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Gunman Who Fired Into An Oklahoma City Restaurant Was Shot Dead By 2 Bystanders

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:34pm

Police say a man fired a handgun into Louie's Grill & Bar in Oklahoma City and turned to flee. But he was confronted by two men who saw what was happening and then got their guns.

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Barbara Cook On Piano Jazz

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:22pm

This week's Piano Jazz from 1998 remembers lyric soprano Barbara Cook, a Broadway star, staple of the New York cabaret scene and favorite of audiences around the world.

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Thea Musgrave, The 90-Year-Old Composer With 80 Players In The Bullpen

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:13pm

The Scottish-born musician, still busy writing music, celebrates her 90th birthday on May 27.

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Do You Trust Your Child's Sports Coaching Staff?

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:04pm

After recent stories of athlete abuse, NPR's All Things Considered wants to have a discussion about the dynamic of trust between families and sports staff.

Is Will Smith, Nicky Jam, Diplo And Era Istrefi's World Cup Anthem Good? Who Cares?

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:56pm

The song joins a legacy of tepid songs required to accomplish too much in too little time.

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Ahead Of Her 90th Birthday, Thea Musgrave Continues To Make Mark On The Music World

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:52pm

Musgrave was born in Scotland 90 years ago this Sunday — and she's still composing.

Central Banks Have Become Too Powerful, Former Banker Says

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:40pm

The former deputy governor for the Bank of England says central banks like the Federal Reserve have held too much sway since the 2008 financial crisis.

In The Quest For Comment, Hurry Up And Wait

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:36pm

When reaching out to a source for comment, how long should a reporter wait for a response?

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Amazon Echo Speaker Sends Private Conversation Without Consent

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:33pm

The company has confirmed that one of its speakers recorded a private conversation between an Oregon couple, and, unbeknownst to them, sent it to a third party.

Academy Award Winner Nick Park On 'Early Man' And Animating With Clay

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:20pm

"I am, at heart, a clay man," says Park, creator of the famous "Wallace and Grommit" animated shorts and movies.

As Trump Leaves Door Open To North Korea Summit, Many Ask 'What's Next?'

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:11pm

Here & Now security analyst Jim Walsh weighs in on that question, following Trump's decision Thursday to walk away from a meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Harvey Weinstein Formally Arrested On Rape And Sexual Abuse Charges

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:06pm

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti gets the latest on the charges and what happens next from NPR's Joel Rose.

Some Soldiers Take Issue With Recorded Version Of Taps Played At Military Funerals

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:52am

Some soldiers assigned to play the time-honored tune say they don't like how it's done nowadays using a digital recording.

In Russia, France's Macron Tries His Next Charm Offensive On 'Cher Vladimir'

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:51am

Will French President Emmanuel Macron turn out to be the West's Putin whisperer?

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NTSB Report Sheds New Light On Pedestrian Death Involving Uber Self-Driving Car

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:46am

Uber had disabled an emergency braking system in an autonomous vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March, the report says.

President Trump Says North Korea Summit Still Possible

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:38am

The president spoke briefly to reporters before he helicoptered to Annapolis, Md., where he touted the U.S. military build up in a commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Irish Voters Cast Ballots In 'Once-In-A-Generation' Vote On Abortion Rights

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:31am

At issue is a 1983 constitutional amendment that guarantees the "right to life of the unborn" and bans abortion in most cases. Friday's landmark referendum will decide whether the ban is repealed.

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Dr. Dog On World Cafe

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:04am

Hear how Scott McMicken's "F*** Dr. Dog" statement led to the band's latest album, Critical Equation.

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For Pusha T, Time Is Of The Essence

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:58am

The rapper and president GOOD Music talks about his new album, DAYTONA, the ways the #MeToo movement has hit the world of hip-hop and working with Kanye West, even when their politics don't align.

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Ill Camille: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:58am

The Los Angeles rapper and Kendrick Lamar collaborator performed four songs from her excellent album, Heirloom.

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