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Supreme Court May Be Leaning Toward Voiding Ex-Va. Governor's Corruption Conviction

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:59pm

The core issue is how to determine a clean "official act" from a corrupt one, and where the line is. Oral arguments underscored how difficult it is to come up with a workable standard.

Here's What Happened When Earthquake Survivors In Nepal Got Cameras

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:57pm

They lost family, friends and cultural touchstones in the disaster of April 2015. Now they're doing "photo therapy."

DMA's On World Cafe

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:39pm

The Australian garage-pop trio plays songs from its new debut album, Hills End.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Wayfaring Strangers

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:31pm

Retrace the migration of Celtic music from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia.

Cruz Will Name Fiorina As His Vice-Presidential Pick

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:28pm

The "major announcement" from Cruz is a last-ditch effort designed to shake-up the GOP primary race, one in which he badly trails front-runner Donald Trump.

Bruce Springsteen's Tribute To Prince Is A Lesson In Public Mourning

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:26pm

The two musicians both emerged in the 1970s and hit simultaneous critical and commercial peaks a decade later. At a show in Brooklyn on Saturday, The E Street Band covered "Purple Rain."

'Nurse, Spy, Cook:' How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:26pm

Tubman's role as a professional cook has often been overlooked. She self-funded many of her heroic raids to rescue slaves through an activity she enjoyed and excelled at: cooking.

Meet The 'Cast: Maggie And Max From NPR's 'Hidden Brain'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:12pm

The first in our new series on the voices and people behind our podcasts. First up, our social sciences podcast, Hidden Brain.

Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:12pm

In his new book, somethingtofoodabout, The Roots' drummer discusses the artistry involved in creating a great meal. "I'm more obsessed with the journey ... than the destination," Questlove says.

Loathed By Farmers, Loved By Ancients: The Strange History Of Tiger Nuts

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:53pm

One of the worst weeds in the world had its start as an ancient and valuable tuber used for food and medicine. Now tiger nuts are making a comeback in the health food aisle.

Measles In Memphis, Mumps In Massachusetts. What's Going On?

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:52pm

Six people in Memphis have been diagnosed with the measles and there have been numerous outbreaks of mumps.

Struggling School Districts Find Little Help In Pennsylvania

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:45pm

Jameria Miller moved from an affluent Philadelphia-area school district to one with fewer resources. That's when she learned her state has one of the nation's most inequitable school funding systems.

DJ Sessions: Improvising In Harlem

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:40pm

Classical music DJ Terrance McKnight says there's a lot of improvisation going on right now, particularly in Harlem.

What Poor Results Mean For Apple, Chipotle And Exxon Mobil

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:33pm

Apple saw its first quarterly drop in earnings in 13 years, Exxon Mobil saw its credit rating drop and Chipotle reported a double-digit sales drop.

Economist: NAFTA Benefits Economy Despite Job Losses

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:20pm

Gordon Hanson explains his research on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and why he still supports it.

Trump Vows To Put 'America First' In Foreign Policy

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:12pm

Much of the speech was similar to his typical campaign remarks, but it was delivered it a much more sober, restrained manner.

The Mardi Gras Indian Of 'Lemonade'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:10pm

In "Lemonade," Beyoncé's much-discussed visual album, a girl resplendent in white plumage appears. It's a nod to the pop star's New Orleans roots and loaded with the region's racial history.

Scans Show The Brain Groups Words By Meaning

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:01pm

Brain maps constructed by MRI imaging show that language meaning is distributed throughout the brain's outer layer. And it turns out that different people organize language in similar ways.

Viking's Choice: Thrice, 'Black Honey'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:00pm

After long forays into pop-punk and arty post-hardcore, Thrice returns from a hiatus with a sonically grandiose third act.

HBO CEO Talks 'Game Of Thrones' And The Future Of Streaming

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:20am

Richard Plepler discusses how the company is going after millennials and what he sees as the future of HBO and television.

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