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You 2.0: When Did Marriage Become So Hard?
08/14/2018
You 2.0: When Did Marriage Become So Hard?

You 2.0: When Did Marriage Become So Hard?

Marriage is hard — and there are signs it's getting even harder. This week, we'll bring you a favorite episode exploring how long-term relationships have changed over time, and whether we might be able to improve marriage by asking less of it.

Opinion: Critics Nix Pop Flicks Pick For Oscar Fix
08/12/2018
Opinion: Critics Nix Pop Flicks Pick For Oscar Fix

Opinion: Critics Nix Pop Flicks Pick For Oscar Fix

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is being criticized for changes to the annual awards. Do we really need a category for "Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film"?

Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima
08/07/2018
Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima

Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima

Russell Gackenbach was a 22-year-old second lieutenant on Aug. 6, 1945, when he flew in the Necessary Evil, one of three planes in the mission that dropped the first nuclear weapon used in warfare.

Guinness Opens Its First U.S. Brewery In 64 Years
08/05/2018
Guinness Opens Its First U.S. Brewery In 64 Years

Guinness Opens Its First U.S. Brewery In 64 Years

Guinness spent $90 million on the Open Gate Brewery near Baltimore, Md., where it hopes to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Some Amazon Reviews Are Too Good To Be Believed. They're Paid For
07/31/2018
Some Amazon Reviews Are Too Good To Be Believed. They're Paid For

Some Amazon Reviews Are Too Good To Be Believed. They're Paid For

In shadow marketplaces, positive reviews for Amazon products are bought and sold. The company says it's cracking down and that it estimates that less than 1 percent of reviews are fake.

Thai Cave Boys Ordained As Buddhist Novices
07/26/2018
Thai Cave Boys Ordained As Buddhist Novices

Thai Cave Boys Ordained As Buddhist Novices

Eleven boys swapped their lay clothes for saffron-colored robes in a religious rite Wednesday. They'll spend nine days following Buddhist precepts in honor of the diver who died during their rescue.

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Divers have brought 12 boys and their soccer coach to safety from a flooded cave system in Thailand, where they had been trapped for more than two weeks. The rescue came as rain threatened to make conditions even more precarious.

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07/02/2018
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Twenty states currently have drug-induced homicide laws that criminalize helping someone obtain drugs.

Fake News: An Origin Story
06/26/2018
Fake News: An Origin Story

Fake News: An Origin Story

Fake news may seem new, but in reality, it's as old as American journalism. This week, we look at a tension at the heart of news coverage: Should reporters think of the audience as consumers, or as citizens? Should the media give people what they want, or what they need?

What We Can Learn From Ghana's Obsession With Preschool
06/23/2018
What We Can Learn From Ghana's Obsession With Preschool

What We Can Learn From Ghana's Obsession With Preschool

Parents in Ghana's capital city have embraced preschool as a way to vault their kids into a better future. But the children aren't learning. And the reason may surprise you.

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06/10/2018
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A 105-word "memorial" in a small-town newspaper has launched a social media debate about what's reasonable to say about the dead.

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06/08/2018
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A newspaper in Minnesota pulled a paid obituary from its website this week after many readers argued it went too far.

In it, a woman's children said they "understand that this world is a better place without her."

Teens everywhere are chasing flavors and hitting their Juul.
06/07/2018
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Teens everywhere are chasing flavors and hitting their Juul.

"At first," he says,"it was a lot of, you know, chasing flavors, or doing smoke tricks, and that was really what impressed me. I thought, you know, this is cool, this looks like something fun."

Now he's hooked, he says. "After even an hour and a half or two, I am chomping at the bit to find my Juul."

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06/06/2018
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"When I say, 'I know your life is about to change ... ' they look at me and they know that I know what I'm talking about, and it's pretty emotional," Dr. Daniel Grossman says of how being paralyzed has impacted interactions with patients.

It wasn't that long ago that Grossman was the patient instead of the doctor.

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06/05/2018
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"We are no longer a pageant, we are a competition," said Gretchen Carlson, the chairwoman of Miss America's board of directors.

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06/01/2018
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With thousands of dollars and Russian-style Facebook tactics, one man is trying to swing a congressional primary in California.

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05/26/2018
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Rose McGowan says she would "absolutely" like to testify if given the chance against Harvey Weinstein. McGowan spoke to NPR's Michel Martin a day after the mogul turned himself into police in New York after months fighting sexual abuse investigations.

Introducing NPR's new live interview series in Studio One!Audie Cornish, host of All Things Considered, sits down with c...
05/24/2018
NPR Presents: Audie Cornish and Gregory Porter Live

Introducing NPR's new live interview series in Studio One!

Audie Cornish, host of All Things Considered, sits down with creatives for intimate, long-form conversations about their projects and process, how they stay inspired, and what it means to be creating work in conversation with American culture in 2018.

Up first: jazz musician Gregory Porter. The conversation will be followed by a short performance.

After the show, get the chance to meet Audie and new friends over a drink in NPR's lobby.

#NPRPresents - NPRNERDS Unite!

Introducing NPR's new live interview series in Studio One! Audie Cornish, host of All Things Considered, sits down with creatives for intimate, long-form conversations about their projects and process, how they stay inspired, and what it means to be creating work in conversation with American cultur...

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05/21/2018
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Sabika Sheikh wanted to be a diplomat, and joined a State Department exchange program that brought her from Karachi to Santa Fe High School. She was set to visit home next month.

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05/21/2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws.

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05/20/2018
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Bishop Michael Bruce Curry preached on the "redemptive power of love" on Saturday, as he took to church millions of royal wedding watchers across the world.

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05/16/2018
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What Anne Frank hid underneath brown gummed paper on two pages was revealed on Tuesday — five crossed-out phrases, four risqué jokes and 33 lines about sex education and prostitution.

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05/16/2018
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Donald Glover's "This is America" debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, bumping Drake to the No. 2 spot.

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05/15/2018
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Understanding the teen brain should be part of the high school curriculum, says author Sara-Jayne Blakemore.

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05/15/2018
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From KCRW: The late 1920s and early 1930s were a golden era in Los Angeles for gay performers, entertainers in drag and the Angelenos – gay, straight, rich and poor – who loved them.

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