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The Forgotten History Of African-American Jockeys

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Many of the early jockeys in the Kentucky Derby's history were black — unlike today, as Professor Pellom McDaniels of Emory University explains.

Former Chiefs Want To Change Police Culture

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Susan Rahr is a former sheriff of King County, Wash. and Betty Taylor is the former Winfield, Mo. police chief. Both say police training culture is too militaristic.

Sadiq Khan Elected As London's First Muslim Mayor

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

After a bitter election campaign, Londoners have chosen the Labour Party's Sadiq Khan to be the new mayor. He comes from humble immigrant origins, and is the first Muslim to hold the post.

Barbershop: Reporters On The Campaign Trail

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Buzzfeed's Ruby Cramer, The Atlantic's Molly Ball and NPR's Don Gonyea have crisscrossed the country on the campaign trails. They talk with Michel Martin about what they've seen on the road.

HUD Secretary Julian Castro Issues New Guidance For Landlords

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro says new guidance about fair housing will help people with an arrest record get a "second chance in life."

First-Time Buyers Face Housing Crunch In Big Cities

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Despite low interest rates, it's a difficult time for people who want to buy a house for the first time. Skylar Olsen of Zillow explains why so few houses are available and why prices are so high.

Blaze Area Of Wildfires In Canada 'Could Double,' As Energy Company Evacuates

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 3:14pm

A massive oil sands wildfire in Alberta now extends more than 600 square miles, and officials are concerned that it could double in size on Saturday because of windy, dry weather conditions.

Russian Military Involved In Shooting Down Flight MH17, Researchers Say

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 2:22pm

As investigations continue into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine two years ago, the Kremlin has dismissed a new report that directly implicates the Russian military.

In Commencement Speech, Obama Advises Howard University Grads On Creating Change

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 1:57pm

In his impassioned call for civic engagement, Obama says that race relations have improved but there's more to be done. He advises the historically black university's graduates on shaping the future.

Major League Baseball Cancels Series In Puerto Rico Due To Zika Concerns

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 10:09am

The Pirates-Marlins series was meant to honor Hall of Fame player Roberto Clemente, who hails from the island. But players say they were worried about contracting Zika.

#NPRreads: Take Flight With These 3 Stories This Weekend

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 8:30am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Kenya Says It Will Shut Down The World's Largest Refugee Camp

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 8:18am

The announcement was swiftly condemned by human rights groups, saying it puts some of the world's most vulnerable people at risk. The government has threatened to do so before for security reasons.

Fresh Air Weekend: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk; Comic Jerrod Carmichael

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 8:00am

John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of X discuss punk's early days. Jerrod Carmichael says that the complicated family debates on his NBC comedy series are inspired by real life.




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