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'Stronger' Does The Hard Work To Earn Its Every Inspiring Moment

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 4:01pm

Director David Gordon Green's film stands out from others like it because it prizes "understanding Bauman's perspective and the private burdens of being a hero" over simple uplift.

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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:54pm

The problem is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust called the Cocos Plate is grinding relentlessly toward North America. And it's running under another slab to the north.

(Image credit: Miguel Tovar/AP)

Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico At Time When The Island Is Already Struggling

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:49pm

Devastation expected from the hurricane will challenge many Puerto Rico institutions, especially its beleaguered power authority, which is still struggling to restore electricity in some areas after Hurricane Irma.

President Trump's U.N. Address Receives Widespread Praise From Conservatives

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:49pm

President Trump's address to the United Nations General Assembly generated a lot of praise from conservative outlets, even those often critical of him. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard about how the speech as been received by those right-of-center.

Iranian President Tells U.N. Trump Could Be At Blame If Nuclear Deal Falls Apart

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:49pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold an evening news conference following a day at the United Nations focused on the nuclear deal between Iran and the United States.

Former Boxing World Champion 'Raging Bull,' Jake LaMotta Dies At 95

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:49pm

Former boxing world champion Jake LaMotta has died at 95. His colorful life was the subject of a book and an Academy Award winning movie, Raging Bull.

An Anti-Violence Activist Shares Her Reason For Buying A Gun

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:49pm

Camiella Williams is an anti-violence advocate, who works hard to teach people other ways of dealing with problems, but she's lost more than two dozen friends and family members to Chicago's gun violence in recent years.

Jimmy Kimmel Says Sen. Cassidy Fell Short Of Standard For Obamacare Repeal

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:49pm

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel credits good healthcare to saving the life of his newborn son. That led Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), a medical doctor, to say that any replacement of the Affordable Care Act should pass "The Jimmy Kimmel Test." Now, Kimmel says Cassidy has fallen short of that with his new bill being considered by Congress.

Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands Hit By Hurricane Maria

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:49pm

Less than a month after Hurricane Irma hit, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are dealing with another storm as Hurricane Maria barrels through the region.

St. Louis On Edge As Protesters Expected To Gather Again

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:49pm

Since last Friday, when a judge acquitted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist demonstrators have gathered in St. Louis to protest police tactics.

Hope, Despair Descend On Quake-Shattered School In Mexico City

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 2:29pm

The elementary school partly collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake, burying both students and teachers. In the aftermath, rescue workers and volunteers have struggled to save lives and preserve hope.

(Image credit: Miguel Tovar/AP)

These GOP Senators Could Block Republicans' Obamacare Repeal

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:48pm

Republicans are very close to having the votes to pass a repeal of the Affordable Care Act in the Senate next week, and it has come down to the votes of three undecided GOP senators.

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Kishi Bashi With Strings On Mountain Stage

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:39pm

Hear the eclectic pop maestro blend rock, pop and classic musical during his front-and-center debut on Mountain Stage.

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Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:35pm

The Federal Reserve in October will begin unwinding the extraordinary stimulus it used to battle the Great Recession. That means that over the long run, rates on car loans and mortgages could go up.

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Spanish Police Detain Catalan Politicians Ahead Of Independence Vote

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:31pm

Spain considers the Catalonian referendum, set for Oct. 1, to be illegal. Spanish police raided government offices and detained at least a dozen separatist leaders, prompting street protests.

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Why The Race To Oust ISIS From Deir Ez-Zor In Syria May Present New Dangers

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:54pm

Syrian troops and allied militias are locked in a race against U.S.-backed rebels for control of an oil-rich province that will give whoever governs it greater influence in the country's civil war.

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Amid Raging Wildfires, Montana Releases First Climate Change Report

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:52pm

A new report out Wednesday examining climate change finds the new normal for Montana will be hot and dry summers.

Sarah Ruhl Celebrates Her Mother With Play Featuring 70-Year-Old Peter Pan

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:40pm

Playwright Sarah Ruhl's new production is "For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday," written as a present for her mother, who had played the role of Peter Pan in 1955.

Puerto Rico Feels The Full Force Of Maria

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:33pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Associated Press reporter Dánica Coto, who is riding out the storm in Puerto Rico.

Assessing The 'Trump Doctrine,' And GOP Health Care Bill Chances

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:20pm

Political analysts Jamal Simmons and Paris Dennard discuss President Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly and Republican senators' latest proposal for a health care overhaul.

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