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Today โ€” February 26th 2020NPR News

Supreme Court Rules Border Patrol Agents Who Shoot Foreign Nationals Can't Be Sued

By Vanessa Romo
Attorney Cristobal Galindo, center, is accompanied by Jesus Hernandez, left, and Maria Guereca, and attorney Marion Reilly in front of the Supreme Court, in Nov. 2019.

In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled Tuesday that families of noncitizens shot by federal agents on foreign territory have no constitutional right to sue for damages in U.S. courts.

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  • February 26th 2020 at 00:21

Judge Weighs Roger Stone's Bid For A New Trial As Trump Attacks Her On Twitter

By Bobby Allyn
Roger Stone, center, departs federal court in Washington on Thursday.

Roger Stone, a self-styled "dirty trickster" and longtime adviser to President Trump, is expected to appeal. The president, meanwhile, has left open the door to a possible pardon for Stone.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

  • February 26th 2020 at 00:04

Regulators Issue Another Safety Fix For Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Plane

By Brakkton Booker
A Boeing 737 MAX 9 sits at the front of the assembly line at the company

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive for the jetliner that stems from a faulty component that could make the aircraft vulnerable to lightening strikes.

(Image credit: Elaine Thompson/AP)

  • February 25th 2020 at 23:53
Yesterday โ€” February 25th 2020NPR News

Dow Drops 1900 Points In 2 Days As Markets Sell Off On Fears Of Coronavirus Spread

By Scott Horsley
Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Stocks slumped and bond prices soared for the second day in a row as fears spread that the widening coronavirus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 879 points. That's on top of Monday's drop, when the Dow tumbled more than 1,000 points.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 23:12

Tesla Driver Was Playing Game Before Deadly Crash. But Tesla Software Failed, Too

By Camila Domonoske
The Tesla logo is displayed on the front of a Tesla Model X in Los Angeles in 2017.

The driver was distracted by his phone as his car steered itself toward a barrier, and Tesla should have done more to prevent this "foreseeable misuse of technology," federal investigators said.

(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • February 25th 2020 at 21:31

U.N.: Humanitarian Crisis In Syria Reaches 'Horrifying New Level'

By Fran Kritz
Many refugees, who have fled the fighting in Syria

As fighting escalates in northwest Syria, the U.N. estimates that thousands of Syrians are being displaced every day.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 21:12

Health Officials Warn Americans To Plan For The Spread Of Coronavirus In U.S.

By Rob Stein
A woman wears a mask in New York out of concern for the newly emerged coronavirus. However, experts say that the commonly worn surgical masks aren

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to prepare for the possibility of more aggressive measures to stop the new coronavirus in the United States.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 20:24

'Inside Story' Sheds Light On Facebook's Effort To Connect The World

By Dave Davies

How can one company be so wildly successful — and so thoroughly distrusted? Tech writer Steven Levy reflects on Facebook's enigmatic leader and its drive for expansion in his new book.

  • February 25th 2020 at 20:12

Sabrina Ionescu Sets NCAA Record โ€” Hours After Speaking At Bryant Memorial

By Laurel Wamsley
Oregon Ducks guard Sabrina Ionescu (center) celebrates with teammates after setting a triple-double milestone against Stanford on Monday in Palo Alto, Calif.

The Oregon star spoke with deep respect for Gianna's game. "She had a fadeaway better than mine," she said. "If I represented the present of the women's game, Gigi was the future, and Kobe knew it."

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  • February 25th 2020 at 19:16

Who Gets 5G โ€” And Who Gets Left Behind โ€” Has Some Worried About Digital Inequality

By Paul Flahive
Conceptual illustration representing the new 5G mobile data network.

As wireless companies continue to roll out 5G — the next generation of wireless technology — advocates worry this latest high-speed update will widen the digital divide.

(Image credit: Mark Garlick/Getty Images/Science Photo Library)

  • February 25th 2020 at 18:00

What Happens If You're Critically Ill In China โ€” But Not With Coronavirus

By Emily Feng
A medical worker in a protective suit tends to a patient in a hospital in Wuhan, China.

Residents say their relatives have been unable to get care for cancer, for childhood diseases and more as Wuhan and other cities put a priority on treating COVID-19 patients.

(Image credit: China Daily CDIC/Reuters)

  • February 25th 2020 at 17:01

Sell Or Stay? Australia's Fire Zone Experiment

By Rebecca Hersher
Christine Stonehouse lost her house to the bushfires that destroyed parts of the Australian state of Victoria in 2009.

After deadly 2009 wildfires, authorities offered to buy property to encourage people to move. Few accepted. The questions raised by Australia's experience are freshly urgent after its latest fires.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 16:44

Trump Says Sotomayor, Ginsburg Should Recuse Themselves From Cases Involving Him

By Krishnadev Calamur
President Trump speaks Tuesday with business leaders in New Delhi.

The president's remarks are an apparent reference to a dissent by Justice Sotomayor, who wrote that the government had claimed "one emergency after another" to seek an "unprecedented number" of stays.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 13:36

Hong Kong Bookseller Sentenced By China To 10 Years For Passing 'Intelligence'

By Emily Feng
Freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee stands next to a placard with a picture of bookseller Gui Minhai, in front of his book store in Hong Kong in June 2016.

Gui Minhai was kidnapped by Chinese agents while on vacation in Thailand in 2015. His conviction in a secret trial was announced in a brief statement by the court.

(Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP)

  • February 25th 2020 at 12:43

Mubarak, Egypt's Ousted President, Is Dead At 91

By Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was a supporter of Israel and took a hard line against terrorism, but eventually U.S. administrations began to pressure the Egyptian leader over human-rights abuses.

For many Egyptians, Mubarak became the symbol of all that was wrong with their country. His nearly 30-year rule is recalled as a time of repression and economic stagnation for all but an elite few.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 12:26

Spotlight Lands On Amy Berman Jackson, Judge In Stone Case, After A Lengthy Career

By Ryan Lucas
Judge Amy Berman Jackson, shown in a courtroom sketch, has been at the center of a series of high-profile Russia cases — most recently, one involving self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" Roger Stone.

Jackson has been a player in Washington, D.C.'s legal world for three decades and now is center stage amid disputes over Roger Stone and the independence of the Justice Department.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 11:02

Barr Heads To Senate With His Work Cut Out: Selling Republicans On FISA

By Philip Ewing
Attorney General William Barr is expected to try to persuade senators to vote to reauthorize provisions in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which are set to expire next month.

The Senate majority leader has asked the attorney general to meet with the conference to discuss surveillance legislation. The president also may need convincing.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 11:01

5 Things To Watch For In Tuesday's South Carolina Democratic Debate

By Domenico Montanaro
Former Vice President Joe Biden attends services Sunday at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C.

A lot is on the line in the 2020 primary debate. It might be the last chance for moderates to slow Bernie Sanders' momentum. And who comes out better — Joe Biden or Michael Bloomberg? Here's a guide.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 11:24

America's Mental Health Crisis Hidden Behind Bars

By Eric Westervelt
New inmates with a mental illness arrive daily in the Los Angeles County jail system. It now holds more than 5,000 inmates with a mental illness who

Overcrowding, understaffing and poor treatment for inmates with mental health issues held in Los Angeles jails underscore growing failures in America's mental health and justice systems.

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  • February 25th 2020 at 11:01

Some U.S. Farmers Boxed In By Coronavirus Outbreak

By Anna King
Kenichi Wiegardt is a fifth-generation oyster grower. He

Fewer ships from China are docking in the U.S., which hurts U.S. farmers who send exports on the ships' return trips. And perishables that do make it sometimes rot on the docks in China.

(Image credit: Anna King/Northwest News Network)

  • February 25th 2020 at 11:01
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