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Christina Nance was found dead by police after being in a van for five days after she was reported missing by her family. Now, her family is calling for an investigation into her death.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 21:51

Christina Nance had been missing since Sept. 25, her family said. Video footage from that day shows her entering the van, which was in a police parking lot. Her body was found 12 days later.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell points to Iraqi airbases at a Pentagon briefing on Jan. 23, 1991. Powell became a household name during the first Gulf War.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 17:18

Colin Powell was hailed as a hero for a swift and speedy U.S. victory in the Gulf in 1991. But his reputation suffered from his flawed presentation in advance of the second Iraq war 12 years later.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Oct. 9.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:56

The former president is suing the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, as well as the National Archives, to prevent the turnover of documents related to the event.

Gen. Colin Powell, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tours the bombed courtyard of the Panamanian Defense Force Comandancia in Panama City during the U.S. invasion of Panama on Jan. 5, 1990.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 16:02

Colin Powell died at age 84 on Monday. He spent much of his life in the military and served in the Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations.

Attorney Ben Crump, left, and Marcus Arbery Sr., the father of Ahmaud Arbery, second from left, arrive at the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Ga., as jury selection begins for the trial of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery on Monday.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 15:51

Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and their friend William "Roddie" Bryan have pleaded not guilty in the 2020 killing of Arbery as he jogged in a residential neighborhood in Georgia.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on Oct. 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C. The court is holding in-person arguments for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 15:47

The controversial legal defense protects police from liability when accused of misconduct. Advocates have called for the court or Congress to reform the doctrine.

ESPN reporter Allison Williams reports from a college basketball tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 8, 2017. Williams said in a recent Instagram video that she is leaving ESPN due to the company's vaccine mandate.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 14:33

In an Instagram video, college football and basketball reporter Allison Williams said, "I cannot put a paycheck over principle." She cited medical reasons for not getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., testifies during hearings in Washington, D.C., on June 9, 1954. McCarthy stands before a map that charts alleged communist activity in the United States.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 14:11

The former president threatens that GOP leaders must match their priorities to his or face a mass defection by the party's most reliable voters. It's without precedent, but there is a parallel.

The writer Carmen Mola, pseudonym of the writers Jorge Diaz, Agustin Martinez and Antonio Mercero, winner of the 70th edition of the Planeta Novel Prize, gives a press conference after the award ceremony, at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, on 15 October 2021, in Barcelona, Catalonia.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 14:01

Antonio Mercero, Agustín Martínez and Jorge Díaz not only created a series of highly successful novels in Mola's name, but also invented the author herself.

In this Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters stands in Hunt Valley, Md. Sinclair Broadcast Group said Monday it's suffered a data breach and is still working to determine what information the data contained.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 13:41

The broadcast giant, which is known for pushing a conservative viewpoint, did not immediately say how many of its TV stations were directly affected.

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 12:20

The U.S.'s first Black national security advisor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs and secretary of state died on Oct. 18. Powell spoke to Fresh Air in 1995 about how the army had shaped his life.

The Chicago Sky celebrate after winning Game Four of the 2021 WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. It's the city's first-ever WNBA title.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 11:53

The Chicago Sky rallied from behind to beat the Phoenix Mercury and bring home the city's first-ever WNBA title. They're being celebrated by their hometown, including former President Barack Obama.

The Tribune Tower, the iconic former home of the Chicago Tribune, seen in Chicago, Illinois in 2015. The <em></em>newspaper lost a quarter of its staff to buyouts after it was acquired by Alden Global Capital in May.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 11:03

NPR's A Martínez talks to McKay Coppins of The Atlantic about how a hedge fund, Alden Global Capital, is buying and then gutting newspapers — and the implications for democracy.

In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up "like" logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform.
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 10:57

Facebook posted on Sunday that the high-skilled workers will help build "the metaverse," a futuristic notion for connecting people online. The social network isn't the only one working on the concept.

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 10:46

An NPR poll finds that while a large majority of people using telehealth during the pandemic were satisfied, nearly two-thirds prefer in-person visits. That may foretell telehealth's future.

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