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Natalie Merchant: Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:00am

The singer-songwriter gives a warmhearted performance of two new songs, an old favorite and a hymn.

Submit Your Video To The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest Now

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 7:30am

Enter by Feb. 2 for a chance to play your own Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.

Explosion In Heart Of Istanbul's Tourist Area Kills 10

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 7:09am

Turkey's president blamed the blast on a suicide bomber with links to Syria. David Greene talks to Erdal Karatas, a waiter at Pasha Restaurant, which is about 200 yards from where the blast happened.

Explosion In Heart Of Istanbul's Tourist Area Kills 10

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:34am

After the blast, speculation immediately began over who might be responsible, with the target – a historic cultural area that's popular with tourists – leading many to suspect ISIS.

'Sizable Explosion' Hits Tourist Neighborhood In Istanbul

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:27am

The blast in one of Turkey's most famous tourist neighborhoods, near the Blue Mosque, killed at least 10 people. A person who just came out of the mosque said "people were running in every direction."

Arson Suspect Sends Police A Better Photo Of Himself

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:07am

Police in Lima, Ohio, posted photos of a suspect wanted for arson and vandalism. He saw the mug shot and texted police a new one with the caption, "Here is a better photo that one is terrible."

'Your Heart Is A Muscle' Is A Florid, Ambitious Tale Of Protest

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:00am

Sunil Yapa's new novel follows a group of characters through the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle. Critic Michael Schaub praises Yapa's ambition, but says his execution is amateurish.

CHART: How Much Gets Done From State Of The Union Speeches?

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 5:00am

A big part of any State of the Union address is the list of policy proposals for Congress. But do those ideas go anywhere? Here's how well recent presidents have done on this measure.

Playboy Mansion Is For Sale. Got $200 Million?

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 4:48am

In addition to the 39 rooms in the mansion and famous pool with its grotto, there is a catch. As a condition of the sale: Hugh Heffner, who's lived there for four decades, stays puts.




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