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Harry Potter Inc. Hopes To Re-Create The Magic, Hogwarts And All, With 'Cursed Child'

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

Lynn Neary wonders if the latest "Harry Potter story" (technically the script of a new play) merits the marketing push it's getting.

U.N. Report: ISIS Is Committing Genocide Against Yazidis

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

The U.N. Human Rights Commission report says ISIS is committing crimes against the Yazidi population in Syria and Iraq. Renee Montagne talks to Vitit Muntarbhorn, one of the authors of the report.

How Do Europeans Feel About Britain Possibly Leaving The EU?

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to Suzanne Lynch, the EU correspondent for The Irish Times newspaper, about Brexit from the European Union perspective.

Cleveland Wins Its First NBA Championship By Defeating Golden State

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

The Cleveland Cavaliers did something never before done in the NBA. They came back from being down 3-1 to win the championship over the Golden State Warriors — the team with the best regular season.

Sen. King On How 2016 Is Different From Other Presidential Campaigns

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Senator Angus King of Maine about what he calls "dog whistle rhetoric" — specifically, Trump alienating American Muslims and insinuating that President Obama aided terrorists.

Harry Potter Play Goers Know 'Cursed Child' Ending Before The Book Is Out

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

The play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," is in previews in London. A book version comes out at the end of July and J.K. Rowling hopes theatregoers will keep the plot secret till then.

Nascent Journal To Help Refugees Preserve And Publish Their Research

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

Renee Montange talks to Paul Ostwalt, editor-in-chief of "The Journal of Interrupted Studies." It's a new academic journal based at Oxford University that will publish works by migrants and refugees whose academic research has been interrupted.

'Black Guns Matter' Focuses On Firearms Education To Decrease Violence

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

Philadelphia is one of many American cities fighting gun violence. Rather than working to get guns off the street, Black Guns Matter hopes that increasing education will decrease violence.

Tribune Publishing Takes A Futuristic Step To Become 'tronc'

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

On Monday, the newspaper chain Tribune Publishing, becomes "tronc" — a company with a futuristic mission built around distribution of "premium verified content." What the heck does that mean?

Russia Ramps Up Its Military Presence In The Arctic Circle

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

A new Cold War is brewing in the Arctic as Russia looks north from its remote port of Murmansk at a new era of dominance in a polar region opening up because of melting sea ice.

'Brexit' Campaigns Resume After Break Due To MP Jo Cox's Death

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to British Member of Parliament Kate Hoey of the Labour Party about her stance on leaving the EU, and how the killing of MP Jo Cox may affect this week's referendum.

Yes, There's A Summer Camp Dedicated To Learning About North Korea

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 3:43am

On a beach resort in southern South Korea, the government sponsors camps each year where kids as young as six are taught about North Koreans, to prepare for a peaceful "reunification" one day.

Baby Boomers With Hemophilia Didn't Expect To Grow Old

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 3:38am

A generation that survived life-threatening bleeds, the HIV epidemic and Hepatitis C now nears retirement with an illness that can mostly be safely managed at home — for about $250,000 a year.

In 2016, Talking Politics Can Make Things Uncomfortable At Work

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 3:37am

This presidential election, many workers and employers say political vitriol is carrying over into the workplace — making it a potentially hostile environment.

Pediatricians Call For More Testing And Tighter Rules On Lead Exposure

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 11:02pm

Citing growing evidence that no amount of lead exposure is safe for kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for tighter regulations on the amount of lead in house dust, water and soil.

Slippers Protect British Man From Lightening Strike

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 5:58am

Brian Phillips got quite a shock in this kitchen, a lightening strike threw him across the room. Paramedics concluded the rubber soles of his well-worn slippers protected him from electrocution.

Dalai Lama Prefers Badminton To Golf, Hasn't Seen 'Caddyshack'

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 5:31am

Fox News host Bret Baier asked the Dalai Lama if he's ever seen Caddyshack. In that movie, Bill Murray claims to have caddied for the Dalai Lama. The real Tibetan spiritual leader plays badminton.

NATO War Games In Poland Get Russia's Attention

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

Some 30,000 troops from 20-plus nations took part in Europe's biggest military exercise since the Soviet Union collapsed. It was meant to send a message to Russia, but critics warn it could backfire.

Game Developers Try Hard To Appeal To Professional Competitors

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

They may not be lifting weights to get in shape, but eSports players train hard. And they're competing hard at this year's E3 conference for video gamers in Los Angeles. Top prize is $10,000.

Hong Kong Bookseller Describes Harrowing Ordeal With Chinese Police

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 4:09am

The disappearance of 5 political booksellers raises concerns about the rule of law in Hong Kong. The men reappeared saying nothing was wrong. But 1 man has reversed his previous confessions of guilt.

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