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Actress Octavia Spencer Says 'Hidden Figures' Is A Movie Anyone Can Get Behind

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Octavia Spencer about her latest film, Hidden Figures. It tells the story of the black, female mathematicians who helped launch the first American astronauts into space.

Actor Om Puri Had Roles In More Than 300 Movies During His Life

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00pm

The acclaimed Indian actor died at home on Jan. 6 after an apparent heart attack. He was 66 years old. Puri acted in some 300 movies, including Gandhi, Charlie Wilson's War, and East is East.

Which Moral Principle Should Prevail In Case Of Dylann Roof?

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with ethicist and founder of the Ethics Alarm blog Jack Marshall about the moral and ethical implications of the death penalty decision for Dylann Roof.

Attack In Jerusalem Leaves 4 Dead And At Least 15 Others Injured

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00pm

In Jerusalem, four Israeli soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a truck drove into a group. Israeli officials say the driver, a Palestinian man, was shot shortly after the incident.

Will Obama Grant More Clemency Requests With Less Than 2 Weeks In Office?

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00pm

Harvard Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. talks about his work on criminal justice reform, and the last minute clemency requests to President Obama.

Try To Keep Count Of How Many Times You Hear 'Confirmation' This Week

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00pm

This week will be packed with Senate confirmation hearings for some of President-elect Donald Trump's top officials, but some nominees still have incomplete ethic reviews.

What We Can Learn From 'Washington's Farewell'

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 5:00pm

The tradition of giving a goodbye address goes all the way back to the nation's first president. Author John Avlon says George Washington's farewell was remarkably prescient and prophetic.

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SeaWorld Ends Its Orca Theatrics In San Diego, But Critics Aren't Convinced

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 2:59pm

The One Ocean show, which has come under criticism for the treatment of its star orcas, has its finale Sunday at SeaWorld San Diego. Yet some doubt the park sincerely means to change its program.

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How Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Is Leaving His Mark On Celebrities

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 1:00pm

High school dropout Keith McCurdy went from tattooing outside of a Delaware trailer park to inking supermodels and stars. Above all, it's his readiness that's helped him turn his passion into success.

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani, A Leading Moderate, Dies At 82

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 11:49am

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was a leading political figure in Iran for decades — from the 1979 revolution to current President Hassan Rouhani's surprise win in 2013. He was Iran's fourth president.

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