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Power Struggle Over Future Of Public Schools Heats Up In Chicago

1 hour 7 min ago

The politics surrounding the future of Chicago's public school system are intensifying. Three different players are in a power struggle for control of the system, which is suffering financially.

Bernie Sanders Appears Poised To Defeat Hillary Clinton In New Hampshire

1 hour 7 min ago

Going into the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared poised to defeat rival Hillary Clinton in the state. NPR explores how meaningful such an outcome would be for each campaign going forward.

GOP Presidential Candidates Bring Torture Back Into The Spotlight

1 hour 7 min ago

The GOP presidential hopefuls are trading attacks on the use of water boarding and other such harsh interrogation techniques. Donald Trump vows he would revive those techniques as president and has attacked Sen. Ted Cruz for opposing that idea. Many critics and studies, however, conclude that harsh techniques do not work.

Intelligence Heads Provide Update On Threats Facing U.S.

1 hour 7 min ago

The heads of America's top intelligence agencies — including the CIA, FBI and NSA — gave their latest update on the nature of threats facing the U.S. on Tuesday, from ISIS to Russia to China and others. NPR has the latest on what America's spymasters call the biggest dangers of the moment.

New Hampshire Voters Head To The Polls In First-In-The-Nation Primary

1 hour 7 min ago

New Hampshire voters weigh in on the presidential candidates as they go to the polls on primary day.

What's At Stake For The Presidential Candidates In New Hampshire

1 hour 7 min ago

NPR takes a look at what's at stake for the presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary.

German Inventor Artur Fischer Dies At 96

1 hour 7 min ago

Artur Fischer, a German inventor who had more than 1,100 patents registered to his name, died last month at age 96.

Testimony Begins In Historic Trial Of Spain's Princess Cristina

1 hour 7 min ago

Testimony began Tuesday in the historic trial of Spain's Princess Cristina. She's the first Spanish royal ever to sit in the defendant's dock and faces eight years in prison if convicted of tax fraud.

Republicans Reject Obama's $4 Trillion Budget Proposal

1 hour 7 min ago

President Obama delivered the final budget of his presidency to Congress on Tuesday. Republicans in Congress have declined to consider the proposal and even listen to the president's budget chief talk to them about it.

Music Review: 'The Traveller,' Baaba Maal

1 hour 7 min ago

Baaba Maal is one of the most well-known Senegalese singers today. For over three decades, his music has won him fans all over the world. Music reviewer Banning Eyre says his first album in seven years, The Traveller, is different and surprising.

Letters: Presidential Election Coverage

1 hour 7 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers read listener comments and one small correction.

Chess Wars: 20 Inmates, 5 Weeks, 1 Champion

1 hour 7 min ago

Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, 20 inmates are engaged in a fierce chess tournament in a secluded prison. The prize may be just a paper certificate, but even then, winning means a lot.

Syrians Fleeing Fighting In Aleppo Remain Stranded At Turkish Border

1 hour 7 min ago

Syrians are fleeing to Turkey to seek safety from increased airstrikes around the city of Aleppo. But Turkey — already hosting more than 2 million Syrians — says it can't let them in yet.

In New Hampshire, Mainstream Republicans Battle To Revive Campaigns

1 hour 7 min ago

Several GOP candidates have a lot at stake Tuesday as results come in from New Hampshire. Donald Trump has been riding high in the polls there, while mainstream Republicans are battling to stay alive.

Julia Holter On World Cafe

1 hour 26 min ago

Hear the experimental singer, songwriter and composer perform songs from Have You In My Wilderness.

W.Va. House OKs Bill Letting People Carry Concealed Guns Without A Permit

3 hours 8 min ago

The only concealed-carry permits needed would be for people who are 18-21 years old, if West Virginia enacts new gun legislation.

Viking's Choice: Cobalt, 'Beast Whip'

3 hours 30 min ago

Cobalt is a pillar of American extreme metal. Seven years after Gin, the duo returns with a double album, a new vocalist and the colossal "Beast Whip."

One Of Denver's Last Movie Rental Stores Has A Plan To Stay Afloat

3 hours 36 min ago

Video One has survived the rise and fall of mega chains like Blockbuster and it’s still here during the age of online streaming.

Not Ready To Stop Obsessing Over Beyoncé and 'Formation'? We Got You

3 hours 37 min ago

So you've watched the music video, and the halftime show, eleventy million times. Now, let these smart takes help you parse all the feels.

New Hampshire Primary: The View From The Farm

3 hours 43 min ago

Carole Soule is taking advantage of primary season to give New Hampshire's farming community more attention.

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