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'The Breakfast Club' At 30: '80s Classic Still Relatable Today

2 hours 34 min ago

The Breakfast Club turned 30 this year. A look at the John Hughes-directed movie and how teenagers today can still relate.

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A Photo I Love: Featuring Astronaut Reid Wiseman

2 hours 34 min ago

NPR hears from astronaut Reid Wiseman who was on the space station for four months in 2014. He discusses his photo of Italy at night from space.

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Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour

2 hours 35 min ago

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.

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As U.S. Energy Industry Booms, Oil Hubs Run Out Of Storage Space

2 hours 47 min ago

U.S. oil production is at near record levels. But the success has led to a question of where to store all that oil. One of the country's biggest oil hubs is now almost full.

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Italy's Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Conviction

2 hours 50 min ago

The decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kirchner two years earlier.

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Angaleena Presley On Mountain Stage

2 hours 52 min ago

In West Virginia, the Pistol Annies member sings country songs about her colorful rural upbringing.

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Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

2 hours 57 min ago

In Havana, Cuba, old cars have filled the streets since the U.S. embargo began. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth.

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Thai Ruler Says He's Prepared To End Martial Law

2 hours 58 min ago

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last May, says he will lift martial law and replace it with a constitutional provision that gives him the very same powers.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Showed No Signs Of Mental Illness, Fellow Pilots Say

3 hours 12 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with James Phillips, international affairs director of the German Pilots Association, for the latest on Andreas Lubitz and reaction from German pilots.

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Dardanelle Hadley On Piano Jazz

3 hours 21 min ago

In this Piano Jazz session from 1984, Hadley shows off her chops in "All The Things You Are" and duets with host Marian McPartland in "It's Delovely."

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After Abuse In A Peruvian Circus, A Bear Awaits A New Home

3 hours 24 min ago

Cholita is an Andean spectacled bear that was mistreated in the circus in Peru. Now an animal rights group is trying to bring her to the U.S. as part of an effort rescue wild animals from circuses.

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Lily Frost On Song Travels

3 hours 25 min ago

The Canadian singer-songwriter exists somewhere between Regina Spektor and Feist. She performs several of her own songs, plus a Billie Holiday classic.

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In Regulating Outdoor Dancing, China Tells Seniors How To Bust A Move

3 hours 29 min ago

China's sports bureaucracy threatened this week to standardize dancing in public squares.

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Comedian George Carlin Is National Portrait Gallery's Newest Face

3 hours 32 min ago

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Kelly Carlin, the daughter of the late comedian George Carlin, about the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's unveiling of her father's portrait Friday.

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Do Latinos Have a Special Relationship to Phones?

3 hours 34 min ago

Sara Inés Calderón talks about how her app could help Latinos vote. Maria Hinojosa and producer Antonia Cereijido talk about why it is that Latinos use smartphones at a higher rate than other groups.

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Regalii: Mobile Banking for Immigrants

3 hours 34 min ago

We learn about a company that aims to make it easier for immigrants to pay bills abroad.

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The Therapist In Your Phone

3 hours 34 min ago

We meet two psychologists out of the Bay Area who are trying to treat more Latinos by using cell phones.

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Redefining the Digital Divide

3 hours 34 min ago

Producer Antonia Cereijido visits a middle school to learn what kinds of technology young Latinos have access to, and how it affects their lives.

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Ombudsman Mailbag: Correcting That 'Right-To-Work' Story

3 hours 44 min ago

Morning Edition clarifies an assertion with a follow-up story, and two language observations.

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Week In Politics: Sen. Harry Reid's Retirement, Cruz's Appeal To Far-Right

3 hours 55 min ago

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Harry Reid's retirement announcement and Ted Cruz's appeal to the far-right.

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