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NPR's 'Invisibilia' Is Back For Season Two

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 6:01am

Season 2 launches Friday, June 17 with a third host, breathtaking stories and a national coordinated listening party on the eve of launch

Refugees Reach Settlement In Legal Fight To Attend N.Y. High School

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 6:00am

A federal lawsuit claiming that refugee students in Utica, N.Y., were illegally blocked from attending the local high school may soon come to an end.

First Listen: iLe, 'iLevitable'

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 6:00am

Ileana Cabra Joglar came of age onstage, performing with her older brothers in Calle 13. Now, she emerges from their shadow with her solo debut, a collection of classic sounds.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Movie Stars And Eurovision

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 6:00am

We do spend some time with movie stars this week, but let's face it: you're all here to talk about the Eurovision Song Contest.

Lucky Winner Will Get To Stay At Eiffel Tower Apartment

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 5:25am

A vacation home rental company is running a competition. To win, answer this question: What would you do if an Eiffel Tower apartment was all yours for the night?

Do Democrats Want What Bernie Wants, Or What Bernie Has?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 5:03am

The "Nevada fracas" has created a media meme and a conversational focus for the conflict roiling the Democratic Party. This is because it encapsulates the grievances felt on both sides.

Do Democrats Want What Bernie Wants, Or Just What Bernie Has?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 5:02am

The "Nevada fracas" has created a media meme and a conversational focus for the conflict roiling the Democratic Party. This is because it encapsulates the grievances felt on both sides.

Movie Director Shane Black Calls On His Paperbacks For Inspiration

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Screenwriter Shane Black perfected the buddy, comedy-action genre with Lethal Weapon movies and transitioned to being a director. His new movie, The Nice Guys, stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.

Taiwan Inaugurates First Female President

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

President Tsai Ing-wen has indicated she will not move toward formal independence from China. Pressure from Beijing could seriously hamper her goals of economic growth and better diplomatic ties.

Donald Trump Raises Funds To Pay Off Christie Campaign Debts

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

When the N.J. governor dropped out of the GOP presidential race, he endorsed Donald Trump. Thursday night, Trump returned the favor by raising money to pay off the Christie campaign's remaining debt.

CBS News Icon Morley Safer Dies At 84

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

CBS TV journalist Morley Safer died on Thursday after retiring earlier this month from the network. For a look back on Safer's career, Renee Montagne talks to 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager.

Does Old-School Political Advertising Work Anymore?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump says he's rewritten the rules of media coverage and political advertising — he points to his primary victories. We examine whether that might be the case in the general election as well.

Russia Hires PR Firm To Help It Spin Doping Scandal

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Russia's track and field program is banned from international competition because of a doping scandal. Russia has hired the PR giant Burston-Marsteller to help advance its cause. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gene Grabowski, a former partner with Burson-Marsteller, about what strategies might work.

Ballpark Vendors Need Hustle And A Clear Strategy

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Selling hot dogs at a baseball game isn't just about having legs that can run stairs fast, and a loud yell. There's a lot of strategy involved.

Russia's Involvement In Syria Is Worsening Migration Crisis, Zannier Says

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Tensions are rising inside the E.U. over issues of migration and Russia. Renee Montagne talks to Lamberto Zannier, secretary general of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Ravens Tackle Monroe Lobbies The NFL To Approve Medical Marijuana

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

Eugene Monroe tells Mary Louise Kelly that the NFL should stop testing players for marijuana. He reasons that players should be allowed to use the drug for medical purposes to treat chronic pain.

Unfished Lighthouse Leaves The Philippines Feeling Vulnerable

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

After intelligence reports that China may build an airfield on Scarborough in the South China Sea, U.S. warplanes flew sorties near the disputed shoal — a not so subtle warning.

Search Resumes For Debris From Missing EgyptAir Flight

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:05am

France has sent warships, aircraft and aviation investigators to help find the cause of Thursday's crash of EgyptAir flight 804. The flight vanished from radar screens over the eastern Mediterranean.

How Do You Lift A Million Pounds Of Stainless Steel? Very Carefully

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 4:00am

The U. S. is the proud owner of the world's largest deadweight machine, used to calibrate high-tech measurement devices. Repairing it recently was risky, using 50 year-old tools. No toes were smashed.

A Peek Into The CIA Art Gallery Reveals [REDACTED]

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:52am

There's a private art gallery at CIA headquarters — who knew? Museum director Toni Hiley says the agency has a young workforce and the collection of art and artifacts helps them learn from the past.




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