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Police-Community Collaboration Has Helped Kept Peace In Cincinnati

A 2001 agreement between Cincinnati police, the police union and community groups is credited with keeping protests peaceful there after the killing of an unarmed black motorist by a police officer.

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France Refuses To Sell Two Warships To Russia

The dispute follows Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The 1.6 billion euro helicopter carriers are sitting in French dockyards.

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Zimbabwe May Give Land Back To Some White Farmers

White farmers were driven out of Zimbabwe 15 years ago. Now the government says some white farmers could get their land back. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Zimbabwean journalist Peta Thornycroft.

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SuperPac Filings, Candidates' Forums: The Week In Politics

Hillary Clinton released her medical report, her tax returns, and a cache of unseen emails on Friday. NPR's Scott Simon talks politics with senior editor Ron Elving.

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Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of the 2022 Winter Olympics

Kazakhstan lost its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, but a number of Kazakhs who see this as an opportunity, not a loss.

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Kurdish Militias Appear To Be Sidelined By U.S.-Turkey Military Deal

The military deal reached by the United States and Turkey is an attempt to refocus the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Frank Ricciardone.

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Edison's 'Little Monsters' Restored To Their Original Freakishness

Visitors at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park can hear newly-restored Edison talking dolls. They are the stuff of nightmares. This story originally aired May 5 on All Things Considered.

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Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm

Rhode Island is trying to have more success than a similar project off the coast of Massachusetts. However some residents worry the farm will disrupt the ocean view.

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Candidates Discuss Race And Cities At Urban League

Five presidential candidates spoke at the National Urban League's annual conference on Friday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Urban League President Marc Morial about what the candidates had to say.

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Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.

European Migrant Crisis Strains All Borders

August 3, 2015
Police officers block migrants along a road to prevent their access to train tracks which lead to the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP)

The migrant crush at the Chunnel, linking France and England, puts a spotlight on Europe’s migration crisis. We’ll go there.

Social Media Buzz: Killing Of Cecil The Lion Provokes Outrage Online

July 31, 2015
People protest against poaching after the death of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Here & Now’s Robin Young looks at how social media users targeted the dentist who killed Cecil with Slate editor-in-chief Julia Turner.

Jonathan Pollard, Spy For Israel, Granted Parole After 30 Years

July 31, 2015
Israelis protest against U.S. President Barack Obama as they call for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying on the United States, during a demonstration outside the Israeli President's residence on March 19, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Pollard’s case has been a divisive one: supporters say his sentence was overly harsh, while critics say he should never be released.

Exploring Unknowns: Mysteries Throughout History That Still Baffle

July 31, 2015
Workers for an association responsible for maintaining paths to the beaches from being overgrown by shrubs, search the beach for possible additional airplane debris near the shore where an airplane wing part was washed up on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Friday. (Ben Curtis/AP)

As hope remains for clues as to what happened to MH370, we take a look at other mysterious disappearances throughout history.

Big Game, Bigger Controversy

July 31, 2015
In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP)

Canned lion hunts and the fate of big game in Africa, after the outrage over Cecil.

Week In The News: Cincinnati Police Indictment, Bye-Bye Boston 2024, RIP Cecil The Lion

July 31, 2015
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, second from left, appears before Judge Megan Shanahan at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP)

A new police murder charge and a black man dead in Ohio. Iran Deal heat and Huckabee. Malaysia Air. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

NAACP To Begin 860-Mile ‘Journey For Justice’ March

July 30, 2015
National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP) President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, left, talks with Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), following a news conference announcing NAACP's Journey for Justice, Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Journey for Justice is a 860-mile march from Selma, Ala., to Washington to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights tactics. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The march, which will travel from Selma, Ala. to Washington, seeks to highlight vulnerable communities subject to regressive voting rights.

‘She Was Too Young': Mourners Remember Mother Of 3 Killed By Stray Bullet

July 30, 2015

A vigil was held Wednesday for the 31-year-old mother of three who lived in Dorchester her whole life, near the park where an errant bullet would take her life.

Former FBI Agent’s Murder Conviction Upheld

July 29, 2015

John Connolly, acclaimed as an FBI star in the war against organized crime and then disgraced and convicted as a member of James “Whitey” Bulger’s mob, will remain in prison.

2017 Trial Set For 2 Men Accused In Plot To Kill Blogger

July 29, 2015

A 2017 trial date is scheduled for two men charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group in a plot to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims.

FBI Agent John Connolly’s Murder Conviction Reinstated

July 29, 2015
Former FBI agent John Connolly, looks on during his trial in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in Miami Thursday Jan. 15, 2009. (Peter Andrew Bosch/AP)

A Florida appeals court has reinstated the murder conviction of John Connolly — the former Boston FBI officer and longtime handler of convicted mobster, James Whitey Bulger.

Appeals Court Upholds Ex-FBI Agent’s Murder Conviction In Case Connected To Bulger

July 29, 2015
John Connolly, after his conviction in Miami in 2008 (AP)

The new decision concluded Connolly could be convicted of second-degree murder with a firearm.

Son Of Boston Police Captian Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Terror Plot

July 29, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Alexander Ciccolo, second from right, is depicted with his attorney David Hoose, right, during a bail hearing Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in federal court in Springfield, Mass. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Authorities say Alexander Ciccolo plotted to detonate pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and was arrested July 4 after he received four guns he ordered from a government witness.

Worcester Reaches Settlement With Black Man Who Says He Was Beaten By White Officer

July 29, 2015

The 45-year-old Massachusetts man says in a lawsuit he was beaten while handcuffed by a white police officer has reached an out-of-court settlement for $225,000. The officer, Michael Motyka, is facing criminal charges.

Police Seek Suspects In Fatal Shooting Of Boston Woman

July 29, 2015

Police have identified the victim as 31-year-old Grisel Sanchez, who was killed in Roxbury late Tuesday.

Mexican Authorities Report On Mass Grave Discoveries

July 28, 2015
Forensic personnel load onto a van the body of one of the 10 bodies found in clandestine graves in the tourist city of Acapulco, Guerrero State on June 22, 2015. Guerrero is one of Mexico's poorest and most violent states, where a lucrative drug trade has flourished. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

The search for the 43 Mexican students who vanished 10 months ago has turned up 129 other bodies in 60 graves across Guerrero.

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