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#MemeOfTheWeek: 'D-Money,' Race And Drugs In America

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 7:00am

Maine's governor made some offensive comments about black men, young white women and Maine's drug problem. He says it was a slip, but it may reveal a lot about the way many think about drugs.

Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 6:32am

NPR's Scott Simon asks what a new publication of Mein Kampf says about modern Germany.

As Writers' Wages Wane In Digital Chapter, Authors Pen Demands

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 6:30am

Numbers show more authors are finding it hard to make a living income. Fresh off of fighting the Google Books case, the Authors Guild is now taking on author contracts in an open letter to publishers.

America's Longest-Serving Mayor Steps Down

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 6:28am

Joe Riley has been mayor of Charleston, S.C. for 40 years. His tenure has seen the transformation of downtown Charleston, and recently, the alleged racially-motivated murders at Emmanuel AME Church.

#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Check Out This Weekend

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 6:00am

Read about how robots could save the Great Barrier Reef, why Americans work so much, and what art projects veterans are making to help them recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Those Men In Oregon: Troublemakers, Terrorists Or Something Else?

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 6:00am

Fans and foes want the news media to label the armed individuals who are occupying part of a national wildlife refuge. NPR is trying to describe, rather than characterize. Here's our thinking.

A Photographer Captures Extraordinary Moments Of Everyday Indian Life

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 6:00am

Photographer Steve McCurry — he took the famous Afghan girl portrait for National Geographic — shares scenes from across the subcontinent in his new book.

Surrounded By Troubled Neighbors, Turkey's Conflict At Home Escalates

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 5:06am

Turkey's army and Kurdish factions are battling regularly in the southeast part of the country, displacing thousands. The resumption of fighting has largely been overshadowed by regional turmoil.

'Steal The Sky' Puts A Swashbuckling Spin On Familiar Fantasy

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 5:05am

Megan O'Keefe kicks off a new fantasy series with Steal the Sky, an adventure set in an arid land where rare-element powered airships sail above mining towns packed with charming crooks and con men.

The Tea Partier's Quandary: What To Make Of Trump's Rise?

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 5:04am

Matt Kibbe, former president of FreedomWorks and "card-carrying member of the tea party," is no fan of the GOP front-runner. He says Trump's nomination may "lead to the death of the Republican Party."

Friendships And Fractures: 30 Years Of Pickup Basketball

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 5:01am

NPR's Peter Breslow started a weekly game in 1982. He wonders why he's still playing, all these years later.

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