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'We're Making History': Hillary Clinton Supporters Look To The Finish Line

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 3:26pm

In the final stretch of the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton is campaigning as hard as ever even as some of her supporters are peering at the finish line with a sense of history and emotion.

London's First Muslim Mayor Faces Challenges Amid Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 3:26pm

He's the child of Pakistani immigrants, the son of a bus driver, a human rights lawyer — and London's first Muslim mayor. Sadiq Khan's election flies in the face of rising anti-Muslim and anti-migrant sentiment, and folks in his southeast London neighborhood are thrilled. His next test will be trying to push through his ambitious platform of affordable housing and better public transport in a time of spending cuts.

Remembering NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR photojournalist David Gilkey was killed Sunday along with NPR's Afghan interpreter, journalist Zabihullah Tamanna, while the two were on assignment in southern Afghanistan.

Sophia Chang: 'Don't Ever Be Afraid Of Your Passion'

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 2:30pm

"I'm a manager. I am in the service industry. The service industry. I'm Midas f****** Muffler."

Nashville Sessions: Kelsey Waldon

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 2:24pm

Waldon has become a key player in the East Nashville music community by penning songs that capture the heartland through twentysomething eyes.

Broadway Producer Scott Rudin: 'I'm A Complete Product Of Mentorship'

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 2:00pm

Rudin, who started in theater age 15, owes a lot to the producers who taught him his craft. "They were giants," he says. All five of Rudin's current shows have been nominated for Tony Awards.

Nutrition In 'The First 1,000 Days' Of Life Can Shape A Child's Future

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:53pm

In his new book, journalist Roger Thurow chronicles the obstacles that women around the globe face in raising healthy babies.

A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished By Black Men

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:49pm

He was a great athlete and humanitarian. He was also a symbol of defiance for black men around the world.

A Rocky Time In U.S.-China Relations As Leaders Meet In Beijing

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:48pm

They are the two largest economies in the world, and increasingly interdependent. But as leaders gather for high-level talks in Beijing, tensions have flared on several fronts.

World Cafe Next: Oliver John-Rodgers

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:14pm

The music on John-Rodgers' new album, Nashville Demos, ranges from grunge to alt-country.

Muhammad Ali: A Poet In And Out Of The Ring

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:00pm

"The Louisville Lip" was famously as fast with his words as with his fists — years before the birth of hip hop, he was a battle rapper flipping similes and metaphors in a language all his own.

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:00pm

In what may have been the most comfortable day in the history of NPR Music, Iron & Wine's frontman performs three songs with the charming, inventive singer Jesca Hoop.

LISTEN: Excerpts From Hillary Clinton's 1969 Wellesley Commencement Speech

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:58pm

The speech reveals some of Clinton's early thoughts on politics and the political process as she attempts find a a balance between idealism and practicality.

Swiss Voters Reject Guaranteed-Income Proposal

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:43pm

Voters took a dim view of a plan that would have mandated a basic monthly income for all of Switzerland's 8.1 million residents, regardless of employment status.

Trump's Words, Politics Threaten GOP’s Inroads With Latinos

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:40pm

Latinos are skeptical and even hostile towards the candidacy of Donald Trump, but he insists he'll win their votes.

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