When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.
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This fierce and lyrical guitar player writes playful instrumental music led by hooky vocals — but there is no voice, just the human-like twang of a glass slide on a guitar.
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Hosni Mubarak, 88 and ailing, was acquitted by Egypt's top appeals court of charges that he ordered police to kill anti-government protesters in 2011.
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The president's reputation as a deal-maker is on the line Friday as House Republicans face a politically perilous vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
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The dead suspect, Khalid Masood, 52, was named Adrian Russell Ajao at birth, police say. Several of his victims remain in hospital.
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Steve Inskeep talks with Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland, a Republican and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He's been reluctant to support the Republican health care bill.
Prolific sci-fi author John Scalzi boots up a new universe in The Collapsing Empire. It's set in a future where far-flung humanity's ability to travel and communicate between planets is under threat.
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Lenny Kaye is an elemental force in music and a spiritually attuned diviner of sounds. On this episode, he walks us through his process and his inspirations.
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For six seasons, Konner has been a sort of den mother to the show's millennial actresses. Today, she and Girls creator Lena Dunham are creative partners and best friends.
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Royal Jordanian Airlines made a list of things to do after certain electronics were banned on certain flights to the U.S. and U.K. Like: "Engage in primitive dialogue from the pre-internet era."
As part of a reality show, contestants spent months away from civilization in the Scottish Highlands without TV. They emerged to find out their reality show was off the air.
New FDA rules limit how farmers can give antibiotics to animals raised for meat. But a Government Accountability Office report says the FDA doesn't collect the data to know if that policy is working.
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Israeli authorities arrested a man suspected of calling in bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the U.S. and elsewhere. It was the result of an investigation by the FBI and Israeli police.
Steve Inskeep talks with Jonah Goldberg of National Review about a busy week in politics, which included a delay of a health care bill vote and news about the Trump campaign and Russia.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to British Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch following the incident in London that police are calling a terrorist attack.
Elections for the chief executive of Hong Kong, who runs the city, are scheduled for Sunday. But all candidates are pre-approved by China and only a small group of people can vote.
GOP lawmakers failed to come to a deal on the health care bill after a meeting with the White House on Thursday. Republican Rep. David Schweikert is lobbying his Freedom Caucus members to vote yes.
Ukraine is hosting the annual Eurovision Song Contest this May, which includes entrants from countries around the world. But Ukraine has banned Russia's singer from entering the country.
British authorities have identified the attacker who killed four people on Wednesday as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. Police believe he acted alone.
A former Russian parliamentarian who fled the country last year was shot and killed in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday. Ukraine's president quickly labeled it an act of Russian "state terrorism."