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Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:19

In California, a program called "procedural justice" aims to improve the relationship between police and communities of color. Officer Kyle Hay tells NPR's Rachel Martin how it has helped him on his beat.

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:19

A massive manhunt is underway in New York for two convicted murders who escaped Saturday from a maximum security facility in upstate New York.

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:19

The Environmental Protection Agency has found no evidence that fracking has let to widespread, systemic pollution of water. Correspondent Jeff Brady tells NPR's Rachel Martin what the report means.

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:19

Northwestern professor Laura Kipnis was recently cleared in a Title IX investigation prompted by student complaints over an essay she wrote. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the controversy.

This photo provided by New York State Governor's office shows the area where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes at a maximum-security prison in Dannemora, New York.
Sun, 06/07/2015 - 10:03

Two inmates, Richard Matt and David Sweat, used power tools to cut through steel walls, slithered through a steam pipe and emerged on the outside through a manhole.

President Obama drinks a beer as he sits between men dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes during a visit to the village of Kruen, southern Germany, on Sunday, prior to the G-7 summit.
Sun, 06/07/2015 - 08:14

The president arrived in Bavaria for the summit, where Western leaders are due to discuss the situation in Ukraine and how to prevent Greece from defaulting on its sovereign debt.

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 03:51

His heart said "Give!" His mind wondered: "Am I gullible? Do handouts really help?" Looking back, he's not happy with the choice he made.

Victor Espinoza celebrates atop American Pharoah after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6 — the first Triple Crown win since 1978.
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 18:14

The colt ran to victory in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, after winning the Derby and the Preakness. He's the first horse since 1978 to achieve what some call the most difficult feat in sports.

Ruby Corado, second from right, and Selena Cruz whip their hair around playfully while joking with Lazema Mills, left, and Giselle Gartzog, right, at Casa Ruby, a drop-in and service center for transgender people in Washington, D.C. Through the center, Corado helps people find housing, medical care and get food.
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 17:40

While doing a profile of a transgender activist in Washington, D.C., NPR's Pam Fessler heard some touching personal stories from trans women trying to adapt to their new lives.

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 17:40

Renewed fighting in Eastern Ukraine marked an end to a tenuous cease-fire agreed to in February. Observers fear that a surge in violence could plunge the region into another full scale war.

Rodney Carey (left) with students at the Youth Empowerment Project in New Orleans.
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 17:40

Rodney Carey has been on the other side of the street in New Orleans. He's trying to get his students to come back.

Kelly O'Keefe is usually volunteering to help others. Now she's accepting help from strangers after her home was destroyed by floods. "It's really difficult to be the one with my hand out," she says.
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 17:40

Search crews continue to look for three missing people after the Memorial Day weekend flood on the Blanco River. Meanwhile, those in Wimberley, Texas, are struggling to put their lives back together.

David Rainey, second from right, leaves Federal Court after being arraigned on obstruction of a federal investigation in New Orleans in 2012. Rainey was acquitted Friday.
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 13:59

Five years after the Justice Department vowed to hold people accountable for the largest oil spill in U.S. history, its prosecution of BP executives has foundered.

Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a meeting with foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Moscow last week.
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 13:58

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, the Russian leader said the world has changed so much that no one "in their right mind" could imagine Russia attacking NATO.

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 13:07

A court had put the Islamist organization on the terror list in February, but the latest ruling says it lacked jurisdiction in the case.

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