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Clinton's Weak Link: White, Male Voters

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 8:00am

Hillary Clinton's biggest demographic weakness in the primary race has been appealing to white men. This is also a major challenge for the Democratic party overall.

Afghanistan Show Aims To Fix City Problems

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 8:00am

"Cleaning Your City" is a radio show in Afghanistan where the hosts field complaints from citizens, and call people in power to fix the problems. NPR's Melissa Block talks to co-host Massood Sanjer.

Going, Going, Gone: Master Go Player Loses Best-Of-5 Match With A.I.

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 7:33am

Lee Sedol has lost three games in a row to Google's AlphaGo program, which means the program has officially defeated the human. Sedol said the pressure was intense, and he felt "powerless."

Female Sportscasters Feel Staying On Defensive Is Part Of The Job

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 6:41am

Erin Andrews' lawsuit against a stalker has prompted other women sportscasters to talk about the security risks they face. Fox Sports reporter Laura Okmin shares what measures she takes to feel safe.

Much Of The World Doesn't Do Daylight Saving Time. How Come?

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 6:00am

In countries like Bangladesh and Egypt, they tried it. And they didn't like it. South Africa, on the other hand, is thinking about it.

#NPRreads: Three Stories To Bounce Around This Weekend

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 6:00am

What do Allen Iverson, Tuscan wine and income inequality in Boston have in common? They're all on the #NPRreads list this weekend!

Bravery Among The Ruins In 'Noonday'

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 6:00am

Pat Barker's latest novel completes the trilogy she began with Life Class. Her first foray into the World War II era is rich with evocative language, though it occasionally verges on soap opera.

How Adults Can Encourage Kids To Be Original Thinkers

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 6:00am

In Adam Grant's book, Originals, he writes that taking risks and embracing curiosity can lead to original ideas. So how can teachers and parents use his findings to help their kids be more creative?

A Small Town Wonders What To Do When Heroin Is 'Everywhere'

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 6:00am

In Kutztown, Pa., school nurses stock naloxone to treat heroin overdoses. "Kids aren't afraid of it," a guidance counselor says. "It's available and it's cheap."

The Complicated Battle for Florida: Who Really Has Home-Court Advantage?

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:59am

Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions come down to a win in his home state of Florida. But his rival Donald Trump began creating a Florida operation months ago.

FACT CHECK: Republican Candidates On Keeping Or Changing Social Security

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00am

The candidates say they want to leave Social Security as it is for people who are already retired, or soon will be. But Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have proposed changes for younger workers.

Watch Birds of Chicago Perform 'Real Midnight' Live In The Studio

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00am

The folk group performs the title track and "thesis statement" of its new album for Folk Alley.

Feds Recover Stolen Indian Antiquities From Major New York Auction House

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:34pm

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations seized two ancient sandstone statues just days before they were scheduled to go to auction.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Comparing Donald Trump To Hitler

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 9:58pm

It seems the entire Internet is doing it now. But Trump isn't the first politician to be compared to the Nazi, and he probably won't be the last.

Chaos At Chicago Trump Rally Feeds Concerns About His Rhetoric

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 9:26pm

Scuffles between Trump backers and protesters in the arena led to the cancellation of the event, and followed episodes of tension and violence this week in Missouri, Florida and North Carolina.

Donald Trump Rally In Chicago Canceled Amid Widespread Protests

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 7:30pm

"Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace," the Trump campaign said in a statement after dozens of protesters clashed with supporters into

Donald Trump Cancels Rally In Chicago As Protests Erupt

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 7:11pm

A Donald Trump campaign rally at the University of Illinois in Chicago was postponed Friday night after protesters clashed inside and outside the event.

Clinton's Comments On Nancy Reagan And HIV/AIDS Cause An Uproar

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:22pm

Hillary Clinton apologized after she called the late Nancy Reagan a "very effective, low-key" advocate on HIV/AIDS awareness, when in fact she and her husband were criticized for not doing enough.

Here's What You Need To Know About The March 15 'Mega Tuesday' Contests

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:08pm

The primaries and caucuses in big, important states hold more than 1,000 delegates and could essentially determine the nominees of both parties.

After A Year In Space, Astronaut Scott Kelly To Retire In April

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:07pm

Recently returned from a historic 340-day off-planet mission, Kelly announced Friday he will retire from NASA on April 1, but still continue to participate in research related to his experiment.




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