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Ukrainian Film Director Stages Hunger Strike In Russian Jail During World Cup

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:37pm

Prisoner Oleg Sentsov's lawyer says his client's health is worsening on a weeks-long hunger strike to win the release of more than 60 people Sentsov says are political prisoners in Russia.

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FACT CHECK: President Trump's Duluth Rally Claims

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:27pm

President Trump boasted of economic and foreign policy gains at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota. Some of his claims don't match the facts.

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U.S. Population Is Becoming Older, And Less White, Than Ever Before

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:23pm

White people remain the majority in the U.S. – but the Census Bureau says non-Hispanic whites were the only racial group that didn't grow from 2016 to 2017.

Preserving A River With A Pint

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:52pm

Arizona's Verde River has a lot of competing users. But a new project aims to unite them — city dwellers, farmers, environmentalists — over a glass of beer.

'Conceivability' Follows One Woman's Journey Through The Global Fertility Industry

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:40pm

When Elizabeth Katkin and her husband decided to have children, it took nine years and involved multiple miscarriages and in vitro fertilization treatments.

Commerce Secretary Refutes Insider Trading Allegations

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:33pm

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is denying allegations that he may have engaged in insider trading when he sold shares in a shipping company with ties to the Kremlin.

Flooding Hits Parts Of Texas Heavily Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:28pm

The threat of flash flooding remains high in Corpus Christi, Texas. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the city's police chief.

Ever Get Ghosted? Feel All Your Feelings With Florence + The Machine

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:20pm

In "Big God," the new single and video from High As Hope, Florence Welch lends her powerhouse voice to a dramatic treatise on abandonment.

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A Worm That Can Really, Really Get Under Your Skin

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:17pm

And once it's there, it moves around. And around. There's a new report on the worm out this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:15pm

The first lady planned to visit two facilities, both in McAllen, Texas.

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House Immigration Bills Set For Thursday Votes Expected To Fail

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:07pm

Immigration votes in the House show deep divisions inside the House Republican conference and spotlight a controversial debate just months ahead of the midterm elections.

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Derek Smalls On World Cafe

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:06pm

Spinal Tap's legendary bassist drops by with a few songs from his new reflective solo record, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing).

(Image credit: Rob Shanahan/Courtesy of the artist)

'Why Are They Shooting?' Anger Grows In Pittsburgh Over Police Killing Of Black Teen

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:57am

Antwon Rose, 17, was riding in a car suspected of having been used in an earlier shooting. He ran after police stopped the vehicle and was shot three times by an East Pittsburgh police officer.

Watch Sylvan Esso's Lively, Electric Concert Video For 'Signal'

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:44am

Sylvan Esso's live performance is where it's at. Anyone who has seen the duo perform is immediately engrossed by their indomitable energy and raw, idiosyncratic style.

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Liz Cooper & The Stampede's Music Video For 'Hey Man' Turns A Tea Party Upside Down

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:15am

The new video from the Nashville band plays out like a mini episode of The Twilight Zone.

(Image credit: Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist)

Supreme Court Rules That Online Sellers May Collect State Sales Taxes On Purchases

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:50am

NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg discusses what the Supreme Court's ruling on online shopping means for sellers and state revenues.

Rohingya Crisis Is Making Some In Myanmar Rethink Their Views Of Aung San Suu Kyi

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:18am

"All this likeness of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, it's all make-believe," says the director of a civic organization in Yangon. "And now we know the real Aung San Suu Kyi."

(Image credit: Aung Shine Oo/AP)

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:16am

Two herpes viruses that cause skin rashes in toddlers may accelerate Alzheimer's disease when they infect brain cells. The finding suggests antiviral drugs might help protect the brain.

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A Viola Sings Of Strength In Sadness

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:05am

In this video premiere, Jonah Sirota's viola parts orbit one another restlessly, fueled by improvisation, melancholy and a vibrating set of austere images.

(Image credit: Anthony Hawley/Courtesy of the artist)

Some DNA Dismissed As 'Junk' Is Crucial To Embryo Development

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:01am

Formerly considered useless, or maybe a parasite, the stretch of DNA known as LINE-1 actually plays "a key role" in creating an embryo and embryonic stem cells, research shows.

(Image credit: Ramalho-Santos lab/UCSF)

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