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Trump Criticizes '8-Year Assault' On Gun Rights At National Rifle Association

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump speaks to the National Rifle Association, the gun rights group that strongly backed him in the 2016 campaign. NPR takes a look at what is on his agenda when it comes to gun rights.

'Obit' Documentary Follows Journalists Who Tell Lively Stories Of Death

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR movie critic Bob Mondello reviews Obit, a documentary about obituary writing at The New York Times.

In Egypt, Pope Francis Gives Support To Coptic Christians After Attacks

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

Pope Francis is in Egypt for a two day trip during which he hopes to strengthen ties with Muslim leaders and also give support to Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian sect, which has been the target of deadly attacks in recent weeks.

Fyre Festival Fiasco: Luxury Music Experience Turns Into Vacation Nightmare

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

Attendees to the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas were promised a luxury music festival experience. Instead they found themselves in a vacation nightmare.

In Ohio, Trump Loyalists Reflect On His First 100 Days

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

Ohio was key to President Trump's victory in November, and his base of support there among the Tea Party and other loyalists is holding, even amid internal White House battles, the failure to repeal Obamacare and some big reversals of campaign promises. But these voters also make clear they have expectations by which they will judge the president.

After L.A. Riots, Leaders Failed To Rebuild A Broken City

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

The destruction from the 1992 Los Angeles riots resulted in more than $1 billion in damaged property and city leaders began to rebuild as the city was still in flames. But the project to fix the city, Rebuild LA, ultimately failed to do just that — rebuild.

Week In Politics: Tillerson On North Korea, Michael Flynn

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution. They discuss the Trump administration's latest stance on North Korea and the Pentagon's investigation into whether Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn broke the law by receiving money from a foreign source after retiring from the service.

Tillerson Urges U.N. Security Council To Take Action On North Korea

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired a United Nations Security Council session Friday on the threat posed by North Korea. He urged council members to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.

A Haunting '60s Film About Mental Illness And Incarceration Becomes A Ballet

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 3:31pm

Frederick Wiseman's controversial 1967 documentary Titicut Follies exposed conditions at Bridgewater State Hospital in Massachusetts. Fifty years later, the filmmaker, now 87, has adapted it to dance.

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