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Invisibilia: Do His Sunglasses Keep Him From Seeing The Light?

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 2:00am

Cass Frankenstein started wearing sunglasses to protect himself from bullies. Decades later, he still wears them. Some friends and relatives say that holds people at bay. But he says it's worth it.

FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's Republican Convention Speech, Annotated

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 9:29pm

NPR Politics adds context, analysis and checks facts in Trump's Thursday night address to the Republican National Convention.

'I Am Proud To Be Gay,' Tech Investor Peter Thiel Tells GOP Convention

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 8:29pm

Peter Thiel is an openly gay libertarian billionaire financier, co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor. "Fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline," he says.

Small Town In Colorado Tells Residents Water Is Contaminated With THC

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 7:38pm

Hugo, Colo., is not home to any marijuana growers or retailers. But the town is reporting that THC — the compound that gives cannabis its psychoactive qualities — is in the tap water.

One Minute Into GOP Convention Night, 6-Year-Old Heavenly Steals The Show

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 7:26pm

With two outsized, white bows in her hair, 6-year-old Heavenly Joy brought the house down at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Thursday night.

Mike Pence Appears To Contradict Trump's Stance On NATO

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 6:30pm

The United States would "absolutely" defend its NATO allies, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence told the PBS NewsHour on Thursday

Trump To Promise 'Safety Will Be Restored' As He Accepts GOP Nomination

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 6:17pm

Trump will cast himself as a champion for the middle class, arguing that by putting presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the White House, economic strife would grow.

Managing Your News Intake In The Age Of Endless Phone Notifications

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 5:30pm

This summer, it has felt like the terrible news just won't stop. A digital journalism expert at Columbia University offers advice for dealing with the barrage of news updates flowing to our screens.

'Art Of The Deal' Ghostwriter On Why Trump Should Not Be President

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 5:10pm

Tony Schwartz spent 18 months working on Donald Trump's 1987 best-selling book. "I helped paint a vastly more appealing human being than he actually is," Schwartz says.

NBA Will Pull 2017 All-Stars Game From Charlotte Over N.C. 'Bathroom Bill'

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:57pm

The controversial state law limits civil rights protections for LGBT people; the league says it can't host the All-Star game in that climate. A new location for the game hasn't yet been announced.

Tens Of Thousands Of Alpacas Die In Peruvian Cold Snap

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:53pm

Peru's government has declared a state of emergency in the southern Andes, where brutally cold temperatures have killed the animals and threatened farmers living at high altitude.

How Ivanka Trump Could Prove To Be Her Father's Most Powerful Weapon

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:52pm

Ivanka Trump is considered one of Donald Trump's most influential advisers. She could also end up being one of his best surrogates on the campaign trail and someone who can sway female voters.

Reports: Dozens Of Civilians Killed In U.S-Led Coalition Strike In Syria

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:34pm

Syria's main opposition group is calling for the coalition to suspend airstrikes against ISIS. Access to the area is restricted but photos appear to show corpses from strikes near the Turkish border.

Fear Grips Turkey Amid Government Crackdown After Failed Coup

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:32pm

Most Turks are afraid to speak out after last week's failed coup. Tens of thousands have been detained. A family looks for their missing soldier son, saying he didn't know he was being used in a plot.

European Leaders Urge NATO Solidarity; Trump Sets Conditions, Should He Be Elected

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:26pm

The NATO secretary general and others maintain alliance members should always defend one another. Trump says U.S. participation depends on members paying their share of the cost.

Comedy Really Is Hard Among Friends In 'Don't Think Twice'

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:00pm

Mike Birbiglia wrote and directed this affecting story of the members of an improv troupe whose commitment to working together is mixed with rivalries and jealousy.

The Enduring 'AbFab' Picks Up Right Where It Boozily Left Off

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:00pm

For Absolutely Fabulous to return as a movie 20 years after its sitcom phenom phase might seem absurd, but it's in line with the show's commitment to Patsy and Eddy's timeless lack of cachet.

A Love Story Set In France's Heady Political Past

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Catherine Corsini sets the story of two women in love against a moment in the early 1970s when France was in a period of leftist ferment.

How Wild Birds Team Up With Humans To Guide Them To Honey

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:50pm

It sounds like a fairy tale but it's real. A study shows how wild birds and people communicate to find bees' nests and share the sweet honeycomb. The teamwork may date back thousands of years or more.

World Cafe: 5 Bands That Got Their Start On Bar/None Records

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:47pm

As the influential New Jersey label celebrates 30 years in the business, World Cafe looks back.

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