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Wounded Warrior Project Fires Top Executives Over Lavish Spending

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

The Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit veterans organization, has fired two top executives. The shakeup follows accusations that the executives improperly spent money, and dedicated resources to expensive staff meetings. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Philipps, a New York Times reporter who investigated the organization.

New Electoral Maps Throw North Carolina's Congressional Primary Into Chaos

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

North Carolina's congressional primaries are in chaos after a panel of federal judges threw out the state's electoral maps.

Nevada Solar Power Business Struggles To Keep The Lights On

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Since Nevada regulators began phasing out incentives, the solar power business has been in turmoil and many workers have been laid off. Now some worry what happened there will spread to other states.

Donald Trump Plays Defense Over Handling Of Violence At Campaign Events

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:12pm

Donald Trump's campaign is defending itself from accusations that it is stoking violence at campaign events.

Dallas Kindergarteners Get An Early Start On Money Management

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:01pm

Financial planners say it's important to start saving for retirement at a young age. You won't believe how young one group of investors is starting in Texas.

First Ladies Pay Their Respects At Funeral For Nancy Reagan

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 1:43pm

Nancy Reagan died last week at age 94. The invitation-only ceremony is being held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., where she will be buried alongside her husband.

Canine Or Cuisine? This Photo Meme Is Fetching

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 1:19pm

Chihuahua or muffin? Labradoodle or fried chicken? These are the gnawing questions raised by the latest food images dogging the Internet. So we bit.

Rubio Campaign: Vote For Kasich In Ohio To Stop Trump

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 1:00pm

"If you are a Republican primary voter in Ohio and you want to defeat Donald Trump, your best chance in Ohio is John Kasich," Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said on Friday.

Gastronomy Of Genius: History's Great Minds, And The Foods that Fueled Them

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 12:33pm

From Pythagoras to Balzac, Darwin to Marie Curie, many a genius was inspired by certain edibles, repulsed by others — or had some very peculiar dining habits.

The Rocking, Rollicking R&B Of Billy Ward And His Dominoes

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 12:23pm

The vocal group Billy Ward and his Dominoes covered white hits for the black market, and along the way discovered two of the greatest voices of the era. Rock historian Ed Ward tells the story.

Remembering 'Great Santini' Author Pat Conroy

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 12:23pm

Conroy, who died last week, was the author of several books, two of which — The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides — were made into feature films. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1987, 1995 and 2002.

Civil Debate, But Wild Trump News Conference Today

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 12:20pm

NPR's Domenico Montanaro and Bloomberg News' Margaret Talev join us for our weekly political roundtable.

Social Media Buzz: Debate Over Nude Selfies And All-Female Ghostbusters

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 12:12pm

Debate over Kim Kardashian's nude selfie on Instagram, and the release of the new Ghostbusters trailer, have ignited social media.

Southern States Are Thrashed By Heavy Rain

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 12:06pm

Flooding across the South has already claimed the lives of five people in Lousiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

On The State Dinner Guest List, A 'Letter Writer' Ignites Imaginations

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:56am

On one of the world's most exclusive guest lists, between a senator and the treasury secretary, there she was: Ms. Twila Legare, letter writer. What did she write? To whom did she write it?

How 'Meat And Potatoes' TV Shows Keep Viewers Happy

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:52am

NPR's Eric Deggans talks about two crowd-pleasers that stand out as being well done, though not groundbreaking.

Wounded Warrior Project Fires Top 2 Executives After Reports Of Overspending

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:49am

The charity responds to questions about its overhead costs, such as the $26 million it spent on conventions — including at least one that was held at a luxury resort.

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