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Darkness Falls Across The Land As Total Solar Eclipse Passes Over U.S.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

It was dark during the day on Monday as the total solar eclipse traveled across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. NPR heard from some people who witnessed the astronomical show.

It's Not Just Reggae, Says Chronixx: Call It 'Black Experimental Music'

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

The 24-year-old Jamaican artist has released his debut album, Chronology. It showcases his myriad influences, including genres like gospel, ska and electronic music and his own musical family lineage.

(Image credit: Che Kothari/Courtesy of the artist)

States Work To Help Marijuana Industry Reduce Power Costs

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Growing marijuana takes a lot of energy, which comes into conflict with state efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. Now, some places are helping the pot industry to become more energy efficient.

10 U.S. Navy Sailors Missing After Destroyer Collides With Tanker Off Singapore

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

The destroyer USS John S McCain collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore early Monday local time. Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing, and five were injured. This is the fourth mishap involving a warship with the U.S. 7th Fleet in the past year.

People Travel Across The Country To Get A Glimpse Of The Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

Americans are traveling to cities, towns and campsites across the country to get a good view of the Great American Eclipse. All Things Considered heard from a few of them as they witnessed eclipse in totality.

Uber Hires Harvard Business School's Frances Frei To Address Leadership Issues

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 3:34pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Frances Frei, Uber's new vice president of leadership and strategy, about what she plans to bring to the ride-hailing company after more than dozen executives left this year.

Celebrations From Coast To Coast As Solar Eclipse Travels Across U.S.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:06pm

Here & Now's Robin Young gets reaction from NPR's Camila Domonoske, who is tracking what’s been happening throughout the day.

Jerry Lewis On His Borscht Belt Childhood And The Lonely Work Of Comedy

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:37pm

In 2005, Lewis told Fresh Air about his partnership with singer Dean Martin and how he honed his comic skills while working as a busboy. The comedian, actor and director died Sunday at the age of 91.

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Haunting 'Marjorie Prime' Is Suffused With Forgiveness And Despair

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:37pm

The new film is set in the near future, when people can purchase holographic versions of their dead loved ones. This drama isn't about technology — it's sci-fi as a means of exploring our inner lives.

South Africa Grants Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity, To Critics' Dismay

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:28pm

An opposition party called the government's decision "a complete disgrace." Zimbabwe's first lady is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model with an extension cord at a Johannesburg hotel.

(Image credit: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images)

Syd Gets Soft And Sensual, Just In Time For The Solar Eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:26pm

A new song from the voice of The Internet, as intimate as it is explicit.

(Image credit: via SoundCloud)

At A Breaking Point: Stretched Secret Service Says It Needs Help To Protect Trumps

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:16pm

The Secret Service is seeking help from Congress to cover excess overtime costs. Officers put in a lot of extra hours, keeping up with the president and his well-traveled family.

(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)

Trump Expected To Order 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:15pm

After months of deliberation, a reluctant president is expected to increase the American military presence after 16 years of war with no end in sight.

(Image credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Daniel Romano's 'Modern Pressure' Is The Work Of A Confident Pop Craftsman

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:07pm

The singer-songwriter mostly recorded this album in a cabin in Sweden. You can hear that intensity and obsessiveness in his attractive, eccentric pieces, which sometimes sound like works-in-progress.

Deal Over Prince's Legendary Vault Now Being Investigated

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:00pm

A "special administrator" has been appointed to investigate a deal between the world's largest record label and Prince's estate, brokered by two former advisors.

(Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

WATCH: Distracted Driver Hits Sinkhole, Fails To Mind The Gap

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:50pm

When part of a Chinese street cratered, one unfortunate scooter rider failed to notice. We're fortunate he emerged unscathed — and fortunate, too, that his strange plunge was caught on camera.

(Image credit: CGTN/Via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR)

Search Is On For Missing Sailors From Another Navy Accident

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:52am

Ten sailors are missing from the USS John McCain after a collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters.

Does Teaching Poetry Get In The Way Of Enjoying It?

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:40am

Poet and professor Mattthew Zapruder writes about ways to look at poetry anew in his book "Why Poetry."

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