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Indian Government's Slow Response To Rapes Poses 'Existential Crisis,' Activist Says

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:52pm

There have been protests in northern India this week over the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in January. The case has taken a political turn.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel 'Less' Explores A Hapless Writer's Midlife Crisis

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:40pm

Faced with his lover's impending marriage and his upcoming 50th birthday, the book's protagonist embarks on a series of adventures that go comically awry.

No Criminal Charges To Be Brought In Prince's Death

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:38pm

Prince likely was unaware that the pills he was taking to combat chronic pain were laced with a powerful opioid, according to an attorney for Minnesota's Carver County who made the announcement.

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How Dogs Are Changing Home Design

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:33pm

About 70 percent of U.S. households have pets. And while they include reptiles, fish, birds and cats, dogs are most common.

NPR Women Win Six Gracie Awards

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:31pm

NPR women awarded six Gracie Awards for incredible journalism in 2017.

Most Still Favor Stricter Gun Laws, But It's Fading As A 2018 Voting Issue

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:28pm

The number of voters in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll who say a candidate's position on gun policy will be a major factor in deciding whom to vote for has dropped 13 points since February.

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Colorado Town Cracks Down On Long-Term Motel Stays Among Low-Income People

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:25pm

Agencies helping low-income people who need a place to stay often rely on motels to keep them off the streets and out of shelters.

Even More Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Love

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:21pm

We're almost ready to announce the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest winner. Here are a few entries we wanted to highlight this week in the meantime.

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From The Vaults, A Showstopper: Hear Prince Perform 'Nothing Compares 2 U'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00pm

As news swirls about culpability for Prince's death, his estate has released a major find: a long-lost 1984 recording of his classic composition, along with rare video footage from his rehearsals.

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Trump Attorney Cohen Drops Dossier Lawsuits Against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:52am

Michael Cohen says he still feels he's been defamed by the infamous, unverified dossier, but he's got too much on his hands for the suits to move forward.

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Sense Of Mission 'Increasingly Difficult To Find' In Today's U.S. Military, Former Marine Says

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:40am

Here & Now's Eric Westervelt talks with former Marine and author Phil Klay, who's written about America's seemingly open-ended military missions.

In 1st NHL Season, Vegas Golden Knights Move Step Closer To Stanley Cup

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:33am

At this time a year ago, the Golden Knights didn't have a single player on their roster.

One Upside Of A Cold Spring? For This Reporter, It's The Skiing

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:27am

North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann is a die-hard skier, and sent an audio postcard from New York's Adirondack Mountains.

Cuba, Long Led By Castros, Hails A New President Outside The Family

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:23am

When Raul Castro passed Miguel Diaz-Canel the job, the Communist Party stalwart became Cuba's first president not named Castro in decades. Still, Diaz-Canel says he isn't planning radical reforms.

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How Data Brokers Scrape And Sell Your Online Information

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:20am

There are many other companies besides Facebook, which has been under fire for weeks, tracking the data of unsuspecting users.

Erika Wennerstrom On World Cafe

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:19am

The Heartless Bastards front woman details her experience on a trip through the Amazon and how it informed the art she made on her latest solo album, Sweet Unknown.

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Quake On Bay Area Fault Could Kill Hundreds, USGS Simulation Shows

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:11am

The U.S. Geological Survey released the results Wednesday of a simulated 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Oakland.

After 6 Decades Of Castro Rule, New President Takes Power In Cuba

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:06am

The transition comes amid tensions with the U.S., as President Trump scales back some of his predecessor's efforts to strengthen ties between the two countries.

Alabama Serial Bomber Walter Leroy Moody, 83, To Be Executed Thursday

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:51am

Moody killed a federal judge at his home in Alabama and a civil rights attorney at his office in Georgia. He would be the oldest U.S. inmate executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

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Veterans-Turned-Brewers Help Others Who Served Develop New Skills

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:35am

Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.

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