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- FBI Agents Killed In Training Accident Worked In Elite Unit
Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw were members of the bureau's Hostage Rescue Team, which stands ready to deploy around the nation and the world. They died while training offshore near Virginia Beach, Va.
- Nation's Midsection Braces For More Severe Storms
From Texas to the upper Great Lakes, forecasters are warning that the weather will be rough Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tornadoes are possible in the Plains States. Elsewhere, severe thunderstorms â€” some with hail â€” are likely. One man was killed in Oklahoma Sunday when a tornado came through.
- 2 FBI Agents Killed In Training Accident In Virginia
The accident happened off the coast of Virginia Beach on Friday, the FBI's national press office announced in a statement Sunday. No other details were given and the cause is under investigation.
- Court Case Winds Down In New York's Stop-And-Frisk Challenge
Closing arguments in the lawsuit challenging New York City's stop-and-frisk policy begin Monday in federal court. The plaintiffs in the class action trial claim police officers were pressured to stop, question and frisk hundreds of thousands of people each year â€” even establishing quotas.
- Advocates Struggle To Reach Growing Ranks Of Suburban Poor
The number of poor people living in America's suburbs now surpasses those in cities or rural areas. Long focused on the urban poor, social service agencies are now trying to respond to the basic needs of a much more far-flung population.
- Is There Really A Second-Term Curse?
Whether it's President Richard Nixon's resignation or President Bill Clinton's impeachment, presidents tend to have a tough time during the back half of an eight-year presidency.
- Seeing The (Northern) Light: A Temporary Arctic Retirement
Inspired by a TED talk, Winston Chen quit his software job and moved to a tiny Norwegian island with wife and kids. He spent the year enjoying the outdoors with his family and the winter darkness writing an iPhone app, something he would never have done without his self-imposed sabbatical.
- Boom Or Bust? Saving Rhode Island's 'Superman' Building
The iconic Industrial Trust Tower in downtown Providence is empty for the first time in 85 years. Developers want to turn it into luxury apartments â€” and want the state and city to pay for it. But Providence â€” like the rest of Rhode Island â€” faces its own economic problems, as well as a recent failed investment.
- How Possessive: The Apostrophe's Place In Space
Martha Brockenbrough, the founder of National Grammar Day and the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, tells host Rachel Martin about what she has referred to as an "apostrophe catastrophe." The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has a policy against possessive apostrophes in the names of places. The reason, <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> reports, is that the apostrophe quote implies private ownership of a public space.
- Detective On Closing Case After Committing Decades To It
In this week's Sunday Conversation, host Rachel Martin speaks with Detective Sgt. Joe Matthews, who worked for decades on the Adam Walsh murder investigation in Florida. She will speak to him about how the case changed overtime, how it affected him personally and professionally, and how it feels to close a case that he worked on for so long.
- Turmoil Of '63 Shut Down Proms; Former Students Dance Again
Several high schools had to cancel their proms in 1963, during a time of tumultuous civil rights protests across the South, and in Birmingham, Ala., particularly. Fifty years later, some of those African-American students finally got the chance to dance the night away. Gigi Douban reports.
- The Durability Of Levis, Woven Into America's Fabric
Host Rachel Martin talks with Levis archivist Lynn Downey about the brand's 140th anniversary this month.
- Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too
The IRS has admitted it flagged tax-exemption requests from groups with "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in their names starting in 2010. But some liberal groups and journalism organizations say their applications also faced long delays during the same period.
- Tesla Rides High, But Faces Formidable Foe: Car Dealers
The Model S from electric car manufacturer Tesla has been named Motor Trend Car of the Year. But the company's business model is under attack by a formidable foe: the National Automobile Dealers Association, one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington.
- Impossible Choice Faces America's First 'Climate Refugees'
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the tiny town of Newtok, Alaska, could be completely underwater by 2017. Its 350 residents must relocate or stay to face the floods, but a move is easier said than done.