Archive for September 19th, 2020

TikTok Ban Averted: Trump Gives Oracle-Walmart Deal His 'Blessing' | | September 19 2020, 11:40 PM

U.S. tech company Oracle is joining hands with Walmart to become a technology partner with TikTok and arrangement that satisfies the White House's concerns over the security.

Ginsburg's Death A 'Pivot Point' For Abortion Rights, Advocates Say

Politics | | September 19 2020, 8:00 PM

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up a brutal nomination fight, and abortion rights is likely to be a contentious issue.

Anita Hill Reflects On Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Gender Equality Legacy | | September 19 2020, 7:00 PM

Anita Hill says Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a "willingness to really push for a full and inclusive definition of equality."

'Fill That Seat' Chants Erupt At Trump Rally, A Day After Ginsburg's Death

Politics | | September 19 2020, 7:00 PM

"It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman," President Trump announced, of his forthcoming nominee.

Ricin Discovered In Mail Intended For White House

Politics | | September 19 2020, 5:40 PM

The Secret Service intercepted the envelope containing the deadly toxin, law enforcement sources tell NPR. They say the poison did not make it to the White House grounds.

Trump Says He Expects To Announce His Supreme Court Pick 'Next Week'

Politics | | September 19 2020, 5:00 PM

The president says he likely will nominate a woman, noting that such a choice "would certainly be appropriate."

Justices Remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'A Jurist Of Historic Stature'

Crime & Justice | | September 19 2020, 5:00 PM

Many of Ginsburg's Supreme Court colleagues, including current and former justices, praised her tenure. Chief Justice John Roberts called Ginsburg "a tireless and resolute champion of justice."

'It Only Takes 4': Durbin Hopes Some Republicans Break Ranks To Block A Trump Nominee

Politics | | September 19 2020, 4:20 PM

The Illinois Democrat, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NPR's Weekend Edition he hopes some Republicans decline to fill the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacancy before the election.

Susan Collins: Whoever Wins The Presidential Election Should Fill SCOTUS Vacancy

Politics | | September 19 2020, 4:20 PM

The Maine Republican says, "The decision on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court should be made by the President who is elected on November 3rd."

Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Thapar For Supreme Court Spot

Politics | | September 19 2020, 2:40 PM

Judges Amy Coney Barrett is considered to be the front-runner among the trio of federal appellate court judges. She was a finalist during the president's last high court selection.

Kamala Harris And Her Husband Make Stop Outside The Supreme Court | | September 19 2020, 12:20 PM

The Democratic vice presidential nominee visited the court Saturday morning.

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin On Filling The Supreme Court Vacancy

Politics | | September 19 2020, 10:20 AM

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the political maneuvering following her death.

The Names on Trump's List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Politics | | September 19 2020, 9:40 AM

The president has said that his Supreme Court nominees will come from among a list of names that he first released as a candidate and which has since been updated.

Democrats Raised More Than $30 Million Following RBG's Death

Politics | | September 19 2020, 9:40 AM

In the 12 hours from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday, Democratic candidates and causes raised tens of millions of dollars on the ActBlue fundraising platform — and the donations continue to roll in.

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Will Likely Be Introduced With Fanfare

Crime & Justice | | September 19 2020, 9:40 AM

The process is shrouded in secrecy, but the president's flair for the dramatic has introduced a sense of showmanship to the highly choreographed roll out.

Police Settlements: How The Cost Of Misconduct Impacts Cities And Taxpayers

US & World | | September 19 2020, 7:00 AM

Payouts range from multi-million-dollars to far less but the financial impact is often overlooked. One argument in the protests over policing is that funds for police could be better used elsewhere.

Poll: Climate Becomes Top Priority For Democrats; Trump Struggles On Race, COVID-19 | | September 19 2020, 7:00 AM

President Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and race relations are weighing down his reelection campaign. He continues, however, to have an advantage on the economy.

Judge Refers Prosecutors For Possible DOJ Investigation In Rebuke Over Botched Case

Crime & Justice | | September 19 2020, 7:00 AM

Judge Alison Nathan wrote she fears government lapses in an Iranian sanctions case may have revealed broader problems with how prosecutors disclose evidence to defendants.

New York City Delays School Reopening; Campus Lockdowns Grow

Education | | September 19 2020, 5:20 AM

Our roundup of education stories looks at the turmoil following Mayor Bill de Blasio's latest delay announcement; and the continuing struggles on campus to control COVID outbreaks.

In A Tribute To Justice Ginsburg, Obama Calls On Senate Delay Naming A Successor

Crime & Justice | | September 19 2020, 4:20 AM

In his statement, Obama said Republicans should "apply rules with consistency, and not based on what's convenient or advantageous in the moment."

Listen, Open Up, Connect: A Mental Health Expert's Advice On Living Through A Crisis

Health | | September 19 2020, 4:00 AM

Decades of living with bipolar disorder was "training" for the coronavirus pandemic, says Terri Cheney, whose new book shares lessons for navigating mental illness — and the times we live in.

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