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Admiralty Arch To Host London's Most Expensive Apartment

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

London, already a home for the ultra-rich, will soon boast one of the most expensive apartments in the world. Located in the iconic Admiralty Arch building, the 12 bedroom apartment is estimated to cost 150 million pounds.

United Kingdom Faces Severe Housing Shortage Amid Immigrant Influx

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

The United Kingdom has a housing shortage. Add an influx of immigrants from other parts of European Union, and you have a market where escalating prices put home ownership out of the reach of many people.

Theresa May Meets Angela Merkel Ahead Of Formal Brexit Talks

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Stefan Kornelius, foreign editor for Süddeutsche Zeitung, about the first meeting of Theresa May with German Chancellor Angela Merkel since May became the new British Prime Minister.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence To Make GOP Convention Debut

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence will make his debut at the GOP convention on Wednesday night.

Hollywood Legend Garry Marshall Dies At 81

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

Hollywood legend Garry Marshall died Tuesday at the age of 81. He was responsible for some of the biggest TV hits of the 1970s including The Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days. He also made Julia Roberts a superstar with Pretty Woman.

Twitter Bans 'Breitbart' Editor For Sending Offensive Tweets To Leslie Jones

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

In an unusual move, Twitter has decided to ban a troll. The company suspended the account of a technology editor at the conservative news site Breitbart after he tweeted offensive posts to Leslie Jones, the Ghostbusters actress.

Montana's 'Pain Refugees' Leave State To Get Prescribed Opioids

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:12pm

With rising awareness of opioid abuse, some pain patients say doctors are less likely to prescribe them. One Montana sufferer goes to great lengths to get his prescription — he flies to California.

U.S. Appeals Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law Discriminates Against Minority Voters

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:07pm

The 5th Circuit ruled that the law might not intentionally violate voters' rights, but does have a discriminatory effect. It called for a lower court to fix the problem before the November elections.

U.S. Sues To Recover Funds Allegedly Stolen From Malaysian Government Fund

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:44pm

The money — which U.S. officials say was used to buy a $35 million jet, art by Van Gogh, rights to The Wolf of Wall Street — was raised by a fund with ties to Malaysia's prime minister and his family.

46 Stops: On 'The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile'

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:34pm

Gene Demby talks with NPR's Cheryl Corley and Eyder Peralta, who reported on Philando Castile's encounters with local police — 46 of them — before he was killed during a traffic stop.

An Archaeological Mystery In Ghana: Why Didn't Past Droughts Spell Famine?

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:16pm

A terrible drought hit Ghana in the 1400s, far worse than today's conditions. Yet people had enough to eat, while today they go hungry. What changed? In a word, colonialism, a new study suggests.

What Does It Take To Get Permanently Banned From Twitter?

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:31pm

Twitter says it's reviewing its hateful-conduct policy. The suspension of conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos has prompted a new focus on the company's ongoing struggle to reign in abusive messages.

Looking For Ways To Keep Cool This Summer? Try One Of Kathy Gunst's Sweet Treats

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:52pm

Nothing beats the summer heat like popsicles and ice cream.

Cleveland Welcomes Republicans, And Refugees

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:45pm

More than 800 refugees arrive in Cleveland each year, and many get jobs more quickly than others across the U.S., according to a study.

The Madness Of Humanity Part 2: Planetary Predation

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:43pm

Even with all the uncertainty in the numbers, we seem to be marching towards a point of saturation, where our current practices and needs will exhaust what the planet can offer, says Marcelo Gleiser.

Fresh Air Remembers Garry Marshall, Creator Of 'Happy Days' And 'Laverne & Shirley'

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:42pm

Marshall, who died yesterday at the age of 81, was a noted writer and director of both television and film. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1991, shortly after the release of his movie, Frankie and Johnny.

'Veep' Showrunner On Politics And The 'Thankless Task' Of Being Second In Command

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:42pm

David Mandel, the Emmy-nominated writer, director and executive producer of the HBO series Veep, discusses the current season of the show, his work on SNL and the 2016 presidential election.

Unilever Lathers Up A Billion-Dollar Deal To Acquire Dollar Shave Club

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:33pm

It's being called one of the biggest e-commerce deals in recent years.

WATCH: During Turkish Coup Attempt, Man Defies 2 Tanks And Survives

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:33pm

Video footage shows a man standing in front of the first tank. When it doesn't stop, he runs backward a few steps, then throws himself on the ground — and passes safely between the tank's treads.

Foreign Correspondents On Covering The Republican National Convention

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:20pm

There are about 15,000 journalists at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, including many from Europe and elsewhere.

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