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'Hail, Caesar!' Will Make You Miss Movies With Exclamation Points

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 5:00pm

The 17th film from the Coen Brothers stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin and lots more in a rollicking tale of old Hollywood.

House Hearing Probes The Mystery Of High Drug Prices That 'Nobody Pays'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:57pm

After controversial pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli left the hearing on Capitol Hill, the representatives' attention turned to why prices for some drugs are rising so steeply.

Martin Shkreli Takes The Fifth, But Can't Resist Firing Back

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:45pm

The former pharmaceutical executive appeared before a House committee hearing on drug prices, and for once tried to stay silent.

Rewrite The Constitution? Several States Are Trying To

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

Even though there's a clause permitting a constitutional convention, one has not been held since the original convention in Philadelphia in 1787.

Latin Roots: Monsieur Periné

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:01pm

Hear the Grammy-nominated Latin jazz band perform live in Philadelphia.

The Romance Of Writing And The Beauty Of Maine On Full Display

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Tumbledown, a romantic drama starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis, follows a woman whose fierce efforts to defend her late husband's memory lead to co-writing his biography.

After 40 Long Years, A Cold Winter For Estranged Brothers

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Rams, an Icelandic film that follows two feuding brothers through a crisis and a long winter, is an intense and tender tone piece that conveys deep and bitter loneliness.

These 'Zombies' Make An Austen Update Even The Undead Can't Revive

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:00pm

Despite the success of the book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the adapted film does little to successfully marry the Jane Austen classic with anything interestingly scary.

Could Hospital ERs Provide Missing Data On Police Shootings?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:36pm

If police violence is considered a public health issue, then doctors and nurses might be able to compile basic information about shootings involving law enforcement that go unreported.

Auction Fever: Buyers Share Tricks On How To Grab A Bargain

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

Not everything can be sold like a box of cereal with a price tag on the side. If something needs to be sold right away, an auction might be the right approach. For buyers, auctions can be a great chance at a bargain, but only if they are wise to the tricks of the trade. Planet Money goes to an auction to scout out techniques.

Montana Governor Allows Wild Bison To Roam Outside Of Yellowstone

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

For the first time in 30 years, bison will be able to migrate outside of Yellowstone National Park. Park officials, private landowners and the state have been in a decades-long debate over the bison.

Witness Tells French Media Of Meeting With Leader Of Paris Attacks

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

A woman who met the leader of the Paris attacks says he was calm and cheerful just two days after the killings. The woman told French media she told police where the remaining terrorists were hiding.

Pentagon Launches Pilot Program For Military Women

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

The Pentagon is launching a pilot program to freeze troops' sperm or eggs as part of widespread reforms to personnel policies across the force. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he wants the military to be more family friendly and able to compete for the best talent with private sector employers like those in the world of tech.

Politics Podcast: If Not Iowa, Which State Should Vote First?

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

If Iowa and New Hampshire weren't the first to vote in the presidential primary, what state should be? NPR digs into demographics to try to find the state most representative of the U.S. as a whole.

Clinton, Sanders To Meet In First Debate Since Close Iowa Caucus

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders meet for a debate Thursday night in New Hampshire. It comes just days after the two were paired in the closest contest in Iowa caucus history.

Syrian Government Blocks Aid To Starving Residents Of Madaya

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

People in the Syrian town of Madaya are still starving to death. A U.N. aid convoy was finally allowed into the town last month, but it wasn't enough. Secretary of State John Kerry says that's because the Syrian government has surrounded the town and is not allowing enough aid in. Anti-government rebels have also besieged towns in Syria, which Kerry called "directly contrary to the law of war." Is starvation a war crime? NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to law professor Beth Van Schaack to explain.

Quitting The Gridiron When Football Runs Through The Family

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

Garrison Pennington's father, uncle and brother all played high school football. So did Garrison — until last year. He dreaded telling his parents. But turns out, his worries had been theirs, too.

Radio Comedian Bob Elliott Dies At 92

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 3:20pm

Bob Elliott of the famed comedy duo "Bob and Ray" has died at the age of 92.

Morocco Unveils A Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 2:07pm

The Noor I solar thermal power plant is the first phase of a project that's projected to provide more than a million Moroccans with electricity — even once the sun has gone down.

Indictment Details Charges Against Ammon Bundy, Other Militants

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 2:00pm

For the past week, only four militants have remained at the refuge near Burns, Ore. They're among the 16 whom a grand jury indicted on charges of conspiracy and using threats and intimidation.




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