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'L'Attesa': Two Women Wait, Perhaps In Vain

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00pm

Juliette Binoche plays another in a string of grieving-survivor roles in the visually powerful story of a mother who meets her son's girlfriend.

'Jungle Book' Love: Why I Identify With The 'Flower In Underpants'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:51pm

Growing up in India, she was a fan of the dubbed-in-Hindi TV series. As a globetrotting adult, she is touched by the Disney movie version.

Latin Roots: Daymé Arocena

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:46pm

See and hear the vivacious 23-year-old Cuban singer as she performs in the World Cafe studio.

Andrew Bird On World Cafe

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:40pm

The violinist, writer and singer opens up on his new album, Are You Serious? Hear a live session.

China Passes Law Putting Foreign NGOs Under Stricter Police Control

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:39pm

China's legislature has passed a controversial law giving police sweeping powers to monitor and control foreign non-governmental organizations that operate in China.

3 Artists From Abroad, For International Jazz Day

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:31pm

Bassist and Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride spotlights a vocalist from France, a drummer from Mexico and a trumpet-playing South African legend.

Congress Poised To Approve Bill Designating Bison As National Mammal

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

Move over bald eagles, there's a new animal in town — bison! The National Bison Legacy Act, which designated the magnificent beasts as the national mammal, passed the House on Tuesday. The Senate is expected to pass the act later this week. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Germaine White, cultural specialist for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes in northwest Montana.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Eye General Election After Key Primary Wins

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

After winning key Northeastern primaries, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are pivoting to the general election.

Hillary Clinton's Senate Years Provide Insight Into How She Might Govern

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR takes a look back at Hillary Clinton's Senate years and what her policy and personality say about how she would govern as president.

More Than A Dozen, Including A Pediatrician, Killed In Attack On Syrian Hospital

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

A young pediatrician killed by an airstrike on a Syrian hospital was known for his bedside manner with Aleppo's wounded children. The strike signaled the two-month ceasefire is nearly void.

U.S. Doctors Prepare For Arrival Of Zika Virus

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of public health and environmental services in Harris County, Texas, about what they're doing to prepare their community for Zika, and how they're paying for it.

LGBT Activists Criticize Tennessee Law Allowing Therapists To Refuse Patients

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill allowing therapists to refuse patients if the therapists have "sincerely held principles" to consider. LGBT advocates say the law would make it harder for gays and lesbians to get counseling.

Ashley Madison Hack Inspires Social Scientists To Look Behind The Names

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

A leak of names from one of the world's most famous "adultery" sites, Ashley Madison, got social scientists thinking. They've recently tried to see if people who like to cheat in their marriages also have a propensity to cheat at work.

Donald Trump's Rivals Count On Indiana In Strategy To Block GOP Front-Runner

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

Indiana could make or break Donald Trump's chances at the GOP nomination. The state is key in Ted Cruz and John Kasich's strategy to force Trump into a contested convention.

Inside A Georgia Immigration Court, One Man Fights To Stay With His Family

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

Thousands of immigrants go through the Lumpkin, Ga., immigration court yearly. More than 97 percent of them lose and are deported. NPR follows the case of one man whose lawyer thinks he has a shot at winning.

In The Rural Northwest, A Growing Market For Survivalist Homes

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:29pm

A Montana couple is looking to meet a growing demand in the real estate business, at least in the rural Northwest: off-grid properties that include bunkers and secret rooms.

PHOTOS: Chinese Buddhist Monk Is Mummified And Covered In Gold

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:23pm

Fu Hou died in 2012 and his body spent more than three years in a pottery jar before it was sterilized, painted and gilded. The process honors his dedication to the religion.

One Last Push In Congress To Change Punishment For Drug Crimes This Year

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:13pm

A bipartisan group of Senators is making one last push to overhaul the way drug criminals are punished before Capitol Hill shuts down this year.

In Houston, Pregnant Women And Their Doctors Weigh Risks Of Zika

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:00pm

Mosquitoes infected with Zika haven't turned up along the U.S. Gulf Coast yet, but could thrive in the region's sultry summer weather. Pregnant women and their doctors are already taking precautions.

Not A Drone After All? Unclear What Hit That British Airways Plane

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:37pm

The incident prompted calls for more drone regulation, but a U.K. lawmaker now says it probably was not a drone that struck the plane. And an investigation has ended because of a lack of evidence.




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