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Chicago Public Schools Expand Guidelines For Transgender Students

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

The Chicago Public Schools announced a set of guidelines making it clear their transgender student population will not be discriminated against under school policy. The district's updated guidelines state that transgender and nonconforming students will be able to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their identity.

Week In Politics: Donald Trump Becomes Likely GOP Nominee

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Donald Trump's rise as he becomes the likely GOP nominee and the Democratic primary race.

Job Growth Might Be Slowing Overall — But It's Surging For New College Grads

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:24pm

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! They are graduating into the best job market in a decade, especially for those with degrees in business, technology or engineering.

All Songs +1: The Season Of Surprise Albums, From Beyoncé To James Blake

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:22pm

Are you feeling listener fatigue or musical ecstasy from all the surprise album drops? Guess what: It's not over yet.

From Coal To Code: A New Path For Laid-Off Miners In Kentucky

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 3:00pm

The state's coal industry is shrinking fast; more than 10,000 workers have lost their jobs since 2008. A small firm in eastern Kentucky is turning unemployed coal workers into software developers.

Jim Ferguson On Piano Jazz

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 2:34pm

The singing bassist presents original songs and standards in a session from 2001.

In North Carolina, Musicians Face Off Against HB2

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 2:12pm

Stars like Bruce Springsteen canceled North Carolina shows in the wake of the state's "bathroom bill." Others, like Beyonce, played. For local musicians and venues, the decision is a complicated one.

Grant-Lee Phillips On World Cafe

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 1:42pm

The lifelong Californian's move to Nashville inspired a new album, The Narrows. Hear the conversation and performance.

A 'Relentless' Sports Photographer Explains How He Got His Shots

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:57pm

Neil Leifer is behind some of the defining sports images of the last 60 years. In his book Relentless, he describes the special mix of luck and skill that helped him capture those memorable moments.

How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:45pm

When children view their abilities as something they can change over time, they're more apt to deal well with challenges, researchers say. And what parents say can help or hurt.

Economy Adds 160,000 Jobs in April, Unemployment Holds At 5 Percent

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:33pm

The number fell below expectations from economists, but the report showed that wages rose 2.5 percent from a year earlier.

Adopting In China, And A Lesson In Motherhood

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:25pm

For Elizabeth Fitzsimons, the challenges of motherhood began before she brought her daughter home from China.

Thousands More Evacuating Massive Fire In Alberta

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:20pm

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is escorting convoys of people who are trapped north of the fire zone to safer regions further south.

And Then There Were Three...Candidates

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:06pm

We examine the path ahead for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

In Photos: Canada's Devastating Fort McMurray Wildfires

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:01pm

The fires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, have been burning all week, and responders are still far from containing them. Take a look at how the emergency has unfolded.

Job Retraining Programs Come with Financial, Other Hurdles

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:52am

Even though their tuition is covered, trainees face many challenges.

Andrew Sullivan Declares America Set Itself Up For A Tyrant

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:40am

Sullivan says Donald Trump was able to grab the nomination by appealing to people who've felt forgotten in American society.

'Flash Spudding': Potato Truck Overturns On North Carolina Highway

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:36am

Some 50,000 pounds of tubers were scattered across hundreds of yards of highway in Charlotte, blocking the road for hours and setting off a mashup of potato-related puns.

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