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Trump Adds Rudy Giuliani And 2 Other Defense Lawyers To Personal Legal Team

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks to writer David Graham of The Atlantic about the new legal hires by President Trump. Rudy Giuliani is the splashy name among these hires, but Trump also brought on two very experienced white-collar defense lawyers.

Milwaukee Radio Station Brings Back Christmas Tunes To Accompany April Snow

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

Spring has been slow to come to the Midwest this year — so one Milwaukee radio station decided to make light of it and re-upped their Christmas playlists for a day.

Federal Judge Blocks Transfer Of American Being Held In Syria

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

The U.S. is holding a dual American-Saudi citizen who was captured in Syria and is suspected of being a member of ISIS. The man has been held overseas for more than seven months without charge. The ACLU is challenging his detention in court.

Obama Administration General Discusses Trump's Proposed Arab Force

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with retired Gen. Martin Dempsey about President Trump's proposal for an Arab Force in Syria, and U.S. efforts to get the Saudis and other Arab nations to fund and man a joint military force in the past.

Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion Over Mortgage And Auto Loans

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

Wells Fargo will pay a $1 billion fine to settle claims that it had taken advantage of mortgage and auto loan customers. Federal regulators also said the bank did not have adequate compliance or risk management programs.

Students Walkout Across The Country To Protest Violence In Schools

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

Students across the country left their classrooms at 10 a.m. Friday to protest violence in schools. In Washington, D.C. students marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

Week In Politics: Comey's Memos and Additions To Trump's Legal Team

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:20pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kristen Soltis Anderson, of The Washington Examiner and author of "The Selfie Vote", and Jason Johnson, politics editor at The Root, about Former FBI director James Comey, new additions to President Trump's legal team, and the nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State.

Muslims In America: Telling Your Own Stories

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:17pm

We asked American Muslims to tell us how they are crafting their own stories — through art, music, activism or just their daily lives — and whether anything has changed in this political climate.

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World Cafe Nashville: Brothers Osborne

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:10pm

John Osborne's guitar runs through every track like a duet partner with T.J.'s ever more sophisticated vocalizing. Hear a live session from Nashville's Sound Stage Studios.

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J. Cole Is Sick Of Money Phone Rap And He's Not Going To Take It Anymore

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:00pm

The first video from his new album KOD features the North Carolina rapper parodying trap's infatuation with cash and drug-addled fantasy.

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Lois Riess, 'Fugitive Grandmother' Wanted In 2 Killings, Is Arrested In Texas

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:55pm

"We look at her appearance. She looks like anybody's mother or grandmother," said Undersheriff Carmine Marceno of Lee County, Fla.

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Amy Schumer Deftly Challenges Beauty Standards In 'I Feel Pretty'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:19pm

A woman with low self-esteem hits her head and suddenly sees herself as madly attractive. Critic David Edelstein says I Feel Pretty suggests the notion of what's "pretty" should be "elasticized."

Before He Became The 'Night Court' Judge, Harry Anderson Was A Con-Man Magician

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:19pm

Anderson, who died April 16, began his career as a street performer specializing in elaborate pranks. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1989 about an illusion in which he pretended to chop off his own hand.

Remembering Milos Forman, Director Of 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:19pm

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker, who died on April 13, spoke to Fresh Air in 1994 about growing up in the former Czechoslovakia, first under the Gestapo, then under communist rule.

Electronic Dance Music Superstar Avicii Dies At 28

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:14pm

Tim Bergling, a Swedish dance wunderkind and one of the most successful DJs in the world, was found dead Friday in Oman.

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A Debt Crisis Seems To Have Come Out Of Nowhere

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:58pm

Two dozen countries are at risk. What's behind this looming disaster? And can it be fixed?

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Demand For Exorcisms On The Rise, Says One American Priest Who Conducts Them

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:52pm

The official exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis says the ritual isn't performed the way you might have seen in the movies.

This Middle School Step Team Wants More Competition

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:45pm

Just one public middle school in Washington, D.C. has a competitive step team: Kelly Miller Middle School. It's one of the area's best.

3-Day Symposium Explores What Prince Meant To Minneapolis, And The World

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins learns more about "Prince From Minneapolis" from one of its organizers, University of Minnesota assistant professor Elliott Powell.

Border States Prepare For National Guard

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:33pm

The governors of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California committed to send around 2,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border.




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