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Top Stories: Obama To Visit Hiroshima; Deadly Plains Tornadoes

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:17am

Also: A militant near a Munich train station stabs four, killing one; the Pentagon says an ISIS leader has been killed in Iraq; and there's been a major molasses spill into an El Salvador river.

The Empire State Building And The Art Of Trump's Deal

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:17am

In the 1990s, Donald Trump famously tried to acquire control of the Empire State Building. He lost — but ultimately won a nice profit, especially considering he put no money into the building.

Viking's Choice: Stephen Steinbrink, 'Building Machines'

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:00am

The gingerly sweet pop song is a great example of Steinbrink's ability to let listeners tie and untie vivid and unrelated images into something meaningful.

'The Noise Of Time' Can't Drown Out Shostakovich

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:00am

Julian Barnes' slim but powerful new novel chronicles the difficulties composer Dmitri Shostakovich suffered under repressive Soviet regimes, and mourns what is lost when tyrants try to control art.

What Kenya Can Teach The U.S. About Menstrual Pads

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:00am

Most states in the U.S. tax menstrual pads. Kenya got rid of its tax in 2004. And that's not the only

Deadly Tornadoes Wreak Havoc Across The Great Plains

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 8:49am

At least two people died Monday in a series of severe storms. Oklahoma was particularly hard-hit.

11 Very Different Opinions About The New Radiohead Album

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 7:44am

NPR Music's staff really doesn't agree about the band's recently released ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool. Not at all.

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