Audie Cornish http://wvtf.org en A Pillar Of AIDS Research And Activism, Lost With Shot-Down Jet http://wvtf.org/post/pillar-aids-research-and-activism-lost-shot-down-jet Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had been carrying several researchers and activists on their way to a global AIDS conference in Australia. Among them was Dr. Joep Lange, a leading researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society. He was a giant in the field and a mentor to many. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 24527 at http://wvtf.org Miss. Primary Saga Rolls On, As McDaniel Refuses To Back Down http://wvtf.org/post/miss-primary-saga-rolls-mcdaniel-refuses-back-down Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Mississippi's Republican Senate runoff was decided three weeks ago, but the loser in that race refuses to accept the results. Longtime Sen. Thad Cochran is the certified winner, but his tea party-backed challenger, Chris McDaniel, alleges there might have been thousands of improper votes cast and today another twist. NPR political editor Charlie Mahtesian joins us now to talk about that twist. And Charlie, State Sen. Chris McDonnell's campaign held a much anticipated press conference today. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 24423 at http://wvtf.org Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas http://wvtf.org/post/vargas-journalist-and-immigration-activist-detained-texas Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And near the U.S.-Mexico border today, a very public detention of a well-known figure in the immigration debate. The journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas was taken into custody by federal immigration authorities at the airport in McAllen, Texas. He had traveled to the area with members of a group he founded called Define American. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 24359 at http://wvtf.org The Rise Of The Online Rebuttal — And How It's Making Waves In Print http://wvtf.org/post/rise-online-rebuttal-and-how-its-making-waves-print Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It was not exactly a request that prompted the British tabloid the Daily Mail to take down one of its stories last week. It was an online rebuttal from George Clooney. The actor, writing in the pages of USA Today, issued a scathing response to the Mail's reporting about his upcoming marriage. The Daily Mail apologized, and the story disappeared from the web. In yet another rebuttal, Clooney has now rejected that apology. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 24304 at http://wvtf.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling http://wvtf.org/post/federal-appeals-court-strikes-down-utahs-same-sex-marriage-ban A federal appeals court in Denver struck down Utah's ban on gay marriage Wednesday, paving the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue as soon as next year. The ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals was the first by any federal appeals court on the issue to date.<p>While the ruling struck down the Utah ban, it applies to the other five states in the circuit: New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.<p>Utah officials said they would appeal and would seek a quick resolution of the issue. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 23406 at http://wvtf.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling