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Shooting in Fresno, Calif., Leaves 4 Dead, 6 Others WoundedA mass shooting in Fresno, Calif., has left four dead and six others wounded. It took place Sunday evening at a football viewing party. Authorities say the shooter is still at large.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:20:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780563153/shooting-in-fresno-calif-leaves-4-dead-6-others-wounded?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780563153/shooting-in-fresno-calif-leaves-4-dead-6-others-wounded?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>A mass shooting in Fresno, Calif., has left four dead and six others wounded. It took place Sunday evening at a football viewing party. Authorities say the shooter is still at large.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780563153' />Alex Hall
Some Activists Are Fighting A Plan To Privatize The St. Louis AirportWhile cities like Denver have tried and failed to privatize airports, cash-strapped St. Louis is moving forward. But opponents say the process is riddled with conflicts of interest and a bad idea.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:20:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780563131/some-activists-are-fighting-a-plan-to-privatize-the-st-louis-airport?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780563131/some-activists-are-fighting-a-plan-to-privatize-the-st-louis-airport?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>While cities like Denver have tried and failed to privatize airports, cash-strapped St. Louis is moving forward. But opponents say the process is riddled with conflicts of interest and a bad idea.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780563131' />Corrine Ruff
State Department Loosens U.S. Policy On Israeli Settlements In West BankThe change, announced by Secretary Mike Pompeo, follows the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that country's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:11:37 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780587255/state-department-loosens-u-s-policy-on-israeli-settlements-in-west-bank?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780587255/state-department-loosens-u-s-policy-on-israeli-settlements-in-west-bank?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/11/18/ap_19322717354450_wide-6d9d8041070a41c36087cfaefcc38ed8fd518476.jpg?s=600' alt='Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks Monday during a news conference at the State Department, where he announced the administration will rescind a 1978 department legal opinion that viewed settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as inconsistent with international law.'/><p>The change, announced by Secretary Mike Pompeo, follows the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that country's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights.</p><p>(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780587255' />Richard Gonzales
Oregon Law Meant To Help Mentally Ill Has Ended Up Putting More Of Them On The StreetOregon's new law designed to direct suspects with a mental illness to a state hospital is leaving some behind. Those charged with misdemeanors don't always qualify. That's raised some alarms.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:58:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780563103/oregon-law-meant-to-help-mentally-ill-has-ended-up-putting-more-of-them-on-the-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780563103/oregon-law-meant-to-help-mentally-ill-has-ended-up-putting-more-of-them-on-the-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Oregon's new law designed to direct suspects with a mental illness to a state hospital is leaving some behind. Those charged with misdemeanors don't always qualify. That's raised some alarms.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780563103' />Conrad Wilson
U.N. Expert Faults U.S. For 'Inhuman Treatment' And High Incarceration Of ChildrenThe U.S. incarceration rate of children is "the highest that we could find, followed by others like Bolivia, or Botswana, or Sri Lanka," says the author of a new U.N. study on children's rights.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:49:44 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780539163/u-n-expert-faults-u-s-for-inhuman-treatment-and-high-incarceration-of-children?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780539163/u-n-expert-faults-u-s-for-inhuman-treatment-and-high-incarceration-of-children?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/11/18/ap_19152000142242_wide-a8a76bd39eb2f419510b3699adffb72910b9d4a0.jpg?s=600' alt='The leader of a U.N. study on children's rights says of the U.S. policy of separating migrant children from their families, "I would call it inhuman treatment for both the parents and the children." Here, children are seen near a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla., earlier this year.'/><p>The U.S. incarceration rate of children is "the highest that we could find, followed by others like Bolivia, or Botswana, or Sri Lanka," says the author of a new U.N. study on children's rights.</p><p>(Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780539163' />Bill Chappell
Veterans React To 3 Controversial Pardons Issued By President TrumpVeterans are still reacting to President Trump's controversial pardons of three alleged or convicted American war criminals.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:19:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780563061/veterans-react-to-3-controversial-pardons-issued-by-president-trump?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780563061/veterans-react-to-3-controversial-pardons-issued-by-president-trump?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Veterans are still reacting to President Trump's controversial pardons of three alleged or convicted American war criminals.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780563061' />Quil Lawrence
Democrats Offer Trump Chance To Testify, And He Says He Might Do It — In WritingThe president's surprise announcement comes after Democrats invited him to defend himself against accusations that he tried to bribe a foreign country to help himself politically.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:48:07 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780509060/democrats-offer-trump-chance-to-testify-and-he-says-he-might-do-it-in-writing?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780509060/democrats-offer-trump-chance-to-testify-and-he-says-he-might-do-it-in-writing?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/11/18/ap_19319737946909_wide-6fcdcde4e3ad1fa6ba357bb4901d78ae372f67ee.jpg?s=600' alt='President Trump tweeted on Monday that he likes the idea of providing written testimony to House lawmakers leading the impeachment inquiry.'/><p>The president's surprise announcement comes after Democrats invited him to defend himself against accusations that he tried to bribe a foreign country to help himself politically.</p><p>(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780509060' />Bobby Allyn
Fresno Police: Backyard Where 10 Shot Likely Targeted, 'We Just Don't Know Why'The victims were all Asian males between 25 and 35. "Most of them had jerseys on," said the deputy police chief. "And it looks like something terrible happened."Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:48:03 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780477253/fresno-police-backyard-where-10-shot-likely-targeted-we-just-don-t-know-why?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780477253/fresno-police-backyard-where-10-shot-likely-targeted-we-just-don-t-know-why?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/11/18/gettyimages-1183228957_wide-05de86ea2960c4c9b645ddd8f3a8660fa322a93f.jpg?s=600' alt='People console one another near the backyard where 10 men were shot, four fatally, on Sunday evening in Fresno, Calif.'/><p>The victims were all Asian males between 25 and 35. "Most of them had jerseys on," said the deputy police chief. "And it looks like something terrible happened."</p><p>(Image credit: John Walker/Fresno Bee/TNS via Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780477253' />Laurel Wamsley
Wine Moguls Destroy Land And Pay Small Fines As Cost Of Business, Say ActivistsIn California, fines are being levied against winemakers who violate environmental laws, but activists say they are a drop in the bucket compared to the damage.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:00:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/11/18/774859696/wine-moguls-destroy-land-and-pay-small-fines-as-cost-of-business-say-activists?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/11/18/774859696/wine-moguls-destroy-land-and-pay-small-fines-as-cost-of-business-say-activists?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/11/11/sonoma_wide-80ae1d7877b91a2a58a6857ab4ef623f2b80a93a.jpg?s=600' alt='A "Sonoma Sustainable" sign hangs along a road in the Russian River Valley near Healdsburg, Calif.'/><p>In California, fines are being levied against winemakers who violate environmental laws, but activists say they are a drop in the bucket compared to the damage.</p><p>(Image credit: George Rose/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=774859696' />Alastair Bland
Cybercrime Booms As Scammers Hack Human Nature To Steal BillionsCybercrime is ballooning as scammers learn to research their victims and fine-tune their psychological tricks.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:23:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/778894491/cybercrime-booms-as-scammers-hack-human-nature-to-steal-billions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/778894491/cybercrime-booms-as-scammers-hack-human-nature-to-steal-billions?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/11/13/email_scams_deborahlee_wide-7651f18e957af656189b902e83ec59c409e4d0a7.jpg?s=600' alt='Cyberscams are getting more sophisticated.'/><p>Cybercrime is ballooning as scammers learn to research their victims and fine-tune their psychological tricks.</p><p>(Image credit: Deborah Lee for NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=778894491' />Martin Kaste
City Leaders In Austin Clash With Texas Governor Over Homeless IssueTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened city leaders in Austin after they allowed increased camping by the homeless in public or under bridges.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:01:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780373034/city-leaders-in-austin-clash-with-texas-governor-over-homeless-issue?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780373034/city-leaders-in-austin-clash-with-texas-governor-over-homeless-issue?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened city leaders in Austin after they allowed increased camping by the homeless in public or under bridges.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780373034' />Andrew Weber
Many Native Americans Can't Get Clean Water, Report FindsA new report from DigDeep and the U.S. Water Alliance found race is the strongest predictor of water and sanitation access. This has implications for public health.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:01:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/779821510/many-native-americans-cant-get-clean-water-report-finds?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/779821510/many-native-americans-cant-get-clean-water-report-finds?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/11/15/watertribe2_wide-8d21c1d353f93921755e871fdaeebb7f4c6b1d98.jpg?s=600' alt='Darlene Yazzie typically hauls water from a windmill 5 miles from her house for her sheep. Officials tell her it's unsafe for humans but OK for livestock.'/><p>A new report from DigDeep and the U.S. Water Alliance found race is the strongest predictor of water and sanitation access. This has implications for public health.</p><p>(Image credit: Laurel Morales/KJZZ)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=779821510' />Laurel Morales
The Language Of CybercrimeCybercriminals have learned to refine the language they use in scams, making scams harder to detect and more likely to fool potential victims.Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:00:31 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/779386167/the-language-of-cybercrime?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/779386167/the-language-of-cybercrime?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Cybercriminals have learned to refine the language they use in scams, making scams harder to detect and more likely to fool potential victims.</p><p>(Image credit: NPR/NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=779386167' />Martin Kaste
Pelosi On Trump: 'I Will Make Sure He Does Not Intimidate The Whistleblower'House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned President Trump not to intimidate the whistleblower, as the president continued to call for the anonymous person to be exposed.Sun, 17 Nov 2019 17:40:41 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/17/780298608/pelosi-on-trump-i-will-make-sure-he-does-not-intimidate-the-whistleblower?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/17/780298608/pelosi-on-trump-i-will-make-sure-he-does-not-intimidate-the-whistleblower?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/11/17/ap_19318626419264_wide-55d59fef014fb7f323e11b757933ba3b5866bb74.jpg?s=600' alt='Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters Thursday on Capitol Hill.'/><p>House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned President Trump not to intimidate the whistleblower, as the president continued to call for the anonymous person to be exposed.</p><p>(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780298608' />Bobby Allyn
The State Of Spanish-Language Media In U.S.NPR's Michel Martin talks to journalism professor Graciela Mochkofsky about the current state of Spanish-language media in America after news that another major publication will soon close.Sun, 17 Nov 2019 17:08:00 -0500https://www.npr.org/2019/11/17/780312543/the-state-of-spanish-language-media-in-u-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2019/11/17/780312543/the-state-of-spanish-language-media-in-u-s?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>NPR's Michel Martin talks to journalism professor Graciela Mochkofsky about the current state of Spanish-language media in America after news that another major publication will soon close.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=780312543' />