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Protesters and family members of people killed in shootings involving police this year are looking to the Justice Department for relief. NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Carrie Johnson about what to expect.
On this day back in 1969, the Rolling Stones held a free concert in Altamont, Calif., that quickly descended into a near-riot state. The Hell's Angels provided security and one concert-goer ended up dead.
An American journalist held captive by al-Qaida militants in Yemen for more than a year was killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.
LA's Leimert Park neighborhood saw riots after the Rodney King verdict. Nearby in the Simi Valley, where many in law enforcement live, residents see the recent shootings from their own perspective.
A powerful cyclone is tracking its way to the Philippines. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Aurora Almendral, in Manila.
With the launch of a new NASA spacecraft and a probe nearing Pluto, it's been a busy week in space. NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel tells NPR's Scott Simon what's going on up there.