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DOJ: Philly Police Shoot Locals Nearly Once a Week

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The results of a DOJ investigation into the Philadelphia Police Department found that officers are shooting at citizens frequently and not receiving adequate training. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senator Gillibrand; Learning To Drive; Loretta Lynch Confirmation

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What did we learn during Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing? Plus: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; learning to drive in New York City as an adult; our Parks & Rec t.v. club; and more.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Living Under Drones

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The Obama administration's use of unmanned drones is under intense scrutiny this week, culminating in the hearings to confirm new CIA director John Brennan, which begin this afternoon. Two drone skeptics, Omar Shakir, of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford Law School, and co-author of the report Living Under Drones, and Zeke Johnson, director of Amnesty International's Security with Human Rights campaign, discuss the practice, and the leaked memo detailing the legal parameters by which drones could be used to target American citizens.

→Tune In: WNYC will stream live coverage of the Brennan hearings on our website beginning at 2:30pm today. Listen here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Allegations of Fraud Against S&P

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The U.S. Justice Department has brought civil fraud charges against the credit-ratings agency Standard & Poor's. Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, explains what the suit means.

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