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Illinois' Governor Signs Law Legalizing Recreational Use Of Marijuana
The state becomes the 11th in the country to legalize recreational pot. The Illinois law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, also expunges the criminal records of some 800,000 past offenders.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 02:18:00 -0400)

A Whole Lot Of Improv: Southwest Readjusts To A World Without The Boeing 737 Max
Southwest Airlines is the biggest operator of Boeing's 737 Max in the U.S. While the plane remains grounded following two fatal overseas crashes, Southwest has had to juggle its flight operations.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:44:47 -0400)

A Look At President Trump's Pattern Of Responding To Accusations Of Sexual Misconduct
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Anna North, senior reporter at Vox, about E. Jean Carroll's allegations of sexual assault against President Trump.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:35:00 -0400)

Working Class Americans Are Finding It Increasingly Difficult To Afford Housing
Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Study shows that while the economy and affordability continue to improve overall, working class Americans are worse off when it comes to affording a home.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:21:00 -0400)

Driver In Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists Pleads Not Guilty
Prosecutors say that Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was driving a pickup truck and veered over the center line of a rural road in New Hampshire, striking and killing a group of motorcyclists.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:19:00 -0400)

Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz Discusses Humanitarian Aid Bill For Border Crisis
The House of Representatives will vote on a bill to send $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to the Southern border. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., joins NPR's Ari Shapiro to discuss the bill.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:12:00 -0400)

Acting Commissioner Of Customs And Border Protection Announces He Will Resign
John Sanders, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, plans to step down. The agency has come under fire for about 300 migrant children detained in unsanitary conditions.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:11:00 -0400)

Human Rights Watch Researcher On What She Saw Inside Facility Holding Migrant Children
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Clara Long, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch who has been monitoring border detention facilities, about what migrant children are experiencing there.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:42:00 -0400)

How The Push For Renewable Energy Is Changing Southwest Georgia
In the south of Georgia, land and sunshine are plentiful, making it prime territory for solar developers. The dramatic drop in the cost of solar is bringing new opportunities to longtime landowners.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:31:00 -0400)

Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Offender Plea Deal Must Stand, Federal Prosecutors Say
Attorneys representing sex abuse victims have argued for years that their clients weren't informed of the once-secret deal beforehand or given the opportunity to testify about it in court.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:49:33 -0400)

San Francisco Bans Sales Of E-Cigarettes
San Francisco supervisors say they need to protect kids and teens from becoming addicted to nicotine. The dominant vaping company, Juul, is headquartered in the city and hopes to overturn the ban.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:04:00 -0400)

After Republican Protest, Oregon's Climate Plan Dies
On the fifth day the Republican state senators have skipped the session in protest over a cap-and-trade bill, the Senate's Democratic president said the bill would expire in the Senate chamber.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:51:00 -0400)

Acting Head Of Customs And Border Protection Plans To Step Down
John Sanders is expected to make his resignation effective July 5, two officials say. The move comes after hundreds of children were removed from a facility without adequate food and sanitation.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:32:00 -0400)

Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher To Stay In Indianapolis Archdiocese
The school says not terminating the teacher would have resulted in "our forfeiting our Catholic identity." Last week, a nearby Jesuit school decided to split with the archdiocese instead.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:05:00 -0400)

Florida Deciding Whether To Prosecute Woman Who Turned In Estranged Husband's Guns
Her husband was jailed overnight after police said he rammed his vehicle into hers. She was jailed for six days after she allegedly broke into his home, took his guns and gave them to law enforcement.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:17:18 -0400)

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