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Yale University Lab Provides A Peek Into The Future Of Music

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:33am

If you could transport yourself to the 23rd century, what would the instruments look like?

Bill Maher Reflects On Humor, Politics In Wild 2016 Election

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:20am

The unusual antics of this year's presidential campaign could be seen as good fortune to a comedian like Maher.

Remembering NPR's David Gilkey

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

Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist, and NPR interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna were killed while on assignment in Afghanistan yesterday.

How John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' Is Using Stunts To Tell Stories

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:01am

HBO's Last Week Tonight ended with a surprising display of how, as they put it, "any idiot" can buy and sell other people's debts.

Songs We Love: The Stray Birds, 'Shining In The Distance'

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

Maya de Vitry's powerhouse of a voice shines in this gospel-inspired ode to dreaming of what seems unattainable.

'UnREAL' Returns With Three Little Words And No Apologies

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:57am

Lifetime's UnREAL brings its fictional reality-show producers back for another season of take-no-prisoners television.

Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of Stolen Hives

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:54am

Beekeepers make money renting out hives to pollinate crops. But in California, thefts are on the rise. That's led to a hive shortage that is driving up demand, costs — and more thefts.

NPR's Zabihullah Tamanna, Journalist And Father, Killed In Afghanistan

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:29am

Interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna was killed Sunday along with photojournalist David Gilkey. "Zabi," as he was known, was hired by Philip Reeves, who calls the Afghan "a lovely man" with "deep wisdom."

Top Stories: Clinton Wins Puerto Rico; Tropical Storm Heads For Florida

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:17am

Also: Jordan says terrorists have killed 5 people near the capital, Amman; the U.S. and China are holding their annual diplomatic meeting in Beijing; and today's the start of Ramadan.

Jordan Says Terrorist Attack Kills 5 At Refugee Camp Near Its Capital

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 7:53am

Citing the attack's timing to coincide with the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, a Jordanian spokesman calls it "a clear evidence of those terrorists' criminal behavior and extremism."

Tropical Storm Colin Expected To Hit Northwest Florida On Monday

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 6:46am

Threats of 3-5 inches of rain — and the possibility of 8 inches in some places — have people in northwest Florida bracing for floods.

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