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YouTube Star Jake Paul's Neighbors Tell Him: We're Not Jake Paulers

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:45am

Residents of the street where Paul rents a large house are meeting with police and city officials to review code requirements, after a series of pranks and antics at his West Hollywood home.

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As Climate Change Looms, How To Keep National Flood Insurance Program Afloat

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:40am

Congress is required to reauthorize the program — which is nearly $25 billion in debt — every five years, and its next deadline is the end of September.

Data Errors Cause Delay In U.S. News Hospital Rankings Release

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:33am

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins talks with STAT's Casey Ross about how the rankings are done, and why they matter to both hospitals and consumers.

As Team Trump Lawyers Up, Who's Paying The Attorney Fees?

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:29am

Last month, President Trump's re-election campaign paid Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer $50,000.

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'A Big Bang In A Little Room' Explores How Scientists Could Create A New Universe

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:20am

Zeeya Merali's book tackles the possibility that scientists are getting closer to creating a tiny universe in the laboratory.

WATCH: 'The Wild West?' No, It's New Hampshire — But Those Really Are Bison

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:14am

A small herd thundered free from a farm and wandered through forests and roadways on Tuesday. Eventually, local authorities managed to return them safely — but not before a neighbor caught a video.

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How President Trump And Republicans Could 'Let Obamacare Fail'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:06am

After another failed effort by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump said he now plans to "let Obamacare fail."

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Twin Peaks'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:53am

On this episode, we do our very best to sort out the adventures of Dale Cooper and the other residents of Twin Peaks: what works, what doesn't, and whether there's such a thing as "understanding."

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'Extreme And Aggressive' California Wildfires Force Thousands To Evacuate

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:48am

The Detwiler Fire has already burned approximately 45,000 acres and is just 7 percent contained. "I haven't seen these conditions in a long time," said a Cal Fire spokesman.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Best Of The Best

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:28am

Dive into some of Celtic-roots music's finest "best of" compilations, including music from Battlefield Band and The Chieftains.

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EMA Is 'Down And Out' In New Video

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:00am

EMA's latest video, for the slowly simmering "Down And Out," isn't always easy to watch. But it speaks to the song's moody undercurrent of self-loathing.

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Why Zika Is Especially Hard On The Women Of Brazil

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:50am

They've been largely responsible for warding off mosquitoes at home — and caring for the children born with microcephaly. A new study says that the government has not given them the support they need.

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'Despacito' Quickly Becomes The Most-Streamed Song Ever

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:49am

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's hit, with help from the remix including Justin Bieber, has generated more than 4.6 billion plays on digital services in just over six months.

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Kids Review Wow in the World

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:37am

Kid's love NPR's new Podcast Wow in the World. Listen, read and watch what they had to say!

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First Watch: Jade Bird, 'Cathedral'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:34am

Jade Bird is a 19-year-old British singer with a voice that would sound as much at home on an Americana radio station in Nashville as it would back home.

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Peter Frampton Rescued A Bird, And Now There's A Song About It

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:00am

Watch a gorgeous animated video about the single, simple act of grace chronicled in Frampton's new single, "I Saved A Bird Today."

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Viewing The Great American Eclipse

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:53am

There's something deeply moving about watching the sun become progressively covered by the moon — and you have a rare chance to see this in the U.S. on Aug. 21, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Dave Chappelle On Comedy And Politics In The Age Of President Trump

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:28am

Preparing for a month-long residency at Radio City Music Hall, Chappelle talks about growing up in D.C. and his decision to host the first SNL after the presidential election.

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Hip-Hop Duo Stretch and Bobbito Reunite in "What's Good with Stretch and Bobbito"

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:28am

After 19 years off the air, hip-hop heralds Adrian "Stretch" Bartos and Robert "Bobbito" Garcia reunite on NPR for their new podcast What's Good with Stretch and Bobbito.

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Top Stories: Trump Voting Panel To Meet; Huntsman Nominated For Russia Ambassador

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:10am

Also: President Trump will lunch with GOP senators and discuss health care legislation; fresh violence displaces thousands in Central African Republic; and the annual Comic-Con opens in San Diego.

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