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iLé on Emotional Abuse, Female Sexuality and the Art of the Bolero

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:16pm

iLé, aka Ileana Cabral Joglar, has been the dulcet female voice on acclaimed Puerto Rican hip-hop band Calle 13's records. Now she's out on her own.

From New Jersey to Rio: Laurie Hernandez Gets the Gold

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:16pm

A newcomer to the the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Laurie Hernandez quickly became a fan favorite. We sat down with her to discuss her new book and her experiences so far.

Will Watching All of Almodóvar's Movies Make You More Neurotic?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:16pm

Fernanda Echávarri and Antonia Cereijido find out if watching all of Pedro Almodovar's films will make them more or less neurotic. They even get advice from the iconic Spanish director himself.

Abortion Bill Advances In Oklahoma

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:14pm

The bill requires pregnant women who are seeking an abortion to get consent from the sexual partner who impregnated them.

The Trump Media Survey Is Phenomenally Biased. It's Also Useful

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:13pm

Uber-flawed surveys are still useful: They can plant ideas in respondents' heads, provide friendly numbers and test new messaging.

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World Cafe Nashville: Alison Krauss

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:09pm

Krauss discusses her latest solo album, Windy City, and what she's learned about collaboration in the years since her last recording project.

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Week In Politics: Trump News Conference Caps Chaotic First Month

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:06pm

NPR's Domenico Montanaro joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss the first month of the Trump presidency.

Watch Live: Trump Speaks At Boeing Plant In South Carolina

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:00pm

President Trump's visit to the North Charleston plant comes after the company's employees voted against unionizing.

The Best — Or Worst — Band Of All Time Is Back

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:56am

The confounding cult band The Shaggs — a trio of New Hampshire sisters who made a single album and then disappeared — are performing at Wilco's Solid Sound Festival.

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What Did Michael Flynn Discuss With Russia, And Did He Break The Law?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:52am

President Trump is still looking for a new national security adviser to replace Flynn, who resigned this week.

New Dramas 'Good Fight' And 'Big Little Lies' Make A Case For Subscription TV

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:48am

TV critic David Bianculli reviews two shows premiering this weekend: HBO's miniseries, Big Little Lies, and CBS's The Good Fight, which will be relocating to the network's subscription streaming site.

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Trump Isn't The First President To Challenge The Judiciary

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:40am

Historians Brian Balogh and Nathan Connolly say there are examples going back to a landmark Supreme Court case in 1803.

Rights Advocates Warn Russian Domestic Abuse Law Will 'Protect The Oppressor'

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:37am

"The law mentions one blow, but with one blow you can kill someone," says a young mom hiding in a shelter. "What kind of husbands, what kind of families, will we have with that law? Is that normal?"

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When A Politician Says 'Fake News' And A Newspaper Threatens To Sue Back

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:36am

If the Colorado newspaper files a lawsuit, legal experts say it would be the first of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.

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Oroville Dam Reached Capacity Faster Than Previous 16 Years

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:33am

The Oroville dam is the tallest in the country and has a capacity of 3,537,577 acre feet. It went over capacity last week causing massive evacuations and bringing attention to its damaged spillways.

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Airlines Move Beyond Seat-Back TVs

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:33am

If you want to watch a movie on a flight, you may soon have to rely on your own device.

Trump Moving To Delay Rule That Protects Workers From Bad Financial Advice

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:17am

A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. It pits financial firms against consumer and retiree groups.

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The Turtles Lose Case Over Rights To Their Oldies In New York

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:56am

Members of The Turtles lost their New York class action in a ruling from the state's appeals court.

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Samsung's Acting Chief Arrested In South Korea's Deepening Corruption Probe

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:38am

Jay Y. Lee, vice president of Samsung, has been taken in on charges of bribery and embezzlement. He's been a central figure in a corruption scandal that brought President Park Geun-hye's impeachment.

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Songs We Love: Sui Zhen, 'Hangin' On'

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:30am

The Melbourne artist's Susan persona, whom she calls "a manifestation of social media metadata," gets a taste of freedom in a Butoh-inspired video.

(Image credit: Prue Stent/Courtest of the artist)




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