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Bill Clinton Defends His Wife's Greatest Criticisms: Trust, Selfishness

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:45am

Bill Clinton had a formidable challenge on Tuesday: to sell the American people on one of the most disliked politicians in political history.

Charges Against Remaining Officers Dropped In Freddie Gray Case

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:40am

Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all charges against the three officers who still faced trial in the death of Freddie Gray. Previous trials all ended in acquittals.

Reagan Shooter John Hinckley Jr. Released From Mental Hospital

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:34am

The man who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981 was ordered released from a mental hospital on Wednesday to live with his mother in Williamsburg, Va. He's now 61.

Songs We Love: Ryley Walker, 'The Roundabout'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:00am

The characters in Walker's song revolve like celestial bodies around a neighborhood dive bar. A "blitzkrieg celebration" in a Chicago neighborhood on the Fourth of July serves as the video's locale.

Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:59am

After four trials ended without convictions, prosecutors announced Wednesday that they were dropping all remaining charges. Gray died in 2015 after injuries sustained while in police custody.

River Whyless, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:16am

The folk-pop band builds mountains out of sensitive harmony lines at the Newport Folk Festival. Kam Franklin of Houston soul band The Suffers joined them on a Woody Guthrie-Wilco cover.

A Letter From Young Asian Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:14am

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young Asian Americans who crowd-sourced an open letter to their family members, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.

John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 8:07am

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

Joan Shelley, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 7:00am

"These are the smallest songs you'll hear at this folk festival this year, I think," Shelley said of her set with guitarist Nathan Salsburg. Small songs, perhaps, but each one contained a world.

Car Bomb Kills At Least 44 In Kurdish-Held Area Of Syria

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:26am

Syria's public media agency says 140 people were injured — and that the death toll will likely rise.

In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:00am

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.

Minicomics May Be Small, But They Pack Big Thrills

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:00am

Minicomics are kind of a relic — few artists now want to go to the trouble of printing and distributing paper comics. But there are still a few out there that are worth the trouble of hunting down.

First Watch: Flock Of Dimes, 'Semaphore'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 6:00am

In a beautifully animated new video, Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner shows off the poppy side of her sound.

Second Night Of Democratic Convention Augurs Return Of The Age Of Clinton

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:15am

Bill Clinton contrasted the "real" woman he knew and the "cartoon" version sketched by critics at the Republican convention last week — congratulating the Democratic delegates on choosing the former.

At Democratic Convention, Obama To Rally For Clinton — And His Own Legacy

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:00am

President Obama hopes to "pass the baton" to Hillary Clinton — not just because he supports her but because a Republican president could reverse some of his signature initiatives.

As Biden Steps Into DNC Spotlight, A Lingering 'What If'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:00am

The tragic death of the vice president's son derailed his own hopes for the White House. But he once had better approval ratings than Clinton and may have been a more competitive nominee.

Ready, Set, Play: A Top 10 'Playlist' From The Nation's Children's Museums

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:00am

Lasers and lava and mummies, oh my! Here are the exhibits that kids and their grown-ups love the most from 10 of the nation's best children's museums.

3 Questions Ahead Of President Obama's DNC Speech

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 5:00am

A Clinton win means that the president's policy legacy is kept intact, but a Trump victory makes the election all about a backlash to Obama's tenure.

A Hemingway Who Looks Just Like Ernest

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

A Key West bar holds an annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest. For the first time, an actual Hemingway won. Dave Hemingway (no relation) says he also likes to fish, drink and have a good time.

While Democrats Get Behind Clinton, Trump Spotlights Their Discord

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

As Democrats formally nominated Hillary Clinton, some Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of the convention in protest. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been mocking disunity in the Democratic Party.

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