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Music Review: 'Banzeiro,' Dona Onete

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

It took Dona Onete seven decades to release her first album. Now the Amazon-native tours the world singing songs about love, sensuality, nature and her native Brazil. Music reviewer Michelle Mercer says on her latest album, Banzeiro, Onete is a songwriter fully alive to her world.

Maine Courts Young Natives To Live And Work In Their Home State

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ed McKersie about the Live and Work in Maine program, a campaign to get more young people come back to Maine help fill jobs in the state.

North Korea Confusion Illustrates Trump Administration's Divide Over Foreign Policy

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week the U.S. is not seeking a regime change in North Korea. That's in contrast to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who suggested last month that he would like to see Kim Jong-un removed from power. Former diplomats say it's the latest example of a less-than-coherent Trump administration foreign policy, where it's not clear who's in charge.

2 Midwest Towns Locked In Trademark Battle Over Pierogi Festival Name

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

A Pierogi war has broken out between two communities. A suburban Chicago chamber of commerce wants the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival in Pennsylvania to drop its name like a hot potato, threatening a trademark infringement lawsuit. Lawyers for the Whiting Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Ind., recently sent a letter to the Edwardsville Hometown Committee demanding it stop using the trademarked name or pay royalties for its use.

White House Reverses Effort To Delay Obama Ozone Regulations

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

The Trump administration has reversed its effort to delay implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency regulation lowering acceptable ozone emissions, a major component of smog. The reversal comes after 16 states filed a lawsuit saying the delay was unlawful.

Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Undermines Poem's Connection To Statue Of Liberty

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

White House adviser Stephen Miller's contention that the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus was only added later to the Statue of Liberty diminishes the poem's connection to the statue.

Trump Breaks With Business Lobby On Proposal To Curtail Legal Immigration

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

When it comes to immigration, what is best for the American workforce and economy? That is the central question that's emerged after President Trump announced Wednesday he's backing a proposal in Congress to dramatically reduce legal immigration.

Hackers Release 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes After HBO Hack

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

The latest victim of hacking in Hollywood is HBO. The hack included materials from the critically acclaimed series, Game of Thrones.

After Closing Liquor Stores, Nebraska Town Pushes For Renewal

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

It's been three months since state officials closed four liquor stores in Whiteclay, Neb. As the small town's primary source of income, that has affects both good and bad. The state-backed Whiteclay Task Force is plotting the town's future as dilapidated buildings are being razed and replaced with green space. Even the regulars who drank openly day and night and passed out on the sidewalks and in the alleys are gone.

Transcripts Reveal Trump Told Mexican President Border Wall Is 'Least Important Thing'

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Greg Miller, national security correspondent for The Washington Post, about the transcripts of President Trump's phone calls with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull back in January.

Montana Runs Out Of Funds To Fight Dangerous Fires

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Fire season in Montana has reached a dangerous new level. Blazes are growing and now threatening larger towns as the state is running out of money to fight them.

Decline In Democracy Spreads Across The Globe As Authoritarian Leaders Rise

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Across the world, many democracies are sliding further and further toward authoritarianism. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Larry Diamond of Stanford University about this "global democratic recession."

Tiffany Is Known For Lamps And Stained Glass, But He Made Magical Mosaics, Too

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:35pm

Louis Comfort Tiffany — son of the luxury jeweler — took a trip to Italy in the late 1800s and returned inspired. A museum in Western New York has devoted an exhibition to these lesser known works.

Denmark's Prince Henrik Says He Won't Be Buried With His Wife

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:31pm

Denmark's Prince Henrik has repeatedly said that he is upset about the fact that he was never made King Consort, and that frustration has grown. He believes that he has been discriminated against.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Woman Who Urged Boyfriend To Commit Suicide Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:24pm

Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for texting her boyfriend to encourage him to kill himself. She was sentenced to 2 1/2 years, with all but 15 months suspended.

(Image credit: Matt West/AP)

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