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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:42pm

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

Secretary Of State Kerry Visits Saudi Arabia In Effort To End Yemen War

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Saudi Arabia to nudge the key U.S. ally to find a way out of a devastating war in Yemen. The United Nations human rights chief is calling for an international inquiry.

Former White House Doctor Outlines Gray Areas In Candidates' Health

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Rob Darling, a former White House physician, about how much voters have a right to know about the medical histories of presidential candidates.

Hillary Clinton's April Interviews Offer Insight Into Media Strategy

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Hillary Clinton's interviews from the month of April offer some insight into her strategy and how she has approached the media.

Pennsylvania's Senate Race Comes Down To Women In Philadelphia Suburbs

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Women are the decisive vote in the Pennsylvania Senate race, where Democratic challenger Katie McGinty is seeking to oust GOP Sen. Pat Toomey. They are competing for women voters worried about economic and national security. The battleground is the Philadelphia-area suburbs.

Clinton Delivers Remarks Linking Trump To White Supremacists

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Hillary Clinton delivered a speech Thursday aimed at tying Donald Trump to white supremacists and the "alt-right" movement.

When African-American Voters Shifted Away From The GOP

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with historian Leah Wright Rigueur, whose book, The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power, explores the history of the relationship between African-Americans and the Republican Party.

Tracing The People's Republic Of Beethoven

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

The composer's music and life story are deeply woven into China's cultural, social and political fabric, inspiring revolution and providing comfort.

The Sound Of Ancient Greek In 'The Illiad'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

The classic Greek epic poem The Illiad attributed to Homer regales the listener with tales of the siege of ancient Troy. "The World According to Sound" podcast reads the poem how it was intended — aloud and in ancient Greek.

U.S.-Backed Turkish Offensive In Syria Threatens Alliance With Kurds

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

In Syria, the U.S. is backing a Turkish offensive to kick ISIS out of towns in the north. But this comes as a nasty surprise to another U.S. ally in Syria — ethnic Kurds — who have a long enmity with Turkey.

New Releases Capture 'Inimitable' Tenor Saxophonist In His Neglected '70s Prime

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:23pm

As one of the very first bebop tenor saxophonists, Teddy Edwards mixed awesome technique with irresistibly slinky phrases. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews two reissues, Inimitable and Feelin's.

Clinton: Trump Is 'Taking Hate Groups Mainstream'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:11pm

"From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia," Clinton is expected to say today in Reno.

Investigation Into Private Prisons Reveals Crowding, Under-Staffing And Inmate Deaths

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:03pm

Seth Freed Wessler reported on substandard medical care in privately-run prisons in the federal corrections system for The Nation, which may have led the Justice Department to phase out their use.

Tribute: The Man Who Killed Smallpox

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:02pm

No disease had ever been wiped out before. But that didn't stop Dr. Donald A. Henderson.

Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:52pm

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.

Watch Ani DiFranco Play 'Binary' Live In The Studio

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:42pm

The singer-songwriter performs the politically charged title track from her forthcoming album, due in 2017, in a session recorded live for Folk Alley.

Discounts Aren't Enough to Halt Outrage At High EpiPen Prices

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:41pm

EpiPen, the new poster child for prescription drug price gouging, may find that offering discount coupons isn't enough to mollify its critics in Congress and online.

Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle In $2.6 Billion Deal For SolarCity

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:40pm

The Federal Trade Commission signed off on Tesla's plan to buy the solar panel installer. CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and its largest shareholder.

What To Watch For When Watching 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:24pm

The search for America's Next Drag Superstar(TM) continues, as the drag competition returns for a second All-Star season on Thursday. We humbly offer a guide for the perplexed.

Orlando Hospitals Say They Won't Bill Victims Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:59pm

Two Florida hospitals treating survivors of the mass shooting will be looking for other sources of payment — or waiving fees altogether — instead of making victims pay for their treatment.

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