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Populist Candidates Appeal To Voters Who Feel They're Unheard

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:00am

Populism has been the biggest force this election year. What lasting effect might populism have on both Democrats and Republicans — even after Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have left the scene.

'Game Of Thrones' Begins Its 6th Season On HBO

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:00am

Season 5 of the HBO series ended with a lot of cliffhangers. The sixth season is the first one that goes beyond the realm of the books that the show is based on.

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Is Defiant In The Midst Of Upheaval

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:00am

The story she's telling this time, that of a woman wronged, is universal, but the way she's delivered it is a crystal-clear representation of the black female experience.

Pastoral Medicine Credentials Raise Questions In Texas

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:49am

They're called doctors of pastoral medicine and tout certificates to prove it. But they don't have real medical degrees, and critics worry that patients don't understand what those titles really mean.

(The Latest) Corruption Charges In Detroit's Struggling Schools

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 9:00am

Twelve principals in the Motor City are accused of taking kickbacks for school supplies — yet a further sign of struggle for the city's public schools.

NYC Law Aims To Curtail Aggressive Behavior Of Costumed Characters

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 6:18am

After receiving many complaints about aggressive costumed characters pressuring tourists for tips, Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill to regulate where and how they operate in Times Square.

Prince Was A Beloved Musician And A Generous Host

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 6:13am

Prince often opened his home to guests. Such as comedian Eddie Murphy and his brother Charlie. They tell a story about how he challenged them to a game of basketball and beat them.

Uber Settles 2 Lawsuits Over Whether Drivers Are Employees Or Contractors

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

Uber will pay up to $100 million to settle the suits, and drivers will stay independent contractors, not employees, in California and Massachusetts, just as the ride-booking company had maintained.

Sprinkled Among Prince's Hits Were Underappreciated Gems

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

Music icon Prince died on Thursday at the age of 57. NYU professor Zaheer Ali and Prince biographer Toure, who prefers using only his first name, talk about some of the artist's lesser-known classics.

On Earth Day, Nations To Sign Off On Historic Climate Pact

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

More than 100 nations will sign the climate change deal agreed to in December. It will eventually commit nealy all the world's governments to cut back on greenhouse gases that cause global warming.

Prince Lived Outside The Confines Of Genre, Race And Gender

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

Music fans are still reeling from the news that Prince died on Thursday at age 57. People are gathering to pay their respects. In New York, there was a party beneath the marquee of the Apollo Theater.

GOP Presidential Campaigns Zero In On Party's Spring Meeting

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

The Republican National Committee is meeting this week in Hollywood, Florida. Delegates from across the country are gathered there ahead of July's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland. Interest in the spring meeting is heightened by the uncertainly that is dominating the party convention, and what rules will guide the nominating process there.

'Lab Girl': An Homage To The Wonders Of All Things Green

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

Renee Montagne talks with geobiologist Hope Jahren about her book Lab Girl. Jahren studies plants, seeds and soil. Her passion for science started as a little girl spending hours in her father's lab.

Do Felons Make Good Employees?

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

Employers often rule out applicants with felony convictions. Data show when the military made an exception and allowed people with felony convictions to enlist, they performed better than their peers.

Obama, In London, Encourages Britain To Stay In The European Union

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

President Obama is expected to use a town hall even in London to lobby the British public to remain in the European Union. Britain holds a referendum this June on whether to leave the E.U. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to the BBC's Jonny Dymond about Obama's trip.

Changing How We Police In Baltimore Is Going To Be A Journey, Chief Davis Says

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

This week marks one year since Freddie Gray died in Baltimore. He had been taken into police custody and died a week later in a hospital. Lourdes Garcia Navarro talks to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis about what's changed over the past year.

Staying Out Of The Hollywood Spotlight, Prince's Mystique Grew

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:10am

The musician Prince has died. The influential and successful recording artist had a few major moments on television. In remembering Prince, many have cited his performance at the 2007 Super Bowl as one of his greatest shows.

Overcrowding Forces Tennessee VA Clinic To Stop Accepting New Patients

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:39am

The growing veterans population in places like Clarksville, Tenn., is straining resources at VA clinics and making it difficult for vets to get nearby medical care.

'I Can Smell The Dirt And The Fear': Up From Soil, The Soul Of A Law Career

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:35am

Vito de la Cruz grew up in a family of migrant farm workers in the 1960s. And, though the Yale-educated lawyer is now far from those fields, he's still motivated by the memory of a brutal day.

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 11:02pm

After a decline throughout the '90s, suicide rates have reversed course. Suicide has increased in almost every age group over the last 15 years.

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