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RNC Prepares For Unrest After Trump's Primary Rallies Turn Violent

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to be arrested during this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Police, lawyers, judges and the courts are all gearing up for the onslaught.

How Donald Trump Is Affecting Latino Votes For The GOP

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Donald Trump does not poll well with Latinos. NPR's Rachel Martin asks Mario Guerra, a former California mayor, about whether Trump will hurt efforts to get Latinos to vote Republican.

Breaking Down Muhammad Ali's Legacy Across Generations

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

Muhammad Ali described himself as black, confident and cocky. NPR's Rachel Martin and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker discuss Muhammad Ali's legacy.

Radicalization Recipe: Why Young People Are Drawn To ISIS

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

A Minnesota jury has found three men guilty of trying to join ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with "deradicalization" expert Daniel Koehler, who was asked by the judge to evaluate the defendants.

U.S.-India Relations Centers On Defense, Modi Returns For 4th U.S. Visit

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:48am

The U.S. continues its "pivot to Asia," as security concerns in the region grow. This week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint meeting of Congress, a rare honor.

Museum Builds New Hanger To Show Off Former Air Force One

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:46am

The Boeing 707 that carried assassinated President John F. Kennedy's body from Dallas to Washington, D.C., is center stage in a new $40 million hanger at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

Cat Videos And All, The Internet May Be Humankind's Greatest Masterpiece

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:46am

In her new book Magic and Loss, Virginia Heffernan makes the case for the Internet as art. Just look at Twitter, she says. "It's hard to think of a time when poetry was more powerful."

Syrian Teen's 9-Minute Doc Hits Cannes, Sundance, L.A. Film Fest

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:00am

After her family fled to a refugee camp, she took a workshop in making videos. Her film about day-to-day life is now making the festival rounds.

Quiz: Do You Know Enough About Africa To Win Big On 'Jeopardy!'?

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:00am

How many countries are in Africa? 1, 15, 54 or 122? Take our beginner's quiz and test your knowledge of the second-largest continent in the world.

Families Isolated By Rare Genetic Conditions Find New Ways To Reach Out

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 6:00am

A website that helps connect families of kids who have extremely rare genetic diseases with scientists — and with other families — is turning up new diagnoses, support and avenues of treatment.

For Clinton, Trump Is The Bully She's Trying To Punch In The Nose

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 5:00am

The likely Democratic nominee eviscerated Trump in a speech Thursday. It was aimed not just as Democrats, but Republicans, as Clinton is set to take on Trump this fall.

Garbine Muguruza Wins French Open By Defeating Serena Williams

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 11:03pm

Spain's Garbine Muguruza on Saturday won the women's singles final 7-5, 6-4 at the French Open. On Sunday, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will face off for the men's singles title.

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