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Parquet Courts On World Cafe

1 hour 51 min ago

The band's typical brand of intensely loose guitar rock shines on its latest album, Human Performance.

Leicester City: From Last Place To Now Poised To Win English Soccer Crown

2 hours 53 min ago

One of the greatest underdog stories in sports history is happening in England, where a small-town Leicester is poised to win the Premier League — the world's richest and most-watched soccer league.

Every Party But The Real One: A Night Chasing The #WHCD

5 hours 22 min ago

Washington's biggest night has gotten big because of all the parties happening around the main event. A weekend of nerd prom excess could be seen as D.C. at its worst, or D.C. at its best.

Crowds Gather In Los Angeles For May Day Immigrants' Rights March

6 hours 32 min ago

Leslie Berestein Rojas of Southern California Public Radio has an update on the annual May Day march for immigrant rights. The march comes after Donald Trump visited the state, sparking protests.

From Tahrir To Tiananmen, 'City Squares' Can't Escape Their History

6 hours 32 min ago

Governments have tried to erase the evidence of some squares' troubled pasts, but that doesn't mean they've been forgotten. A new book gathers writers' thoughts about famous squares around the world.

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Still Has Us Talking

6 hours 33 min ago

People have talked about the lyrical themes of Beyoncé's visual album. But Fuse.tv's Emilee Lindner says the music too is notable for its blend of genres, and it sets an example for other musicians.

'Becoming Wise' Is A Meditation On Meaning

6 hours 33 min ago

On Being host Krista Tippett talks about her new book Becoming Wise, which explores what she has learned from a career discussing faith, science and spirituality.

Protesters Storm Iraq Parliament

6 hours 33 min ago

Shia protesters stormed into the heavily fortified Green Zone Saturday, many of them demanding an end to corruption. The BBC's Ahmed Maher has an update from Baghdad.

Anti-War Activist Daniel Berrigan Dies

6 hours 33 min ago

Father Daniel Berrigan rose to national attention as one of a group of Catholic activists who were arrested for burning draft cards in 1968.

Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

6 hours 33 min ago

This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.

10 Years After Immigration Protests, What Has Changed?

6 hours 33 min ago

Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American, Fermin Vasquez of the SEIU and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies discuss the legacy of 10 years of activism for immigration reform.

Who's Behind The Demonstrations That Stormed Iraq's Green Zone And Parliament?

7 hours 20 min ago

The demonstrators are mostly supporters of fiery Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who has had a fraught relationship with the U.S. They're calling for the government to follow through on its promises.

Daniel Berrigan, Activist Jesuit Priest Who Opposed Vietnam War, Dies

9 hours 25 min ago

Berrigan became emblematic of the opposition to U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He served time in jail for an audacious act of civil disobedience.

Malia Obama Will Attend Harvard, White House Says

10 hours 37 min ago

She's going to take a gap year and begin at Harvard during fall 2017, according to a statement from the First Lady's office.

With Primary Season In Final Stretch, Sanders Reports Slowed Fundraising

11 hours 5 min ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign reported a $26 million haul in April, far below his totals in February and March. Still, Sanders' donations have outpaced his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Iran Parliamentary Election: Moderates, Reformists Make Gains, Fall Short Of Majority

12 hours 23 min ago

Supporters of President Hassan Rouhani fell short of a clear majority despite receiving the most votes. Analysts say the coming period will be combative, with many big issues decided by independents.

President Obama Has His Last Laughs At 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner

13 hours 30 min ago

In eighth and his last correspondents' dinner on Saturday evening, Obama didn't pull punches with his fellow politicos — but he did pull a last-minute mic drop.

No Pink, But Plenty of Red, In Hack-N-Slash 'Fairyland'

13 hours 38 min ago

Skottie Young's comic may horrify (or delight) the parents of princess-obsessed kids. It's the story of a not-so-little girl who's gone a little violent after 27 years trapped in a sparkly fairyland.

PHOTOS: 33 Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted From Peru To South Africa

14 hours 35 min ago

The organizers are calling it the "largest airlift of lions in history." The animals were rescued from circuses after Columbia and Peru banned the use of wild animals in circuses.

Disney Releases 100th 'Original Movie,' A Millennial Favorite

15 hours 43 min ago

Disney announced the release date for its 100th Disney Channel Original Movie. NPR's Rachel Martin sits down with Buzzfeed Entertainment's Jaimie Etkin to discuss the cultural legacy of the series.

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