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- D.C. Metro Safety Will Be Placed Under Federal Oversight
The Federal Transit Administration will now be in charge of Metro safety in Washington, according to a plan announced late Friday.
- Next Chapter In U.S. Vs. Mexico Soccer Rivalry Kicks Off Saturday
The U.S. and Mexico play in the CONCACAF Cup tomorrow night. The U.S. head coach is under pressure and a Mexican star is out injured, but so far, a couple of advertisements are stealing the show.
- Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation
Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.
- Hillary Clinton Holds 'Tough, Candid' Meeting With Black Lives Matter Activists
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with DeRay McKesson of the group, "We The Protesters," about the meeting with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C., Friday.
- 'Great Pause' Among Prosecutors As DNA Proves Fallible
Experts say the field of forensic DNA is having a moment of truth about years of overstated claims, and it may tarnish its reputation as the "gold standard" of legal evidence.
- 4 Ways This Whole Republican Speaker Situation Gets Resolved
With Kevin McCarthy out of the race for House speaker, the path forward is not clear. Everyone is pointing to Paul Ryan, but what if he doesn't do it?
- 'Doomed To Succeed' Examines Inevitability Of Close U.S.-Israel Relations
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Dennis Ross about his book, which explores why the countries are close despite foreign policy establishment rhetoric suggesting ties are detrimental to U.S. interests.
- Washington, D.C., Council Proposal Sets New Standard On Paid Family Leave
Critics say the U.S. is one of the few industrialized nations not to offer any paid leave for new parents, but now the Washington, D.C., Council is considering a bill that would grant workers in the nation's capital 16 weeks of paid leave â€” more than anywhere else in the U.S.
- 20th Anniversary Of Million Man March Inspires New Rally In Washington, D.C.
Black men from across the country gathered for the Million Man March in Washington D.C., 20 years ago. Led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the march was billed as a day of atonement. Farrakhan and others plan to rally in Washington, D.C, again this Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the March and to renew a call for justice.
- Separate Shootings Reported At Universities In Arizona, Texas
While people in Oregon are still mourning those lost in a shooting at Umpqua Community College, other school shootings in the United States continue to make headlines. Two separate incidents, one in Texas and another in Arizona occurred this week.
- Cardinals-Cubs 1st-Ever MLB Postseason Matchup Revives Friendly Rivalry
Will Leitch, senior writer for the website, Sports on Earth, says the once friendly regional rivalry between Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals fans might now be reaching a turning point.
- Week In Politics: Speaker Of The House Race, Hillary Clinton On The TPP
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of <em>The Washington Post</em> and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of <em>The New York Times</em>. They discuss Rep. Kevin McCarthy's decision to withdraw from the race for the next Speaker of the House, Hillary Clinton's opposition to the TPP, and the Russian strategy in Syria.
- U.S. Halts Program To Train Syrian Rebels Fighting ISIS
The Obama administration is shifting its policy on arming and training rebels to fight the Islamic State in the Syrian conflict. NPR takes a look at the new policy and what it changes about the role of the U.S. in the conflict.
- Fantasy Sports Industry Under Scrutiny After Insider Trading Allegations
Some daily fantasy sports players are dropping their business after a DraftKings employee with access to potentially valuable data won $350,000 at rival company FanDuel. The two companies this week banned their workforce from playing fantasy for cash, and they say more regulation is not needed; they will police themselves. But regulators are asking questions about the fast-growing industry.
- Tag, You're It: House GOP Leaders Pressure Paul Ryan To Enter Speaker Race
Republican leaders met to try and resolve their differences Friday after their election for a new speaker dissolved following the sudden withdrawal of the frontrunner, Kevin McCarthy.