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South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

1 hour 44 min ago

Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.

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How Will 'Off-The-Field' Issues Affect Jameis Winston's NFL Prospects?

2 hours 52 min ago

NPR's Arun Rath talks with ESPN's Sarah Spain about the presumed number-one pick in next week's NFL draft.

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Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Than California

2 hours 52 min ago

The state is accustomed to tornadoes and severe weather. But since 2008, there's been a surge of quakes — linked to oil and gas drilling.

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As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

2 hours 52 min ago

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming.

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Nepal, A Day After The Earthquake

2 hours 52 min ago

Donatella Lorch, a freelance journalist in Kathmandu, gives NPR's Arun Rath an update on the effects of Saturday's devastating quake. She says people are taking it "hour by hour and day by day."

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Malta's Coast Guard Rescues Migrants — And Feels The Strain

2 hours 52 min ago

For more than a decade, the Mediterranean island nation has responded to distress calls from desperate migrants hoping to reach safety. The difference now is in the numbers.

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Kirk Franklin On 'Trap Gospel' And Taking Heat From The Church

2 hours 52 min ago

For gospel purists, Erica Campbell's "I Luh God" resembles secular club music in a way that's too close for comfort. Kirk Franklin knows a thing or two about that.

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Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

4 hours 55 min ago

In a new documentary titled The President, the Russian leader says seizing Crimea from Ukraine righted a historical wrong.

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Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

6 hours 59 min ago

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

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'It Crackles With Life': Beauty Pill Returns

7 hours 32 min ago

The lining around Chad Clark's heart was crushing it, giving him a 22 percent chance to live. Eleven years after Beauty Pill's debut LP, he and his band come back resilient.

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1 Dead, 4 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Sailing Regatta In Alabama

9 hours 41 min ago

Several boats in a race at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay were capsized when winds unexpectedly gusted to 50 knots, generating waves up to 10 feet high.

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Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

10 hours 27 min ago

In his first win of the iconic distance race, Kipchoge clocked 2:04:47. Wilson Kipsang, who won last year, placed second and world-record holder Dennis Kimetto was third.

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What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting

10 hours 56 min ago

When a Maryland family let their children walk home alone from a park, it drew the authorities' attention and helped spark a national conversation. Two moms with differing views weigh in.

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High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

11 hours 25 min ago

At least 17 people are reported dead on the mountain after a massive quake-triggered avalanche swept through base camp on the south side on Saturday.

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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

11 hours 55 min ago

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.

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What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

12 hours 14 min ago

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.

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Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

12 hours 34 min ago

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.

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Fruit Loops And Crying Travelers: The Trials Of Flight Attendants

12 hours 34 min ago

On this week's travel segment, Wingin' It!, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Gailen David, a flight attendant for more than 20 years, about what life is really like up in the air.

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Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Bookstore Owner

12 hours 34 min ago

On Friday, gunmen killed prominent Pakistani women's rights activist and book store owner Sabeen Mahmud. At a book fair in Karachi, colleagues are mourning her loss.

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This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical Poetry

12 hours 34 min ago

In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten's collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten's power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.

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