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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Emmys, Comedy And Your Spooky Grandpa

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

An assortment of odds and ends, including an Emmys recap, David Greene's interview with comedian Hari Kondabolu, and Petra Mayer's discussion with English writer Alan Moore.

A Complete Guide To Early And Absentee Voting

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

Early voting is set to account for one-third of all votes cast this election. Does your state allow early voting? And how do the campaigns use this data? Find out with our complete guide.

Protests In Charlotte, N.C., Continue For A Third Night

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Protests began after a police officer shot and killed a black man earlier this week. Charlotte's mayor imposed a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew while the city remains in a state of emergency.

National Museum of African American History And Culture Opens Saturday

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne and David Greene report on three people who are traveling to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Deal To Keep The Government Running Past Sept. 30 Eludes Congress

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Congress has just one thing to do this month before its October recess: keep the federal government funded. With just one week left before the deadline, there's still no deal in sight.

'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

In 1948, eight African-American men joined Atlanta's police force. Those pioneer officers — who couldn't drive squad cars or even step foot in headquarters — inspired Thomas Mullen's new novel.

Witness Recounts Deadly Attack On Aid Convoy In Syria

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

A man who heads a volunteer rescue group in the rebel-held parts of Aleppo says he was in the office when the convoy arrived — and then he heard the sound of bomb-carrying helicopters.

Protesters Demand Tape Of Police Shooting Of Black Man Be Released

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

In Charlotte, North Carolina, demonstrators defied a midnight curfew as they took to the streets for a third night to protest the shooting of a black man by police. Some chanted "release the tapes" — a reference to police videos of the shooting, which have been shown to the victim's family, but have not been made public.

Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton tends to focus on the importance of education in creating opportunity. For Donald Trump, the emphasis is on cutting taxes and rewriting trade agreements.

Yahoo Confirms Data From Millions Of Accounts Were Stolen In 2014

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts were hacked two years ago. The company revealed the data breach on Thursday, without saying whether it knew all along or just found out.

Debates Will Showcase 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor Lester Holt

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Lester Holt assumed the NBC evening anchor chair after his predecessor's career collapsed. Monday night, he'll moderate the first of three debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Movie Reviews: 'Magnificent Seven' And 'Storks'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

David Greene talks to Justin Chang about two movies out this week: the remake of The Magnificent Seven and the animated children's picture Storks. Chang is film critic for the Los Angeles Times.

Obama Faces Possible First Veto Override Of His Presidency

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Obama plans to veto a bill allowing relatives of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly helping the hijackers. The White House says it could lead to reprisals by nations against the U.S.

On The Road For Decades — And Not Stopping Anytime Soon

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:29am

When Idella Hansen and Sandi Talbott got started in trucking, women were a rarity in big rigs. Now they've got nearly 9 million miles in the rearview mirror, and they won't hear of retirement.

A Web Of Trees And Their 'Hidden' Lives

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 1:59am

What is the connection trees have to each other? Alva Noë discusses a new book about trees, what they know, what they need and how they act.

Midnight Curfew Imposed in Charlotte; Protester Wounded Wednesday Dies

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:11pm

The move by officials comes as demonstrators spend a third night protesting the killing of a black man by police, and as National Guard troops join city police in maintaining order.

As Emanuel Pitches More Help For Kids, Violence-Weary Chicogoans Expect Little

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:14pm

Rahm Emanuel promises a "comprehensive solution" for the violence that's killed 500 this year, but neighborhood leaders say his administration is too damaged and his priorities too misplaced.

Harvard Endowment Investment Declines 2 Percent

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 7:19pm

The nation's largest university endowment is underperforming and faces challenges due to churning leadership and a questionable investment strategy.

Songwriting State Of Mind: The Stories Behind Alicia Keys' Hits

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:43pm

15 years after her first single went to No. 1, Alicia Keys says her songwriting still relies on instinct. "I never know how it happens," she says. "And I kinda always wanna be like that."

Police Reform Is Happening, But It's Hard To Track

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:12pm

There have been calls for police reforms since 2014, but there are practical limits to how fast a willingness to change can translate into it actually happening.

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