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Robert Ellis: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:09am

Robert Ellis somehow finds wide-eyed wonder in heartbreak. He and guitarist Kelly Doyle play stripped-down yet thoughtfully busy arrangements from his ambitious country record.

3 Days On Everest End With 3 Climbers Dead, 2 Missing

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:01am

Good weather has helped hundreds of people summit Mount Everest since May 11. But over the weekend, three people died in three days, dashing hopes for a safe season after two years of tragedy.

Songs We Love: Sarah Jarosz, 'House Of Mercy'

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 9:00am

The folk and bluegrass artist takes a big, bold step, writing darker, more mature material. With stylized images of her bare skin, the video reads like an exploration beyond previous comfort zones.

'Weiner' Is An Intriguingly Nuanced Look At An Easy Punch Line

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 8:11am

Two years after he was caught texting crotch shots, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner was back in the spotlight, running for mayor. A new documentary chronicles his scandal-plagued campaign.

Top Stories: Vietnam Arms Ban Lifted; Bombings In Pro-Syrian Regime Areas

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:11am

Also: Austria's presidential election is still too close to call; pharmaceutical maker, Bayer, offers $62 billion for chemical corporation, Monsanto; and three climbers have died on Mount Everest.

String Of Attacks In Pro-Regime Cities In Syria Leave Scores Dead

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 6:32am

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings in Tartus and Jableh, strongholds of Bashar Assad's regime.

From Duke To The Dead, Ralph J. Gleason Loved It All

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 6:00am

Two new volumes of work by the legendary music writer Ralph J. Gleason are out this spring. Though he grew up during the Jazz Age, Gleason loved acts like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead too.

Obama Announces U.S. Will Lift Arms Embargo Against Vietnam

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:41am

During a visit to Hanoi, President Obama announced an end to the five-decade-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam.

12-Year-Old Genius Says He's A Normal Kid

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:21am

Tanishq Abraham says he likes playing video games. But he really isn't like ordinary children, Abraham has been a MENSA member since he was four years old. He Gave a TED Talk when he was nine.

Tufts University Grads Hear From Several Commencement Speakers

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:01am

The graduates heard from actor Hank Azaria and some of the characters he voices on The Simpsons. Chief Wiggum, Apu and the Comic Book Guy were just a few of the voices Azaria did for the crowd.

Why Do We Gossip?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:10am

Research shows that the origins of prosocial gossip may be quite deep — not only evolutionarily and culturally, but also developmentally, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

World Bank President On Syrian Refugee Crisis

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim gives remarks at Monday's World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. Renee Montagne talks to him about efforts to support countries hosting millions of Syrian refugees.

With Mansour Dead, Taliban Must Select A New Leader

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

U.S. drones killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan. The death that was confirmed by President Obama and Afghan intelligence. U.S. and Afghan officials are now asking: Will Mansour's death mean the beginning of the end of the insurgency, or will the Taliban mount more violent attacks?

Doctors Trained How To Get Proof Of Human Rights Violations

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

Holding torturers to account depends on evidence — the kind that doctors are learning to compile from countries at war, like Syria, as well as other places where abuse is routine.

Baltimore Judge To Issue First Verdict In Connection To Freddie Gray's Death

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

The trial of police officer Edward Nero poses one of the central questions that emerged from the riots that followed the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore: Should officers making questionable arrests face criminal charges? After a bench trial, a judge is set to answer that question Monday.

Absentee Ballots Likely To Decide Austria's Presidential Election

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

Election officials in Austria say mail-in ballots being counted on Monday will help to determine the race. The election could produce Austria's first far-right president since World War II.

Politics In The News: Sanders Presses On In Democratic Contests

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

Tensions between Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton's camps continue to simmer. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review.

U.S. Lifts Decades-Old Ban On Arm Sales To Vietnam

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

President Obama is in Vietnam as part of a 10-day trip to Asia. At a news conference in Hanoi, Obama announced he was lifting the arms export embargo. The president will be in Vietnam for three days.

CEO Uses Company's Clout To Get Involved In Controversial State Measures

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

It is not just lawmakers hashing it out over a N.C. law which limits civil rights protections for the LGBT community. David Greene talks to Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, a cloud computing company.

Communities Lack All The Funds Needed For Transit Repairs

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:01am

Renee Montagne talks to transit expert Robert Puentes about infrastructure problems affecting rail systems across the country. Some of the repairs require entire lines of systems to be shut down.

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