Dana Farrington

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Caitlyn Jenner At ESPYs: Transgender People 'Deserve Your Respect'

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner is on a mission. Accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs Wednesday night, she said she will be turning to advocating for transgender people.

"Trans people ... deserve your respect," she told the gathering of famous athletes.

In a video produced for the award ceremony, Jenner ...


American League Wins All-Star Game, World Series Home-Field Advantage

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The American League started the 86th All-Star Game with a home run and ended with home-field advantage for the World Series — for the third year in a row. The final score at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park Tuesday night: 6-3.

AL's Mike Trout started the game with a bang, ...


NYC Settles With Family Of Eric Garner For $5.9 Million

Monday, July 13, 2015

Updated at 11:27 p.m. ET.

The family of Eric Garner has reached a settlement with New York City over Garner's death in police custody last July, the family's attorney confirms to NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.

Attorney Jonathan Moore says the city has agreed to pay $5.9 million.

Garner died ...


U.S. And India Announce New Ties On First Day Of Obama's Trip

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Updated at 8:25 a.m. ET

President Obama announced Sunday that the U.S. and India have made progress on civilian nuclear trade. In a joint news conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Obama said the countries had agreed to more cooperation in other areas as well, including defense ...


Demonstrators March In NYC After Mayor's Call To Suspend Protests

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Protesters against police brutality marched along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday, despite a call from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to suspend demonstrations. De Blasio asked people to wait until after the funerals of two police officers who were shot and killed over the weekend.

There have ...


Comet Lander Sends Back Data, Settles In For A Potentially Long Nap

Friday, November 14, 2014

It's not dead yet! Mission Control has re-established contact with the Philae lander, which is perched on a comet.

"That's quite a feat," NPR's Geoff Brumfiel tells our Newscast Desk. "Philae was supposed to land on a nice flat surface where it could get plenty of solar power — but ...


'Muffled' Alerts, Personal Calls: Report On White House Fence Jumper

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Secret Service communication failure and gaps in training allowed a man to jump the White House fence and run into the mansion on Sept. 19, a review of the incident finds.

One officer was slow to respond because he was on his personal cellphone, according to a summary of the ...


Attacker Made Video Of Himself Before Shooting, Canadian Police Say

Monday, October 27, 2014

The man named as the shooter in the attack near the Canadian Parliament made a video of himself before the Oct. 22 incident, Royal Canadian Mounted Police say.

A statement from Police Commissioner Bob Paulson on Sunday said the ongoing investigation "has revealed a great deal about [Michael] Zehaf-Bibeau's ...


Student Who Was Hospitalized After School Shooting In Washington Dies

Monday, October 27, 2014

A student has died after being injured in Friday's shooting at a high school in Marysville, Wash. She died at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, health officials said at a news conference Sunday night.

Dr. Joanne Roberts read a statement from the teenager's family, which said in part, "We ...


Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Friday, October 24, 2014

Updated at 11:15 a.m. ET

Frank Mankiewicz, a longtime Washington insider who as press secretary to Robert Kennedy in 1968 announced the senator's death by an assassin's bullet and who later served as the head of NPR, has died at age 90.

Mankiewicz, who also worked in President John F. ...


Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years In Prison For Killing Girlfriend

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Updated at 7:35 a.m. ET

South African Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, 27, received a verdict of culpable homicide from a judge in South Africa in September — a conviction ...


Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Facebook has apologized for a policy that drew criticism from LGBT groups after it led to the deactivation of dozens of accounts belonging to drag queens. While the policy itself will stay in place, Facebook says, it will be changing how the rule is enforced.

As we've reported, the ...


Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Years ago, Lil Miss Hot Mess created a Facebook profile.

"The way that I move through the world as a drag queen is different than how I move through the world every day," she says. With her stage name, she has a different social circle, a different way of being ...


Charter Plane Carrying Americans Ordered To Land In Iran

Friday, September 05, 2014

A charter airplane carrying Americans was ordered to land in Iran, the Pentagon confirms. A statement from a senior State Department official says the Fly Dubai flight from Bagram Air Field to the United Arab Emirates "was re-routed to Bandar Abbas, Iran because of a bureaucratic issue today."

The statement ...


McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

Friday, August 29, 2014

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.


Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions

Friday, August 29, 2014

Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, have been blocked by a federal judge, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion.


American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A U.S. citizen reportedly fighting alongside a terrorist group in Syria has died, the White House says.

The National Security Council has not said whether Douglas McAuthur McCain was fighting for the group that calls itself the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports. The ...


Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Macy's has agreed to a settle over complaints of racial profiling in its flagship New York City store. The department store will pay $650,000, according to a statement from the New York attorney general's office.

This deal follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys in New ...


SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SeaWorld has decided not to appeal a court ruling that prohibits its trainers from performing with killer whales, the Orlando Sentinel reports, citing a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The legal battle has lasted for years, beginning with the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau by an ...


Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder has made a pledge to Ferguson, Mo., where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9.

"Our investigation into this matter will be full, it will be fair, and it will be independent," he wrote in an op-ed for ...