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Despite Early Optimism, German Companies Hire Few Refugees

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 9:00am

More than a million asylum seekers arrived in Germany last year. After three months, they are allowed to work. The CEO of Daimler predicted a new "economic miracle." But it hasn't happened.

First-Time Nominations Reveal The Changing Face Of The Emmys

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 8:06am

Cuba Gooding Jr., Rami Malek and Constance Zimmer all have one thing in common: this year is the first time each has been nominated for an Emmy. Their nominations hint at deeper changes in television.

3 + 3 = 8? It Does In This Week's Puzzle

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 8:01am

You'll be asked to take two 3-letter words that are part of an 8-letter word. You have to figure out the entire word.

Since 2012, The Economy Has Changed — And So Has The Conversation

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 8:00am

Since the last presidential election, a growing economy has sent the unemployment rate plunging. That improvement has changed the political conversation, but it hasn't stopped worries about wages.

Now In Its 12th Year, Brooklyn Festival Carries Momentum For Afropunk Movement

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

The Afropunk movement continues to push the boundaries on music and fashion as art, setting the standard for what many would define as cool. NPR's Jasmine Garsd reports from New York.

Ed Sanders, Author Of Manson Family Biography, To Sell Massive Archive

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

Sanders wrote the definitive book on the Manson Family ("The Family"). He's currently working on a book about Robert Kennedy. He's decided to sell the assembled work on which he's based his research.

Herman Koch Gets Meta In 'Dear Mr. M'

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

Linda Wertheimer talks to the Dutch writer about his novel: A teacher has an affair with his student. She breaks it off. He disappears. And then a writer comes along, and turns the story into a novel.

Sunday Sports Roundup

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

The most important player in all of sports? The quarterback, says Mike Pesca of The Gist, who tells Linda Wertheimer why.

Supreme Court Will Consider Legality Of The "Lennie Standard"

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

When the Court barred the execution of the intellectually disabled in 2002, Texas adopted the standard, based on John Steinbeck's character in "Of Mice and Men," to define "intellectually disabled."

Sen. John McCain Faces Toughest Re-Election Yet

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

Jude Joffe-Block of member station KJZZ tells NPR's Scott Simon about Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who's facing both a primary challenge to his right and an aggressive Democratic opponent

Trump And Clinton Mudslinging Ensues, As Trump Sends Mixed Messages On Immigration Stance

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded accusations of bigotry and racism this week, while Trump continued his struggle to define his immigration plan. Linda Wertheimer and Domenico Montenaro look at the past week in politics.

Wisdom From YA Authors On Leaving Home: Jacqueline Woodson

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

For our series "Next Chapter," the author of the award-winning YA novel "Brown Girl Dreaming" talks about how going to a largely white college made her aware of her blackness in a new way.

When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

Danny Cortez, once a Southern Baptist minister, did do more than accept his gay son: He decided to talk to his congregation about homosexuality, even though it ultimately meant his leaving the church.

Friendly, Delicious Rivalry Surrounding Jollof Rice

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

West Africa's signature dish is jollof, a rice entree to which many countries in the region lay claim. NPR's Ofeibea Quist Arcton explains the culinary wars.

Crossword Enthusiast's Sleuthing Leads To Flirty Twitter Fight With NYTimes Crossword

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

When a frequent crossworder noticed a hidden message in the New York Times crossword puzzle, he began an epic Twitter quarrel that got romantic, and a little bit sexy.

America's First Floating Post Office Delivers To Sailors

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

In an age of email and instant messaging, there's one group that still needs letters and packages hand-delivered: sailors. The U.S. Postal Service is ready to serve them with a mobile post office.

What Does It Mean When A North Korean Diplomat Defects?

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:01am

Defections appear to be on the rise, but it's difficult to tell what that means about relations between North and South — or the stability of Kim Jong Un's regime.

You Think You Know Me, Facebook, But You Don't Know Anything

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 6:41am

A new feature on Facebook shows what interests the website thinks users have and the types of advertisements it would generate to target them. But people quickly found that not every pick is a gem.

A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 6:38am

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

Life, Death And Remembering Those Bright College Years

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 6:24am

We think of college reunions as a time of fond memories. But as the years pass, those memories increasingly are of friends gone too soon. The lesson now is to learn to meet loss with grace.

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