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Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 4:06pm

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like home buyers seeking low-interest loans.

Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' Dies At 72

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:54pm

The influential keyboardist and composer had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Worrell was a key member of Parliament-Funkadelic and played with the Talking Heads.

An Emotional Ending

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:36pm

Every answer in this final round contains a word that is also a feeling or emotion. If we said, "It's an app where avians are flung across the screen at piggies," you'd answer, "Angry Birds."

This Is Our Administrative Assistant Day!

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:36pm

Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe from Independence Day: Resurgence discuss the challenges of acting with CGI aliens. Plus, they play a game based on an infamous speech from Independence Day.

OMG VIP

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:36pm

We've mashed up the names of famous people with common text messaging abbreviations.

Starmen

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:36pm

"Weird Al" teams up with house musician Jonathan Coulton to sing our version of David Bowie's "Starman" about popular movies in which aliens land on Earth.

This, That, Or The Other?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:36pm

Strut your stuff! For this Los Angeles themed edition of This, That, or The Other, contestants must guess which of three categories things belong to: Yoga Poses, Hair Styles, or Dance Moves.

Sightseething

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:36pm

Identify famous destinations based on some one-star Internet reviews.

'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.

'Swiss Army Man' Leaps From Realism To Fantasy

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

Swiss Army Man is an absurdist movie comedy in which a shipwrecked Paul Dano befriends a surprisingly talkative corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe.

Thrilling Playoffs Usher In New Golden Age For The NBA

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

After a thrilling NBA Finals, NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports about the state of the league overall.

Right-Wing Leaders In Europe Hail United Kingdom's Vote To Leave EU

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

The leader of the National Front political party, Marine Le Pen, wasted no time in calling for a referendum in France on European Union membership after the United Kingdom voted to Brexit. Other right-wing leaders in Europe echoed her.

Germany Gains New Leverage After U.K. Votes To Leave EU

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

The Brexit vote is a bitter blow for Germany, the most powerful member of the European Union whose chancellor will now struggle to stop the anti-elite contagion from spreading on the continent.

U.S. Leaders Divided Over United Kingdom's Vote To Exit EU

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

President Obama and Hillary Clinton wanted the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union. But Clinton opponent Donald Trump hailed the vote to leave the EU, drawing parallels with the U.S. presidential campaign.

New Study Explores Psychology Of Giving Wedding Gifts

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

A new study looks at the psychology of giving wedding gifts. Researchers found when buying wedding gifts, people closest to the recipient often diverge from the registry to express their unique relationship to the recipient. But this leaves the recipient less happy than if they had received something from the registry.

Many Muslim Refugees Spend Ramadan Inside Migrant Camps

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with journalist Jeanne Carstensen from Athens about how Muslim refugees are spending this year's Ramadan inside of migrant camps.

Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass Legend, Dies At 89

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 3:33pm

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley has died at the age of 89. He was perhaps most famous for his rendition of "O Death" on the soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

U.K.'s 'History-Changing' EU Vote Reflects Deep Distrust, Concern

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:39pm

After more than 40 years in the political and economic bloc, Britain voted to withdraw from the EU. English novelist Robert Harris and the BBC's Jonny Dymond talk to Rachel Martin and David Greene.

Minnesota's Largest Health Insurer To Drop Individual Plans

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:24pm

More than 100,000 Minnesotans will need to look for new insurance for 2017. Blue Cross Blue Shield is pulling back from the state's market for individual policies, citing heavy losses.

Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:15pm

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

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