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Macy’s To Pay $650,000 In Racial Profiling Investigation

August 20, 2014
Macy's flagship store on West 34th Street in midtown Manhattan in this view from the Empire State Building February 14, 2014 in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

The chain will also bring in an independent monitor, and institute new policies aimed at reducing racial profiling at its New York stores.

Officials In China Shed Properties As Anti-Corruption Campaign Continues

August 20, 2014

NPR’s Frank Langfitt discusses the Chinese real estate market, and how officials are selling properties at steep discounts.

A Look At How Obama Has Navigated Racial Tensions

August 20, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a press briefing at the Edgartown School on August 14, 2014 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. The president, vacationing on the island, spoke about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and Iraq. (Rick Friedman/Getty Images)

As calls grow for the president to visit Ferguson, Peter O’Dowd reports it’s the latest step in a long journey navigating racial tensions.

James Foley Remembered For His ‘Extraordinary Courage’

August 20, 2014
American freelance journalist James Foley is pictured in November 2012 while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. (Nicole Tung/freejamesfoley.org via AP)

U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.

Obama: World ‘Appalled’ By Killing Of James Foley

August 20, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on the death of American journalist James Foley, on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, August 20, 2014. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Speaking from Martha’s Vineyard, the president commented on the video showing the killing of journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.

DJ Sessions: Dance Music From The U.K. And Beyond

August 20, 2014
One of the groups recommended by KCRW's Mario Cotto is English electronic music duo Simian Mobile Disco.

Mario Cotto of KCRW shares a number of new sounds in dance music out of the United Kingdom and New York City.

L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

August 20, 2014
Steve Zipperman, chief of the Los Angeles School Police Department, announces the new school discipline initiatives, Aug. 19, 2014. (Los Angeles School Police Department/Facebook)

The change in the school district’s policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.

Philly Has Taney Dragons Fever

August 20, 2014
Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The team is out to win the Little League Championship and in the process, they’ve captured the heart of their home city of Philadelphia.

Senate Tracker: A Tough Fight In Kentucky

August 20, 2014
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, left, and his challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state, is trying to unseat longtime U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

Historian: Ferguson Exposes Need For New Leadership

August 20, 2014
Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight's protest was peaceful. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Peniel Joseph says the difference between today and the civil rights movement in the 1960s is that there are no unifying leaders.

Grand Jury To Begin Hearing Evidence On Ferguson Shooting

August 20, 2014

The grand jury will decide whether to bring charges against the Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Music From The Show

August 19, 2014

From Gold Panda to Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Man Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In St. Louis

August 19, 2014

Authorities say the man was shot by police after brandishing a knife at officers, a few miles away from Ferguson, Missouri.

How Flight Changed The World – And What Might Be Next

August 19, 2014
First flight of the Wright Flyer I, December 17, 1903, Orville piloting, Wilbur running at wingtip. (John T. Daniels/Wikimedia Commons)

Today is National Aviation Day, the date chosen in part because it’s the birthday of Orville Wright, who flew the very first airplane in 1903.

California Tries To Lure Film Industry Back Home

August 19, 2014
The Hollywood Sign is seen on November 16, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

A bill is moving through the state legislature that would quadruple the amount of tax incentives available to TV and movie makers.

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