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Nashville Singer-Songwriter Guy Clark Dies At 74

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

Guy Clark, one of Nashville's most renowned singer-songwriters, has died at the age of 74. This profile of Clark originally aired on July 23, 2013, on All Things Considered.

NTSB Says Distracted Engineer Caused Deadly Amtrak Derailment

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

The NTSB says the likely cause of the Amtrak crash last year in Philadelphia was due to the train's engineer being distracted by news that another train nearby was disabled after being hit by a rock.

North Carolina Philanthropist To Support GOP Without Backing Donald Trump

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Art Pope, the North Carolinian philanthropist and CEO of Variety Wholesalers, about how he plans to support the Republican Party without backing the party's de facto nominee, Donald Trump.

Philadelphia 76ers Become First NBA Team To Advertise On Jerseys

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

The Philadelphia 76ers basketball jerseys will feature the StubHub logo starting in 2017. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil about becoming the first NBA team to take advantage of the new rule change within the association that allows advertising on uniforms.

Top Diplomats Work To Revive Ceasefire In Syria

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

Secretary of State John Kerry huddles with key players on Syria, including Russia and Iran, to try to revive a ceasefire.

Donald Trump Hopes To Turn Disaffected Democrats In The Keystone State

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

Donald Trump argues his route to the White House runs through traditionally Democratic states such as Pennsylvania. NPR explores what kind of the impact the Keystone State could make this fall.

Democrats Go To Polls In Kentucky, Oregon Primaries

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

As the Democratic race goes on, voters in Kentucky and Oregon have their say in primaries Tuesday. Both states could be favorable for Sen. Bernie Sanders to extend a win streak against Hillary Clinton.

Journey To The Sundarbans: The 'Beautiful Forest' Of Mangroves

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

Sundarbans literally means "beautiful forest," but as the novelist Amitav Ghosh writes, "There is no prettiness here to invite the stranger in."

After 50-Year Legal Struggle, Mississippi School District Ordered To Desegregate

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 2:29pm

The town of Cleveland is divided by a railroad track — and its schools are divided by race. For 50 years, the district has said it will fix the problem; a judge says the schools will have to merge.

China Ramps Up U.S. Investments, From Straws To Semi-Conductors

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 1:13pm

Chinese investors are on a buying spree in the U.S., moving their operations here or snapping up American companies. Investment is on track to hit $30 billion this year, doubling last year's record.

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen Discusses 'The Sympathizer' And His Escape From Vietnam

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 1:00pm

Nguyen and his family fled their village in South Vietnam in 1975. He won the Pulitzer Prize this year for The Sympathizer, a spy novel set during and just after the war in Vietnam.

The Oregon Trail Game’s Minnesota Roots

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:52pm

We speak with Paul Dillenberger, one of the game's creators, about the origins of Oregon Trail.

Russia's Jehovah's Witnesses Fight 'Extremist' Label, Possible Ban

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:41pm

Under Russia's anti-extremism law, Jehovah's Witnesses, who number less than 200,000, could be barred from practicing their religion in Russia. Their website and some publications are already banned.

Why It's 'Transgender' Not 'Transgendered'

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:40pm

The word has only recently entered widespread lexicon, largely due to a national debate over transgender bathroom use.

Why Are Oil Prices Going Up?

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:33pm

Oil prices hit a six-month high yesterday and could reach $50 a barrel for the first time since November.

Oregon Primary: Are Democrats Behind Clinton?

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:20pm

Clinton leads Sanders by double digits in Oregon, but many people expect Sanders to win anyway.

New Mix: The 1975, SOAK Covers Led Zeppelin, A Home Demo From My Morning Jacket, More

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:19pm

Host Bob Boilen rejoins co-host Robin Hilton for this week's essential mix of new music, tales from Bob's week on the road and a heart-stopping amount of coffee.

Fort McMurray Principal Fled With Bus Of School Children, Now Waiting To Return

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:11pm

New evacuations have been ordered in Alberta, Canada, where a wildfire that started May 1st has already forced the evacuation of 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray.

Clinton, Sanders Square Off In Kentucky Primary

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:06pm

Sanders has won 7 out of the last 12 primary elections, including neighboring West Virginia and Indiana.

Viking's Choice: RLYR, 'Reconductor'

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:00pm

Featuring members of Pelican, Locrian and Bloodiest, the Chicago trio makes heroic and heavy instrumental rock that storms the gates of delirium.

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