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Ought's New Video Captures The Beauty And Boredom Of The Everyday

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:00am

In a video for the contemplative post-punk song, a dancer holds a mirror to the hallways, bedrooms and parks where our plainest, loneliest experiences occur.

Israeli Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Palestinian Teen

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:51am

Sixteen-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was kidnapped, beaten, doused in gasoline and burned to death in 2014. It escalated tensions during the lead-up to that summer's Gaza war.

Wildfire Flares In Canada's Oil Sands Region

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:42am

Rachel Martin speaks with the CBC's Marion Warnica about the wildfires in Alberta, Canada, where authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation order for the 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray.

Songs We Love: Idris Ackamoor And The Pyramids, 'Rhapsody In Berlin'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:00am

Reunited after three decades, the pan-African "cosmic jazz" experimentalists throw an extended and ecstatic dance party, with throwback funk vibes and multiculti merger.

'Where's Warhol?' Is Democratic Art

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 9:00am

High art is highly entertaining in this grown-up goof on the Where's Waldo? books. Readers hunt down a tiny Andy Warhol against a series of elaborately detailed art and culture-themed backgrounds.

'Campus Carry' Gun Bill Is Vetoed In Georgia, With A Lengthy Explanation

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 8:29am

Explaining his veto, Gov. Nathan Deal cites Antonin Scalia — as well as a college rules meeting attended by Thomas Jefferson back in 1824.

After 10 Years, 'An Inconvenient Truth' Is Still Inconvenient

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 7:55am

It's clear global warming is gradually changing our planet's climate and landscapes: The pace may not be exactly mirrored by predictions, but to expect that would be unrealistic, says Marcelo Gleiser.

Indiana Primaries: 5 Headlines That Tell Where Republicans And Democrats Stand

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:36am

Republican Ted Cruz has ended his candidacy, after Donald Trump won Indiana to all but clinch victory. Bernie Sanders also won, with 52 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton's 47 percent.

Governor Who Vetoes Many Bills Gets A Dog. Guess Its Name

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:19am

Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who has vetoed hundreds of measures, has adopted a Jack Russell terrier mix. The governor declared the dog "the mascot of good public policy," and has named it, Veto.

10-Year-Old Boy From Finland Hacks Instagram; Gets Rewarded

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:10am

Facebook, which owns Instagram, pays people who find bugs on its services. When a young hacker found a way to delete other people's comments, he emailed Facebook, and then received $10,000.

Not Just Bitcoin: Why Blockchain Is A Seductive Technology To Many Industries

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:01am

From bank regulation to military messaging, blockchain is offering a wide potential to change the way online transactions and communications are carried out.

5 Pieces Of Wisdom For Kindergarten Teachers

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:01am

Teaching 5-year-olds how to read and count, while molding them into kind, confident students isn't easy. In kindergarten, every day is a surprise, says Marissa McGee, one of our 50 Great Teachers.

Unquiet Minds Make Absorbing Reading In 'Imagine Me Gone'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:00am

Adam Haslett's new novel focuses on a family tormented by father-and-son battles with chronic depression and anxiety. He captures the lasting reverberations of suicide with precision and tenderness.

Hoosier Judgment Spells End For Cruz, Triumph For Trump And Another Round For Sanders

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 5:01am

Nine states still have to vote on the Democratic side and Sanders is well positioned to win several or most — but he needs to win all by overwhelming margins to catch Clinton in pledged delegates.

With Cruz Out Of The GOP Race, Will His Supporters Back Trump?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

One of Ted Cruz's most important constituencies in the contest for the presidential nomination was religious conservatives. Rachel Martin talks to Ron Johnson, head of the Indiana Pastors Alliance.

Clock Continues To Tick On Flint's Drinking Water Crisis

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

For more than two years, residents of Flint, Michigan, have had unsafe drinking water. Steve Inskeep talks to Bishop Bernadel (Burr-nuh-DELL) Jefferson of Faith Deliverance Center, a church in Flint, who has become one of the leaders of the fight for clean water.

Obama To Travel To Flint, Where City Water Still Requires A Filter

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

President Obama visits Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday for the first time since the city's water crisis began. Flint residents are still relying on bottled water and faucet filters to get safe drinking water.

Scientists Look To Insects To Diagnose The Health Of A National Park

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Put on your waders and foam-soled boots — we're about to adventure into a shallow creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park which straddles the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. Entomologist Becky Nichols uses insects to evaluate the health of the park's streams and the ecosystems they are part of.

Rep. Tom Marino Weighs In On Trump's Victory In Indiana

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Tom Marino, who supports Donald Trump.

Cruz Drops Out Of GOP Race; Party Official Calls Trump 'Presumptive Nominee'

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

The race for the GOP presidential nomination is all but over. After losing in Indiana Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz suspended his campaign. That leaves Trump and Ohio Governor John Kasich, and Trump has a commanding lead over Kasich.

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