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Earls Of Leicester Mix Bluegrass With Gospel And Honky-Tonk On 'Rattle & Roar'

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:31pm

The band, which began as a tribute to the The Foggy Mountain Boys, won a Grammy for their debut album in 2015. Critic Ken Tucker says the Earls' new record, Rattle & Roar, lives up to its title.

Reporter's Notebook: The View From Rio

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:28pm

As a resident of Rio, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro says the question isn't whether Brazil can throw a good Olympics. It's whether the Olympics are good for Brazil.

Ryan Lochte Has Left Brazil — Where Police Tried To Seize His Passport

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:23pm

Police visited the athletes' village in Rio Wednesday, hoping to seize the passports of Ryan Lochte and James Feigen as part of an inquiry into their report of a robbery.

Aetna CEO To Justice Department: Block Our Deal And We'll Drop Out Of Obamacare

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:08pm

A July letter from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini to the Justice Department said the company would pull back from health insurance exchanges if the government opposed the company's merger with Humana.

Hear New Music From The Tallest Man On Earth

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:45am

The new song from The Tallest Man On Earth is a passionate tale of leaving.

Senior North Korean Diplomat Reportedly Defects To South Korea

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:37am

Thae Yong Ho, the No. 2 diplomat at North Korea's embassy in London, recently arrived in South Korea, according to officials in Seoul. He is said to be among the highest-ranking officials to defect.

Clinton Spends Week Going After Trump

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:54am

Hillary Clinton wrapped up a week touring battleground states. She spent much of her time criticizing Donald Trump, much to her supporters' delight.

Abuse In Childhood Raises The Risk Of Early Death For Women

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:02am

The link isn't definite, but it matches other research that suggests that difficult experiences in childhood affect physical health years down the line. Just how that happens remains a mystery.

NPR Website To Get Rid Of Comments

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:01am

What does the decision mean for the NPR community?

Beyond Comments: Finding Better Ways To Connect With You

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:59am

In order to prioritize and strengthen other ways of building community and engagement with our audience, we will discontinue story-page comments on NPR.org on August 23.

Head Of Irish Olympic Committee Arrested In Rio Over Ticket Scandal

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:53am

Patrick Joseph Hickey, the president of Ireland's Olympic Committee, was arrested Wednesday morning; shortly afterward, he was taken to a hospital.

Distilling The Story Of California Wine, One Label At A Time

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:52am

At the world's largest wine research library — inside UC Davis — librarians are crowd-sourcing their archives to understand the forces that shaped California's wine industry into a global powerhouse.

What Does It Take To Map A Walrus Hangout? 160 Years And A Lot Of Help

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:49am

Groups of walruses are vulnerable to disturbances, but it's hard to avoid them if you don't know where they are. A new tool from U.S. and Russian researchers draws on history to protect the animals.

Dawes Announce New Album, Hear The Lead Single Now

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:37am

"When The Tequila Runs Out" is the first taste of Dawes' grimly titled We're All Gonna Die, which drops Sept. 16 and features some impressive collaborations.

Songs We Love: Oathbreaker, '10:56 / Second Son of R.'

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:00am

The Belgian hardcore band needles urgent black metal and melancholy melody with a feral grace. "We wanted the video to hurt," Caro Tanghe says, "just like writing down these words hurt to me."

El Chapo's Son, 5 Others Kidnapped From Upscale Restaurant In Mexico

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 7:21am

In the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, 29-year-old Jesus Alfredo Guzman and five other men were kidnapped by armed assailants on Monday. Guzman is the son of notorious imprisoned kingpin "El Chapo."

Top Stories: California Fire Threatens Thousands; Australia Migrant Camp

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 7:08am

Also: Donald Trump again shakes up his campaign staff; some FBI documents on the Clinton email probe are sent to Congress; and the first conspirator in the Oregon refuge takeover is sentenced.

Trump Shakes Up Top Campaign Staff, With Less Than Three Months To Election Day

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 6:57am

The Trump campaign is naming Breitbart News' Stephen Bannon as chief executive, and is also promoting pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. Paul Manafort will stay on as campaign chairman.

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