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What To Expect From The White House Summit With South Korea's Leader

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:37am

At a time of growing North Korean weapons capabilities, President Trump and Moon Jae-in will meet Thursday. "We will focus on building a foundation of friendship and trust," says Moon's spokesman.

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Should It Be Easier To Vote? Americans Are Deeply Divided By Party

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:36am

Most Democrats say that "everything possible" should be done to make it easy for citizens to vote. Most Republicans don't agree.

Actor Michael Nyqvist, Of Swedish 'Dragon Tattoo' Films, Dies At 56

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:34am

Nyqvist, whose other films include John Wick and Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, died of lung cancer, according to his representative.

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Hillsborough Soccer Stadium Disaster: After 28 Years, 6 Former Officials Face Charges

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:20am

In addition to the 96 people who died, 766 fans were injured, in the worst sports disaster in Britain's history.

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World Cafe Nashville: Devon Gilfillian, 'Here And Now'

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:10am

Watch the video for the emerging Nashville R&B musician's Al Green-inspired groove tune about "slowing life down and living in the moment."

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Cultural Appropriation Is, In Fact, Indefensible

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:00am

Recently, the New York Times published an essay defending cultural appropriation as necessary engagement. But that's a simplistic, misguided way of looking at appropriation, which causes real harm.

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Siv Jakobsen Sings Of 'The Nordic Mellow'

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 8:24am

Siv Jakobsen often remains lyrically tense and musically placid — though it could be hard to tell from the song we're premiering today, which rolls and rumbles uncharacteristically.

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Petya Ransomware Hits At Least 65 Countries; Microsoft Traces It To Tax Software

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 8:00am

An updated version of Petya has the ability to worm through computer networks, gathering passwords and credentials and spreading itself.

Songs We Love: Alex Cameron, 'Candy May'

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:59am

With a video set on the Las Vegas strip, Cameron sings about a wound deeper than the layers of synth carved into the first single from Forced Witness. Angel Olsen sings backing vocals.

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Once Reserved For Spies, Espionage Act Now Used Against Suspected Leakers

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:07am

President Woodrow Wilson signed the Espionage Act to target spies during World War I. The Obama administration used it against suspected leakers, and now the Trump administration is doing the same.

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The Rarely Used Espionage Act Makes A Vigorous Comeback

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:07am

It was 100 years ago this month that President Wilson signed the Espionage Act to deal with spying against the U.S. in World War I. The Obama administration has used it the most of any administration.

Hospital Official Waits To See When Senate Votes On GOP Health Bill

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 7:07am

The vote has been postponed until after the July 4 holiday. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Rod Hochman, CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, which has hospitals in seven states including Washington.

Top Stories: Poll Shows Disapproval Of Trump, GOP Health Plan; Venezuela Attack

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:49am

Also: Sarah Palin sues the New York Times for alleged defamation; an enormous wildfire continues to burn in Utah; and a video records a man who's dramatically rescued close to a waterfall.

Multiple Narratives Mean Non-Stop Action In 'The Child'

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:00am

Fiona Barton's latest — a followup to last year's hit The Widow — picks up with journalist Kate Waters as she digs into another cold case, this one an infant skeleton found at a building site.

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NPR Music's Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of 2017 (So Far)

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 5:33am

Nearly four dozen musical moments from the first half of 2017, selected by public radio staff and partners, that helped to make sense of the world, or offer relief from it.

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#NPRHotPot: Share Your Food Memories With Us

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 5:12am

Post a video or photo of a favorite dish on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #NPRHotPot from now until August 1. We'll gather some of our favorites and post them on our website.

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Her Mother Taught Her To Make This Filipino Dish. Now She'll Teach You

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 5:00am

Like many girls around the world, Wilma Consul had kitchen duty growing up in the Philippines — and resented it. But today making a childhood dish brings back fond family memories.

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