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Herb, My Little Pony, Or Enya Song?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:51am

In this edition of This, That or the Other, contestants must guess: is it a culinary herb, a My Little Pony character, or an Enya song?

A Film Lover's Travel Guide

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:51am

We read entries from a travel guide. All you have to do is figure out what city we're describing, except this travel guide was written by someone who only researched the cities by watching movies.

Songs We Love: Jaala, 'Junior Spirit'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:00am

Frontwoman Cosima Jaala tries and fails to leave someone in a proggy freakout of a song about feeling all kinds of different ways at once.

FOJBI Friday: Sarah Dohle, The 'Lima Bean Queen'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 8:00am

Joe Palca is not the only fan of "Big Ideas" in science. Sarah Dohle is changing the world — one lima bean at a time.

If Trip Home Is Delayed, Astronaut Will Have To Vote From Space

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 6:04am

Kate Rubins was supposed to depart the International Space Station in time for the U.S. presidential election, but her homecoming has been delayed. She may have to cast an absentee ballot from space.

Goldfish Populate Australian River Like Crazy

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:16am

These are not the cute goldfish you bring home in a plastic bag. Some of these fish are more than a foot long and weigh several pounds.

4 Things To Watch In The First Debate For Donald Trump

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

The Republican nominee proved adept in the primary debates, but a one-on-one debate could expose weaknesses in policy. And he'll have delicately approach how he debates with the first female nominee.

4 Things To Watch In The First Debate For Hillary Clinton

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

Expectations are high for the Democratic nominee, but she needs to come across as authentic and relatable instead of just a policy wonk.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Emmys, Comedy And Your Spooky Grandpa

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

An assortment of odds and ends, including an Emmys recap, David Greene's interview with comedian Hari Kondabolu, and Petra Mayer's discussion with English writer Alan Moore.

A Complete Guide To Early And Absentee Voting

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

Early voting is set to account for one-third of all votes cast this election. Does your state allow early voting? And how do the campaigns use this data? Find out with our complete guide.

Protests In Charlotte, N.C., Continue For A Third Night

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Protests began after a police officer shot and killed a black man earlier this week. Charlotte's mayor imposed a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew while the city remains in a state of emergency.

National Museum of African American History And Culture Opens Saturday

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne and David Greene report on three people who are traveling to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Deal To Keep The Government Running Past Sept. 30 Eludes Congress

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Congress has just one thing to do this month before its October recess: keep the federal government funded. With just one week left before the deadline, there's still no deal in sight.

'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

In 1948, eight African-American men joined Atlanta's police force. Those pioneer officers — who couldn't drive squad cars or even step foot in headquarters — inspired Thomas Mullen's new novel.

Witness Recounts Deadly Attack On Aid Convoy In Syria

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

A man who heads a volunteer rescue group in the rebel-held parts of Aleppo says he was in the office when the convoy arrived — and then he heard the sound of bomb-carrying helicopters.

Protesters Demand Tape Of Police Shooting Of Black Man Be Released

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

In Charlotte, North Carolina, demonstrators defied a midnight curfew as they took to the streets for a third night to protest the shooting of a black man by police. Some chanted "release the tapes" — a reference to police videos of the shooting, which have been shown to the victim's family, but have not been made public.

Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton tends to focus on the importance of education in creating opportunity. For Donald Trump, the emphasis is on cutting taxes and rewriting trade agreements.

Yahoo Confirms Data From Millions Of Accounts Were Stolen In 2014

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts were hacked two years ago. The company revealed the data breach on Thursday, without saying whether it knew all along or just found out.

Debates Will Showcase 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor Lester Holt

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Lester Holt assumed the NBC evening anchor chair after his predecessor's career collapsed. Monday night, he'll moderate the first of three debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Movie Reviews: 'Magnificent Seven' And 'Storks'

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

David Greene talks to Justin Chang about two movies out this week: the remake of The Magnificent Seven and the animated children's picture Storks. Chang is film critic for the Los Angeles Times.

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