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- Jury Awards Former Penn State Assistant Football Coach $7.3 Million
Mike McQueary testified in the defamation case that he had reported seeing another former coach, Jerry Sandusky, abusing a boy. McQueary says he was fired in retaliation for helping investigators.
- Roommate Pleads Guilty In Rutgers Suicide Case
Dharun Ravi accepted a plea deal after courts overturned his original conviction. Tyler Clementi killed himself after secret video taken by Ravi of Clementi kissing a man was shown to other students.
- Leaders Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Acquitted
The jury found Ammon Bundy and six followers not guilty of illegally occupying a federal wildlife refuge earlier this year and not guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime.
- Oregon Occupation Unites Native American Tribes To Save Their Land
In the wake of the Ammon Bundy wildlife refuge trial, Native Americans are refocusing national attention on the ancestral rights their tribes hold to federal lands in the West.
- Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business
The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.
- Colorado Votes On A Ballot Measure To Make It Harder To Pass Ballot Measures
Voters can amend their state's constitution: Think legalization of pot. But some Coloradans say citizen initiatives are out of control, and a well-funded push is underway to raise the bar.
- 'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to <em>Washington Post</em> reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.
- Obama Urges A Boost In IT Spending To Secure Federal Computers
Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like "trying to put air bags into an old car," the government's chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.
- Police Evict Dakota Pipeline Protesters
Police officers, some of them in riot gear, removed protesters who refused to leave private land in North Dakota where a pipeline is supposed to be built.
- Chronicle of Philanthropy List Reveals Striking Change In Charity Landscape
Each year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes a list of the biggest charities in the U.S. This year, there has been a change in the No. 1 spot that philanthropy watchers call "stunning."
- 'Falsettos' Still Resonates In Changed Social Landscape
When <em>Falsettos</em> first premiered in 1981, this frank, funny musical about gay, Jewish life in New York City was covering new territory. Now a revival is in the works, but will it still feel resonant in an age where gay rights have become mainstream?
- Ambassador Urges U.S. To 'Draw Some Lines' In China Relationship
U.S. Ambassador to China, former Montana Sen. Max Baucus, urges the U.S. to "draw some lines" and show that "we're not going to get bullied," while remaining upbeat overall about U.S.-China ties.
- Hispanic Voters Key In Deciding Nevada's Tight Senate Race
Control of the Senate will come down to just a handful of races, and Nevada is the only seat Republicans have a real chance of flipping. Three-term Republican Sen. Joe Heck is running almost even with Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. The race could come down to Hispanic voters, and Heck has tried to distance himself from Trump.
- House Speaker Paul Ryan Prepares For Challenges After Election Day
House Speaker Paul Ryan faces a number of political pressures after Election Day. Ryan is campaigning to hold the Republican majority in Congress after abandoning any efforts to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump win the White House.
- As Race Enters Homestretch, Many Voters Feel Campaign Fatigue
A year and a half after it began, the race for president is beginning to wear on many voters. A growing number say they are fed up and fatigued by the especially bitter campaign and are taking extreme measures to block it out. But others are tuning in even more as the race enters the homestretch.