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Controversy Over Thailand's New 'Tier' In Human Trafficking Report

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:51pm

The country, widely criticized for trafficking in its seafood industry, has made improvements, says the State Department report. But critics don't agree.

VIDEO: Airstrikes Hit ISIS Convoy Fleeing Fallujah

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:19pm

Iraq's Ministry of Defense released dramatic aerial footage apparently showing airstrikes hitting an ISIS convoy on Tuesday. Hundreds of the group's vehicles were reported destroyed in two operations.

Floppy Ears And Green Gas From One 'BFG'

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:00pm

Steven Spielberg directs an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book that goes long on sentiment and on ... well, length, but finds charm in its deployment of Mark Rylance as the CGI giant's voice.

Faith And Fear In A Story Of 'Innocents'

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:00pm

Inspired by real events, The Innocents visits a convent in 1945 where a doctor finds herself unexpectedly treating pregnant nuns.

Le Carre Adaptation Takes 'Our Kind of Traitor' On A Tour Of The Underworld

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:00pm

A professor (Ewan McGregor) gets drawn into a seedy and violent world of criminal intrigue by a boisterous Mafioso (Stellan Skarsgard).

Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Will Get A New Trial

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:52pm

Months after he was granted a new hearing because of new evidence, Adnan Syed, whose 2000 murder conviction was a key focus of the Serial podcast, has been granted a new trial, his attorneys say.

Encore: 'Future Shock' 40 Years Later

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler was a huge sensation when it was published in 1970. The book perfectly captured the angst of that time and prepared society for more changes to come.

European Union Faces New Challenges Without The U.K.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Hans Kundnani of the German Marshall Fund of the United States about where the European Union goes from here post Brexit.

Prohibition-Era Gang Violence Prompted Congress To Act On Gun Control

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

In the 1930s, the United States government was absorbed with a different kind of gun violence: prohibition-era gangsters using fully automatic weapons of war, with civilians often caught in the crossfire. NPR looks back at how the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, passed the nation's first firearms legislation, which still holds today.

Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Invites New Members

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to UCLA professor Darnell Hunt about the new class of members on the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Archaeologists Discover Tunnel Dug By Jews To Escape Nazis In Lithuania

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

Archaeologists have discovered a tunnel dug by Jews to escape the Nazis in Lithuania — a sign of resistance in a land where 90 percent of the Jewish population perished during the Holocaust.

Istanbul Bombers Reportedly Originated From Russia, Former Soviet Republics

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Andrew Weiss, an expert on Central Asia at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on the origins of the bombers responsible for Tuesday's attack in Turkey.

Olympic Hopeful High Jumper Vashti Cunningham Sets Sights On Rio

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

Lots of Olympic hopes are riding on 18-year-old, 6-foot-1-inch high jumper Vashti Cunningham. She just graduated from high school and went pro, signing a deal with Nike. She's coached by her father, former star NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham.

Boris Johnson's Colleagues Viewed Colorful Politician As 'Too Unreliable'

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Andrew Gimson, author of Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson, about the flamboyant British politician and what his future holds now that he's taken himself out of the running for prime minister.

This Shakespeare Reconstruction Sets 'Merchant' In Post-Civil War D.C.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

In District Merchants, Shylock is still Jewish, but half of the other characters are freed slaves. The playwright says he was inspired but a reference to slavery in Shakespeare's original text.

Spielberg's 'The BFG' Parallels Another Friendly Outcast

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 3:25pm

The BFG is the new Steven Spielberg movie based off the Roald Dahl book. It's about a girl and a friendly giant triumphing over bullies and adversity. And it's got something familiar about it, too.




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