5 Killed In Shooting At Maryland Newspaper; Victims' Names Released

Updated at 10:42 p.m. ET Five people are dead and at least two others were wounded in a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., officials announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon. Acting Anne Arundel County Police Chief William Krampf confirmed an adult male suspect is in custody and being interrogated by law enforcement. At a later news conference, Krampf said the suspect used a shotgun and had smoke grenades. "This was a targeted attack," he said. The newspaper...

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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Jim Zubler and Andrea Ferich talk to Nicholas Brink about his time in central Pennsylvania starting with when he moved here in 1970 to take a job at Penn State. Brink had already been active in the civil rights movement while he was working on a PhD at UCLA.  

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  WPSU's Beyond the Classroom is our series featuring students engaging in hands-on experiences outside university walls. Today, WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner takes us to Lock Haven University, where a group of students are traveling abroad as a class. The university will soon require all students to fulfill a global awareness requirement.

Why is hunger still a widespread problem in a world of plenty? WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner talks about that with activist and journalist Roger Thurow. He's the author of Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in the Age of Plenty and The Last Hunger Season. Thurow visited Penn State's School of International Affairs in February.

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WPSU's Beyond the Classroom is our series featuring students engaging in hands-on experiences outside university walls. Today, WPSU's Kate Lao Shaffner takes us to Lock Haven University, where a group of students are traveling abroad as a class. The university will soon require all students to fulfill a global awareness requirement.

In case you were wondering what Ethiopian Pop music of the 60’s & 70’s would sound like blended with jazz and funk - . wonder no more! WPSU’s Kristine Allen says the answer can be found when Debo Band plays a concert in the Juniata Presents Series at Juniata College in Huntingdon.

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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Robert Brown interviewed his son Jimmy, who loves history and has won a number of awards for his history presentations.

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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Curt Bierly and his son Stan talk about the family business, Stanley C. Bierly, in Millheim.

Across the country, budget cuts continue to cripple libraries. For WPSU, Melissa Bierly reports on one central Pennsylvania community’s effort to keep their library open.

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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In October, we stopped at the Old Gregg School in the Penns Valley town of Spring Mills. Longtime friends Pauline Zerby and Jerelene Reish talk about growing up in Millheim.

We remember Col. Gerald Russell, a decorated Marine commander and devoted community volunteer. He died February 24, 2014, at age 97. We share our last interview with him from May, 2007. Plus, historian Jeffry Wert on the significance of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, which he delivered 149 years ago this week. Some say it’s his greatest speech.

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In the video for "Hunger," Florence + The Machine's first single from the new High As Hope, vibrant flower buds and moss bloom atop the stony surface of an old statue: What was once cold and revered, only marveled at from a distance, becomes a lush promise of renewal.

Nearly 600 women were arrested Thursday in one of several demonstrations across the country protesting the Trump administration's treatment of migrant families at the southern border.

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Rosenstein Clashes With GOP Lawmakers Amid Fallout Over 2016 Election Probes

Updated at 3:28 p.m. ET Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein clashed with Republican lawmakers in a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday as he challenged allegations that the Justice Department is hiding information from Congress. House Republicans accuse Rosenstein — a Donald Trump appointee who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia's attack on the 2016 election — of denying congressional...

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EPA, States Differ On New Rules For Nonstick Chemicals In Drinking Water

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has called it a national priority to regulate some nonstick chemicals that used to be used on military bases and in Teflon, Scotchguard and firefighting foam. New Jersey wants even tougher standards. Here & Now s Jeremy Hobson speaks with New Jersey Environmental Protection Commisioner  Catherine R. McCabe  about the dangers of the chemicals, and differing approaches to regulating them. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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'Canadians Are Livid' About Trump And Are Hitting Back By Boycotting U.S. Goods

In a large, brightly lit grocery store in Canada's capital Ottawa, Scott Chamberlain smoothly navigates his shopping cart through the produce section, looking for ingredients to make chili. He snaps up a bag of red peppers, clearly stamped "Product of Canada." But the only onions available are from the U.S. He reaches for Canadian-grown leeks instead. Chamberlain says he began scouring labels shortly after the Group of 7 summit in Canada in early June, when President Trump called Prime...

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Real-Life Wilderness Story Inspires New Film 'Leave No Trace'

Debra Granik wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated film Winters Bone. Her new film, Leave No Trace , was inspired by the real-life story of a man and his daughter who were discovered living in the woods outside Portland, Oregon. Granik joins Here & Now s Robin Young to talk about the film. [Youtube] Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Tell Us: If You're A New American Citizen, How Are You Marking July 4th?

It's nearly Independence Day, the day when Americans gather around grills, don red white and blue, shoot off fireworks and celebrate the United States' independence from Britain. It can also be a day to reflect on what it means to be an American. If you've recently emigrated, what does your American citizenship mean to you? Weekend Edition wants to know. Let us know below, and tell us a little about how you'll be spending the Fourth. Your responses may be used in an upcoming story, on air or...

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Harlan Ellison, Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 84

Science fiction writer and provocateur Harlan Ellison, who wrote stories including "Jeffty Is Five," "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman," and "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream," died in his sleep at home in Los Angeles at age 84. Like many who write short stories and novellas in genres like speculative fiction, the sweep of his career is evident in his collection of awards: Hugo Awards, Nebula Awards, Edgar Awards and many others. He wrote episodes of Star Trek ("The City on the Edge...

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What Can Cancer Specialists Learn From Patients Who Beat All The Odds?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHDU0YIVCdk Sign up for the CommonHealth newsletter to receive a weekly digest of WBUR's best health, medicine and science coverage. Carol Martin is 67 and has advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer. "I have a particularly virulent form of that disease," she said. "I have squamous carcinoma, which means, according to my doctors, ordinarily the diagnosis to death is usually two months. "This June is two years out from my diagnosis." Not only is Martin back at...

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Anthony Bourdain's Legacy Shines On In Cajun Country

The turkey wings at Laura's II in Lafayette, La., have been made using the same recipe for three generations. Madonna Broussard stuffs about 80 turkey wings with garlic and seasonings each afternoon, packs them into nine aluminum pans, then bakes the wings to give them a crispy bite that contrasts with the soft, gravy-soaked rice underneath. On a recent afternoon she checked on the marinating turkey wings, passing by photos of Anthony Bourdain taped to her soda machine near the cash register....

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Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

In a stunning primary upset, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a young socialist activist, woman of color and political newcomer — has unseated leading House Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's deep-blue 14th Congressional District. Ocasio-Cortez, 28, a former organizer for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and a onetime staffer for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, ran on an unalloyed leftist progressive platform, calling for a "political revolution" that includes Medicare and higher education...

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Judge Bars Migrant Family Separations, Orders Return Of Children Within 30 Days

A federal judge in San Diego has barred the separation of migrant children and ordered that those currently detained under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy be reunited with families within 30 days. The order, which came down late Tuesday, is the result of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit. It requires children younger than five who are detained in federally contracted shelters to be returned to their parents even sooner — within 14 days. Parents are entitled to speak...

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Cape Town Averts 'Day Zero' By Limiting Water Use

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Let's listen now to something President Trump said back in May to supporters at a rally in Tennessee. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: And this is why we call the bloodthirsty MS-13 gang members exactly the name that I used last week. What was the name? UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: Animals. TRUMP: Animals. KELLY: Our Code Switch team has a series called Word Watch where they unpack the history...

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Ed Sheeran Sued For $100 Million Over Supposed Song Similarity

Ed Sheeran's syrupy, Grammy-winning single "Thinking Out Loud" is now at the center of two lawsuits. The ginger troubadour was first sued over the hit song last year by the heirs of Edward Townsend, Jr., a co-writer of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," which they claim "Thinking Out Loud" cribs from enough to warrant a lawsuit. The new suit, filed today in federal court in New York by a company called Structured Asset Sales (SAS), follows a failed attempt by SAS to join the Townsend lawsuit ...

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Opioid-Makers Cut Back On Marketing Payments To Doctors

The past two years have been a time of reckoning for pharmaceutical manufacturers over their role in promoting opioid drugs that have fed a national epidemic. Lawsuits and media reports have accused Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, of aggressively marketing the powerful narcotic even after it knew the drug was being misused. Prosecutors have charged the founder of Insys Therapeutics and several of the company's sales representatives and executives for their roles in an alleged...

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East Pittsburgh Police Officer Charged With Homicide In Shooting Of Antwon Rose II

Updated at 1 p.m. ET An East Pittsburgh, Pa., police officer has been charged with one count of criminal homicide in last week's shooting death of a 17-year-old fleeing a traffic stop that prompted days of angry protests. Michael Rosfeld, 30, was arrested and charged Wednesday morning, according to court documents . He was released after posting $250,000 bail. Rosfeld has been on administrative leave since the June 19 shooting. He had reportedly officially been sworn into the job with the...

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Researcher Who Studies Giving On Flood Of Donations For Migrant Family Reunification

A California couples fundraiser to help migrant families separated at the border has received more than $20 million. Their original plan was to raise $1,500. Here & Now s Robin Young explores the motivation behind giving with Elizabeth Dunn ( @DunnHappyLab ), associate professor at the University of British Columbia and author of Happy Money. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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