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North Carolina Beats Syracuse To Advance To NCAA Final

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 12:00am

In their quest for a sixth title, the Tar Heels handily defeated the Orange, 83-66. North Carolina moves on to face Villanova, playing for their second championship, on Monday night.

Villanova Defeats Oklahoma, 95-51, In NCAA Final Four Blowout

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:54pm

This was the biggest Final Four semifinal win ever, eclipsing the 34-point wins by Cincinnati over Oregon State in 1962 and Michigan State over Penn in 1979.

Grammy-Winning Latin Jazz Saxophonist Leandro "Gato" Barbieri Dies At 83

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:43pm

Barbieri composed the Grammy-winning instrumental music for the Marlon Brando film "Last Tango in Paris." Last year, he received a Latin Grammy lifetime achievement award.

Ukrainians Who Fled To Russia Find The Welcome Is No Longer Warm

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:25pm

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians fled to Russia when fighting began in 2014. The welcome they received has cooled as Russia's economy sags, and very few have been granted formal refugee status.

Jimmy V, Coach K And Dean Smith: The 3 Legends Of N.C. Basketball

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:22pm

Sports columnist John Feinstein talks about his new book, The Legends Club, which follows the rivalry and friendship between three of college basketball's biggest coaches in the '80s.

The Warning Signs Of Radicalization: A Parent's Guide

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:21pm

Christianne Boudreau, co-founder of Moms For Life, an international family support group, talks about warning signs of radicalization by terrorist groups that parents should be aware of.

Cheerleader, Honor Student, Terrorist? Inside A Strange Case In Mississippi

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:17pm

Earlier this week, Jaelyn Young pleaded guilty to charges she and her friend planned to help a terrorist organization in Mississippi. NPR gets the latest from The Clarion-Ledger reporter Therese Apel.

As Oceans Rise, Arctic Circle Town Offers Front-Row Seat To Climate Change

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:14pm

Mayor Richard Beneville talks about how Nome, Alaska, is dealing with global warming, which has brought about an increase in tourism. An ocean liner will be stopping in his town.

Assessing The Legacy Of The Nuclear Security Summit

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:10pm

State Department Undersecretary Rose Gottemoeller offers the Obama administration's take on the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

As Leaders Gather For Nuclear Summit, A Look Back At Progress And Pitfalls

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:10pm

Six years ago, the Obama administration launched an effort with other world leaders to secure nuclear material from the hands of terrorists. What was accomplished, and what wasn't?

Decades After Insults To Jackie Robinson, Philadelphia Extends An Apology

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:10pm

The city is apologizing to the family of the late baseball legend almost 70 years after he had to endure racist taunts during a 1947 visit. The city will honor Robinson's legacy in April.

Brussels Flies Again, As Airport Renews Operations After Terror Attacks

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:10pm

As the investigation continues into last month's Brussels terrorist attacks, authorities have announced the city's main airport will partially reopen to flights on Sunday.

'I Think That I Shall Never See, A Poem As Lovely As ... One On ATC'

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 3:54pm

For National Poetry Month, All Things Considered asked listeners to tweet poems of their own — including the rhyme that tops this story. The plot thickened when a high school English class jumped in.

Women's NCAA Final Four: Is UConn's Dominance Bad For Women's Basketball?

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 3:14pm

The Final Four games on Sunday will mark UConn's ninth consecutive tournament semifinal appearance. For Oregon State, Syracuse and Washington, it's all brand new.

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