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Review: Netflix's 'Godless'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Netflix's new show Godless is an attempt at making a western for contemporary audiences. It takes place in a town governed by women who have to defend their turf from a gang of outlaws.

Evaluating The NBA's 'One-And-Done' Rule

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Rachel Martin talks with journalism professor Ken Blackistone about the "one-and-done" rule, which requires basketball players to be at least a year out of high school before entering the NBA draft.

Puerto Rico Governor On The Island's Recovery

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

The head of Puerto Rico's electric authority has resigned amid questions about slow repairs. Rachel Martin speaks with Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rossello, about the impact on recovery efforts.

'Job-Sharing' In Germany

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

Berlin-based startup Tandemploy aims to promote "job-sharing" as an employment model in Germany. The company uses technology to match part-time job-seekers to apply to share one full-time position.

Plane Carrying 11 Crew And Passengers Crashes In Philippine Sea, Navy Says

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:44am

The aircraft was en route to the USS Ronald Reagan when it went down Wednesday afternoon Japan time. There was no immediate word on possible survivors.

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Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:41pm

CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says there is no excuse for the cover up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

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David Cassidy, Singer And 1970s TV Heartthrob, Dies At 67

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:35pm

Cassidy's role as an adolescent aspiring musician on the TV show The Partridge Family turned him into a real-life, teen-dream pop idol.

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 8:01pm

Hariri had resigned his post while visiting Riyadh amid intrigue over Lebanon's role in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for influence in the region.

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Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:10pm

The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer, is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."

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Jury Deliberations Begin In Kate Steinle's Murder Trial

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:47pm

Prosecutors argued that the defendant, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, intentionally shot Kate Steinle. The defense argued that the shooting was a tragic accident.

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Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:46pm

The company kept the breach secret for more than a year. According to a Bloomberg report, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and stay silent about it.

Why Robert Mugabe Is Like The Horned Owl In A Folktale From Zimbabwe

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:42pm

As the story goes, the owl ruled over all the other birds with absolute power — until a skeptical fork-tailed drongo decided to test the power of its horns.

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Trans Service Members

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:56pm

A judge in Maryland has blocked President Trump's planned change to the military policy on transgender service members in its entirety. Another judge blocked most of the measure just a few weeks ago.

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Virginia Delays Vote Certification After Error In Ballot Distribution

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:43pm

The state's Board of Elections voted to delay certification of election results for the 28th and 88th House of Delegates districts after claims of incorrect ballot distribution.

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Trump's Charity Had 3 Big Donors Last Year. None Of Them Was Donald Trump

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:15pm

The Donald J. Trump Foundation remains under investigation in New York. Trump says he wants to close it down, but he can't until the probe is finished.

Justice Department Threatens To Sue Harvard In Admissions Probe

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:39pm

The investigation is looking into claims that its admissions policies discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants by holding them to higher standards than black and Latino applicants.

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First-Week Sales Of Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Vary Widely, Depending Who You Ask

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:31pm

The success of Swift's sixth studio album is undeniable, but by how great a measure?

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Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul On World Cafe

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:27pm

The E Street Band veteran and star of the small screen is back with Soulfire, his first new album in 18 years.

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U.K. Water Companies Sometimes Use Dowsing Rods To Find Pipes

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:57pm

Biologist Sally Le Page couldn't believe it when she heard a folk magic practice was being used to look for water mains in 2017. But 10 out of 12 companies confirmed they sometimes rely on divining.

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In 'Spineless,' How Jellyfish Have Survived Throughout Time

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:29pm

Jellyfish may seem like simple sea creatures, but their translucent bodies and stinging abilities have allowed them to survive for millions of years. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks about jellyfish with Juli Berwald, author the new book, Spineless.

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