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Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:32pm

In another legal setback for President Trump, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that his controversial travel ban should be kept on hold. The case is now likely to go to the Supreme Court.

Police Investigate Manchester Bombing Suspect's Connection To Libya

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with reporter Suliman Ali Zway about the suspected Manchester bomber's roots in Libya and the status of the Islamic State in that country.

Manchester Holds Memorial For Victims Of Concert Suicide Bombing

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:32pm

The people of Manchester, England, stood in silence Thursday morning to remember the victims of Monday's suicide bombing. Meanwhile, the police are no longer sharing information about their investigation with U.S. colleagues, following a series of leaks to the American media.

A One-Night Stand Takes A Disturbing Turn In 'Berlin Syndrome'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:00pm

In Cate Shortland's new film, an Australian woman traveling abroad becomes the captive of a mysterious stranger. Critic Justin Chang says Berlin Syndrome is a gripping character study.

(Image credit: Entertainment One)

Juno Spacecraft Reveals Spectacular Cyclones At Jupiter's Poles

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:35pm

The NASA has spotted enormous cyclones at the gas giant's north and south poles. The probe has also returned other data that have project scientists scratching their heads.

(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles)

4th Circuit Court Ruling Keeps Trump's Travel Ban On Hold

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:30pm

A 13-judge panel in Virginia was one of several federal appeals courts hearing arguments over President Trump's executive order that would restrict travel from six majority-Muslim countries.

Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign?

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:26pm

Conscience, or incompetence? Two competing narratives — along partisan lines — have emerged to explain the sudden departure of the head of the Federal Student Aid Office.

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

Fox News Hits Back At Accuser's Lawyer In Mocking Response To Lawsuit

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:25pm

Fox News has responded mockingly to a lawsuit filed by the attorney representing former Fox host Andrea Tantaros in her sexual harassment allegations against the network.

(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

'Mother Of All Landslides' In Big Sur Buries Section Of California's Highway 1

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:22pm

Dirt and rock now cover a third of a mile of the road known for its breathtaking views. And where the coast used to form roughly a straight line, aerial photos now show a rocky bulge into the Pacific.

(Image credit: Monterey County Sheriff's Office/Screenshot by NPR)

Many Adults Don't Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:09pm

Nicotine, heavy metals and tiny particles that can harm the lungs float around in the aerosol from e-cigarettes. But a survey finds many adults don't think secondhand vape is dangerous for children.

(Image credit: Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

40 Years Ago, In A Galaxy Far Away, An Iconic Film Score Was Born

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:56pm

Star Wars was released 40 years ago today — and it wasn't just the light sabers that changed pop culture. John Williams' epic music, played by the London Symphony Orchestra, became a touchstone.

(Image credit: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Google A.I. Clinches Series Against Humanity's Last, Best Hope To Win At Go

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:13pm

Ke Jie is a wunderkind — the 19-year-old undisputed master of what might well be the world's most complex game. And he just soundly lost a best-of-three series to an artificial intelligence program.

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

José James, 'Closer' (Live)

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:00pm

The modern-day jazz singer gives KCRW a taste of his new R&B-oriented album, Love In A Time Of Madness.

(Image credit: Davis Bell/KCRW)

Text Your Freak Scene! Dinosaur Jr. Gets Custom Emojis

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:59am

So what kind of emojis can you text your friends and family? Likenesses of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and drummer Murph, of course, but also notable characters from album artwork like Beefy The Bullfrog.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Emoji Fame)

How Audio Analysis Of Gunshots Helps Solve Crimes

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:52am

Acoustic evidence from cellphone recordings and police body cameras has opened up a new field of forensic science.

Again And Again, Mohamed Bzeek Fosters Children Who Are Dying

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:45am

Bzeek believes that no one should die alone, and he has taken on a mission that’s changed his life and the lives of many others.

How Libya Is Connected To The Manchester Bombing

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:40am

The bomber, Salman Abedi, spent three weeks in Libya and returned just days before the attack.

NBA Playoffs Roll Toward Finals

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:33am

The Cleveland Cavaliers can book a trip to the Finals with a win in Game 5 of their series the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

Meet Me At The World Cafe: ÌFÉ Performs Live In Philadelphia

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:26am

Alt.Latino joins forces with WXPN'S World Cafe to host an electric performance by the Puerto Rican band. Back in the studio, we speak with the band about its innovative approach to Yoruba culture.

(Image credit: Tiana Timmerberg /WXPN)

NOAA Predicts 'Above-Normal' Activity In Atlantic Hurricane Season

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:23am

"The season could be comparable to least year, which was the most active since 2012 with 15 named storms," said Gerry Bell of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.

(Image credit: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

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