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  1. Family Says Otto Warmbier, American Released By North Korea, Has Died

    06.19 / 21:32 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Otto Warmbier, a U.S. citizen who was freed last week after more than a year in North Korean detention, has died. Doctors said last week that he had "extensive loss of tissue" in all parts of his brain. Warmbier, 22, has been in a coma since he returned to the United States last week. His parents, Fred and Cindy, said in a statement that Warmbier died on Monday afternoon. "Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no…
  2. Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

    06.19 / 21:32 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQnt95QGtbY There's a good chance something you've bought online has been in the hands of a "picker" first. These are the workers in warehouses who pick, pack and ship all those things we're ordering. At Amazon and other companies, they're working side by side with robots. Experts say while the robots are replacing some human workers, the machines aren't quite ready to take over completely. To keep pace with a growing hunger for fast delivery, more pickers…
  3. Highline Fire Evacuees Return Home as Crews Work Toward Containment

    06.19 / 20:36 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Forest Service fire managers report significant progress fighting the 6,634-acre Highline Fire north of Payson. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s now 76 percent contained and all evacuation orders have been lif…
  4. Ray Tensing Police Shooting Case Goes To A Jury, For The Second Time

    06.19 / 19:38 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    For the second time in eight months, the fate of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing is in the hands of a jury over the fatal shooting of black motorist Sam DuBose. A previous trial ended in a deadlocked panel, and a mistrial. As in the earlier trial, Tensing, 27, faces murder and manslaughter charges over his killing of DuBose in July of 2015. The police officer had pulled DuBose over because the car he was driving was missing its front license plate. As we reported…
  5. Car Rams Police Van In 'Attempted Attack' On Champs-Élysées

    06.19 / 19:38 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    A man carrying guns and explosives died when he rammed a car into a police van Monday on Paris' famed Champs-Élysées in what officials characterize as a deliberate attack. But upon collision, the car — and not the van — burst into flames, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris. The man died even though police were able to extricate him from the burning car. No officers or bystanders were hurt. It's not clear what led the man to ram the van. But French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ca…
  6. Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

    06.19 / 18:33 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Roxane Gay has finally written the book that she "wanted to write the least." The author of Bad Feminist and Difficult Women says the moment she realized that she would "never want to write about fatness" was the same moment she knew this was the book she needed to write. The result is Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body . Hunger, she writes, is not about wanting to shed 30 or 40 pounds: "This is a book about living in the world when you are three or four hundred pounds overweight," she…
  7. Man Charged In Killing Of Muslim Teenager In Virginia

    06.19 / 18:33 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Police have arrested and charged a man in the murder of a Muslim teenaged girl who went missing early Sunday morning in northern Virginia. Authorities haven't released details of how Nabra Hassanen of Reston, Va., died but tweeted that they are not investigating the killing as a hate crime. Hassanen and four or five others teenagers had left the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque in Sterling, Va., on Sunday to get breakfast at an IHOP a little more than a mile away, The…
  8. Russia Draws A Line Across Syria After U.S. Shoots Down Syrian Jet

    06.19 / 17:28 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Russia says its missile systems in Syria will track everything in the air west of the Euphrates River as a potential target — including aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition — after the U.S. shot down a Syrian jet Sunday. U.S. officials say the aircraft had struck America's rebel allies. Russia also says it will suspend its participation in a "deconfliction" line that was established to prevent inadvertent clashes when Russia began military operations in Syria's airspace 20 months ago. The a…
  9. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

    06.19 / 17:28 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state's Republican-drawn map constitutes an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander." It's the first time in more than a decade that the nation's highest court will take up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, or drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party. And it gives the court an opportunity to formally determine a metric on what…
  10. A Good News Story About Diarrhea — With One Surprising Exception

    06.19 / 17:28 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Diarrhea is not only a topic that makes people a bit squeamish, it turns out to be a difficult disease to put into numbers. But two trends are clear, says an author of a new report: The number of deaths from diarrheal diseases is dropping dramatically in low-income countries – and ticking upward in wealthy nations. An infection by E. coli, Cryptosporidium, Shigella or rotavirus, and the resulting diarrhea, is often a death sentence in much of the world. In 2005, about 1.6 million people d…
  11. A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

    06.19 / 16:30 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    In 2010, Sonia Vallabh watched her mom, Kamni Vallabh, die in a really horrible way. First, her mom's memory started to go, then she lost the ability to reason. Sonia says it was like watching someone get unplugged from the world. By the end, it was as if she was stuck between being awake and asleep. She was confused and uncomfortable all the time. "Even when awake, was she fully or was she really? And when asleep, was she really asleep?" says Sonia. The smart, warm, artistic Kamni – just 5…
  12. Can You Find The Defibrillator At Work? Half Of People Say No

    06.19 / 16:30 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Do you know where your workplace's automated external defibrillator is located? About half of all U.S. employees don't, according to the results of an American Heart Association survey. The survey also found that workers in the hospitality and service industry, which includes hotels and restaurants, were less likely to know the location of their workplace's AED. About 66 percent of them didn't know where it was. Workers in schools and other education facilities were the most likely to be…
  13. The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute

    06.19 / 15:33 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Members of the rock band The Slants have the right to call themselves by a disparaging name, the Supreme Court says, in a ruling that could have broad impact on how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases. The Slants' leader Simon Tam filed a lawsuit after the Patent and Trademark Office kept the band from registering its name and rejected its appeal, citing the Lanham Act, which prohibits any trademark that could "disparage ... or bring ... into contemp[t] or disrepute"…
  14. 79 People Are Believed Dead In London's Grenfell Tower Apartment Fire

    06.19 / 13:38 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    "I'm afraid to say there are now 79 people that we believe are either dead" or presumed dead in London's Grenfell Tower fire, Metropolitan Police Cmdr. Stuart Cundy said Monday morning, in an update on the huge fire that overtook a 24-story building last week. "Sadly, for many families, they have lost more than one family member," Cundy said. "This is an incredibly distressing time for all of them." Only five victims have been formally identified, and Cundy said that because of the fire's…
  15. South Africa's District Six Cookbook Helps Preserve A Lost Community

    06.19 / 11:36 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    You can tell a lot about a culture by its food, particularly if food is all that remains. District Six was a mixed-race section of Cape Town, South Africa, that was home to Europeans, Asians, Africans, Christians, Muslims and Jews. A half-century ago, District Six , which was just outside of downtown, was declared a whites-only area . By the early 1980s, 60,000 people had been forcibly removed from their homes. To commemorate the anniversary of the order and as part of its ongoing work to…
  16. A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children's Lives

    06.19 / 11:36 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Photographer and journalist Katie Hayes Luke reported throughout the year on an innovative school for homeless children in Oklahoma City, Okla. We're not using the first names of students and family members to protect their privacy. On the last day of school, the 5th grade students at Positive Tomorrows perform last-minute rehearsals for the inaugural "Classy Awards." Teachers, parents and mentors file into the classroom through a doorway pasted with dangling gold stars, along a red paper…
  17. President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator

    06.19 / 09:24 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    President Trump did it again on Twitter late last week. "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt," he tweeted Friday morning . Once again, a Trump tweet set off a media frenzy, this time making everyone wonder whether he was indeed confirming that he was under investigation for obstruction of justice. (The White House later said the tweet was not confirmation that Trump has been informed that he is under…
  18. How Could The Navy Destroyer Collision Happen?

    06.19 / 09:24 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    The headline shocked the close-knit world of the surface Navy: Seven sailors aboard the destroyer USS Fitzgerald were killed, and other crew members injured, when the warship collided with a cargo vessel off Japan. As the Navy family grieves, both it and the wider world are asking the same question: How did this happen? The short answer is that no one knows — yet. The official inquiries into what led up to the encounter could take months or more. The Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard both l…
  19. Where Exactly Is 'Safe' And Who Gets To Be 'Safe' In The World?

    06.19 / 04:26 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I was thinking about how often last week I heard people talking about being safe. In part, that's a function of location. Our office is just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. And last week, a lot of people who work in and around politics were reeling from the shooting of the Republican lawmakers who'd been practicing for an annual charity benefit, a baseball game against the Democrats. The shooting happened in a charming…
  20. As Macron's Strength Grows In France, May's Popularity Wanes In Britain

    06.19 / 04:26 knau.org Knau.org - Arizona (AZ)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We'd like to start the program today across the Atlantic, where we'll check in on two cities, London and Paris. For newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, it's the best of times. Exit polls show his party is poised to claim a strong majority in the lower house of Parliament. But across the English Channel, it is a very different story. British Prime Minister Theresa May's party not only lost its majority in the most…