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NPR's Zabihullah Tamanna, Journalist And Father, Killed In Afghanistan

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:29am

Interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna was killed Sunday along with photojournalist David Gilkey. "Zabi," as he was known, was hired by Philip Reeves, who calls the Afghan "a lovely man" with "deep wisdom."

Young Dancer Forgoes Princess Getup For Hot Dog Costume

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:52am

During princess day at her dance class, Ainsley Turner wore a weenie costume. And in a lineup next to all the sparkling dresses, she stood straight, beaming with pride.

King Tut's Dagger Made From A Meteorite, Researchers Believe

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:45am

A gold and crystal dagger that's in Tut's crypt has been found to have a blade composed of iron, nickel and cobalt. A material so valued, that at the time it was dubbed "iron from the sky."

Fish And Wildlife Service May Appeal Judge's Cormorants Ruling

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

A federal judge says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service overstepped its bounds when it allowed some migratory birds to be killed in large numbers across the eastern United States.

Rembering David Gilkey's Coverage Of The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

NPR Photographer David Gilkey was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday while riding in a convoy of Afghan troops. David Greene and Renee Montagne remember David's coverage of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

Demographic Changes Chip Away At Orange County's Conservatism

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

In California, Orange County used to be known as a bastion of conservatism in an otherwise blue state. Renee Montagne talks to Mayor Bao Nguyen (When) about what his congressional run in one of the county's districts means for the demographic and political shifts there.

NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey Is Remembered

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

David Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist who chronicled pain and beauty in war and conflict, was killed in Afghanistan along with NPR's Afghan interpreter and fellow journalist Zabihullah Tamanna.

A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished By Black Men

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

Muhammad Ali is being remembered as a great athlete and humanitarian. Black Americans — especially men — are fond of another Ali: the one who spoke truth to power, even at tremendous personal cost.

U.S., Chinese Officials Meet For Annual Strategic Dialogue

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Bill Bishop, writer of the blog "Sinocism", about what's on the agenda for this year's U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Review: UnREAL Soars By Going Where Real-Life Reality TV Fears To Tread

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

Lifetime's Peabody award-winning fictional dramedy — "UnREAL" — about an out-of-control reality show returns for its second season. In it, a black man sets out to find love among a bevy of women.

Novak Djokovic Completes Career Grand Slam, Wins French Open

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne talks to Courtney Nguyen (N-win), senior writer with WTA Insider, about Novak Djokovic's (JOKE-uh-vitch's) win at the French Open on Sunday. He became the first male player to win the sport's Grand Slam in almost 50 years.

Highway 101: A Trip Down One Of Mexico's Most Dangerous Roads

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

One of Mexico's most dangerous highways passes through the northern border state of Tamaulipas. It is infamous for all the bandits, organized crime gangs, and contraband that ride on it.

Trump Questions Neutrality Of Muslim And Mexican-American Judges

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

After facing criticism from legal scholars for saying a judge could not treat him fairly because he was of Mexican descent, Donald Trump has extended his concern about judicial bias to Muslim Americans. There is no precedent for U.S. judges to recues themselves on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Politics In The News: A Preview Of Tuesday's Primary Contests

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

Pressure is growing on Bernie Sanders to drop out of the race. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and and Nomiki Konst Konst host of the Sirius XM show The Filter.

Democrats In Wisconsin Call On Party To Revamp Superdelegates' Role

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

As the Democratic primary comes to an end, some are trying to end the role of superdelegates in choosing the party nominee. Wisconsin's Democratic party passed such a resolution over the weekend.

Looking Back On Ronald Reagan's Image

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

Ahead of Tuesday's California primary, the legacy of one of the state's — and the nation's — most influential politicians still resonates: President Ronald Reagan.

What Does Reagan's Legacy Mean To Young Republican Voters?

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

Ronald Reagan's legacy continues to dominate the Republican Party and the conservative movement. But younger members of the GOP may not feel so tied to the Gipper.

Killed On The Job In Afghanistan: NPR Photographer And Interpreter

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

NPR Photographer David Gilkey and Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna were killed Sunday while traveling in an Afghan Army convoy. NPR's David Greene, Renee Montagne and Tom Bowman share memories.

Mixed Employment News: Job Growth Slowed In May; Joblessness Dropped

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 8:32am

Job growth was at a crawl in May, according to the government's monthly report released Friday; only 38,000 new jobs were added to payrolls. But unemployment fell to it's lowest level since 2007.

Hecklers Give Race Organizers An Idea For A Name Change

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 6:11am

At last year's Franklin Half Marathon in Leiper's Fork, Tenn., runners has to pass hecklers — musicians camped out on the road. The video went viral. It's now called the Hillbilly Half Marathon.

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