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Woman Shot To Death At U.S. Capitol After Chase Identified

The mother of the woman who was shot to death by police yesterday after trying to breach a barrier at the White House and leading authorities on a high-speed chase to the Capitol says her daughter had post-partum depression.

Two law enforcement officials identified the driver as 34-year-old Miriam Carey, of Stamford, Connecticut. She was traveling with a 1-year-old girl who avoided serious injury. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation.

Carey's mother tells ABC News her daughter began suffering from post-partum depression after having her daughter last August... and says she had "no history of violence." She says she doesn't know why Carey was in Washington.


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

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