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Miracle Of Hemophilia Drugs Comes At A Steep Price

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:26pm

The market is flooded with 28 different medications for just 20,000 patients with the hereditary bleeding disorder. Yet intense competition hasn't worked to bring costs down.

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See You Later, Slackers: Robert Lopez First To Double-EGOT

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:20pm

One of the songwriters behind such smashes as "Coco," "Frozen" and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q" has lapped the competition.

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Parents: How Do You Talk To Your Kids About Divorce?

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:16pm

NPR Ed is working on a special project about how parents can best explain separation to their kids, and we need your help.

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At The Oscars, Two Best Song Nominees Delivered On The Form's Cinematic Possibilities

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:14pm

The night's winner, "Remember Me" from the film Coco, and Sufjan Stevens' "Mystery of Love" — two ballads — represented the best of what songs can communicate within film.

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What's An Inclusion Rider? Here's The Story Behind Frances McDormand's Closing Words

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:12pm

"I have two words to leave with you tonight," the actress told the audience after winning her Oscar: "inclusion rider." But she didn't define those words on stage — so, here's a helpful primer.

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How President Trump's Tariff Plan Compares To Past Trade Protections

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:40pm

Trump has called for imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum — 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively. An economist helps us put those numbers in context.

Most Workers Haven't Noticed The Tax Cuts In Their Paychecks

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:33pm

February marked the start of the tax cuts — passed by Congress in December — appearing in paychecks.

Mexican-American Author Finds Inspiration In Family, Tragedy And Trump

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:31pm

Luis Alberto Urrea's The House of Broken Angels borrows from the story of his older brother, who died of cancer. He says the book went through a dramatic rewrite after Trump became president.

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'Flippy' The Fast Food Robot (Sort Of) Mans The Grill At Caliburger

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:26pm

The international burger chain says Flippy, which is so-far operating at a single franchise restaurant in Pasadena, Calif., can grill 150 burgers per hour.

(Image credit: Miso Robotics)

Helen Mirren Says 'The Leisure Seeker' Looks At Life Beyond 'Happily Ever After'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:20pm

Mirren stars as a woman taking a last road trip with her husband, who is succumbing to dementia.

Marlon Williams On World Cafe

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:17pm

The New Zealand singer explains the process of writing a breakup album and why it's easier to write a sad song than a happy song.

(Image credit: Steve Gullick/Courtesy of the artist)

First Aid Convoy Makes Its Way To Rebel-Controlled Syrian Territory

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:12pm

The area has been under siege for months. Hundreds of people have been killed in attacks there in the last two weeks.

President Trump Pushes For Tariffs Amid White House Chaos

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:06pm

President Trump has pushed for tariffs on foreign-made aluminum and steel, even as many in his own party oppose trade restrictions.

What Planned Tariffs Could Mean For Products You Buy

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:52am

President Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum could have a big impact on how much you pay for beer, cars and other goods that use those materials.

After Italy's Election, 2 Rival Populist Parties Claim Right To Lead Next Government

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:49am

The success of the 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League in Sunday's election is the worst blow to the European Union since British voters chose to leave the EU two years ago.

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Fearful Of Fellow Legislator, Colo. Lawmakers Began Wearing Kevlar At State Capitol

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:38am

"I put on my bulletproof vest, and I button up my shirt and I ... tie my tie," said Rep. Alec Garnett. He fears retaliation by a colleague who was expelled amid sexual harassment allegations.

(Image credit: Screengrab by NPR/Colorado Channel/YouTube)

Congressional Republicans Lobby Trump To Back Down On Tariffs

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:22am

Senior congressional leaders are urging President Trump to reverse his decision to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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Songs We Love: Peggy Gou, 'It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:05am

"Everyone has something they want to forget, so let's try to achieve that in this song, in this moment," the Korean producer says.

(Image credit: Jungwook Mok/Courtesy of the artist)

Nicky Jam And J Balvin Show Off Their Footwork In 'X' Video

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:36am

Reggaeton star Nicky Jam enlists J Balvin for his first single off his upcoming 2018 album.

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