Chuck Berry's life story includes serious mistreatment of women, but fully reckoning with his legacy means also acknowledging the women and girls who made his groundbreaking rock and roll possible.
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A Tiny Desk Concert as intimate as it gets (that's saying something). Just Sampha, a piano and three heart-wrenching songs that seem to double as coping mechanisms.
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Gorsuch appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Rachel Martin talks to Sen. Charles Grassley, who as chairman of the panel, leads the confirmation effort.
Some recent studies in synthetic biology, they say, raise new questions about the ethical limits of creating entities that might feel pain or resemble human embryos — or mimic humans in other ways.
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The unusual arc of Martin McGuinness's public life culminated in his 2012 meeting with Queen Elizabeth II; both of them called it an important moment for peace.
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In the sport of curling, players slide stones across the ice. In an extreme version played in Russia's Ural Mountains, they slide cars on the ice. An auto insurance firm sponsors the tournament.
Patrons can snooze on reclining beds for up to two hours as long as they buy an item from the menu. And guests get a free cup of coffee.
Erika Carter's intelligent, unpretentious debut follows an aimless group of friends in their 20s, whose lives spin out of control during a supposedly detoxifying trip to a remote house in the country.
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Passengers on flights coming into the U.S. will be allowed to carry smartphones into the plane's cabin. But all larger electronic devices, like laptops and cameras, must be placed in checked baggage.
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Syrian archaeologists are using a new product to try to stop the illegal flow of antiquities. It's a high-tech liquid visible under special light that carries tagging data on where items come from.
Progressive groups have enjoyed a fundraising bonanza since Trump's election. Whether it's the ACLU or Planned Parenthood, the cash is flowing in to organizations opposed to Trump and his policies.
The party of India's prime minister swept state assembly elections in the country's largest state. Over the weekend, a controversial Hindu priest was picked to the influential post of chief minister.
Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of Obamacare, who is now advising President Trump on how to replace it. Emanuel met for the third time with Trump on Monday.
The Sinn Fein revolutionary turned peacemaker Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66. McGuinness never tried to hide that he had been a commander of the IRA — classified as a terrorist organization by the British, Irish and U.S. governments.
Syrian archeologists are using a new product to try to stop the illegal flow of antiquities. It's a high-tech liquid visible under special light that carries tagging data on where items come from.
The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch are underway. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The combination of a GOP controlled government and a secretary held over from the Obama administration may have created an opportunity for progress at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.
Trisha Brown, a choreographer who cemented the traditions of American postmodern dance, has died. She was 80. Brown is remembered by her colleagues for her dedication, attention to detail and art.
Homeland Security officials on Monday made public the first weekly list of local jails, and the unauthorized immigrants they released before federal officials could deport them.