NPR6 min readSociety
'We Don't Want To Die': Women In Turkey Decry Rise In Violence And Killings
"Domestic violence never happens because there's a problem with the woman. The men are killing. They are the problem," says a rights activist in Istanbul.
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Sunday Puzzle: It's Game Day
Listener Holly Ashworth of Oak Park, Ill., plays this week's puzzle with New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz.
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A Portrait Of Molly Ivins, Maverick Texas Journalist, In 'Raise Hell'
A new documentary about the political columnist and author takes a personal look at a woman who used her scalding wit and investigative skills to skewer politicians for nearly four decades.
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'Homesick' Is A Boundary-Expanding Story Of Devotion And Growing Up
Accomplished translator Jennifer Croft's first non-translated work is a hybrid, mixing photography and impressionistic autobiographical writing to tell the story of Croft's artistic coming of age.
NPR2 min readPolitics
UAW Votes For Nationwide Strike To Begin Before Midnight Sunday
The move comes after failing to agree to a new contract with General Motors over wages, health care and profit-sharing. Nearly 50,000 workers will be affected when production halts.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Iran Denies It Is Behind Drone Attacks On Oil Plants In Saudi Arabia
Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of launching an "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply."
NPR2 min read
Country's New Supergroup 'The Highwomen' Unite To Make Way For Unsung Female Artists
Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires talk about the formation of their new all-female supergroup, a gutsy move within a male-dominated genre.
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A Fire Lookout On What's Lost In A Transition To Technology
The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch?
NPR7 min readPolitics
Democrats Get Closer To Serious Field Of Trump Challengers
Something happened this week that was hard to pin down, but palpable. Not the contrast of night and day, but perhaps the difference between dusk and dawn.
NPR4 min read
You'll Want To Open Every One Of 'The Ten Thousand Doors Of January'
Alix E. Harrow's debut novel, about a young woman growing up in a mysterious mansion at the turn of the last century, will lead you on a journey through books within books and worlds within worlds.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Opinion: President Trump Claims He Was At Ground Zero On Sept. 11. But Was He?
He continues to say he rushed to the wreckage of the twin towers after the Sept. 11 attacks to help. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the heroic work of the rescue crews.
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Ken Burns Gets To The Heart Of 'Country Music'
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with filmmaker Ken Burns about his latest PBS documentary, Country Music.
NPR3 min read
The Next Stage: How Young Venezuelan Artists Continue Their Studies In The U.S.
More than 200,000 Venezuelans have fled to South Florida in recent years. Now, with the help of Miami arts programs, young dancers and musicians are getting scholarships to keep doing what they love.
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'Drag 'Em': How Movement Shaped The Music Of Mary Lou Williams
Before settling in Harlem, Mary Lou Williams traveled the country playing with big bands. The road shaped her sound, and her theory of black music as "the greatest and only true art in the world."
NPR3 min read
'Don't You Forget About' This Charming, Deliciously Dramatic Romance
Mhairi McFarlane's latest follows the unfortunate, aimless Georgina as she deals with her father's death, a bad boyfriend and a worse job — until her first love unexpectedly walks back into her life.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Mugabe's State Funeral Proceeds, But His Burial Plan Has Been Mired In Controversy
Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe was honored with a state funeral on Saturday — put on by the president and military leaders who had forced him out of office just two years ago.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Osama Bin Laden's Son Killed In U.S. Counterterrorism Operation, Trump Says
Hamza bin Laden was killed in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region, according to a statment by the president on Saturday. He said his death "undermines important operational activities" of al-Qaida.
NPR3 min read
British Authorities Scramble To Find Stolen Solid Gold Toilet
Titled America, it is a work of art by Italian Maurizio Cattelan that had been installed at England's Blenheim Palace. A 66-year-old man has been taken into custody.
NPR4 min read
What Happened To The American Dream? 'Transaction Man' Aims To Explain
Nicholas Lemann's book seeks to put into context the turn that, little more than a decade ago, led to a caving economy — and takes a look at where things have gone since.
NPR4 min readPolitics
Houthi Drone Strikes Disrupt Almost Half Of Saudi Oil Exports
The attacks on oil facilities by the Iran-backed Yemeni rebels sent large plumes of smoke into the air, the trails visible from space, and impacted an estimated production of 5 million barrels a day.
NPR3 min read
MoviePass Has Officially Shut Down, And We Don't Know If There Will Be A Sequel
The service announced Friday that it would be suspending service for an undefined amount of time.
NPR1 min readPolitics
Judge Blocks Removal Of Confederate Statue That Sparked Charlottesville Protest
An effort to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee sparked the white nationalist rally in 2017 that resulted in the deaths of counter-demonstrator Heather Heyer and two state police officers.
NPR4 min readPsychology
How A Proposed 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Could Help Prevention Efforts
The current suicide hotline — 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 — has helped many people. But it's long and tough to remember in a crisis. The FCC is proposing a new national, three-digit number.
NPR2 min readSociety
Missouri AG Refers 12 Ex-Priests For Prosecution Of Suspected Sexual Abuse
An investigation that looked back to 1945 identified 163 cases of abuse. However, many of the alleged offenders are now dead or the statute of limitations on their alleged crimes has passed.
NPR3 min read
Ilfenesh Hadera: Spike Lee Alum And DJ School Dropout
She's Gotta Have It actor and DJ school dropout Ifenesh Hadera chats with Ophira Eisenberg about growing up in Harlem, working with Spike Lee, and her new show on Epix, Godfather Of Harlem.
NPR1 min read
Eddie Money, Archetype Of Rock Radio, Dies At Age 70
The singer, whose singles "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Two Tickets to Paradise" helped define a certain 1980s pop sound, died Friday of esophageal cancer.
NPR1 min read
The Who Announces First New Album In 13 Years, Shares 'Ball & Chain'
The veteran band's new single is a gritty swamp-rock critique of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the powers that have kept it open.
NPR6 min readSociety
A Brush With Death Propelled A 9-Year-Old To A Muhammad Ali Award
As a poor, sick village boy in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong remembers "praying and saying if I can keep these legs, then I will use them and work to help other people." And that's exactly what he did.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Democratic Debate Exposes Deep Divides Among Candidates Over Health Care
A large chunk of Thursday's Democratic primary debate featured policy brawls about health care policy — including costs, coverage and worries about whether the party is growing too extreme.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech
Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. "Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology," he says.
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