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Ted Cruz Wins Straw Poll At Conservative Confab

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:48pm

The Texas senator has won the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Donald Trump, who canceled his appearance at the last minute, finished a distant third.

5 States Have Their Say In the Presidential Race; Here's What To Look For

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:02pm

Voters in five states get their chance to weigh in on election 2016. Caucuses and primaries are being held in Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Maine and Louisiana.

Harvard Law School's Crest Could Fall Beneath A Wave Of Student Protest

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:02pm

Harvard Law School is considering changing its official seal, which currently honors a slaveholder who was an early donor to the school. That's in response to student protests.

Listening To Kendrick's Past In The Present

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:02pm

Out of nowhere, Kendrick Lamar dropped a new record this week, called untitled unmastered. Reviewer Kiana Fitzgerald says that listening to these demos "feels like we're playing catch-up."

Barbershop: Chris Rock, Nina And Kendrick

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:02pm

Ravi Patel, Kara Brown and Alex Gale join the Barbershop to talk about Chris Rock's Oscars performance, a polarizing casting decision for a Nina Simone biopic and the surprise Kendrick Lamar album.

What's Better Than A Buzzer-Beater? How About 3 ... In A Single Game?

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:02pm

On Thursday, an epic high school basketball game — featuring three buzzer-beating buckets — ended with a last-second shot in quadruple overtime, sending one team to the Minnesota state tournament.

Esperanza Spalding Brings A Real Inner Child Into The Studio

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 4:02pm

"My job is working for her," Spalding says of the namesake character on her new album, Emily's D+Evolution. The jazz bassist and singer wrote her latest music with her childhood self in mind.

Remembering Pat Conroy, A Master Who Searched Out The World In Stories

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:57pm

The best-selling author of Prince of Tides died Friday evening at the age of 70. NPR's Tom Vitale has an appreciation.

Bill Gates Calls For 'Energy Miracle' In 15 Years. Do Experts Agree?

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:00pm

Yes and no. They definitely want a miracle to bring clean, cheap power to the powerless — only a lot sooner.

Amid Uncertainty, Iranians Hope For Economic Reforms

Sat, 03/05/2016 - 2:55pm

Iranians are hoping the recent election of more reformers to parliament will help improve the economy.

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