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'Illegal' Independence Referendum Turns Violent As Police And Pro-Separatists Clash

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:24pm

"Horrible scenes," NPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Barcelona. "Police dragging voters out of polling stations, some by the hair."

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Possible Terrorism In Canada As Officer Stabbed And Pedestrians Struck

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 9:55am

A vehicle containing an ISIS flag hit the officer before the driver jumped out and stabbed him, police said. Hours later, in a possibly related incident, a U-Haul hit pedestrians.

(Image credit: Rene Johnston/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

The Rise Of The Slime Economy

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 8:01am

Making and playing with slime has gone from a fun activity to a moneymaking endeavor for many online. Sales of Elmer's, a key slime ingredient, jumped and stores have seen shortages of the glue.

(Image credit: Slime that Sizzles/Etsy)

On 'SNL,' Jay-Z Wears A Kaepernick Jersey And Alec Baldwin's Trump Is Back

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:29am

The 43rd season of NBC's Saturday Night Live kicked off, unsurprisingly, with Alec Baldwin's impression of the president. But its sharpest political moments lay elsewhere.

(Image credit: Will Heath/NBC)

Shania Twain On Starting Over In 'Now'

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Shania Twain is coming out with her first record in 15 years. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to the country-pop singer about her new album Now.

Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina Recounts Time In Prison In 'Riot Days'

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Masha Alyokhina, a member of the band Pussy Riot, who was sentenced to two years in prison after playing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral in 2012.

Yosemite Officials Worried About Safety After Rock Slides

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Two major rock slides off California's El Capitan mountain have climbers in Yosemite National Park worried. One person died this past week and another was injured.

Elon Musk Lays Out His Mars Colony Plans

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk said his company SpaceX is developing a Mars rocket that will be ready to launch in 2022. We look at how realistic that plan is.

The Fight For Raqqa

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Quentin Sommerville of the BBC about his reporting from Raqqa, Syria. Western-backed forces are taking over the former ISIS stronghold, but the city is largely in ruins.

Democrats, Republicans Promote Their Own DACA Fixes

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Lawmakers from both parties have put forth proposals to address border security and the status of so-called DREAMers.

How The Tax Code Affects Minorities

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Republicans have put out a blueprint for their tax overhaul. Professor Dorothy Brown of Emory University tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro it favors wealthy white Americans over minorities.

Spain Sends Riot Police To Stop Catalan Referendum

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Spain has called Sunday's independence referendum in its Catalan region unconstitutional. Thousands of police have been mobilized to try to prevent it from taking place.

Marilyn Monroe Helped Hugh Hefner, But Not By Choice

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

The late Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, is expected to be buried next to Marilyn Monroe. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro calls Hefner a "complicated figure" who drew praise and criticism.

How Redistricting Changed Wisconsin Politics

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

An upcoming Supreme Court case will examine how far politicians can go in drawing districts to benefit their parties. In Wisconsin, redistricting contributed to increasing polarization in the state.

The Call-In: Kids' Sports

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Kids' sports is now a $15 billion industry. Lulu Garcia-Navarro explores the pressure this puts on families with parent Amanda Nissim and former president of Washington Youth Soccer, Doug Andreassen.

Fitting Memphis Into The Southern Narrative

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to writer and sociologist Zandria Robinson about the racial tensions that still exist in Memphis.

Using Social Media To Get Help To Where It's Needed

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Last month's earthquake in Mexico destroyed many buildings and killed hundreds of people. But out of the chaos a hashtag was born that connected those offering help with those who needed it the most.

Update From Puerto Rico's Representative In Congress

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:08am

Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's representative in Congress, speaks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about hurricane recovery on the island.

O.J. Simpson Released From Prison

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 4:44am

The Nevada Department of Corrections released the former football star and actor in the middle of the night, to "reduce the potential for incident," the agency said.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the Nevada Department of Corrections)

Many Young Adults With Autism Also Have Mental Health Issues

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 4:00am

Young adults with autism are more likely to have anxiety, depression or other diagnoses than people with other disabilities. And that can make transitioning to adulthood more challenging.

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