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Picture This: Life On Tour With Lo Moon

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:00am

See a photo journal created by the indie pop trio while it toured North America with Phoenix.

(Image credit: Lo Moon)

For Irish Singer Rosie Carney, 'Winter' Is Coming

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:00am

Carney's tenderly rendered "Winter" paints a delicate, bleakly beautiful picture of seasonal isolation.

(Image credit: Kim Benson/Courtesy of the artist)

alt-J Make A Breathtaking Short Film For 'Pleader'

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:00am

This is not your regular music video – it's a six-minute, miniature epic inspired by "Pleader," the closing cut on alt-J's album Relaxer.

(Image credit: NPR screenshot via YouTube)

Pioneers Of High-Quality Near Beer Are Banking On Non-Drinking Binges

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:00am

Even if you're staying sober, sometimes you might just miss the taste of a really good beer. But the market for high-end booze-free brews has gone largely untapped. That's starting to change.

(Image credit: Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Lawmakers Approve New Restrictions On Foreign Media

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:56am

The State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, approved the bill after the company behind TV channel RT America filed paperwork under the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act.

(Image credit: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

Moore Holds Alabama Senate Campaign Event Despite Calls To Drop Out

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:44am

Republican Roy Moore denies statements by five women who all say he pursued, or touched or sexually assaulted them when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s.

Zimbabwe Army Takes President Mugabe Into Custody, Seizes Control

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:39am

Rachel Martin talks to Harry Davies, managing editor of the Harare News, about the army taking Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody. Mugabe is the only leader that some Zimbabweans have known.

Top Stories: Zimbabwe's Apparent Coup; Is Washington's Swamp Draining?

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:22am

Also: Earthquake survivors are desperate for aid in Iran; California school officials protected kids from a shooter by locking down the school; and baseball names its Managers of the Year.

To Be Rare, True And Free

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:00am

Indie hip-hop has us asking what artistic freedom really means. The story of a Chicago rapper named Saba offers a few answers.

(Image credit: Tom Vin/Courtesy of the artist)

Andy Weir Aims To Duplicate His Martian Success With 'Artemis'

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:00am

Weir returns to a successful formula in his new book — action and adventure in space, with a snarky voice and plenty of reader-friendly science — though this time the story moves to a moon colony.

(Image credit: Crown)

When That $10 Flea Market Photo Is Worth Millions

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:04am

A North Carolina man bought a photo at a flea market for $10. Now experts say it features both Billy the Kid and the sheriff who shot him in 1881.

Follow Your Dreams: Man Takes Disneyland Ride 10,000 Times

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:49am

A California man committed to riding a car ride at Disneyland 10,000 times after getting gastric bypass surgery. It took 760 visits and more than five years.

Australians Vote 'Yes' On Gay Marriage

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:17am

Although the mail-in poll is non-binding, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's conservative government has agreed to debate a change in the law by Christmas.

(Image credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Prisons Work To Keep Out Drug-Smuggling Drones

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:11am

Drone technology is quickly becoming more sophisticated — and more affordable. Now, criminals are using drones to smuggle drugs, cell phones and even weapons to inmates in prisons.

Economists Offer Opposing Views On GOP Tax Plans

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:11am

Conservative economist Peter Morici of the University of Maryland and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities debate the merits of the Republican tax plans in Congress.

Russia To Require Foreign Media To Register As Foreign Agents

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:11am

The Russian parliament is expected to amend the country's media law on Wednesday to allow the Kremlin to register international media outlets as "foreign agents."

Cokie Roberts On Politicians And Sexual Harassment

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:11am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of Washington politicians and sexual harassment.

Introducing Ferry McFerryface

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:11am

A new ferry in Sydney, Australia will be called Ferry McFerryface, based on a survey asking locals to name the boat.

4 Killed In Northern California Shooting

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:11am

A small, rural northern California town is the latest scene of a mass shooting, leaving five dead, including the shooter. A man randomly shot people at different locations across town.

Zimbabwe's Army Takes Control Of The Country

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:11am

Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday that is has seized control in what is being described as a "bloodless transition," apparently pushing out longtime strongman Robert Mugabe.




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