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Orlando Suffers Deadlies Mass Shooting In U.S. History

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

Most of the 50 people killed in Sunday's shooting at a nightclub still have not been publicly named. David Greene talks to NPR's Carrie Johnson and Tim Vargas of the GLBT Community Center of Orlando.

China's State Media Tries To Convey Foreign Media Can't Be Trusted

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

How has reporting in China changed over the two decades? As people have become more open and sophisticated, the government has become more repressive.

Hamilton Wins 11 Tonys Out Of Its 16 Nominations

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

Tony Awards host James Corden and the night's biggest winners paid an emotional tribute to the 50 lives lost in a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday morning.

Orlando Reels From Sunday's Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 4:04am

Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports on a vigil for the 50 victims in the Orlando shooting. David Greene and Steve Inskeep talk to NPR's Carrie Johnson and Florida state lawmaker Mike Miller.

How Seeing YouTube Videos Helped Me Understand My Schizophrenia

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:42am

People with schizophrenia say it helps them cope when they see others talking about the experience online. Their friends and family members say it gives them insight into that hidden world.

Summer TV Preview: Which Shows Are Worth Staying Indoors?

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:41am

A rush of new shows are coming to network, cable and streaming channels in June. We'll tell you what's worth tuning in to (or at least setting the DVR for) and when you should just go outside.

In Germany, Asylum Seekers' Medical Needs Are Being Contained

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:41am

Providing care to asylum seekers has been a challenge, not least due to language barriers. Two entrepreneurs have turned shipping containers into mobile clinics, with 24-hour access to translators.

Mourners Gather At Vigils To Honor Orlando Shooting Victims

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:07am

Fifty people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando. Steve Inskeep and David Greene talk to NPR's Carrie Johnson and Dan Byman of the Brookings Institution.

Detroit Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Dies At 88

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 9:45am

Helene St. James, hockey reporter at the Detroit Free Press, remembers Red Wings legend Gordie Howe. Howe's five-decade professional hockey career earned him the nickname "Mr. Hockey."

Seagull Takes A Dip In A Vat Of Curry And Comes Out Orange

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 6:02am

Hospital staff in Wales left some food outside — a vat of chicken tikka masala. A seagull fell in while seeking food. The staff rescued the white bird to find its feathers had turned orange.

Australia Finds Ugly Packaging Slows Cigarette Sales

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:47am

In 2012, Australia set out to design the ugliest possible cigarette packaging. Pantone 448c is so dreary that since introducing it on all cigarette packaging, Australia has seen cigarette sales drop.

More Than 6 Million U.S. Students Are 'Chronically Absent'

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:01am

Thirteen percent of all students and nearly 20 percent of high school students are missing more than 15 days of school a year, according to the latest numbers from the Obama Administration.

U.N. Blasted For 'Pandering To Saudi Arabia' Over Children Killed In Yemen

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Amnesty International's Margaret Huang about the group's criticism of the U.N. for removing Saudi Arabia from the list of countries which harm children during conflicts.

Women's Group Wants Trump To Better Articulate His Pro-Life Stance

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Some conservatives struggle with backing Donald Trump because they say he does not share their principles. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Penny Young Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America.

Time For A New Leader At Viacom, Former CEO Tom Freston Says

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

The fight for control of Viacom is playing out like a soap opera. Ex-Viacom CEO Tom Freston says current CEO Philippe Dauman is running the company aground in an effort to prop up stock value.

Mourners From Far And Wide Honor Muhammad Ali At Muslim Prayer Service

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

A Muslim prayer service to honor the life of Muhammad Ali was held on Thursday in Louisville, Kentucky — in the same building where he won his final hometown fight in 1961.

As His Campaign Winds Down, What Is Bernie Sanders' Next Move?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep asks Larry Cohen, a former president of the Communications Workers Of America and a Sanders' adviser, about where they go from here now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee.

Presumed Democratic Nominee Clinton Picks Up Heavy Hitters' Endorsements

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton on Thursday, after he met with her primary opponent Bernie Sanders. Clinton also was endorsed by Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Sanders To Work With Clinton But Plans To Compete In D.C.'s Primary

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Bernie Sanders pledged to work with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump. But later on Thursday at his last rally of the primary season, he carried on as if determined to become the next president.

Why Are Prime-Age Workers Disappearing From The Job Market?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Economists want to know why prime-age workers, people 25-54, aren't working. Mary Louise Kelly talks to David Wessel of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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