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3 University Of Virginia Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone' Over Retracted Story

Three UVA graduates at the center of the debunked story about rape at the school sued Rolling Stone, its publisher and the reporter for defamation. The magazine's managing editor resigned this week.

3 U.Va. Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone,' Reporter Over Rape Article

News of the lawsuit by former Phi Kappa Psi members comes along with word that Rolling Stone's managing editor, Will Dana, has resigned.

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#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.

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Oceans Called A 'Wild West' Where Lawlessness And Impunity Rule

NPR's Audie Cornish spoke with Ian Urbina, investigative reporter for The New York Times, about his four-part series, The Outlaw Ocean. He says the lack of rules contributes to the ocean's dire state.

Look Out Pelley, Muir And Holt. Rapping Reporters Could Give You A Jolt

Uganda is bringing young eyeballs to the evening news with a team of rappers who inform and amuse.

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'I Am Cait' Premieres As Reality Series With A Cause

NPR reviews the premiere of I Am Cait, E! network's new reality series in which Caitlyn Jenner introduces her female identity to her family and explores transgender issues.

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35 Women, 1 Story: Bill Cosby Accusers In 'New York Magazine'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Noreen Malone about her story in New York Magazine that names and shares personal stories of some of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Britain's Pearson In Talks To Sell Stake In The Economist Group

The announcement comes just days after the publisher said it was selling The Financial Times.

Weekend Edition Saturday

3 Things To Know About NPR's Policy Regarding Offensive Language

There are times when obscene words are heard, but they are rare. Editors balance respect for listeners against the news value of the language.

Week In Review: Olympic Meltdown, Deflategate, Sales Tax Holiday

July 31, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker enjoys a donut from Union Square Donuts at the opening of the Boston Public Market opening this week. (Hadley Green/WBUR)

Joan Vennochi and Richard Tisei go behind the headlines in our weekly news roundtable.

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.

Sports And Media Pros Bet Big On Fantasy Sports

July 30, 2015
A woman tries the new Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy contest following a product launch on July 8 in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Some investors believe the online games may also help create a larger fan base for professional sports.

Stop Us If You've Heard The One About Copyrighted Humor

July 30, 2015
Conan O'Brien speaks at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP)

Who owns jokes? Seriously. In the age of social media, the lines are murky.

Wistful For The Olympics That Wasn’t

July 30, 2015
A rendering of the proposed Olympic Stadium in Boston for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Boston 2024)

The Olympics coulda-shoulda-mighta been a chance not only to show off the best of the city, but also to help create a vision of an updated, modern Boston.

‘Key & Peele’ To End After Fifth Season

July 29, 2015
Actors Keegan-Michael Key, left, and Jordan Peele in Backstage Creations Suites at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Omar Vega/Invision for Backstage Creations/AP)

After receiving multiple Emmy nominations earlier this month, Keegan-Michael Key announced that this will be the last season.

Just Played One On TV: Bill Cosby And His Shattered Nice Guy Alter Ego

July 29, 2015
Wendy Kaminer: Bill Cosby enjoyed moral authority in real life because Cliff Huxtable exuded it, and that was entirely irrational. In this photo, members of Cosby's television family, the Huxtables, are pictured in New York, Thursday, May 2, 2002. (Richard Drew/AP)

Cosby enjoyed moral authority in real life because Cliff Huxtable exuded it, and that was entirely irrational.

Is It Time To Consider Boston 2028?

July 29, 2015
Display boards on and over the parquet floor at the TD Garden remain in place after a news conference, Thursday, June 18, 2015, in Boston, where it was announced that TD Garden would be the site of the Olympic and Paralympic basketball finals and Olympic gymnastics and trampoline if the city wins a bid to host the 2024 games. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Organizers shouldn’t give up on their goal to bring the Olympics to Boston. With four more years, we can craft a stronger, better, more unified bid. 

Boston 2024: Long On Dreams, Short On Reality

July 28, 2015
E.M. Swift: The hub's Olympic bid was so delusional, it was misleading. In this photo, a boat glides along the Cambridge, Mass., side of the Charles River, Monday, July 27, 2105, in front of the Boston skyline, behind. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston on Monday, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized opposition about the impact to taxpayers. (Steven Senne/AP)

The hub’s Olympic bid was so delusional, it was misleading.

Week In The News: Sandra Bland, Cuban Embassy, Obama In Kenya

July 24, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to the media during a tour of the World Trade International Bridge at the U.S. Mexico border in Laredo, Texas, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP)

The traffic stop and Sandra Bland. The Cuban flag flies in Washington. A Trump tizzy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

ESPN Loses Some Of Its Biggest Names

July 23, 2015
Ryan Phelan rehearses on the set of ESPN's SportsCenter at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. (Bob Child/AP)

There’s a bit of a talent drain occurring at ESPN. The network is either losing or letting go three of its top names.

Broadcast Olympics Debate Might Help Boston 2024 Up Support, Or It Might Help Opponents

July 23, 2015
Boston 2024 Chair Steve Pagliuca, left, and No Boston Olympics Co-Chair Chris Dempsey are two of four who will square off in a televised debate over the city's quest for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (AP)

Thursday’s debate will offer clues to the strategy, even if few Massachusetts voters take an hour out of a beautiful summer evening to think about how they want to spend the summer of 2024.

After 37 Years, Tony Geary Leaves ‘General Hospital’

July 22, 2015
Anthony Geary has played the role Luke Spencer on the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital" since 1978. (Craig Sjodin/ABC)

Since 1978, Anthony Geary has played Luke Spencer on the ABC soap opera, winning eight Daytime Emmy Awards.

Jon Stewart Interviews President Obama For Last Time On ‘The Daily Show’

July 22, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with Jon Stewart, host of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,' during a taping of the show in New York, July 21, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talks about how the president did last night, and his overall track record on late-night TV.

Ashley Madison, Gawker, Reddit And The Internet Shame Spiral

July 22, 2015
Guide To Better Password Security

Privacy and free speech on the Internet. We look at the troubles at Reddit and Gawker, and the hacking of cheating website Ashley Madison.

Off-Script Obama

July 22, 2015
Barack Obama

For years in office, he was “No-Drama Obama.” That’s changing. We’ll look at the new, more candid, more free-wheeling Obama presidency. Plus, a look at the arrest and death of Sandra Bland.

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