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Florence Floodwaters Total Thousands Of Cars, Stranding Locals
Flooded cars in the Carolinas are now scattered among the streets waiting to be towed, sitting in salvage lots to be auctioned off for parts, or potentially being resold.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:32:55 -0400)

At Pulse Nightclub, A Death Toll That Might Not Have Been So High
The Orlando Fire Department had been working on a plan to respond to a mass shooting. But at the time of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the plan was on hold and the bulletproof vests sat untouched.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:56:00 -0400)

Lawyer For Deborah Ramirez On Kavanaugh Allegations
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with John Clune, a lawyer representing Deborah Ramirez, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself during a party at Yale in the 1980s.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:54:00 -0400)

Trump Immigration Crackdown Strains Resources
President Trump has ramped up immigration enforcement and the budget has ballooned. A recent congressional report says an agency is spending at "an unsustainable rate."
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:14:14 -0400)

Fuel Efficiency And Smog In Arizona
The EPA is holding hearings on a proposal to relax fuel efficiency standards. Arizona has come out in opposition — the state has a bad smog problem and was counting on the fuel rules to help fix it.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:14:00 -0400)

Bill Cosby And The #MeToo Movement
Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for a sexual assault in 2004. His conviction marks the rise of the #MeToo movement as well as the downfall of an African-American icon.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:14:00 -0400)

ICE Air: The Airline You Never Want To Fly
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has its own airline operation to fly deportees back to their home countries, and this year, it is significantly over budget.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:14:00 -0400)

News Brief: Kavanaugh And The Midterms, Interest Rates, Cosby Sentencing
We look at the Kavanaugh nomination as a voting issue for November. Also, the Federal Reserve will likely nudge up interest rates, and we look at the cultural impact of Bill Cosby's sentencing.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:14:00 -0400)

The Politics Of Bump Stocks, 1 Year After Las Vegas Shooting
Most Americans first learned about "bump stocks" — which speed up the firing rate of semiautomatic rifles — in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre. A year later, they're still mostly legal.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:14:00 -0400)

Will Congress Bring Sky-High Air Ambulance Bills Down To Earth?
Medevac helicopter companies are on the congressional radar, as a funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration nears passage. Consumer protections against deceptive practices could become law.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:14:00 -0400)

Virginia Backtracks On Tampon Ban For Prison Visitors
The policy, meant to discourage the smuggling of contraband into prisons, was to have gone into effect next month.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 04:46:56 -0400)

U.S. Army Reservist Arrested In Chicago On Charges Of Spying For China
A 27-year-old Chinese citizen who enlisted in the Army Reserve under a program for foreigners with "vital" skills, allegedly provided information on U.S. aerospace engineers and scientists.
(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:51:14 -0400)

Study: Roundup Weed Killer Could Be Linked To Widespread Bee Deaths
Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin posit that glyphosate destroys specialized gut bacteria in bees, leaving them more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:06:31 -0400)

Doctors With Criminal Records Examined Immigrants, Report Says
Internal investigators at DHS said 132 doctors employed to examine immigrants could pose health or safety risks. Before he was hired, one physician tried to recruit a hit man to kill a patient.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:43:12 -0400)

Violent Crime Stays Flat Nationally, Louisiana Still Leads States for Murder
According to the FBI's latest Uniform Crime Report, overall crime rates are stable but regional variations are quite large.
(Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:37:00 -0400)

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