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Deep Contradictions Remain At The Core Of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:54am

The contradictions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are always on display, but rarely so starkly as this week, when the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem and protests erupted in Gaza.

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From Delivery To Farming, Projects Explore Future Of Drone Uses

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:52am

This month the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a number of tests for a new slate of uses for drones.

DIY, Courtesy Of Online Video

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:45am

Maker videos are all over the internet — from simple do-it-yourself chores like fixing a dripping faucet, all the way up to building a house.

Final Preparations Underway For Saturday's Royal Wedding

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:40am

Kensington Palace announced Friday that Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle, because her father Thomas will not attend.

The Anatomy Of The Microtargeted Ad

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:33am

Companies like Facebook and Google, with access to enormous amounts of user information, make billions every year turning that data into ads.

The Vast And The Violent Rural Northwest, In 'Come West And See'

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:25am

Maxim Loskutoff's collection of short stories picks at the tensions between city and country among everyday Westerners — who find themselves living among heavily-armed separatist militias.

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You Call That Breaking News?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:23am

How NPR's digital team decides what news warrants a push notification and more.

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Haunted By His Past As A Bully, He Apologized To His Victims — 60 Years Later

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:20am

Bruce Smit decided to seek out the two little girls he tormented as a child at Monee Elementary School. They were willing to meet with him.

What #HeyJohnKelly Reveals About America's Immigrant Past

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:11am

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told NPR that many undocumented immigrants don't easily assimilate because they are rural, lack education and don't speak English. Twitter reacted.

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Week In Politics: Trump Addresses Texas School Shooting; Russia Investigation Begins Year 2

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:06am

Here & Now's Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson review the week in politics with NBC senior politics editor Beth Fouhy and CNN White House correspondent Abby Phillip.

Partner: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:01am

The dream of the '90s is alive in this Canadian rock band.

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Walk, Don't Run

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:35am

In this final round, every answer contains one of three natural human gaits — "walk," "skip," or "run."

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Wisdom Of The Crowd

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:35am

Ophira and Jonathan estimate quantities, such as how many blocks make up the Great Pyramid of Giza. They compare their estimates to an average of the guesses made by a previous Bell House audience.

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Cash Rules Every Song Around Me

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:35am

Yen for a currency events quiz? Make cents of this: Jonathan Coulton parodies songs with "money" in the title, making them about international tender.

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The End Is Nearer

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:35am

A rabbit rabbi walked into a bard bar and played this game about two-word phrases made by removing the last letter of the first word. Needless needles!

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Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:35am

Actor Diane Guerrero takes us behind the scenes on Orange is the New Black, and plays a game about celebrity superlatives. Plus, she talks about her new memoir about her family's immigration struggle.

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Put Me In, Coach!

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:35am

Contestants identify clips of coaches and athletes from film and TV. Will this game be a blowout, or go into overtime?

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Real Or Fake Fitness Class?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:35am

Let's get quizzical: Fitness is a $27 billion industry, and there are some wacky concepts out there. Contestants sort the authentic exercises from the fitness fakes.

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School Shooting Reported Near Houston

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:24am

NPR's David Greene talks to Houston Public Media's Davis Land about reports of a gunman at a high school in Texas. The school was put on lockdown. A suspect is in custody, local media say.

New Type Of Drug To Prevent Migraines Heads To Market

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:09am

An antibody-based drug reduces the frequency of migraine headaches, according to data reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved Aimovig, priced at about $6,900 a year.

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