Brian Mann

Reporter for North Country Public Radio

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GE Struggles To Show It Still Has Magic Touch

Sunday, December 03, 2017

General Electric has had a steep fall from grace this year. Its stock has dropped and it's halving its dividend. Now GE watchers are wondering if the new CEO can pull off a dramatic turnaround.

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Canada's Trudeau Apologizes For Past 'Gay Purge' Of The Military

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Canada's prime minister has formally apologized to thousands of members of the military who were fired from their jobs decades ago during what has become known as the "gay purge."

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Canada's Trudeau Formally Apologizes To LGBTQ Community For Decades Of Persecution

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

For decades, Canadian law enforcement — including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police — worked aggressively to purge members of the LGTBQ community from government positions and the military. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized for the policy that didn't end until the 1990s.

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Do-It-Yourself 'Ghost Guns' Bypass Background Checks And Firearm Registration

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

When Kevin Neal went on his deadly shooting rampage last week in California, he used "ghost guns": homemade weapons built from kits and instructions found on the Internet.

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Bump Stock Manufacturer To Resume Sales Of Controversial Device

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

A company in Texas called Slide Fire says it will resume sales of bump stocks — the controversial device that makes assault rifles even deadlier by boosting the rate of fire. The company suspended sales after bump stocks were used in the Las Vegas shooting in October. But now, days after another mass-shooting in Texas, Slide Fire has announced that it's accepting new orders for the controversial gun accessories.

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Conservative Media Portray Russia Developments As Unfair Attack On Trump

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Conservative media are reacting to the indictment of President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort by downplaying Manafort's ties to the president.

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Boeing Competitors Teaming Up To Find A Way Around U.S. Tariffs

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Two of Boeing's biggest competitors are teaming up to find a way around U.S. tariffs. Europe's Airbus will form a partnership with Canada's Bombardier to manufacture mid-sized planes that seat 100 to 150 passengers. As part of the deal, Bombardier will move production to an Airbus facility in Mobile, Ala., thus avoiding the tariffs.

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How Bump Stocks Make Guns Fire Faster

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Police say the Las Vegas shooter had many bump stock devices. They're legal and widely available and enable semi-automatic weapons to fire similar to fully automatic weapons.

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Remembering Lisa Patterson, A Las Vegas Shooting Victim

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Lisa Patterson was a mom, who worked with her husband in the family's hardwood flooring business in Los Angeles. The couple, married for 30 years, often visited Las Vegan to have fun.

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Alaskans Among Victims Of Las Vegas Massacre

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Among the Las Vegas shooting victims were two from Alaska: Adrian Murfitt was a commercial fisherman and Dorene Anderson was a stay-at-home mom and a hockey fan.

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The Big Life Of John Phippen, Who Died In Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

John Phippen was 56 years old, a handsome guy with gray hair and a mustache. He was at the music festival with his son Travis, an emergency medical technician, when they were both shot.

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Senior Citizens Face Big Challenges In Preparing For Hurricanes

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Big storms like Harvey and Irma are terrifying to everyone in their path, but they can be especially hard for elderly people living alone. NPR takes a look at what to do if you're a senior citizen facing a natural disaster.

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As Human Rescues Wind Down, Helicopters Drop Hay To Stranded Cattle

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Hurricane Harvey stranded thousands of cattle along the south Texas coast. Ranchers are flying hay to the animals — trying to keep them fed and alive until the animals can be rescued.

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From Pets To Livestock, Lost Animals Rounded Up In Beaumont's Makeshift Shelter

Monday, September 04, 2017

Volunteers have transformed two county fair pavilions the size of baseball diamonds into a livestock yard and animal shelter. There are horses, geese, cats, pigs — and a lot of Chihuahuas.

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News Brief: North Korean Nukes, Trump's Response, Harvey's Toxic Effects

Monday, September 04, 2017

North Korea claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, which would be a big development in the country's nuclear program. Also, we have the latest on the U.S. response.

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Worries Over Chemicals In The Water In Texas

Monday, September 04, 2017

Scientists are concerned about the risk of chemicals washing around in the flood water in Texas.

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News Brief: Trump In Phoenix, Haitians In Canada, Kushner In Middle East

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

President Trump held a rally in Phoenix and defended his comments about Charlottesville. Also, Haitians are leaving the U.S. for Canada, and Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East.

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Some Left-Wing Protesters Were Ready To Trade Blows In Charlottesville

Thursday, August 17, 2017

When neo-Nazis and white power activists streamed into Charlottesville, Va., they were met by crowds of angry counterprotesters. Some were from the group that calls itself Antifa.

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President Trump Refers To Counter-Protesters As The 'Alt-Left'

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

President Donald Trump lumped the protestors who objected to the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., in with counter-protesters.

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After Charlottesville, White Supremacists Encounter Mainstream Resistance

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

White supremacists and alt-right activists have long pushed for mainstream acceptance. In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., their racist ideology is encountering mainstream resistance.

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