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'Suge' Knight Faces 28-Year Prison Term In Plea Deal Over Fatal Hit-And-Run

The co-founder of Death Row Records, who is 53, agreed to a plea deal for one count of voluntary manslaughter. He had been facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test

Walter Mischel had an idea that became a pop culture touchstone. He wanted to see if preschoolers seated in front of a marshmallow could delay their gratification. What did the experiment really mean?

3 Babies, 2 Adults Stabbed At Queens Day Care

Officers who arrived at the house in New York City found multiple people with stab wounds, including three infants ranging from three days to one month old.

Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accuser By Name Amid Negotiations For Hearing

The president had been restrained in responding to the accusation by Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school.

Here Was a Plague

The Aids crisis as it unfolded in America is an object lesson in the danger, the potential violence, inherent in organized prejudice.

Rejection By The King Of Nepal Was Not the End Of The Road

When Kul Gautam got a royal "no" for his passport request, he decided to do something special with his life. He tells of his journey from a tiny village to the upper ranks of the U.N. in a new memoir.

Cleveland Browns Win A Game For First Time Since Obama Presidency

"We WON!!!" the Cleveland Police Department tweeted of the comeback victory, before adding, "Wait....Oh God. The free beer thing...Ok Cleveland. Stay calm."

101 Ways To Thwart A Reporter In Pyongyang

Behind the scenes of NPR's recent reporting trip to North Korea, where a government-assigned minder stymied the team at nearly every turn.

The Right to Bear Arms (And Say Shocking Stuff on Facebook)

Christopher Daniels’ political beliefs got him in trouble. Though the FBI won’t comment, he is likely the first person ever imprisoned for being a “black identity extremist.”

Peter Simek | D Magazine | Sep 2018
At Least 86 Dead In Tanzania After Ferry Capsizes On Lake Victoria

The search continues for survivors from the ferry that reportedly was carrying as many as 500 passengers.

How To Talk To Young People About The Kavanaugh Story

In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment.

The Biggest Hurdle For Beto O'Rourke In Texas Is Turning Out Latino Voters

To win, Beto O'Rourke needs to change the Texas electorate. But voter registration data suggests Democrats aren't registering enough voters to offset Republicans' structural advantages in the state.

Russia's Pro-Gun Influence Accounts Copied The NRA — And Sometimes, Vice Versa

There was a lot of overlap between the messaging of the Internet Research Agency and the NRA on social media. What isn't clear is why.

Russia's 2016 Twitter Campaign Was Strongly Pro-Gun, With Echoes Of The NRA

An analysis of Twitter accounts associated with Russia's influence campaign shows how supportive it was of gun rights and how influential the messaging was of the National Rifle Association.

Hacks, Security Gaps And Oligarchs: The Business Of Voting Comes Under Scrutiny

Heading into midterm elections, pressure is on for governments and campaigns to secure elections. But what about the companies who make the machines and print the ballots?

Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring 'Mental Health' Disclosures By Students

Florida school districts now have to ask if a new student has ever been referred for mental health services. It's a legislative attempt to help troubled kids. Will it work, or increase stigma instead?

Episode 99: Racehorse Haynes

There is nothing Richard "Racehorse" Haynes wouldn't do to win a case. He once held a cattle prod against his skin. He cross examined an empty chair on the witness stand. He considered nailing his hand to the jury box. He is widely considered to be one of the most exceptional criminal defense attorneys the country has ever seen.

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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness'

The largely ceremonial post of president in Vietnam is one of three top leadership positions, along with prime minister and secretary-general of the Communist Party.

Infective Heredity

Today, a fast moving, sidestepping, gene-swapping free-for-all that would’ve made Darwin’s head spin.

David Quammen tells us about a shocking way that life can evolve - infective heredity. To figure it all out we go back to the earliest versions of life, and we revisit an earlier version of Radiolab. After reckoning with a scientific icon, we find ourselves in a tangle of genes that sheds new light on peppered moths, drug-resistant bugs, and a key moment in the evolution of life when mammals went a little viral.

Check out David Quammen's book The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life 

This episode was produced by Soren Wheeler. 

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American Airlines Is The Latest To Raise Checked-Baggage Fees

The first and second bags will each cost $5 more, going up to $30 and $40. Delta, United and JetBlue have also announced increases.