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  1. Trump's Tweet-And-Switch On Shutdown And Flynn

    04.27 / 18:16 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    The president went on a tweetstorm Thursday hyping the idea of a potential shutdown and blaming Democrats on a variety of issues: But Congress isn't likely headed for a shutdown. It is likely to vote on a spending measure Thursday or Friday that would keep the government open for another week. And negotiators are working on a plan to fund the government for the rest of the year. So what's going on? At the same time as Trump's tweets, Democrats were plastered on cable news in a press…
  2. Michael Flynn Is The Subject Of A Pentagon Investigation

    04.27 / 18:16 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    The Pentagon is investigating whether Michael Flynn broke the law by receiving money from a foreign source after retiring from the service, according to a letter written by the Department of Defense's acting inspector general to House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz. News of the lette r, which was released by House Oversight ranking member Elijah Cummings Thursday, comes as Chaffetz is asking the Pentagon to consider making Flynn forfeit hundreds of thousands of dollars to make up for…
  3. Scientists Hunt Hard Evidence On How Cop Cameras Affect Behavior

    04.27 / 18:16 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    New York City is set to begin giving body cameras to its police officers on Thursday. Under the police department's pilot program, 1,200 officers in 20 precincts will receive the cameras. The officers will also be studied by scientists to see what effect the cameras have on policing. As police don body cameras across the country, scientists are increasingly working with departments to figure out how the cameras change behavior — of officers and the public. "Is the camera having an impact o…
  4. Climate Change And Shifts In The Migration Patterns Of Birds

    04.27 / 17:08 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Just in time for World Migratory Bird Day , May 10, an article in the April issue of Animal Behaviour explores the impact of shifting migration patterns in one population of migratory birds. An international team of biologists and ecologists used GPS and body-acceleration data on juvenile white storks to report on shifts in the birds' migratory behaviors. They concluded that "wintering in Europe instead of Africa enhances juvenile survival in a long-distance migrant," which is also the…
  5. AstraZeneca sees profits drop in Q1

    04.27 / 16:01 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    AstraZeneca’s revenue continues to decline with another double digit drop in the first quarter of 2…
  6. Suspect in fatal police shooting killed as stand-off in Middletown ends

    04.27 / 14:51 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    One of the suspects in the fatal shooting of a Delaware State Police trooper at a Bear area Wawa Wednesday is dead, shot after a nearly 21 hour stand-off with police in…
  7. Homegrown Indian Beverage Industry Takes On Cola Giants With Nostalgic Flavors

    04.27 / 14:51 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    A few weeks ago, my husband brought home a bottle of chilled beverage that wasn't on the grocery list I had sent him out with. It was a bottle of pre-packaged sugarcane juice – a novelty in a market flooded with bottled soda and mango drinks. But one sip of the drink and I was transported back to my childhood summers. I grew up in the southern city of Chennai, where summers are scorching. And sugarcane juice was a popular seasonal cooler. I would stop for a tall glass of freshly pressed j…
  8. Jonathan Demme's Musical Moments Made Sense

    04.27 / 14:51 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi7mmLtIixw One afternoon in 2009, I ran into Jonathan Demme on the sidewalk in Woodstock, N.Y. We'd known each other glancingly since the 1980s, thanks to a shared life in downtown NYC, seeing bands in clubs and going to screenings. As it happened, I was on my way to a film festival showing of a movie I'd made. And there was Demme, in town with his Neil Young Trunk Show , a follow-up to the seminal doc Heart of Gold (2006), ambling down the street by…
  9. Cassini Craft Beams Closest Images Ever Taken Of Saturn

    04.27 / 13:47 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft is giving Earthlings their closest-ever views of Saturn's swirled atmosphere and its massive hurricane, beaming a trove of images and data back to Earth after the craft made its first dive between Saturn and its rings Wednesday. Cassini is "showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare," said Jim Green , director of NASA's Planetary Science Division. The raw images are being fed into a photo stream on NASA's website , and…
  10. Flight Overbooked? Perfect: These Frequent Flyers Want To Get Bumped

    04.27 / 13:47 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    United Airlines is increasing the amount it will pay passengers who get bumped from overbooked flights to as much as $10,000. That announcement comes after its CEO, Oscar Munoz, called a now-infamous video showing police violently dragging a seated passenger off a full flight earlier this month "horrifying." "When we read that story, our reaction was, 'Dang, I wish we'd been on that flight,' " says Fay Fishman, a veteran traveler with a love of getting bumped off overbooked flights.…
  11. Slaughter Beach exploring ways to bounce back from storms

    04.27 / 12:40 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    A year ago, the state awarded the Town of Slaughter Beach $75,000 for coastal resiliency projects, and the town is just about ready to put that money to…
  12. United Airlines Will Now Pay Voluntarily Bumped Passengers Up To $10,000

    04.27 / 12:40 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    United Airlines is making changes after a man was forcibly removed from one of its flights earlier this month, promising to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000. On the flight that became a public-relations nightmare for the company, compensation for being voluntarily bumped had topped out at $1,000. United will "empower its personnel to make decisions and find solutions that make sense for both customers and employees," CEO…
  13. 'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

    04.27 / 12:40 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3N0TL_WEtE If you're one of the many who text, read email or view Facebook on your phone while driving, be warned: Police in your community may soon have a tool for catching you red-handed. The new "textalyzer" technology is modeled after the breathalyzer, and would determine if you had been using your phone illegally on the road. Lawmakers in New York and a handful of other cities and states are considering allowing police to use the device to crack into…
  14. Want To Finish College? Go Full Time, At Least Part Of The Time

    04.27 / 11:34 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Two years ago, when Amanda Gomez could not get financial aid for community college, she decided to enroll part-time at El Paso Community College in Texas. This gave her time to work to pay for her courses. Being a part-time student has its pros –- mainly a lighter course load. But Gomez feels like she misses out on some important experiences, like being able to stay back after class to talk to her instructors, or study in libraries on campus. She says the difference was notable when she t…
  15. Trump's First 100 Days: Too Soon To Claim Big Job Gains?

    04.27 / 11:34 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    President Trump has said over and over that creating jobs is at the top of his agenda. It may seem unfair to judge his progress on this goal in his first 100 days , but Trump has opened the door to scrutiny by making his own assertions on job creation. During a White House meeting with CEOs on April 11, Trump claimed his administration had already created over 600,000 jobs . "You see what's going on. You see the numbers," he said. "We've created over 600,000 jobs already in a very short…
  16. White House Touts 'Historic' 28 Laws Signed By Trump, But What Are They?

    04.27 / 11:34 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Even though President Trump calls the 100-days measure "ridiculous," the White House is still touting what one press release called the president's " historic accomplishments " — including 28 laws he has signed since taking office. But when it comes to legislation, political scientists say it is better to measure significance than to simply add up the number of bills. It is better, they argue, to ask whether a law changes the status quo or introduces a new policy idea. By that measure, t…
  17. In Trump's First 100 Days, A Dramatic Reduction In Immigration

    04.27 / 11:34 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Nearly 100 days into his administration, President Trump has drastically reduced the flow of immigration, both legal and illegal, to the U.S. He's been able to accomplish that without any new legislation — and without many of his signature ideas solidly in place, including executive orders that have been put on hold by the courts, and a proposed wall on the Mexican border. In a matter of months, the Trump administration has made it harder to get into the U.S for all kinds of people. From r…
  18. Cassini Spacecraft Re-Establishes Contact After 'Dive' Between Saturn And Its Rings

    04.27 / 09:24 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft re-established contact with ground controllers shortly before 3 a.m. ET after passing through the gap between Saturn and the planet's rings. NASA says the probe is now beaming back data gathered during the 'dive.' Cassini was out of contact as it began its journey into the gap because the spacecraft's dish antenna was used as a shield to protect it from possible damage from ring particles. The antenna had been oriented away from Earth. Cassini was out of contact…
  19. Trump Tells Canada And Mexico He Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw From NAFTA

    04.27 / 08:22 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    Following news reports Wednesday that the Trump administration intended to begin the process of withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, the White House said President Trump reassured the leaders of Canada and Mexico by phone that the U.S. had no immediate plans to do so. A White House statement issued late Wednesday night said that Trump had spoken by phone with both Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The full White …
  20. Easing Shutdown Worries, Trump Relents On Another Major Hurdle

    04.27 / 00:48 delawarepublic.org Delawarepublic.org - Dover
    With just two days left to stop a partial shutdown of the federal government, the Trump administration on Wednesday removed another major sticking point in the spending bill negotiations. The White House told lawmakers it will not cut off federal subsidies that help low-income Americans pay for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, at least for now, an administration official and congressional sources confirm to NPR. Democrats sought to have the federal payment — known as a c…