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As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio's 'Pacified' Favelas

2 hours 24 min ago

Rio de Janeiro made a big push to provide security in its shantytowns. But some, which were touted as models, are again plagued by gang violence that has terrified residents.

Metropolis: 5/28/16

2 hours 38 min ago

KCRW's Jason Bentley spins music by Flume, Gorgon City, Kaytranada and more in a two-hour EDM mix.

Call Me Professor Jolie Pitt: The Buzz About Her New Job

2 hours 40 min ago

Angelina Jolie was just appointed a professor for the coming semester at the London School of Economics. The development world is having a pro-con debate.

Former AG Holder Says Edward Snowden's Leak Was A 'Public Service'

3 hours 10 min ago

Eric Holder, who was attorney general at the time of the leak, said what Snowden did was illegal but his leak brought up important conversations.

France Prepares For Travel Mayhem As Transport Unions Join Protests

3 hours 19 min ago

Protests against changes in labor laws continue in France. This time the fight could lead to cancellations and delays for train commuters.

Weather Technology Falters Amid Communication Breakdown

3 hours 19 min ago

Springtime is severe weather time in many parts of the United States. Strong storms and tornadoes can be a daily occurrence. Technology has improved to warn people days in advance, but effectively communicating severe weather remains elusive.

Donald Trump Attacks Federal Judge Involved In Trump University Case

3 hours 19 min ago

Donald Trump continues to face lawsuits over his for-profit education company, Trump University. Trump accused federal judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias in one case, and said the judge, who is from Indiana, "happens to be, we believe, Mexican." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post political reporter Tom Hamburger about the case.

Donald Trump Details Donations To Veterans Organizations

3 hours 19 min ago

Donald Trump held a press conference Tuesday to address questions about charitable donations he claimed to make in support of military veterans.

New Registration Policies Block Many In Kansas From Voting

3 hours 19 min ago

The fight over voter registration policies continues in Kansas. A few years after putting major changes in place, thousands of registrations have been suspended for lacking a proof of citizenship.

Young Hackers In Molenbeek Work To Boost Brussels District's Reputation

3 hours 19 min ago

A social entrepreneur in Brussels is encouraging computer geeks in the Molenbeek neighborhood to change the district's reputation from a hotbed of terrorism to a source of technical innovation — and the results so far have been remarkable.

Doctor Outlines Plan To Battle Antibiotic Resistance In 'The Washington Post'

3 hours 20 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Ezekiel Emanuel, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, about his opinion piece in the Washington Post that argues the cheap price of antibiotics has led to their overuse and has also discouraged drug companies from developing new antibiotics.

Generation Politics: 25-Year-Olds On The Experiences That Shaped Their Views

3 hours 20 min ago

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to a group of 25-year-old voters as part of a radio series exploring the generational differences between how 25, 45 and 65-year-olds think about politics. Having stood witness to the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, two wars, and an economic crash from a very young age, this group of 25-year-olds has seen a country going through hard times for most of their lives.

Poland Renews Push To Extradite Filmmaker Roman Polanski To U.S.

3 hours 28 min ago

A Polish court last year denied a U.S. request to extradite Polanski, who pleaded guilty in 1977 to statutory rape but fled. Now Poland's justice minister says he'll appeal to the Supreme Court.

Mysterious Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak Stumps Disease Detectives

3 hours 31 min ago

There's fever. And unexplained bleeding. Like Ebola. But tests show that the 51 cases in South Sudan are definitely not Ebola.

Amid Strong Dissent, Supreme Court Weighs In On 2 Death Penalty Cases

3 hours 49 min ago

Justice Clarence Thomas called one of the opinions "a remarkably aggressive" use of the court's power to review the decisions of the states' highest courts.

A Homecoming For Luna — And Its Devoted Following

4 hours 1 min ago

Rolling Stone called the 1990s rock group "the best band you've never heard of," but Luna broke up in 2005. Now, its reunion is having a powerful impact on its loyal fans.

Diary Of A Saudi Girl: Karate Lover, Science Nerd ... Bride?

4 hours 9 min ago

For two years, Majd Abdulghani kept a journal during a crossroads in her life: Should she get married or keep studying? Or can she do both?

From The 'Fresh Air' Archives: G. Gordon Liddy On Conquering His Fears

4 hours 10 min ago

In 1973, Liddy was convicted for his role in the conspiracy to burglarize and bug the Democratic Party's headquarters at the Watergate office complex. Originally broadcast in 1980.

Mayor Of Paris Announces Plans To Temporarily House Migrants

5 hours 15 min ago

The proposed migrant camp would be located in the north of France's capital city, where hundreds of migrants are already camping informally.

Questions Over Trump's Donations To Veterans Boil Over

5 hours 19 min ago

Donald Trump spent 40 minutes battling reporters at a press conference he held to answer for whether the $6 million he claimed to have raised for veterans groups ever materialized.

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