Federal Judge Rejects Harvey Weinstein’s $19 Million Settlement With Alleged Victims

The judge on Tuesday said it was unfair to include women who'd merely met Weinstein with those making more grievous charges. "Your settlement would create inequality among all of those people."

First Women To Hold Top Staff Jobs At Supreme Court Are Retiring

Pamela Talkin was the court's marshal; Christine Luchok Fallon was its reporter of decisions.

Police Investigate Incident Where Officer Appeared To Use Knee To Restrain Suspect

Allentown, Pa., police released a video showing police subduing a man. Part of the video shows an officer placing a knee to the man's neck, drawing comparisons to the George Floyd incident.

Coronavirus Costs Delta Air Lines Nearly $6 Billion In 2nd Quarter

A sharp drop in air travel due to the pandemic cuts into Delta's bottom line, but the airline says it will continue to block out middle seats to create more distance between passengers.

South Dakota Is Sharing Driver’s License Info To Help Find Out Who’s A Citizen

To produce citizenship data that can be used when voting districts are redrawn, the Trump administration asked states to share their records. South Dakota agreed to do so in April, NPR has learned.

President Trump Holds News Conference On Sanctions Over China’s Actions In Hong Kong

President Trump held a news conference Tuesday about new sanctions over China's actions in Hong Kong — but incendiary comments on race overshadowed the event.


A Teacher Who Contracted COVID-19 Cautions Against In-Person Schooling

Three teachers in rural Arizona contracted COVID-19 after working together in a classroom. One of them died. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Jena Martinez-Inzunza about her experience.

Trump Dismisses Police Killing Outrage, Saying ‘More White People’ Killed Than Blacks

In an interview with CBS News, the president also said, "I know people that like the Confederate flag, and they're not thinking about slavery."

ICE Agrees To Rescind Policy Barring Foreign Students From Online Study In The U.S.

A federal judge announced on Tuesday that ICE has reached an agreement with schools that sued it over the rule change. The directive will now be rescinded nationwide.

2 Female Firsts At Supreme Court Are Stepping Down

The Supreme Court announced the first women to hold two prominent positions at the court are retiring. Pamela Talkin is the court's marshal; Christine Luchok Fallon is its reporter of decisions.

Federal Government Resumes Capital Punishment, Executes Daniel Lee

The government executed Daniel Lee, who was convicted of murdering three people, by lethal injection — marking the resumption of federal capital punishment for the first time in 17 years.

‘Brave New World’ Meets ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ In Sophie Mackintosh’s New Novel

In the world of Blue Ticket, girls are issued either blue tickets or white ones on the day of their first periods. Blue tickets grant a career but no children; white tickets mean home and family.

U.K. To Bar British Companies From Buying 5G Equipment From Huawei

The U.K. government announced Tuesday that it would bar British telecom companies from buying equipment for the development of Britain's 5G network from Huawei, China's telecom giant.

Former VA Nursing Assistant Pleads Guilty To 7 Counts Of Murder In West Virginia

A former nursing assistant at a medical center for veterans in West Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to seven counts of murder after a series of suspicious deaths at the center.

A Look At Betsy DeVos’ Role During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Pandemic has put Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in the spotlight — she uses her power to promote private school interests but has also had to backtrack on her support of virtual schooling.

Who Was Ben Tillman, Whose Statues Appear All Over South Carolina?

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Stephen Kantrowitz, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about who Ben Tillman was and why his statues appear all over South Carolina.

Joe Biden Lays Out His Clean Energy Plan

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday outlined his plans to "build a resilient and sustainable infrastructure now and deliver an equitable clean energy future."

A Look At Pandemic’s Impact On Recovery For Alcoholism And Drug Addiction

People in recovery for alcoholism and drug addiction have been hit hard by challenges of social distancing. Laura Bratton shares how the pandemic has affected her recovery and her support system.

Federal Immigration Agency, TSA Face Budget Shortfalls During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic may force federal agencies to lay off some workers. The agency that handles citizenship applications has announced furloughs, and the TSA is offering early retirements.

Orange County Education Board Member On Her Vote For Schools To Reopen Without Masks

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with Lisa Sparks, a member of the Orange County, Calif., Board of Education, about why she approves of the plan to reopen public schools without masks or social distancing.

2 Somali-Americans Become Public School Principals In Minnesota For The 1st Time

NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Akram Osman and Abdirizak Abdi about becoming two of the first Somali-American public school principals in Minnesota, a state with a large Somali population.

Frederick Douglass Documents, Newly Acquired By Yale, Reveal ‘Hope For The Country’

Dr. Walter O. Evans' collection is the largest known on the abolitionist and politician who was formerly enslaved. Yale University recently acquired Evans' collection and plans to make it public.

Stay-At-Home Improvement: DIY Builders Help Drive Up Lumber Prices

With summer travel plans on hold because of the pandemic, a lot of Americans are putting money into projects around the house. That's taxing lumber supplies and pushing prices higher.

Watch Live: President Trump To Speak At White House Tuesday

The president will address media in the Rose Garden of the White House at 5 p.m. ET amid mounting concerns raised by the public and health officials about his administration's coronavirus response.

Excavation Begins For Possible Mass Grave From 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Tulsa officials began a test excavation to determine if land on in city-owned Oaklawn Cemetery is the site of a mass grave of victims of the race massacre. Most of the victims have never been found.

Biden Outlines $2 Trillion Climate Plan

The former vice president's initiative calls to chart the United States on "an irreversible path" to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Colin Jost Of ‘SNL’ Knows You’re Laughing At His ‘Very Punchable Face’

SNL "Weekend Update" co-anchor Colin Jost acknowledges that his clean-cut image sometimes rubs people the wrong way. "When I get hurt or hit on camera ... the audience really loves it," he says.

Miami Is Becoming The ‘Epicenter Of The Pandemic,’ Expert Warns

Florida's coronavirus cases continue to be near record-levels as officials warn of worsening problems in several parts of the state. Hospitals are concerned about the increases.

Former VA Medical Worker Charged With 7 Murders In West Virginia

Reta Mays is accused of killing seven patients by injecting them with insulin. She worked as a nursing assistant on the night shift at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Clarksburg.

How Absentee Landowners Keep Farmers From Protecting Water And Soil

America's vast fields of corn and soybeans have displaced wildlife and polluted waterways. Farmers could help solve those problems, but often don't, in part because they rent that land.

UK Decides British Companies Can No Longer Buy From Huawei

The UK government has decided that British telecom companies can no longer buy equipment from Huawei, the controversial Chinese telecom giant, for development of 5G beginning next year.

‘We Still Face Much Uncertainty’: Pandemic Hammers Big Banks

The dramatic collapse of the U.S. economy is pummeling America's largest banks. Wells Fargo has posted its first quarterly loss since 2008 and JPMorgan Chase has set aside billions to cover bad loans.