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These fake 911 calls designed to elicit a SWAT team response are raising concerns among law enforcement. Some worry changes coming to the 911 system could lead to more of the prank calls.
Jan. 11, 2018
Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, originally sought refuge in an Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden. That case against him has been dropped, but he continues to stay there.
Jan. 11, 2018
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Financial Times reporter, Max Seddon, about his reporting on Russia's developing idea of a "crypto-rouble." The "crypto-rouble" would work similarly to a Bitcoin, except transactions would not be anonymous under an authoritarian government. The Kremlin hopes the currency can help evade U.S. sanctions.
Jan. 11, 2018
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Drew Daudelin of member station WFYI about Carrier's most recent round of layoffs. On Thursday, 215 employees will finish their shifts at the plant in Indianapolis, and walk out of the factory doors for good.
Jan. 11, 2018
Wal-Mart plans to share part of its savings under the new tax law with its employees. The giant retailer announced today it is boosting its starting wage to $11 an hour and handing out bonuses to most of its employees.
Jan. 11, 2018
NPR's Ari Shaprio speaks with Taylor Eldridge, investigative reporter for The Marshall Project, about New York prisons limiting care packages for prisoners. The prisons system implemented a change that only care packages sent through private companies will be allowed.
Jan. 11, 2018
In Flint Michigan, hundreds of people have filed lawsuits over that city's lead water crisis. Most of the lawsuits have been consolidated into one massive case. On Thursday, a federal district judge in Ann Arbor ordered all the parties into mediation.
Jan. 11, 2018
Reaching an agreement on a DACA fix is only half the battle. The House and Senate would then have to approve it — and that could be tough, given how entrenched both parties' bases are on immigration issues.
Jan. 11, 2018
After Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided 7-Eleven stores across the country in search of undocumented immigrants, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Julie Myers Wood, former head of ICE, about workplace immigration raids.
Jan. 11, 2018
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has confirmed that he had an extramarital affair before he was elected in 2016 — but he denies allegations that he used a photo to threaten to blackmail the woman he was sleeping with.
Jan. 11, 2018
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Capt. Sara Rathbun of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's search and rescue team about the mudslides in Santa Barbara, Calif. The mudslides have killed at least 17 people.
Jan. 11, 2018
The House approved a six-year extension of FISA Section 702, which permits the government to collect information on U.S. citizens if they are communicating with a foreigner abroad under surveillance. The bill will now go to the Senate.
Jan. 11, 2018
Days after Zainab went missing, police found her body in a trash heap. Now, many Pakistanis are challenging the government inaction they believe led to her death — and the deaths of many like her.
Jan. 11, 2018
The size and accessibility of these ice sheets, as well as the fact that they're made of relatively clean water, could be an important resource for astronauts traveling to Mars.
Jan. 11, 2018
More than 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, the fight for equity in America's schools rages on.
Jan. 11, 2018
Waithe made history in 2017 as the first black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding comedy writing. Now she's lending her voice to a new Showtime series set in the South Side of Chicago.
Jan. 11, 2018
The nonprofit organization And Then They Were None offers financial assistance, job search help, and spiritual and emotional support to workers who leave jobs at clinics that provide abortions.
Jan. 11, 2018
Hundreds of rescue workers are digging through deadly mudslide debris in search of missing people in Santa Barbara, California. At least 17 are reported dead.
Jan. 11, 2018
Two-thirds of employed adults stand at work. Many also do physical labor. Among the most demanding occupations: construction, food service and farming.
Jan. 11, 2018
A suit filed in New York state court alleges that Manafort and a business associate misappropriated millions from a company linked to Oleg Derispaska, who has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Jan. 11, 2018

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