Y'know your local mall? The one you drive to whenever, or just as easily drive past? What would happen if you didn't have a choice — if you couldn't avoid going there? Would you walk right through without stopping and shopping? Or, a darker question: What if you could never get out?
The Justice Department inspector general has uncovered what he calls illegal hiring practices at the federal agency. In a new report he cites eight employees for trying to find jobs for their children and other relatives.
With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London just over the horizon, it occurred to us that for every Lebron James and Michael Phelps, there are less heralded athletes who will be wearing the red, white and blue who are equally dedicated and proud to represent their country. We wanted to meet some of them, so today, we are joined by Tumua Anae. She's a goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's Water Polo Team, and she joins us from Los Alamitos, California, where she's been training.
Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us.
I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, actor Anthony Mackie stars in this summer's fantasy thriller, "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter," but what's the movie that Mackie could watch over and over again? We'll find out in a few minutes.
All summer long, our colleagues at NPR's weekends on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED have been asking some of their guests - particularly filmmakers, actors and writers - about the movies that they never get tired of watching.
Today, we bring you this one from an actor known for roles in Oscar-winning films like "The Hurt Locker" and "Million Dollar Baby." Most recently, he starred in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, all eyes will be on London tomorrow when the city opens this summer's Olympic Games. And I don't know how this happened that our tickets got lost in the mail, but since they did, all this week, we are meeting some of the athletes who will be representing the United States. Today, we meet water polo player Tumua Anae. We'll talk with her and see how she's getting ready in just a few minutes.
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"A major portion of Oakland's troubled police radio system failed shortly after President Obama's visit on Monday, leaving many of the 100 officers assigned to handle presidential security unable to communicate as protesters roamed the streets, police said Wednesday,"
China announced today that it is prosecuting the wife of a disgraced party official for the murder of a British man. It's the latest sensational twist in the country's biggest political scandal in decades. NPR's Louisa Lim joins us now from Beijing. Louisa, could you bring us up to speed on this scandal and what the latest news is?