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It's Leonard Cohen's Birthday. The Present Is Dark

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:05am

On his 82nd birthday, Leonard Cohen has released a new song, the title track to his forthcoming album, You Want It Darker.

On The Trail, Trump Avoids Lingering Questions About Birther Stance

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 8:43pm

The GOP nominee offered reporters cherry cobbler during a stop in North Carolina on Tuesday. But he won't answer questions as to why he changed his belief about where President Obama was born.

Appeals Court Rejects Immigrant Kids Class Action Lawsuit

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:44pm

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that immigrant minors cannot sue the U.S. for legal representation until their deportation proceedings are exhausted, and they must do it individually.

Trump Calls NBC News Anchor and Fellow GOP'er Lester Holt 'A Democrat'

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:43pm

In a TV interview, Trump accused all of the scheduled presidential debate moderators of being Democrats. But NBC's Lester Holt is a registered Republican.

Ahmad Khan Rahami Charged In New York, New Jersey Bombings

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:07pm

Ahmad Khan Rahami, who police say planted bombs in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, was charged in federal court Tuesday.

Protests Against Congo's President Turn Deadly

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 5:39pm

Dozens of people died in violent demonstrations against longtime leader Joseph Kabila on Monday and Tuesday, after the government postponed November's presidential election.

Regulating Self-Driving Cars For Safety Even Before They're Built

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 5:32pm

By outlining how manufacturers can assure the safe design of driverless vehicles, the U.S. is taking a different approach than it has for conventional cars, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says.

'Atlas Obscura' Tour Of Manhattan Finds Hidden Wonders In A Well-Trodden Place

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:25pm

Dylan Thuras, co-author of a new book, takes NPR to a piece of lost subway grandeur, a room of well-groomed dirt and a sonic secret in the middle of Times Square.

In 'Reputations,' A Political Cartoonist Faces Crisis Of Conscience

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez about his novel, Reputations.

Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before Senate In Secret-Accounts Scandal

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday to answer questions about the bank's sales tactics. Bank employees opened as many as 2 million unauthorized accounts in order to meet sales goals and collect bonuses. Wells Fargo agreed to pay a $185 million fine to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but did not acknowledge any wrongdoing. Now the Justice Department is reportedly conducting its own investigation.

Nearly Half Of Guns In U.S. Owned By 3 Percent Of Population, Study Finds

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

A new survey of gun ownership in America found the percentage of Americans who own guns has decreased, even as Americans buy more guns. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Lois Beckett, who covers gun policy and politics for The Guardian, about the Harvard-Northeastern University survey.

Planet Money Watches Crude Oil Transform Into Gasoline At Refinery

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

After buying 100 barrels of crude oil and delivering it to a pipeline, NPR's Planet Money team goes to a refinery to see it turned into gasoline.

In 'Latin American Songbook,' Edward Simon Rethinks The American Jazz Standard

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

The pianist's new album places Latin standards at the center of instrumental jazz and offers creative experimentation with harmony and meter.

Testimony Begins In New Jersey Bridgegate Trial

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

Federal prosecutors say New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the plot to shut down the George Washington Bridge. The Bridgegate trial is currently underway.

Tulsa Police Release Video Of Officer Fatally Shooting Unarmed Black Man

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

Video released by the Tulsa, Okla., police department shows a two and a half minute gap between when an officer shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher and when his injuries were attended to by first responders. Police say he died after reaching the hospital. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with former police officer David Klinger, a professor of criminology at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis.

United Nations Halts Aid Convoys After Deadly Attack In Syria

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Ingy Sedky from the International Committee of the Red Cross about a convoy attack in Aleppo that has halted aid to the area.

Obama Delivers Final Address To U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

President Obama gives his final address to the United Nations General Assembly and hosts a summit on the world's refugee crisis Tuesday.

Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Founder Of French Culinary Institute, Dies At 67

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to chef Jose Andres about Dorothy Cann Hamilton, founder of the French Culinary Institute, who died in a car accident over the weekend. She was 67.

How Presidents Can Help Boost American Economic Mobility

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

As part of our series "A Nation Engaged," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Berkeley economist Enrico Moretti about what it takes to increase economic mobility — the ability of people to get better jobs and make more money — and how that could change under a President Clinton or President Trump.

Cell Phone Alerts After New York Bombings Raise Racial Profiling Concerns

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

Cell phone alerts used to warn people in the aftermath of bombings in New York and New Jersey this weekend are raising questions about profiling.

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