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Teens From Different D.C. Neighborhoods Confront Race And Identity

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:12pm

Teenagers from two very different neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. got together recently to talk about race, and where they're from.

Sen. Al Franken On Comedy, Trump And The 'Curdling' Of Washington

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:10pm

As a former SNL cast member, Franken tends to see humor in politics. Despite this, he says his gut reaction to the Trump administration isn't levity: "This guy is outside the norm in many ways."

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White House Communications Director Michael Dubke Resigns

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:06pm

NPR's Ron Elving joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the White House's communications strategy in the wake of the resignation.

Opinion: My First-Nations Identity Feels More Like An Absence

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:58am

Indigenous stories are ongoing, not simply legends from the past. I don't want my students to have the distorted idea that First Nations people have vanished or are not "modern."

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Are State Rules For Treating Sepsis Really Saving Lives?

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:56am

Some states dictate how doctors must treat this life-threatening reaction to infection, and early intervention is helping. But scientific evidence may be changing too rapidly for the rules to keep up.

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Over A Century Later, Oregon Trail Sees New Travelers Take On Uncertainty Of Adventure

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:52am

No one had authentically crossed the trail in a covered wagon in over a century — until Rinker Buck.

Stand-Up Comedian Demetri Martin's Foray Into Film

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:40am

Martin takes a more serious turn in his new film "Dean," playing a young man struggling in the aftermath of his mother’s death.

Cyclone Hits Bangladesh, Destroying Huts Sheltering Rohingya Refugees

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:25am

Some 350,000 people reportedly were evacuated from their homes before Cyclone Mora made landfall. The worst damage was at refugee camps housing thousands who fled neighboring Myanmar.

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Actor Michael Kelly Reflects On 'House Of Cards' And Its Impact

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:23am

The show about manipulative South Carolina politician Frank Underwood has become a hit for Netflix, and a must-see in Washington.

What A Modified Antibiotic Means For The Fight Against Superbugs

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:20am

The antibiotic vancomycin has been modified to make it harder for bacteria to develop resistance to it.

LOL At EMPs? Science Report Tackles Likelihood Of A North Korea Nuclear Capability

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:14am

The analysis was solid, but a laugh obscured the point.

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Texas Lawmakers Come To Blows After State Rep. Calls ICE On Immigration Protesters

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:11am

Raucous protests and a scuffle among state lawmakers made for an unusual last day of Texas' legislative session.

What's Ahead As Senate Tackles Health Care

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:06am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Vox health policy reporter Sarah Kliff about challenges facing the health bill.

Songs We Love: Ladi6, 'Royal Blue'

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:58am

Ladi6 takes everything that was great about '90s soul music and updates it, sprinkling cosmic effects and big synths throughout.

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down In 2019

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:58am

The company that owns the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history, says the facility will be closed unless the state of Pennsylvania decides to bail it out.

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Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:19am

The breakaway republic has not received international recognition. Its foreign minister says that's slowing down delivery of aid to the drought-stricken territory.

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:09am

Several states and cities are considering measures that would bar employers from asking job candidates about their prior salary. The bills are seen helping narrow the pay gap for women and minorities.

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OMD Gets Kraftwerkian, Examines Our Emoji Present In A Zoetropic Video For 'Isotype'

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:00am

The British synthpop duo's new song is a soaring six minutes of Kraftwerk-ian vocoder-pop, and a clever comment on how emojis have replaced everyday language.

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