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Last Known Survivor Of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Has Died

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:57am

William Del Monte was 3 months old when the deadly earthquake struck. At 109, he was "a piece of living San Francisco history."

Switching Between Medicaid, Marketplace Can Confuse Consumers

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 9:48am

Here are some tips for how people can handle moving between the government health plan for low-income residents and the private plans offered on the federal health law's exchanges.

Top Stories: Deadly Turkish Blast; Upcoming Murdoch Nuptials

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:32am

Also: Relief aid begins to reach a starving Syrian town; armed men start taking down a fence at an occupied federal center in Oregon; and voters in Whitesboro, N.Y. keep a city seal some call racist.

Rupert Murdoch And Jerry Hall Say They're Getting Married

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 8:14am

Murdoch, the billionaire executive chairman of the News Corporation, and Hall, the former partner of Mick Jagger, have reportedly been dating since late summer.

Songs We Love: Woods, 'Sun City Creeps'

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

Referencing the cult favorites Sun City Girls, Brooklyn's lo-fi folk-pop concern moves into a late-evening vibe full of mariachi horns, hazy psychedelia and cinematic intrigue.

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.

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