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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.

One Student Sees Two Sides Of Philadelphia Area Schools

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:12am

For NPR Ed’s School Money series, we meet Jameria Miller, a young woman who has been both "have" and "have not."

Big Wins for Clinton, Trump In Northeast States

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:06am

Donald Trump swept last night's GOP primaries, while Hillary Clinton won four out of five states on the Democratic side.

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Turns A Somali-Brit Poet Into A Global Star

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:20am

Queen Bey reads some of Warsan Shire's writings about love and loss. The young poet also tells stories about refugees and immigrants from Africa, where she was born.

Federal Judge Approves Robert Durst Plea Deal, Sending Him To Prison

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:56am

The real estate heir pleaded guilty to a weapons charge just after he admitted to murder in an HBO documentary.

As Colombia Grows Safer, Tourists — Especially Bird Lovers — Flock Back

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:45am

A half-century of guerrilla conflict is coming to an end in Colombia. In its wake, tourists are returning — especially birders. Colombia is home to 1,900 bird species, more than any other country.

Venezuela Cuts Public Employees' Workweek To 2 Days To Save Energy

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:10am

President Nicolas Maduro says public sector workers will work only on Mondays and Tuesdays. Venezuela is grappling with drought that has shrunk water levels at the country's main hydroelectric dam.

Songs We Love: Holy Ghost!, 'Compass Point'

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 9:00am

The NYC duo pays tribute to the Compass Point Studios sound with a bouncy, glittery mix of '80s-inspired disco and house.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Awaits Sentencing In Hush-Money Case

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:57am

Hastert has pleaded guilty to structuring cash withdrawals that were used to cover up alleged sexual abuse during his time as a wrestling coach.

Court Rules In Favor Of Biological Father In Thai Surrogacy Case

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:51am

A same-sex couple won custody of their 15-month-old baby in a Thai court that ruled against their surrogate. She'd reneged on the deal after learning the couple was gay.

First House Incumbent Loses Primary, Plus 4 Other Important Down-Ballot Results

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:28am

The Democratic establishment's favored candidates won in two Senate contests and a millionaire wine mogul's $12.4 million went down the drain in the most expensive House primary this year.

What You Need To Know About That 'Cute' Lemur Video

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 8:20am

That adorable lemur video going around? Think twice before sharing — or share with an explanation of why it's not-so-cute after all, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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