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Moonwalkers' Apollo 11 Capsule Gets Needed Primping For Its Star Turn On Earth

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 3:58am

In 1969 it was the orbiting home and refuge for the first astronauts who walked on the moon. Today, after decades on display in a Smithsonian museum, the module is being restored for a national tour.

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School Vouchers Get A New Report Card

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:00am

New research provides the first hard look at the nation's largest, single statewide voucher program and its impact on students.

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Party Boat Filled With Tourists Capsizes Near Medellin, Colombia

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 1:47am

Colombia's president says at least six people died after the boat began sinking. An even deadlier incident was avoided, as recreational boats rushed to the scene to pull people out of the water.

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Overwhelmed By Air Bag Troubles, Takata Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:24pm

Long crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

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Overwhelmed By Air Bag Troubles, Takata Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:24pm

Long crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

(Image credit: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP)

Wisconsin Pushes University Free Speech Bill

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

The Wisconsin State Assembly passed the Campus Free Speech Act in the House, which would suspend or expel University of Wisconsin students who disrupt a campus speaker they disagree with.

Where Does The Federal Budget Deficit Fit Into The Health Care Equation?

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas about how to balance the need for health care with the need to reduce the federal budget deficit.

When Children Are Exposed To Police Violence

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Carl Bell, a psychiatrist and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about children who are exposed to police violence. This follows the release of a video that shows the reaction of a four-year old girl just after the shooting of Philando Castile, an African-American man in Minnesota whose death was livestreamed on Facebook. (LANGUAGE WARNING: This segment contains the bleeped word "bitches" in a clip.)

Philando Castile Case Asks: Whose Second Amendment Right Is Protected?

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

Philando Castile told the officer who fatally shot him that he had a gun and a permit to carry. NPR's Michel Martin talks black gun ownership with Fordham University law professor Nicholas Johnson.

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Criminal Contempt Trial

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial starting Monday for contempt of court. Arpaio is a controversial figure in Arizona for his strict anti-immigration policy enforcement.

Displaced Persons In Embattled Nigeria Still Find A Way To Celebrate Eid In Style

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

Today marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. In Nigeria, the holiday is called Salah and is being celebrated even by those displaced by fighting.

Behind Mexico's Most Violent Month

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

Official figures from the Mexican government show that more than 2,000 people were killed in May, making it the deadliest month on record in Mexico since the government began tracking murders in 1997.

What To Expect With President Trump's First Meeting With Indian Prime Minister Modi

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

President Trump welcomes the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to the White House on Monday. It's the first meeting between Trump and the leader of the second most populous country in the world.

Rapper Anik Khan On His Father's 'Unconditional Love'

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

The Queens-based rapper says he draws inspiration from his father, a poetry-loving immigrant who brought the family to the U.S. after fighting for Bangladesh's liberation from Pakistan.

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In Embattled Nigeria, Displaced Families Still Celebrate Ramadan's End In Style

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 5:41pm

Security remains an issue in the northeast as Boko Haram's sporadic but targeted attacks continue. But even by those displaced by the fighting managed to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, or "Sallah" in Nigeria.

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Winner Sasha Velour Cut From A Different Fabric

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 3:43pm

"I try to tune out all the drag that's out there and tap into the drag I was doing when I was a little kid — when I didn't even know the word 'queer' or that gay people were out there," Velour said.

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What Does It Take To Move A 10-Story Tree A Couple Of City Blocks?

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:50pm

That answer, as seen Sunday in Boise, Idaho: $300,000 and a lot of determination. St. Luke's Health System, which moved the historic sequoia, says it "was never even an option" to cut it down.

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Video: What Is This Wild Condor Doing?

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 1:50pm

Could the condor in this video that went viral be expressing affection or, even, gratitude? Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores what's really happening.

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PHOTOS: Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:29am

For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities, which are often as different as the places they're held.

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A Middle Eastern Spin On A Classic Latino Dessert: Rose Cardamom Tres Leches

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:50am

In celebration of Eid al-Fatir, food blogger Abeer Najjar shares one of her favorite fusion desserts. She says the rose water and cardamom adds a floral and earthy flavor to this classic cold cake.

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