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'I'm Falling Apart': Shutdown Squeeze Tightens For Low-Wage Workers
Low pay combined with a high cost of living make it even more of a challenge for those who suddenly find themselves without a paycheck.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:21:27 -0500)

Ex-Chicago Police Officer Sentenced To 81 Months For Laquan McDonald Murder
A day after three officers were acquitted of trying to cover up the killing, Jason Van Dyke was sent to prison for shooting the black teen 16 times. McDonald's family argues the punishment is light.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500)

'Never Seen Morale This Low': Correctional Officers Struggle Through Shutdown
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Justin Tarovisky, who works at a penitentiary in Hazelton, W.Va., about what it's been like to put in hours — including overtime and double shifts — without getting paid.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500)

The White House And Congress React To The Explosive Cohen Allegations
President Trump's ex-lawyer has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump Tower project in Moscow. Now, a Buzzfeed report says he told investigators that Trump asked for that lie.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500)

'Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee' Demystifies The Modern Native Experience
David Treuer's book is a wide-ranging account of Native American life, from the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre to now. He says that, contrary to popular perception, they're fully integrated in U.S. life.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500)

She Wanted To Be The Perfect Mom, Then Landed In A Psychiatric Unit
Postpartum psychosis is rare, but very real, doctors say. And, unlike in some European nations, most U.S. moms who need inpatient psychiatric care can't bring along their babies, adding to the trauma.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:59 -0500)

Immigration Courts Have A Huge Backlog. The Shutdown's Making It Worse
Hundreds of thousands of cases are awaiting hearings, but many are being canceled until the shutdown is resolved. For a Filipina mom in California, that means her seven-year-long wait will go on.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500)

'If I Have To Go To 100 Marches, I Will Do That': Women's Activism, 2 Years Later
Jenny Mills and Vanessa De Leon have participated in past women's marches. NPR's Scott Simon asks them how they feel about marching today, and about the progress women have made in the Trump era.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500)

Government Calls Back Furloughed Aviation Workers, But Gaps Will Remain
From inspecting planes to controlling air traffic, the federal government touches every aspect of air travel. Now a lot of that work isn't getting done because of the government shutdown.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500)

Opinion: Volunteers Step Up To Care For Furloughed Federal Workers
Around the country, Americans are pitching in to help out government employees who aren't being paid during the shutdown, offering free meals, free haircuts, interest-free loans, and more.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:58 -0500)

Some States Defy U.S. Rules Denying Unemployment To Unpaid Federal Workers
The Department of Labor says that 450,000 "essential" employees are not eligible for the benefits. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is among those saying "we're gonna do it, and shame on them."
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:00 -0500)

In 2017, Women Marched In Solidarity; 2019 Finds A Fractured Movement
For the third year in a row, women will march in Washington, D.C., and other cities in the name of social change. But some of the messaging is being lost amid controversy surrounding march leaders.
(Sat, 19 Jan 2019 07:01:00 -0500)

Video: Giant Great White Shark Frolics With Divers
"What some don't realize is that sometimes sharks seek touch," Ocean Ramsey said after the unforgettable encounter in Oahu. She and her team swam beside a 20-foot-long shark they say is Deep Blue.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:18:52 -0500)

Former Chicago Police Officer Sentenced To Nearly 7 Years For Laquan McDonald Murder
Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 6 years and 9 months in prison on Friday for the 2014 murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:21:00 -0500)

After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying
Marizeh Hashemi, a TV anchor in Iran, was arrested Sunday in the U.S. and is testifying before a grand jury in Washington. This is the first time U.S. authorities have commented on her case.
(Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:39:22 -0500)

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