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A 'Wiener-Dog' Sows The Seeds Of Tragedy In New Film

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:14pm

Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.

Supreme Court Throws Out Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Conviction

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:52am

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.

Fallout From Supreme Court Ruling Against Texas Law's Abortion Restrictions

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:35am

While Texas' law governing clinics that perform abortions was among the most restrictive, many other states have laws with some of the same provisions.

Supreme Court Finds Texas Law On Abortion Providers Unconstitutional

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:30am

The 2-year-old law required clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; the justices reversed a federal appeals court decision, 5-3.

Supreme Court Rules Domestic Abusers Can Lose Their Gun-Ownership Rights

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:27am

In a 6-2 vote, the justices concluded that misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic violence are sufficient to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession.

Girl Talk: What Teens Want Michelle Obama To Know About Liberia

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:17am

Some of them have never heard of her. But most of them want her to know: Make sure more Liberian girls can stay in school!

Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:14am

Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

Water Break: Is Your Child Drinking Enough Fluids This Summer?

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:05am

From sports camps to running around on the playground, kids can log long hours in the summer heat. Many don't stop to drink water. But a few simple moves by camps, coaches and parents can help.

Teas abortion update

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 10:30am

Texas abortion update

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions In Texas

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 9:12am

The justices ruled 5-3 that a Texas law setting requirements for clinics that provide abortions — a law that was expected to cause many clinics to close — was unconstitutional.

Songs We Love: The Afterglows, 'Angels In The Sunshine Hotel'

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 9:00am

Two fixtures of Philly power-pop — Sam Cook-Parrott and Michael Cantor — come together for an atmospheric and melancholy track anchored by carefully executed harmonies.

WATCH: Jesse Williams On Black Lives, Equal Rights And Freedom

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 8:16am

As he accepted BET's Humanitarian Award, the actor spoke about police brutality, oppression and the appropriation of black culture. "We've been floating this country on credit for centuries," he said.

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 7:25am

The best albums of the first half of a year stuffed with (far) more than its share of heartbreak, surprise, innovation and beauty.

Texas Town Votes To Evict Cat From Public Library

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 6:11am

The city council in White Settlement voted to boot Browser. The cat has lived in the library for 6 years. It was evicted out of fairness after a city employee wasn't allowed to bring a puppy to work.

Most Glamorous Goat Crowned In Lithuania

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 6:00am

In addition to being great looking goats, contestants wore intricate headdresses decorated with flowers. The winner was Demete --- a silky looking black and white glamor goat.

A Toast To The Toast — The Site That Was Just For You. Yes, Even You.

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 6:00am

The Toast — the funny, literary feminist website, gleeful kneecapper of high culture, center of cheerful misandry, and habitat of the courteous commenter — is closing. We have an appreciation.

'Game Of Thrones' Finale Sunday Caps A Season Of Satisfaction

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 5:54am

HBO's most popular series, Game of Thrones, aired its season finale Sunday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.

Expanded Panama Canal Debuts At A Difficult Time For International Shipping

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Troubled by delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the new Panama Canal took more than a decade to build. Can the project payoff amid a changing and slumping shipping industry?

Politics In The News

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

As the result of Britain's vote to leave the European Union reverberates around the world, Linda Wertheimer examines its impact on the U.S. presidential race with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, and Ben Domenech, co-founder of "The Federalist."

Church Should Apologize To Gays, Pope Francis Says

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 4:00am

Pope Francis — who has ushered in a more welcoming attitude toward homosexuals in the Catholic Church — says the Church should seek forgiveness for its mistreatment of gays. He made the comments during a flight from Armenia.

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