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Shooters Quicker To Pull Trigger When Target Is Black, Study Finds

56 min ago

A new meta-analysis of trigger bias, drawing on 42 studies, found that when asked to evaluate a threat, people tend to shoot at black targets more often than white targets — and to do so more quickly

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R.I.P. Humvee: What's Next For Military Transport?

2 hours 18 min ago

The reign of the Humvee is coming to an end and a new fleet of military vehicles is on the way. Washington Post reporter Christian Davenport discusses the history of the Humvee and what's next.

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With Futures Tied To Mining, Some Montana Towns Seek New Ways To Get By

2 hours 20 min ago

Mining moves in boom-and-bust cycles. It's busting right now as metals prices are the lowest they've been in years. In states like Montana, that means small mining towns are looking for other options.

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Egyptian Court Hands Down 3-Year Sentences For Journalists And Activists

2 hours 22 min ago

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

2 hours 22 min ago

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.

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A Real Horrorshow Property: 'Silence Of The Lambs' House On Sale

2 hours 23 min ago

If you've ever wanted to live inside a part of Hollywood history, now's your chance. Scott and Barbara Lloyd are selling their home, which was was used for a set in The Silence of the Lambs.

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Demonstrators Storm Beirut, Demanding Solutions To Garbage-Collection Crisis

2 hours 23 min ago

In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.

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3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

2 hours 23 min ago

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.

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Nathaniel Rateliff, Honky-Tonk Soul Man, Stumbles Into A Hit

2 hours 23 min ago

Along with his band The Night Sweats, Rateliff is the voice behind "S.O.B." — a new song with an old sound that's catching a lot of people off guard.

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Turkey, U.S., Conduct First Joint Airstrikes Against ISIS

2 hours 38 min ago

Ankara, long hesitant to commit to the coalition against the self-declared Islamic State, said "[the] fight against the terrorist organization is a priority."

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Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

2 hours 48 min ago

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

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Protests In Malaysia Target Prime Minister Over Alleged Corruption

3 hours 1 min ago

Pressure on Premier Najib Razak has mounted since a revelation last month that $600 million had been improperly transferred from a failing state fund.

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New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

5 hours 51 min ago

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

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Ebola Flashback: Nancy Snyderman's Experience Was Different From Mine

7 hours 29 min ago

The Today show medical editor gave a new interview about her controversial quarantine. It triggered powerful memories for an NPR journalist who was in Liberia around the same time.

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Not My Job: Daniel Radcliffe Gets Quizzed On Chia Pets

7 hours 40 min ago

The actor is famous for having played Harry Potter on screen, so we ask him questions about hairy pottery — in other words, chia pets. Originally broadcast Nov. 1, 2014.

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Not My Job: Three Questions About Bass (The Fish) For Lance Bass (The Singer)

7 hours 40 min ago

We invite the former NSYNC member to play a game called "It's all about the bass, 'bout that bass, no trouble." Originally broadcast Feb. 14, 2015.

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Not My Job: Molly Ringwald Answers Questions About Senator Byrd

7 hours 40 min ago

The star of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink answers three questions about Robert C. Byrd, the late senator from West Virginia. Originally broadcast July 3, 2010.

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Not My Job: Brat Pack Member Rob Lowe Gets Quizzed On Bratwurst

7 hours 40 min ago

Lowe was part of Hollywood's Brat Pack, so we ask him three questions about some of the lesser-known facts of bratwurst. Originally broadcast May 9, 2014.

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Not My Job: Brooke Shields Gets Quizzed On Calvins

7 hours 40 min ago

The actress was famous for her Calvin Klein ads, so we ask her three questions about Calvins besides Klein. Originally broadcast July 13, 2012.

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Thai Police Make Arrest Possibly Linked To Deadly Shrine Bombing

8 hours 47 min ago

Authorities say it's too early to say for sure if the unidentified suspect, who they say was found with bomb-making materials, had anything to do with the attack on Bangkok's Erawan shrine.

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