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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.

Supreme Court Overturns Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

The Supreme Court ruled Monday on whether to uphold the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges.

Donald Trump Campaign Largely Ignores Swing State Of North Carolina

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

North Carolina is a crucial state that Republicans need to win if they are to take the White House this fall. But so far, Donald Trump's campaign has almost no presence there.

Polish Community In Britain Targeted After Brexit Vote

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jakub Krupa about how Brexit will affect Poles working in the United Kingdom. Krupa is a journalist and social activist working with the Polish community in Britain.

Pro-Brexit Politicians Backslide On Anti-Immigrant Pledges

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

The Brexit vote could complicate the lives of the many European Union professionals working in the United Kingdom. But now pro-Brexit politicians are risking voters' ire by backsliding on anti-immigrant pledges.

Supreme Court Rules Domestic Violence Offenders Can Lose Gun Rights

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

The Supreme Court ruled Monday on a case over whether individuals who pled guilty to state misdemeanor domestic abuse charges are in violation of federal law for possessing firearms and ammunition.

Iraqi Forces Defeat Islamic State In Fallujah

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Loveday Morris, Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, about the latest on the offensive by Iraqi forces in Fallujah.

Supreme Court Texas Abortion Ruling Threatens Other State Laws

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

The Supreme Court's decision striking down Texas laws limiting abortion access could have significant impacts in other states.

Germany Looks For New Partners In Wake Of Brexit Vote

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted her French and Italian counterparts Monday, to plot the European Union's moves after Brexit. Germany, though the key player, is wary of coming across too strong.

British Politics Remain In Upheaval After Brexit Vote

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:28pm

In Britain, there's chaos in both political parties, talk of regret and a re-do and markets are still roiling. NPR catches up on the latest consequences of last week's vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

Elizabeth Warren Campaigns With Hillary Clinton, Goes After Donald Trump

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 1:06pm

In their first appearance together of the 2016 campaign, the and progressive hero and Massachusetts senator enthusiastically endorsed Clinton.

Vote For The Best Illusions Of The Year

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 1:03pm

Most of us can't vote for the Oscars and couldn't vote in Britain's EU referendum. But many of us love perceptual illusions, so here's a contest you can vote in, says Tania Lombrozo.

Broadway Chanteuse Barbara Cook: 'My First Memories Are Of Singing'

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:14pm

After starring in Broadway shows like The Music Man and Candide, Cook struggled with addiction, then staged a successful second career as a cabaret singer. Her new memoir is Then and Now.

A 'Wiener-Dog' Sows The Seeds Of Tragedy In New Film

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:14pm

Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.

Supreme Court Throws Out Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:52am

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.

Fallout From Supreme Court Ruling Against Texas Law's Abortion Restrictions

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:35am

While Texas' law governing clinics that perform abortions was among the most restrictive, many other states have laws with some of the same provisions.

Supreme Court Finds Texas Law On Abortion Providers Unconstitutional

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:30am

The 2-year-old law required clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; the justices reversed a federal appeals court decision, 5-3.

Supreme Court Rules Domestic Abusers Can Lose Their Gun-Ownership Rights

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:27am

In a 6-2 vote, the justices concluded that misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic violence are sufficient to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession.

Girl Talk: What Teens Want Michelle Obama To Know About Liberia

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:17am

Some of them have never heard of her. But most of them want her to know: Make sure more Liberian girls can stay in school!

Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:14am

Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

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