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8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 12:01am

Every year, the president sits down for dinner with Washington reporters and delivers a stand-up routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year.

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Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:19pm

Dallas Mildenhall is one of the world's few forensic pollen experts. He recently identified a rare, mutated pollen grain that helped police crack a murder case in his native New Zealand.

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Turkey's Armenian Artists Honor Their Community's Past

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

Turkey is gradually allowing minority populations more avenues of expression, including in the arts. This week, thousands attended a rare and moving Istanbul performance of Armenian music and poetry.

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Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

Chad Clark of the band Beauty Pill walks us through creating "Steven and Tiwonge," a song about a gay couple in Malawi sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexuality.

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The Armenian Diaspora Remembers And Mourns

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

The largest Armenian population in the United States lives in Glendale, Calif. NPR's Arun Rath attended a vigil to commemorate the centennial of mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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Why Some Native Actors Quit 'Ridiculous Six'

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Native American journalist Vincent Schiller about what led a group of Native American actors to walk off the set of Adam Sandler's Netflix movie — and why others stayed.

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Behind The Scenes At Eric Holder's Last Day At The Justice Department

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

The outgoing Attorney General bade farewell to the Justice Department, where he's worked on and off since 1976.

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In Kabul, An Uneasy Springtime Equilibrium

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

At the start of Afghanistan's "fighting season," officially declared by the Taliban on Friday, NPR producer Rebecca Hersher meets a group of boys who just want to fly their kites.

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From Alabama To ISIS

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Ellie Hall of Buzzfeed News about a Yemeni-American student named Hoda who left Alabama to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria.

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Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal, Kills More Than 1,000

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Kunda Dixit, a Nepali Times editor, about today's deadly quake. It caused an Everest avalanche and destroyed ancient monuments in and around the capital, Kathmandu.

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The World Music Education of Philip Glass

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:06pm

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.

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Protesters Pledge To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Over Police Custody Death

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 1:07pm

People were gathering for what organizers say will be the largest demonstration to date in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest.

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Indonesia Sets Executions For 3 'Bali Nine' Drug-Smugglers

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 11:03am

At least three members of the trafficking ring — two Australians seen as ringleaders and a Filipina maid who acted as a "mule" — have been informed that their execution by firing squad is imminent.

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On Everest, Quake-Triggered Avalanche Leaves Death, Chaos

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 9:58am

Early reports are that at least eight climbers and/or their Sherpa porters have been killed at Everest Base Camp. Others are trapped higher up on the world's tallest peak.

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The Power Of Edouard Manet's 'Very Active Muse'

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 9:06am

Maureen Gibbon's new novel, Paris Red, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet's favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.

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As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:41am

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

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Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:33am

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

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Prediction

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

Our panelists predict who will be the next person to try and cover up something in their past.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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Limericks

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:25am

Bill reads three news-related limericks: A Grand Shopping Experience, The Key To Happiness, Flat-packed Therapy.

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