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Wisconsin Pushes University Free Speech Bill

1 hour 27 min ago

The Wisconsin State Assembly passed the Campus Free Speech Act in the House, which would suspend or expel University of Wisconsin students who disrupt a campus speaker they disagree with.

Where Does The Federal Budget Deficit Fit Into The Health Care Equation?

1 hour 27 min ago

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas about how to balance the need for health care with the need to reduce the federal budget deficit.

When Children Are Exposed To Police Violence

1 hour 27 min ago

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Carl Bell, a psychiatrist and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about children who are exposed to police violence. This follows the release of a video that shows the reaction of a four-year old girl just after the shooting of Philando Castile, an African-American man in Minnesota whose death was livestreamed on Facebook. (LANGUAGE WARNING: This segment contains the bleeped word "bitches" in a clip.)

Philando Castile Case Asks: Whose Second Amendment Right Is Protected?

1 hour 27 min ago

Philando Castile told the officer who fatally shot him that he had a gun and a permit to carry. NPR's Michel Martin talks black gun ownership with Fordham University law professor Nicholas Johnson.

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Criminal Contempt Trial

1 hour 27 min ago

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial starting Monday for contempt of court. Arpaio is a controversial figure in Arizona for his strict anti-immigration policy enforcement.

Displaced Persons In Embattled Nigeria Still Find A Way To Celebrate Eid In Style

1 hour 27 min ago

Today marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. In Nigeria, the holiday is called Salah and is being celebrated even by those displaced by fighting.

Behind Mexico's Most Violent Month

1 hour 27 min ago

Official figures from the Mexican government show that more than 2,000 people were killed in May, making it the deadliest month on record in Mexico since the government began tracking murders in 1997.

What To Expect With President Trump's First Meeting With Indian Prime Minister Modi

1 hour 27 min ago

President Trump welcomes the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to the White House on Monday. It's the first meeting between Trump and the leader of the second most populous country in the world.

Rapper Anik Khan On His Father's 'Unconditional Love'

1 hour 27 min ago

The Queens-based rapper says he draws inspiration from his father, a poetry-loving immigrant who brought the family to the U.S. after fighting for Bangladesh's liberation from Pakistan.

(Image credit: Tyler Mitchell/Courtesy of the artist)

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Sasha Velour Cut From A Different Fabric

3 hours 26 min ago

"I try to tune out all the drag that's out there and tap into the drag I was doing when I was a little kid — when I didn't even know the word 'queer' or that gay people were out there," Velour said.

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What Does It Take To Move A 10-Story Tree A Couple Of City Blocks?

4 hours 19 min ago

That answer, as seen Sunday in Boise, Idaho: $300,000 and a lot of determination. St. Luke's Health System, which moved the historic sequoia, says it "was never even an option" to cut it down.

(Image credit: Rebecca Boone/AP)

Video: What Is This Wild Condor Doing?

5 hours 19 min ago

Could the condor in this video that went viral be expressing affection or, even, gratitude? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores what's really happening.

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PHOTOS: Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

7 hours 40 min ago

For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities, which are often as different as the places they're held.

(Image credit: Vadim Ghirda/AP)

A Middle Eastern Spin On A Classic Latino Dessert: Rose Cardamom Tres Leches

8 hours 19 min ago

In celebration of Eid al-Fatir, food blogger Abeer Najjar shares one of her favorite fusion desserts. She says the rose water and cardamom adds a floral and earthy flavor to this classic cold cake.

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For Besieged Marawi Residents, A Brief Respite Ends In Gunfire

9 hours 53 min ago

Partly to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine military declared a unilateral truce with ISIS-linked militants in the southern city. But not long after the peace expired, the violence resumed.

(Image credit: Linus G. Escandor ll/AP)

A Writer On Being A Black Man In Minnesota

12 hours 3 min ago

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Marlon James about racism and being a black man in Minnesota. James's essay on the subject, "Smaller, and Smaller, and Smaller," has been widely shared.

In D.C., A Politics Camp For Girls

12 hours 3 min ago

The Young Women's Political Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. brings dozens of high school girls together each summer to talk about the mechanics and challenges of entering politics.

'Washington Post' Reporter Describes Obama's Reaction To Russia Hacking

12 hours 3 min ago

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Washington Post reporter Greg Miller about his report on how the Obama administration reacted when they learned about Russian election meddling last year.

Graduating High School At 92

12 hours 3 min ago

When Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was a high school junior, her family was sent to a Japanese internment camp. Now, she was finally able to participate in her hometown's high school graduation.

Paid Line-Holders Find Worth In The Wait

12 hours 3 min ago

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Robert Samuel about Same Ole Line Dudes, his line-waiting business, and what New Yorkers want but don't want to wait in line for.

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