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- Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty
The move sets up a showdown Wednesday with lawmakers in the state's unicameral legislature. A close vote is expected as lawmakers try to override the veto.
- Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court
Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.
- IRS Reports Theft Of More Than 100,000 Taxpayers' Information
The IRS reports the theft of tax information through online fraud. The agency says it will give the 100,000 taxpayers affected free credit monitoring services.
- Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods
In this Vermont kindergarten, every Monday is "Forest Monday" a day that gets students out of the classroom and into nature.
- Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says
The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.
- Before Cleveland, About 30 Police Departments Entered DOJ Agreements
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, about the history of Justice Department involvement in reforming local police departments.
- As The NBA Conference Finals Wind Down, LeBron James Remains Dominant
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with ESPN's Amin Elhassan about the NBA Conference Finals. The Houston Rockets are down 3-0, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are one game away from sweeping the Atlanta Hawks.
- Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Blockage Of Obama Immigration Actions
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against a request by the Obama Administration to resume applications for temporary deportation relief for an estimated 4.7 million immigrants.
- How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?
The tropical virus has killed a man who returned to New Jersey from Liberia this month. But chances that he could have spread the disease are remote.
- Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter Jason Rezaian Begins In Iran
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Douglas Jehl, the foreign editor of the <em>Washington Post</em>, about the closed trial, which began Tuesday in Iran.
- What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?
This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.
- NYU Changes Its Policy On Reviewing Applicants' Criminal Background
NYU has announced that when looking at applications, it will initially overlook the criminal record of prospective students.
- Apple's Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer
Ive was previously senior vice president of design at Apple and has played a large part in designing products since 1996. Some say his promotion might actually mean he's on his way out.
- Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior
Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.
- U.S., Turkey Divided On Support For Rebel Forces In Syria
The U.S. still isn't quite on the same page with its close ally, Turkey, on who to back in the Syrian civil war â€” moderates or Islamists.