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Clinton: Trump Is 'Taking Hate Groups Mainstream'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:11pm

"From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia," Clinton is expected to say today in Reno.

Investigation Into Private Prisons Reveals Crowding, Under-Staffing And Inmate Deaths

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:03pm

Seth Freed Wessler reported on substandard medical care in privately-run prisons in the federal corrections system for The Nation, which may have led the Justice Department to phase out their use.

Tribute: The Man Who Killed Smallpox

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 2:02pm

No disease had ever been wiped out before. But that didn't stop Dr. Donald A. Henderson.

Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:52pm

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.

Watch Ani DiFranco Play 'Binary' Live In The Studio

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:42pm

The singer-songwriter performs the politically charged title track from her forthcoming album, due in 2017, in a session recorded live for Folk Alley.

Discounts Aren't Enough to Halt Outrage At High EpiPen Prices

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:41pm

EpiPen, the new poster child for prescription drug price gouging, may find that offering discount coupons isn't enough to mollify its critics in Congress and online.

Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle In $2.6 Billion Deal For SolarCity

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:40pm

The Federal Trade Commission signed off on Tesla's plan to buy the solar panel installer. CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and its largest shareholder.

What To Watch For When Watching 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 1:24pm

The search for America's Next Drag Superstar(TM) continues, as the drag competition returns for a second All-Star season on Thursday. We humbly offer a guide for the perplexed.

Orlando Hospitals Say They Won't Bill Victims Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:59pm

Two Florida hospitals treating survivors of the mass shooting will be looking for other sources of payment — or waiving fees altogether — instead of making victims pay for their treatment.

How To Survive A Brain-Eating Amoeba

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:52pm

Over the course of this summer, a rash of strange deaths have happened across the United States.

FBI Uncovers Another 15,000 Clinton Emails

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:45pm

We speak with NPR's Ron Elving about the timeline of the email controversy, and what this week’s news may mean with the first presidential debate.

Trump Joined By Brexit Architect At Speech In Mississippi

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:40pm

Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump was on the campaign trail again last night, stopping in Jackson, Mississippi to rally supporters.

Felons-Turned-Firefighters On The Job In Georgia

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:33pm

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is trying to transform his state's criminal justice system by pushing for education and occupational training behind bars.

A Closer Look At One Texas Teacher's No-Homework Policy

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:26pm

"Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance," Texas elementary school teacher Brandy Young wrote in a letter to parents.

The Aztecs Once Revered It. Will You Fall For Amaranth Too?

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:18pm

Hardier than corn, this ancient grain has a subtle, nutty flavor and is full of nutrients. But for most Americans, amaranth is still obscure. Researchers in Tennessee hope to change that.

It's Been A Good Week For Goats

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:08pm

They're helping needy families in Cameroon as part of a Red Cross giveaway. And in Indiana, a kid got a soul serenade from Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton.

Sonia Rykiel, Designer Known As The 'Queen Of Knitwear,' Dies

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:03pm

The famously redheaded Rykiel embodied the intellectual chic and feminism of Paris in the late 1960s. With vibrant stripes or simple black, her clothes hugged a woman's body.

Illegally Made Fentanyl Seems To Be Fueling A Spike In Overdoses

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:02pm

Fentanyl is showing up in heroin and counterfeit pain pills, and users may not even know they're taking the extremely potent drug.

Viking's Choice: Witch Mountain, 'Burn You Down'

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:00pm

After three stellar albums, the Portland doom-metal band lost its singer. Enter Kayla Dixon, a singer with soul, dynamism, drama, control and poise, all heard in the savage "Burn You Down."

The Pain Of Police Killings Can Last Decades

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:00am

Cordero Ducksworth says he barely remembers his father, Roman, who died in 1962. And he didn't learn the circumstances of his death for almost 30 years. Now, he's fighting for justice.

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