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His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have BeenThe Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. <strong></strong>Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:33:17 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/06/23/533977175/his-life-cut-short-vincent-chin-is-remembered-for-what-might-have-been?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/06/23/533977175/his-life-cut-short-vincent-chin-is-remembered-for-what-might-have-been?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/06/22/koivunpr_wide-79b7baa1a3c84b19403356fe7e66a72fa471e349.jpg?s=600' alt='Gary Koivu and his wife Kim came to StoryCorps to talk about Koivu's friend Vincent Chin. Chin died 35 years ago, and his death became a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation.'/><p>The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. <strong></strong>Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.</p><p>(Image credit: Courtesy of StoryCorps)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533977175' />John White
Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI HeadquartersSome critics say Vornado Realty Trust should recuse itself from bidding on the project because of its financial relationship to the president and his family.Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:19:07 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/06/23/534028094/real-estate-firm-with-ties-to-trump-may-build-the-new-fbi-headquarters?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/06/23/534028094/real-estate-firm-with-ties-to-trump-may-build-the-new-fbi-headquarters?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/06/22/ap_16307481622327_wide-d93fcd5650356928ec2256e808daaf9f63a90d7f.jpg?s=600' alt='The FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Headquarters is aging and obsolete, and officials want to replace it with a more modern structure in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.'/><p>Some critics say Vornado Realty Trust should recuse itself from bidding on the project because of its financial relationship to the president and his family.</p><p>(Image credit: Cliff Owen/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=534028094' />Jim Zarroli
Federal Judge In Michigan Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Iraqis Who Fear TortureThe Iraqi nationals were rounded up in the Detroit area in recent weeks by immigration authorities. They all had final deportation orders as well as criminal convictions, and many are Christians.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:20:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/534038340/federal-judge-in-michigan-halts-deportation-of-iraqis-who-fear-torture?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/534038340/federal-judge-in-michigan-halts-deportation-of-iraqis-who-fear-torture?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The Iraqi nationals were rounded up in the Detroit area in recent weeks by immigration authorities. They all had final deportation orders as well as criminal convictions, and many are Christians.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=534038340' />Kathy Goldgeier
Georgia Inmates Come To Aid Of Unconscious Guard The Polk County Sheriff said he will recommend the inmates' sentences be reduced after they called 911 when the deputy guarding them collapsed.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:48:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533965105/georgia-inmates-come-to-aid-of-unconscious-guard?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533965105/georgia-inmates-come-to-aid-of-unconscious-guard?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The Polk County Sheriff said he will recommend the inmates' sentences be reduced after they called 911 when the deputy guarding them collapsed.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533965105' />Amy Held
Brendan Dassey Of 'Making A Murderer' Wins Federal Appeals Court CaseA three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dassey should be released unless the state of Wisconsin decides to retry him within 90 days or appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:20:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533983565/brendan-dassey-of-making-a-murderer-wins-federal-appeals-court-case?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533983565/brendan-dassey-of-making-a-murderer-wins-federal-appeals-court-case?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/06/22/ap_060303014819_wide-8b501317d4f73fae55a95f805e734ab01663d0d1.jpg?s=600' alt='Brendan Dassey is escorted out of court in Wisconsin's Manitowoc County in 2006.'/><p>A three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dassey should be released unless the state of Wisconsin decides to retry him within 90 days or appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p><p>(Image credit: Morry Gash/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533983565' />Merrit Kennedy
Mourners Remember Otto Warmbier At Hometown Funeral The 22-year-old university student died Monday, after returning from North Korea in a coma.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533987796/mourners-remember-otto-warmbier-at-hometown-funeral?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533987796/mourners-remember-otto-warmbier-at-hometown-funeral?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/06/22/ap_17173536426557_wide-148e26a5c1ef5b7d6ba24b7effc77ca871a165ee.jpg?s=600' alt='Mourners carry the coffin of Otto Warmbier after his funeral Thursday. The funeral was held at Wyoming High School, outside Cincinnati.'/><p>The 22-year-old university student died Monday, after returning from North Korea in a coma.</p><p>(Image credit: Bryan Woolston/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533987796' />Amy Held
When You Talk In Your Sleep, Are You Talking To Your Secret Self?After hearing recordings of herself giggling and cheerfully talking in her sleep, Tanya Marquardt, who always thought of herself as tough and brooding, begins to connect with her other self.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:27:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533952361/when-you-talk-in-your-sleep-are-you-talking-to-your-secret-self?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533952361/when-you-talk-in-your-sleep-are-you-talking-to-your-secret-self?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>After hearing recordings of herself giggling and cheerfully talking in her sleep, Tanya Marquardt, who always thought of herself as tough and brooding, begins to connect with her other self.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533952361' />Abby Wendle
OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have MammogramsUpdated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies and consider women's preferences, too.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:06:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/22/533951718/ob-gyns-give-women-more-say-in-when-they-have-mammograms?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/22/533951718/ob-gyns-give-women-more-say-in-when-they-have-mammograms?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/06/22/mammogram-1_wide-791c5821a6421475215c830e5562d59f97c1bfea.jpg?s=600' alt='Women have gotten conflicting advice from doctors about when to have mammograms.'/><p>Updated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies and consider women's preferences, too.</p><p>(Image credit: Amelie Benoist/Science Source)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533951718' />Katherine Hobson
Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC FineFCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period, scheming to sell "discounted" travel packages.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:05:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533970545/man-accused-of-making-millions-of-robocalls-faces-biggest-ever-fcc-fine?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533970545/man-accused-of-making-millions-of-robocalls-faces-biggest-ever-fcc-fine?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/06/22/gettyimages-498335449_wide-045acd003d219af5f1eb37b0e6c2a184a3242b86.jpg?s=600' alt='Telemarketers are prohibited from making prerecorded phone calls to people without prior consent. It's also illegal to deliberately falsify caller ID with the intent to harm or defraud consumers.'/><p>FCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period, scheming to sell "discounted" travel packages.</p><p>(Image credit: PeopleImages/Getty Images/iStock)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533970545' />Alina Selyukh
After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species ListCiting a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:37:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533965856/after-42-years-yellowstone-grizzly-will-be-taken-off-endangered-species-list?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/22/533965856/after-42-years-yellowstone-grizzly-will-be-taken-off-endangered-species-list?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/06/22/gettyimages-153663648_wide-130ce5dc8244bc10c2a093b94b91f1a38af4a901.jpg?s=600' alt='A grizzly mother and her cub in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.'/><p>Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.</p><p>(Image credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533965856' />Colin Dwyer
Funeral Held For Former North Korean Prisoner Otto WarmbierThe American college student who died shortly after being released from a North Korean prison was laid to rest Thursday in his hometown near Cincinnati. Otto Warmbier arrived back in the U.S. last week in a coma after being held by North Korea for more than a year.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989404/funeral-held-for-former-north-korean-prisoner-otto-warmbier?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989404/funeral-held-for-former-north-korean-prisoner-otto-warmbier?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The American college student who died shortly after being released from a North Korean prison was laid to rest Thursday in his hometown near Cincinnati. Otto Warmbier arrived back in the U.S. last week in a coma after being held by North Korea for more than a year.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533989404' />Ann Thompson
'From The Ashes' Documents Rise And Fall Of Coal In AmericaAfter President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to lead a group of mayors, governors and CEOs in cutting emissions according to the Paris framework. And now Bloomberg also has a film out documenting coal's rise and fall in America, <em>From the Ashes</em>.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989397/from-the-ashes-documents-rise-and-fall-of-coal-in-america?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989397/from-the-ashes-documents-rise-and-fall-of-coal-in-america?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>After President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged to lead a group of mayors, governors and CEOs in cutting emissions according to the Paris framework. And now Bloomberg also has a film out documenting coal's rise and fall in America, <em>From the Ashes</em>.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533989397' />
Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar For Revoking U.S. CitizenshipThe Supreme Court said Thursday an immigrant's citizenship could not be revoked because of an untrue statement to authorities that was immaterial to the granting of citizenship.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989390/supreme-court-sets-higher-bar-for-revoking-u-s-citizenship?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989390/supreme-court-sets-higher-bar-for-revoking-u-s-citizenship?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The Supreme Court said Thursday an immigrant's citizenship could not be revoked because of an untrue statement to authorities that was immaterial to the granting of citizenship.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533989390' />Nina Totenberg
Ohio Health Insurance CEO Raises Concerns Over Senate GOP BillNPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Pam Morris, CEO and President of CareSource, about the new health care bill from Senate Republicans. CareSource is the largest provider of Medicaid managed care services for Ohio.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989383/ohio-health-insurance-ceo-raises-concerns-over-senate-gop-bill?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989383/ohio-health-insurance-ceo-raises-concerns-over-senate-gop-bill?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Pam Morris, CEO and President of CareSource, about the new health care bill from Senate Republicans. CareSource is the largest provider of Medicaid managed care services for Ohio.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533989383' />
Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Removed From Endangered Species ListThe Interior Department has announced that it will end federal protections for the Yellowstone grizzly bear.Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:31:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989369/yellowstone-grizzly-bear-removed-from-endangered-species-list?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/06/22/533989369/yellowstone-grizzly-bear-removed-from-endangered-species-list?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The Interior Department has announced that it will end federal protections for the Yellowstone grizzly bear.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=533989369' />Nathan Rott