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NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 7:25am

The best albums of the first half of a year stuffed with (far) more than its share of heartbreak, surprise, innovation and beauty.

Texas Town Votes To Evict Cat From Public Library

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 6:11am

The city council in White Settlement voted to boot Browser. The cat has lived in the library for 6 years. It was evicted out of fairness after a city employee wasn't allowed to bring a puppy to work.

Most Glamorous Goat Crowned In Lithuania

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 6:00am

In addition to being great looking goats, contestants wore intricate headdresses decorated with flowers. The winner was Demete --- a silky looking black and white glamor goat.

A Toast To The Toast — The Site That Was Just For You. Yes, Even You.

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 6:00am

The Toast — the funny, literary feminist website, gleeful kneecapper of high culture, center of cheerful misandry, and habitat of the courteous commenter — is closing. We have an appreciation.

'Game Of Thrones' Finale Sunday Caps A Season Of Satisfaction

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 5:54am

HBO's most popular series, Game of Thrones, aired its season finale Sunday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.

Expanded Panama Canal Debuts At A Difficult Time For International Shipping

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Troubled by delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the new Panama Canal took more than a decade to build. Can the project payoff amid a changing and slumping shipping industry?

Politics In The News

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

As the result of Britain's vote to leave the European Union reverberates around the world, Linda Wertheimer examines its impact on the U.S. presidential race with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, and Ben Domenech, co-founder of "The Federalist."

Church Should Apologize To Gays, Pope Francis Says

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Pope Francis — who has ushered in a more welcoming attitude toward homosexuals in the Catholic Church — says the Church should seek forgiveness for its mistreatment of gays. He made the comments during a flight from Armenia.

With U.K. Leaving, EU Must Contain Contagious Effect, Rottgen Says

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Norbert Rottgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Germany's Bundestag, about the U.K. decision to leave the European Union.

24 People Killed In Record Flooding; 3 W.Va. Counties Disaster Areas

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Residents in one neighborhood are preparing to apply for federal aid funds. They're weighing whether to rebuild next to the creek that destroyed their homes or abandon the area for higher ground.

How Will 'Brexit' Affect London's Status As A Global Financial Center?

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

When the U.K. voted to leave the EU, a lot of questions were left unanswered. London banks do an enormous amount of international business, but with the doors to Europe shutting that could change.

U.K's Vote To Leave EU Ushers In Political And Economic Disarray

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

The Conservative and Labour Parties are facing shake-ups, businesses and financial markets are seeking reassurances and there's little clarity about when and how this disengagement will take place.

'Brexit' Results Revive Talk Of Scotland's Bid For Independence

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep talks to Alex Salmond, a Scottish politician who is a member of the Parliament of the U.K.

VW Faces Tuesday Deadline For Diesel Emissions Settlement

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Volkswagen admitted last September to intentionally cheating on emissions tests. A federal judge has set a Tuesday deadline for VW to work out a plan for making amends.

In Spain, Voters Lean Toward Conservatives' Safety And Security

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Spain elections on Sunday were the first in Europe since Britain's vote to leave the EU. It appears that drove Spanish voters toward the perceived safety and security of incumbent conservatives.

Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:56am

More than $7 billion in drugs, vaccines and supplies are stashed in warehouses to be tapped in case of a pandemic or an attack with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. NPR got a peek at one.

Elizabeth Warren: From Professor To Pugilist

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:55am

Elizabeth Warren is a rock star in Democratic politics and there are reports she's being vetted as a possible Clinton running mate. Yet just a few years ago she was, in Washington terms, a nobody.

Pope Francis: Church Should Apologize To Gays And Other Marginalized Groups

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 6:47pm

Aboard a flight from Armenia, the pontiff said the Church owes an apology not only to gay people, but also to other marginalized groups. "We Christians must say we are sorry," he said.

Amid Violence At White Nationalist Rally In Sacramento, At Least 7 Hospitalized

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 4:36pm

The rally unraveled into violence just outside the California Capitol on Sunday. Several were stabbed in the midst of the chaos. As yet, Sacramento police have made no arrests.

More Songs From Your 'Brexit' Mixtape

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 4:22pm

Following the aftermath of the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union, listeners share more of their post-'Brexit' songs.

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