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Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:45pm

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.

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President Obama Visits Phoenix Hospital At Center Of VA Crisis

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:44pm

President Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visit the veterans hospital in Phoenix Friday to announce a new outside advisory committee to help the VA with customer service.

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Drumbeat Grows Louder For Impeachment Of Brazil's Rousseff

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:32pm

The second-term president faces a massive corruption scandal at the state oil company that implicates her party, rising inflation and a tanking currency. Now, her popularity is at an all-time low.

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German Program Helps Families De-Radicalize Members Prone To Extremism

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with counselor Daniel Koehler about a German program to help families de-radicalize members who turn to extremism and violent ideology.

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Mercer Ellington On Piano Jazz

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:19pm

In a 1994 session, Ellington joins host Marian McPartland to discuss working for his famous father Duke, composing and Billy Strayhorn, and to play a piano duet of "C Jam Blues."

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Ferguson Mayor Knowles Slams 'Hostile Language' From Eric Holder

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:13pm

Saying that he's trying to save Ferguson, Mo., Mayor James Knowles adds that he is frustrated and concerned by the tone of the attorney general's remarks.

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Vintage Cafe: Steve Winwood

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12pm

A 2003 set by the Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith and Traffic vet, who was a solo star in the '80s.

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Tom Cotton: The Freshman Senator Behind The Iran Letter

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:04pm

Freshman Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who has been in office barely two months, penned an open letter to Iranian leaders this week that 47 Republican senators signed.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of March 12, 2015

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:03pm

Michio Kaku explores the inner workings of the brain in The Future of the Mind. It appears at No. 11.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of March 12, 2015

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:03pm

Cecilia Fitzpatrick discovers her husband's secret in a letter that was supposed to be opened after his death. Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret appears at No. 6.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of March 12, 2015

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:03pm

In Red Notice, American financier Bill Browder recounts being expelled from Russia and an attempt by Russian officials to claim his company. It appears at No. 14.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of March 12, 2015

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:03pm

Axl and Beatrice embark on a search for their long lost son in Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant. It debuts at No. 3.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of March 12, 2015

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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Israeli Politician Changed Her Mind On Palestinian Conflict

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

NPR's Steve Inskeep profiles the right-wing Israeli politician Anat Roth. Over the last 20 years, she has gone from campaigning for a Palestinian state in the West Bank to now advocating that Israel annex much of that land for itself.

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Week In Politics: Sen. Tom Cotton's Letter To Iran, Clinton Addresses Emails

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for the National Review and columnist for Bloomberg View. They discuss Sen. Tom Cotton's open letter to Iranian leaders and Hillary Clinton's press conference this week, where she addressed her use of a private email account while she was Secretary of State.

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What's Familiar Becomes Unnerving In 'It Follows'

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews It Follows, a film that he says works some interesting changes on the horror genre.

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Dallas Police Make Arrest In Murder Of Iraqi Migrant

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:54pm

Dallas police have made an arrest in the murder of Ahmed Al-Jumaili, who was shot and killed while photographing last week's snow. The Iraqi man had been in the U.S. for less than a month.

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