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Legal Issues Remain After Arkansas Executions

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Arkansas' flurry of executions this month has raised questions about the pace and process. But after inmates are put to death, what happens to the legal questions that were raised just before?

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Pope Francis Heads To Egypt

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Pope Francis travels to Egypt this week in an effort to strengthen ties with Islam. He also will meet with Egypt's Coptic Christian community, which has been targeted in deadly attacks.

The View From The Chinese Border With North Korea

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

One reason it's difficult for China to take a strong stand against North Korea's threatening behavior is their shared border. Taking down a regime has consequences for the countries that surround it.

Instead Of Showing Off Wealth, Some Show Off Busy Schedules

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Instead of buying expensive things, people now use busyness to show their high status. New research finds that many celebrities use social media to boast about their lack of time, not their wealth.

American To Stand Trial Over Guatemalan Adoptions

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

Guatemala was once one of the world's most popular adoption destinations, but stopped the practice after mass corruption was exposed. An American woman is set to stand trial over related charges.

ProPublica Investigation Finds Nursing Homes Waste Tons Of Prescription Drugs

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

A ProPublica investigation reveals nursing homes waste millions of dollars in prescription drugs every year. NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with ProPublica's Marshall Allen about his reporting.

Analyzing Trump's Patterns Of Tweeting

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

President Trump is ubiquitous on Twitter. And as we get close to 100 days, we've learned about patterns, including what time of day he usually tweets and how often he makes negative statements.

Morning News Brief: Trump's NAFTA Reversal, The North Korean Border, 'Textalyzer'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

President Trump has reversed course and says he won't withdraw from NAFTA. Also, a view into North Korea from the Chinese border and a proposed software to curb texting while driving.

'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 4:09am

"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about finding catharsis through music — and says that even she works out to her songs.

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Trump Tells Canada And Mexico He Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw From NAFTA

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:27am

The White House said that President Trump spoke by phone with the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday, and "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time."

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First Listen: Juana Molina, 'Halo'

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00pm

On the Argentine singer's new album, she's reached a zen place where the very texture of a tone becomes its own language.

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First Listen: Various Artists, Brandi Carlile's 'Cover Stories'

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00pm

Adele, Pearl Jam, The Avett Brothers, Dolly Parton and 10 more beloved musicians cover songs from Carlile's revered album, The Story.

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First Listen: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Best Troubador'

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00pm

Will Oldham and his band pay tribute to Merle Haggard by reaching across the country legend's discography to paint a vivid, chronology-busting, album-length portrait.

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First Listen: Carl Craig, 'Versus'

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00pm

The Detroit techno colossus reimagines his greatest tracks with a concert pianist and a symphony orchestra.

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First Listen: 'The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda'

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00pm

Stream a compilation of cosmically scaled, rarely heard sounds from a largely unheralded master.

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First Listen: Joan Shelley, 'Joan Shelley'

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:00pm

On her fourth solo album, the Kentucky singer-songwriter's music once again functions as a headache remedy, nerve tonic and comfort food rolled into one.

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Episode 767: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part Two

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:04pm

In 1838, the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 people, slaves, to pay the debts of Georgetown University. We talk with the descendants about what - if anything - they're owed.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Spring Sounds

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 6:44pm

The new spring shoots of music from Celtic roots are ready for broadcast. Hear new songs from Molly's Revenge, Eamon Friel, Runa and more.

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Easing Shutdown Worries, Trump Relents On Another Major Hurdle

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:51pm

After walking back a demand for border wall funding, President Trump is no longer threatening to stop health care subsidies under Obamacare, as conservatives renew a bid to repeal and replace the law.

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Dueling Rallies Rack Caracas After Death Toll Inches Toward 30 In Venezuela

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:37pm

Protests against President Nicolas Maduro, which have been raging for just under a month, show no signs of relenting. Both opponents and supporters of Maduro flooded the capital Wednesday.

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