tied him for most men's wins in that category....
Posted: 2020-08-04 08:27:00
Rafael Nadal Opts Out Of U.S. Open, Citing Coronavirus Concerns
The tennis star had hoped to win his 20th Grand Slam at this year's meet, which would have tied him for most men's wins in that category....
Nevada Gov. On A Law That Expands Mail-In Vot...

Nevada Gov. On A Law That Expands Mail-In Voting


NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak about a new bill to expand mail-in voting during times of emergency that he signed Monday....
Posted: 2020-08-04 08:18:00
Nevada Gov. On A Law That Expands Mail-In Voting
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak about a new bill to expand mail-in voting during times of emergency that he signed Monday....