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A Father And Son Tell A Father-And-Son Story In 'Being Charlie'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:00pm

Rob Reiner directs from a screenplay co-written by his son Nick who, like the lead character in the film, has experience in rehab.

A 'Dark Horse' In The Elite World Of British Racing

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:00pm

Louise Osmond's documentary captures the spirit of a community group that came together to train and race a horse they named Dream Alliance.

Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:43pm

The young people say 'Beugue tekki.' I want to become someone. That's a key reason that hundreds of men from Senegal head for Europe despite the risks.

Sugar Vs. Sugar: Which Crop Is More Environmentally Friendly?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Sugar is sugar, but it comes from very different crops. Half of the U.S. supply comes from sugar cane in the tropics and half from sugar beets, which grow where it's cold. NPR explores whether one version is better for the environment than the other.

Ahead Of Derby Day, Kentucky Residents Gather Early To Beat Tourists

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

For generations, the day before the Kentucky Derby was unofficially considered "Louisville's Day at the Races," when locals could enjoy Churchill Downs without the huge Derby crowds, high admission prices and general madness. But over the past few years, "Oaks Day" has become popular among out-of-towners who come in early and make a whole weekend of it. Now, locals gather on the Thursday before the Derby.

Los Angeles Jury Reaches Verdict In Grim Sleeper Serial Murder Trial

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

A Los Angeles jury has reached a verdict in the Grim Sleeper serial murder trial. Lonnie Franklin Jr. is charged with 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse Doubles Down On Criticism Of Donald Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse has emerged as a sometimes contrary voice in the Republican Party, often criticizing his Senate colleagues and promising never to vote for Donald Trump. NPR looks at his role in the party and his thoughts on how it's changing in 2016.

Donald Trump Campaigns In West Virginia Ahead Of GOP Primary

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Apparent Republican nominee Donald Trump visits West Virginia Thursday, where he is expected to appeal to the area's coal ties.

Turkey Faces Political Shake Up As Prime Minister Resigns

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Turkey's prime minister announced that he will step down. It's a shake up in a country that's pivotal in the migrant crisis and the war on ISIS. It also signals more power for President Erdogan.

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