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It's Polyamorous Polysaturation — Unconventional Relationships Abound On TV

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

Unconventional relationships are all over TV. Open marriages and three-ways have driven stories on scripted shows like House of Cards, Transparent and Orphan Black — and reality TV isn't far behind.

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ABC Bets On Nostalgia With Remake Of 'Dirty Dancing'

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

The new ABC version of Dirty Dancing will air on television Wednesday night. NPR looks at the legacy of Dirty Dancing and why it's been a favorite — albeit corny — movie over generations.

Health Care Industry Anticipates CBO Score For House-Approved Bill

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Caroline Pearson, senior vice president of Avalere Health, about what the new CBO score for the American Health Care Act means for reconciliation with the Senate.

After Mixed Messages, NATO Officials Anxiously Await Trump's Visit

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

The Trump administration has been trying to allay fears of the Baltic states and other newer NATO members that the U.S. remains committed to the military alliance. But officials are anxiously awaiting President Trump's visit to hear directly from him.

President Trump Meets Pope Francis At The Vatican

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump had an audience with the Pope Wednesday. The two men could not be more different on matters of style and substance.

British Authorities Continue Investigation Into Manchester Arena Bombing

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:30pm

As more of the victims of Monday's suicide bombing in Manchester are identified, an intense police investigation into the bomber's background and contacts continues.

Mac DeMarco On World Cafe

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:28pm

The Canadian rocker has always been known for bringing the party, but his latest album includes more sober reflection on his relationship with his father.

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Vermont's Governor Vetoes Recreational Pot Bill

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:21pm

The governor said he is "not philosophically opposed" to legalization, and that he'll work with the legislature to change some points. The bill resembles D.C.'s "home-grow" approach to marijuana.

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Everest Death Toll Rises To 10 This Season After 4 More Climbers Found Dead

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:21pm

The bodies were discovered in tents by Nepalese Sherpas at Camp IV, the camp closest to the summit of the world's tallest mountain. The victims have not yet been identified.

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Aziz Ansari On 'Master Of None' And How His Parents Feel About Acting

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:09pm

Now that the second season of his Netflix series is out, the comic is looking forward to some down time. "Forget season three of Master of None," he says. "I'm ... doing season 34 of Aziz Ansari."

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Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 1:33pm

A study of seven popular fitness trackers found they are generally good at measuring heart rate, but may mislead consumers about how many calories they have burned.

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Miami's Zika Outbreak Began Months Before It Was First Detected

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 1:23pm

Travelers infected with the Zika virus in the Caribbean brought it to south Florida multiple times before officials realized it had reached the U.S., an analysis of virus genomes finds.

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Urban Air Pollution Increasing Around The World

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:52pm

Air pollution can cause a number of acute and chronic health problems, and it's getting worse in many cities around the world.

Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Kids' Lives – At A Cost

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:43pm

In the early 20th century, kids with the disease faced severe malnutrition, even death. The banana-based diet doctors came up with seemed to cure them — but led kids back to foods that made them sick.

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Why I Think The Manchester Attack Was Aimed At Women And Girls

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:42pm

An attack like this scares women into submission, says ElsaMarie D'Silva, who works to stop street harassment in India.

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Murdered Bowie State Student Honored At Graduation Ceremony

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:40pm

Richard Collins III was stabbed to death at a bus stop on the University of Maryland campus, three days before he was to receive his bachelor's degree.

Moody's Cuts China's Rating For First Time Since 1989

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:33pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with CNN's Maggie Lake about the decision, which changed the country's outlook from stable to negative.

Highway To The Sequel Zone: Tom Cruise Says 'Top Gun 2' Is Happening

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:25pm

It's been 31 years since Top Gun. Cruise told an Australian TV show that a sequel will start filming "probably in the next year."

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Why Did Melania Trump Cover At The Vatican But Not In Saudi Arabia?

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:20pm

Despite the criticism, First Lady Trump's attire was in keeping with protocol of the countries she visited and the precedence set by other foreign leaders who have visited them.

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'Jails To Jobs' Program In New York City Aims To Curb Recidivism

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:20pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to give every inmate leaving city jails a job after they serve a sentence of a year or less.

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