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What Does It Take To Win A Debate? A Meaningful Exchange Can Make A Difference

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 4:46pm

The first presidential debate is Monday, both candidates hoping to do well. But what does it mean to "win" a debate? American University history professor Allan Lichtman explains.

Clinton, Trump To Face Off At New York's Hofstra In First Presidential Debate

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 4:46pm

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in their first debate Monday night, with high stakes for both candidates.

'Rolling Stone' Sells Minority Share Of Magazine To Singapore Entrepreneur

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 3:22pm

It's the first time Jann Wenner has allowed an outside investor to buy a part of the fabled magazine he founded in 1967.

China Completes Largest Radio Telescope In The World

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 3:00pm

China says the 500-hundred meter telescope detected a radio signal originating 1,351 light-years from Earth. One of its uses is scanning for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.

Trump Meets Netanyahu And Affirms Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 1:18pm

Trump's position would reverse long-standing U.S. policy. Netanyahu is expected to meet with Hillary Clinton later on Sunday.

Long Before Burning Man, Zozobra Brought Fire And Redemption To The Desert

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 11:54am

For decades, residents in Santa Fe, N.M., have gathered to burn a massive puppet — but only after stuffing it with symbols of their woes. It's a way to release the past year's sadness and start anew.

Aleppo Under The Most Intense Air Bombardment Since Syrian War Began, U.N. Says

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 11:15am

The U.N. Secretary-General said he was "appalled by the chilling military escalation," and that the bombing of densely populated urban areas may amount to war crimes.

Marlins Pitcher José Fernández Dies In Boating Accident

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 10:43am

The young ace was Major League Baseball's Rookie of the Year in 2013. When he died, he had the second most strikeouts of any pitcher in the National League.

Lester Holt's Moment

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 10:05am

For NBC's Lester Holt, who took the anchor chair after Brian Williams was caught exaggerating, Monday's presidential debate has big stakes and bigger risks.

The Gospel Of The R&B Singer: Anthony Hamilton's Journey Home

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:42am

This summer, Hamilton met NPR Music in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C. for a tour of some of the places — from his boyhood church to the barbershop where he cut hair — that shaped his voice.

Depicting Sexual Predators As Villains In Fiction Is Tricky

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Humbert Humbert, the main character in Lolita, is one of the most famous "sympathetic" villains in history. Today, a story from the point of view of a sexual predator might not get told in literature.

Who Hollywood Turns To When Untying The Knot

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

When it's time to divorce, Hollywood celebs (like a certain Brad and Angelina) turn to the queen of breakup litigation, Laura Wasser. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Vanity Fair's Julie Miller.

President Obama: African-American History Museum Is 'Central To The American Story'

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is open to the public after a dedication ceremony on Saturday. President Obama cut the ribbon on the brand new museum.

Want To Get An A? Better Know Your Words Backward And Forward

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

For each question in this week's puzzle, you'll be given a word ending in the letter A. Anagram each of them to get a familiar word starting with A.

Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Carfentanil, a potent variation on fentanyl, is being blamed for a wave of opioid overdoses. In Cincinnati, the coroner, crime lab and first responders are struggling to keep up.

'Working' Then And Now: Studs Terkel's Book Interviews Resurface As Audio

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

All this week on NPR, you'll hear the voices of people Studs Terkel interviewed in his book, Working. Among the interviews you'll hear this week are a telephone operator and hotel piano player.

Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza On Valuing One's Voice

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Mendoza says she's often felt caught between cultures. But she's learned to embrace multiple identities simultaneously — and it shows in her music.

First 2016 Presidential Debate Preview

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

The first presidential debate of 2016 is Monday night in Hempstead, N.Y. It could be a major turning point in the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Donald Trump's Run Isn't Dampening Ohio Republican Senate Race

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Donald Trump's campaign is not weighing down Republican Senate candidates across the country as Democrats had initially hoped. In Ohio, the GOP Senate candidate has a big lead over the Democrat.

Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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