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North Korea Missile Explodes Within Seconds Of Launch, U.S. Says

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:13am

The missile was fired from the country's east coast Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korea confirm. The test, North Korea's third this year, comes amid joint military drills by the U.S. and the South.

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Why More Farmers are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:11am

Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium that can help small farms stay viable.

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Skating Polly's 'Hail Mary' Is Good, Creepy Fun

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:05am

The stepsister duo teamed up with Veruca Salt's co-frontwomen to write its New Trick EP. The first single — and its video — gives a warning about poisonous relationships.

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Kevin Morby Announces New Album, Shares The Elegiac Love Letter 'Come To Me Now'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:00am

The singer's latest album is a love letter to cities and the diverse people who live there.

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Listen: NPR's Live Special Coverage

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:00am

Listen: NPR's Live Special Coverage - Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing

The Thistle & Shamrock: Live From Ireland

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:00am

Relive great sets of Irish music, including performances by The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies and more.

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Chely Wright On Mountain Stage

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:00am

The Nashville country star makes her debut on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of Ohio University in Athens.

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Hear Chuck Berry's Posthumous Single, 'Big Boys'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:52am

The song is taken from Berry's first record in 38 years, CHUCK, due out on June 16.

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In A First, Germany Deports Native-Born Terrorism Suspects

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:39am

The two men were born in Germany but don't have citizenship; their families are from Algeria and Nigeria. German officials say it's the first time the government is taking such a step.

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Republican Charlie Dent On His Reservations Over GOP Health Plan

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:38am

President Trump went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell the GOP health care bill to Congress. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who says he has reservations about it.

Love Canned Tuna? More Grocers Want To Make Sure It Was Caught Responsibly

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:00am

Whole Foods this month became the latest retailer to adopt a policy to ensure the canned tuna it sells is caught with methods that don't decimate fish stocks or trap other animals.

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Elastic Lines For An Elastic Life In 'Fire!!'

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:00am

Cartoonist Peter Bagge's new biography of Zora Neale Hurston swoops through her life at breakneck speed, losing some real-life pathos along the way, but sustaining an electric, colorful energy.

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You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 5:34am

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.

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Would You Become An Immortal Machine?

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:41am

The prospects can be either beatific or terrifying depending where you come from but, whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

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Q: Could U.S. Prosecute Reporters For Classified Scoops? A: Maybe

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:11am

The fraught question came up during a House Intelligence Committee hearing this week. Some Republicans pointed to news stories based on leaks about the activities of Trump associates.

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The Fight For Pluto's Fate As A Planet Continues

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

About a decade ago Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet. Now scientists are arguing that because of shape and surface features, Pluto and 110 bodies in our solar system deserve to be planets.

Teaching Language With Culture In California

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Elementary school teacher Ron Morris of Riverside, California goes a step beyond to understand his students' backgrounds. It's one way Morris incorporates the culture of his students in the classroom.

Associated Press Investigation Says Paul Manafort Worked With Russian Billionaire

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Rachel Martin speaks with Chad Day of The Associated Press, who was part of a new investigation that says Paul Manafort secretly worked with a Russian billionaire to support Russian interests.

Democrat Sen. Chris Coons On Gorsuch And Russia Investigation

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons about Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing and the investigation into Russia's interference in the United States election.

Commentary: U.S. Women's National Hockey Team Doesn't Get Enough Respect

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:09am

The U.S. is hosting this year's Women's World Hockey Championships. So why is the U.S. women's team threatening to boycott? Commentator Sarah Spain of ESPN says it's about fairness and respect.

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