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First Listen: Sara Watkins, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:00am

On her third solo album, the versatile Nickel Creek veteran continues to evolve as a songwriter, speaking a language of cutting clarity.

Iceland Eliminates Austria In European Soccer Tournament

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 5:46am

For Iceland, with its population of about 300,000 people, just being in a round of the European Championship was a big deal. It is the smallest country in the tournament ever.

The View From Pennsylvania: A Swing District In A Swing State

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 5:06am

The View From Pennsylvania: A Swing District In A Swing State

Trump's Visit To Scotland Comes During EU Referendum Vote

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump is taking a detour from his presidential election campaign and heading to Scotland to visit one of his luxury golf resorts. David Greene talks to Scottish MP Alex Salmond.

The View From Latino Voters In The Northeast

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University about Latino voters in the Northeast and their 2016 election concerns.

Brazil's Olympic Torch Relay Goes Well Until Jaguar Is Shot And Killed

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

There have been a lot of problems in the run-up to the Rio Olympics. The torch relay was an unexpected boost for the embattled games - until something went wrong involving the game's mascot.

How The Outcome Of The Brexit Vote Could Affect The U.S. Economy

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about how the U.K.'s referendum on whether to leave the European Union might affect Americans.

The View From The Northeast: Economic Concerns

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about economic concerns voters have in the Northeast, and how they might affect the election.

House Republicans Pass Zika Funding But Democrats' Sit-In Goes All Night

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Defying the sit-in, Republicans passed a funding measure for Zika and left for the July 4 recess. The House will convene in a pro forma session Friday but no business will be conducted until July 5.

Percussionist Pedrito Marinez Plays Live On 'Morning Edition'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Cuban-born Pedrito Martinez about his life and we hear some songs. Also, we hear from the Bartel family — some plan to vote for Donald Trump and others for Hillary Clinton.

TV Review: HBO's 'Any Given Wednesday'

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

HBO launched a weekly talk show with former ESPN star Bill Simmons. Considered one of the top sports commentators, Simmons crafted a show that melds pop culture, sports talk and celebrity interviews.

The View From Jersey City, N.J.

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Jersey City is home to a large immigrant community. Steve Inskeep talks to voters, political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about the voting power of immigrants.

U.K. Expats Living In Spain Nervously Watch Brexit Balloting

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

The referendum vote going on over British membership in the European Union could affect millions of Britons living abroad. Spain hosts the most U.K. expats in Europe.

Trump Calls Clinton's Message Old And Tired; Clinton Ally Responds

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

On Wednesday, Donald Trump hit back at Hillary Clinton in a speech attacking the Clinton Foundation and her email scandal. David Greene talks to Clinton supporter Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

The View From Pennsylvania: A Swing District In A Swing State

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Bucks County, Pa, is the site of a heated congressional race. Steve Inskeep talks to voters in Levittown, and asks NPR's Domenico Montanaro about their concerns ahead of the 2016 election.

Voting Day Arrives In Britain For Brexit Referendum

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 4:01am

Britons are casting ballots in a referendum on whether the U.K. should leave the European Union. A vote to leave would have profound political and economic consequences for Great Britain and the EU.

Sneak Peek: Invisibilia - Episode 3

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 5:43pm

Sneak Peek: Invisibilia - Episode 3

Pulse Owner Says 'Latin Night' Resumes Thursday

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 5:38pm

Barbara Poma says her nightclub, where 49 people were killed, will be back with a street party to thank the Orlando community for its support. The attack happened on a Latin Night on June 12.

How Reddit Helped Find A Graffiti Artist Who Defaced National Parks

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 5:21pm

When a serial graffiti artist left her mark around national parks, hiking and nature lovers took to Reddit to find the vandalizer. The culprit was recently sentenced and banned from federal lands.

'Intelligent' And 'Whimsical': The Pumi Dog Breed Gains Full U.S. Recognition

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 5:15pm

The American Kennel Club says it is officially granting full status to the pumi, a herding breed originally from Hungary. It opens the door for the breed to compete at the Westminster Dog Show.

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