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The Indelible Career Of Gospel Innovator Dr. Bobby Jones

5 hours 36 min ago

The choirmaster is known as the "Ed Sullivan of gospel" and has helped launch the careers of artists like Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams.

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Cirque Du Soleil Performer Falls To His Death During Show In Florida

8 hours 13 min ago

Veteran aerialist Yann Arnaud slipped off the double rings during a performance and fell 20 feet, according to the theatrical company. He died of his injuries at a hospital on Sunday.

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Vladimir Putin Easily Wins New Six-Year Term As Russian President

8 hours 16 min ago

In a widely expected outcome, Putin faced a weak field of candidates after disqualifying his only potential rival. He is set to become the longest-serving Russian leader since Stalin.

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A African Leader Lauded For A Too Uncommon Move — Peacefully Leaving Power

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:27pm

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia's first female president, stepped down in January in the country's first democratic transition in 75 years. She talks with Michel Martin about her legacy.

Saudi Prince Will Court Trump In Visit — And Tech Execs And Hollywood Too

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:16pm

Mohammed bin Salman is coming to the U.S. this week. His ongoing PR campaign seeks to diversify Saudi Arabia's economy and reset its image abroad, but some of his actions have undermined that goal.

Surviving Mass Shootings Draws Two Floridians Together

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:11pm

Neema Bahrami, survivor of the 2016 Pulse shooting, Annabel Claprood, a sophomore at a Parkland high school where 17 were killed last month, and others have found common purpose in shared experiences.

More Than A Job: Home Care For A Mom With Alzheimer's Disease

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:02pm

Celina Raddatz worked in eldercare for about 30 years, until her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and she quit her job to take care of her. Now Raddatz works as a paid caregiver for her mother.

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'We Cannot Be Afraid Of The Truth': New Orleans Mayor On Confederate Statues

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:01pm

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's new book seeks to inform readers about the monuments, which became political lightning rods in recent years. For Landrieu, the decision was to remove four statues in his city.

As Expected Vladimir Putin — Who Has Led Russia For 18 Years — Wins 6 More

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:54pm

There was never any doubt that the presidential election in Russia would give Putin another term, and on Sunday he received an overwhelming victory over the seven other candidates allowed to run.

Facebook: Firm Working With Trump Campaign Stole 50 Million Users' Data

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:50pm

Cambridge Analytica has been suspended by Facebook for harvesting information from millions of users. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez.

In A Flurry Of Furious Tweets, President Trump Takes Aim At Mueller Probe

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:46pm

President Trump spent much of the weekend on Twitter criticizing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, calling it unnecessary and partisan.

Cuco, 19, Keeps His Feet On The Ground As His Dreamy Tracks Break Through

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:38pm

The relaxed, Spanglish-singing artist is one of the leading up-and-coming Chicano artists, and performed at this year's South by Southwest.

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Man Arrested for Bomb Threat at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:18pm

The bomb threat forced the shutdown of a concert by the hip-hop band The Roots, and follows several package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas.

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Britain Accuses Russia Of Stockpiling Deadly Nerve Agent

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 2:41pm

The U.K. says it has evidence Russia has been creating and stockpiling a lethal toxin used to poison a former spy in England.

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Trump Continues Barrage Against Special Counsel Mueller, Fired FBI Deputy McCabe

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 12:50pm

Congressional Republicans would not go as far as the president. Sen. Marco Rubio said he remained confident that special counsel Robert Mueller is "fair and thorough" and will "arrive at the truth."

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Turkish Forces Seize Syrian City of Afrin

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:58am

The Turkish military has taken control of Afrin, a city in northwestern Syria. An advocacy group says nearly 200,000 people have been displaced by the fighting.

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The Reality Of School Shooting Drills

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:03am

Florida schools have ramped up "code red drills" in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting. One teacher plans to post footage of the drills online to build support for more restrictive gun laws.

Pennsylvania Voters React To Lamb's Apparent Win

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:03am

Democrat Conor Lamb appears to have won in a special election in Pennsylvania. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro checks back in with Dave Podurgiel and Jojo Burgess, two voters in the district.

Reconnecting With Childhood Friends

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:03am

As part of our Missed Connections series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reunites Sharony Green and Beth Hegab, former childhood friends who drifted apart, according to Green, in part because of race.

Salvadoran Evangelicals Work To Change Lives Of Gang Members

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:03am

El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, driven by gangs. The Economist's Sarah Esther Maslin reported on how evangelical churches help gang members pull away from lives of crime.




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