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Brexit Votes Are Totaled: United Kingdom Votes To Leave The European Union

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

Final results of the Brexit vote have been announced: The U.K. will leave the European Union. We get results and analysis of Britain's EU referendum from NPR's Frank Langfitt in London, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Berlin and Jim Zarroli in New York on the market reaction.

Real Roadies Find New Showtime Series Unrealistic

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

Cameron Crowe's new show Roadies chronicles the backstage world of rock-n-roll, focusing on roadies. The long-awaited show, a comedic drama, premieres Sunday on Showtime.

Supreme Court Issues Orders On Immigration, Affirmative Action

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

The high court deadlocked on one major issue but decided another — handing President Obama a setback on immigration but affirming a constitutional role for affirmative action in college admissions.

EU Keeps Calm As Britain Decides To Carry On Without It

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

Vote totals confirm that Britain will be leaving the European Union. Reporter Lauren Frayer, NPR's John Ydstie and Suzanne Lynch of The Irish Times, report on the outcome of Thursday's referendum.

Clinton Camp Ponders: How To Introduce A Candidate Who Needs No Introduction?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

Hillary Clinton's financial advantage gives her campaign the opportunity to own the airwaves. With her high negative ratings, the campaign is using ads to reintroduce Clinton to voters in key states.

Deadlocked Supreme Court Fails To Revive Obama's Immigration Plan

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

The court's tie vote blocked the administration's controversial attempt to help millions of unauthorized immigrant families. The case goes back to the court of a conservative federal judge in Texas.

Bluegrass Hall Of Famer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

Together with his brother Carter, the Stanley Brothers created a smooth duet sound but it was Ralph's a capella rendition of "O Death" that took his name and voice beyond the bluegrass audience.

How Britain's Vote To Leave The EU Affects Russia And The U.S.

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

British voters opt to leave the 28-nation EU bloc. David Rennie, of "The Economist" explains the impact of the vote on the U.S. economy. NPR's Corey Flintoff talks about if Russia could be an unlikely beneficiary of Brexit.

2nd Acquittal In Freddie Gray Case Is A Blow To Baltimore Prosecutors

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

The police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted on all counts. That's prompting calls for prosecutors to reconsider charges against other officers.

Orlando Club Reopens After 49 Patrons Were Killed In Deadliest U.S. Shooting

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:04am

It was Latin Night at Pulse when a gunman opened fire inside the Orlando club, killing 49 people and inuring dozens more. Nearly two weeks later, the LGBT club again hosted Latin Night.

Are Your Pipes Made Of Lead? Here's A Quick Way To Find Out

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:00am

Flint, Mich., brought the risk of lead pipes to many people's attention, but the problems go further. Help us build a map of where lead pipes could be affecting people's drinking water.

Guest Dose: Steven Julien Of FunkinEven

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:00am

The don of revered electronic music label Apron Records is about to release his first album under his given name. He brings the future boogie on NPR Music's latest Recommended Dose guest dance mix.

Fermentation Fervor: Here's How Chefs Boost Flavor And Health

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:32am

As more chefs experiment with microorganisms to transform ingredients and create new flavors, fermentation has gone from ancient preservation technique to culinary tool du jour.

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed Or Can You Change Who You Are?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 2:00am

A man committed a horrible crime. Then he decided he no longer wanted to be a bad person. It is possible to change our personalities, psychologists say, even though we like to think they're innate.

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Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:01am

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Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:01am

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BBC Projects United Kingdom Votes To Leave The European Union

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:27pm

The so-called "Brexit" will come to pass, the BBC and other British media outlets project. The British pound plunged against the U.S. dollar.

Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:52pm

Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang "Oh, Death" in the film Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou.

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