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With Primary Season In Final Stretch, Sanders Reports Slowed Fundraising

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 11:34am

Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign reported a $26 million haul in April, far below his totals in February and March. Still, Sanders' donations have outpaced his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Iran Parliamentary Election: Moderates, Reformists Make Gains, Fall Short Of Majority

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:15am

Supporters of President Hassan Rouhani fell short of a clear majority despite receiving the most votes. Analysts say the coming period will be combative, with many big issues decided by independents.

President Obama Has His Last Laughs At 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 9:08am

In eighth and his last correspondents' dinner on Saturday evening, Obama didn't pull punches with his fellow politicos — but he did pull a last-minute mic drop.

No Pink, But Plenty of Red, In Hack-N-Slash 'Fairyland'

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 9:00am

Skottie Young's comic may horrify (or delight) the parents of princess-obsessed kids. It's the story of a not-so-little girl who's gone a little violent after 27 years trapped in a sparkly fairyland.

PHOTOS: 33 Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted From Peru To South Africa

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 8:03am

The organizers are calling it the "largest airlift of lions in history." The animals were rescued from circuses after Columbia and Peru banned the use of wild animals in circuses.

Disney Releases 100th 'Original Movie,' A Millennial Favorite

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

Disney announced the release date for its 100th Disney Channel Original Movie. NPR's Rachel Martin sits down with Buzzfeed Entertainment's Jaimie Etkin to discuss the cultural legacy of the series.

Leicester City's Underdog Story Nears Finish

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

UK's minor soccer club has captured world attention by soaring to the top of the Premier Division in one season. If the club can beat soccer giants Manchester United on Sunday, they'll take the title.

How A Weekend At Transgender Camp Changed A Mother-Son Relationship

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

Storycorps Outloud tells stories from the LGBTQ community. This week we hear from a mother and her transgender son, about their relationship and the summer camp that changed his life.

Forget Talent, Success Comes From 'Grit'

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

Rachel Martin talks with Angela Duckworth, the psychologist who brought the idea of "grit" as a marker of success into the American mainstream. Her book posits that achievement is about persistence.

5 Years Later, How Does Bin Laden's Killing Impact Al-Qaida's Legacy?

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with author Lawrence Wright about the fate of Al-Qaida five years after the killing of Osama bin Laden.

President Obama Has Last Laughs At White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

President Obama had his last opportunity to take some digs at politicos and celebrities at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Camille Perri Talks Breaking The Rules To Get Ahead In Debut Novel, 'The Assistants'

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

When the assistant at a multinational corporation skims a tiny fraction of the company's billions, it sets off a chain of unexpected events. Camille Perri tells Rachel Martin about her new novel.

Middle-Class Immigrant Family Says Greed Is Eclipsing The American Dream

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

In this week's "Hanging On" series about the American middle class, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with business owners Manolo Betancur and Zhenia Martinez. They own Las Delicias Bakery in Charlotte, N.C.

What's On This Year's Agenda The "Disease Detectives?"

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

The Epidemic Intelligence Service, the "disease detectives" of the Centers for Disease Control holds their annual meeting this week. Rachel Martin asks EIS director Josh Mott how they do their work.

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Battle Out Indiana Primary

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

Rachel talks to Pete Seat, the Indiana consultant for John Kasich, about the upcoming primary.

California Primary Weighs Heavily On Republican Race

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

California Republicans are holding their state convention this weekend. It's a chance for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich to make their case to party leaders.

Follow The Rhyme To Solve The Mystery Of The Missing Pair

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

Every answer this week is a phrase in the form "___ and ___." We give you rhymes for the two missing words; you complete the phrases.

Republican Immigration Rhetoric Leaves Latino Population Feeling Disenfranchised

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

Although the Latino population is growing fast in Charlotte, N.C., it's not nearly as politically engaged. The GOP says they want their vote. But many Latinos feel alienated by the candidate options.

Cyndi Lauper Charts Her Own Path — Thanks, In Part, To Patsy Cline

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:55am

She says seeing Cline on TV as a child helped her rethink the possibilities for spirited women. Her new album, Detour, brings a country sound to the pop icon's repertoire.

Ricky Gervais On Controversial Jokes, Celebrities And 'Special Correspondents'

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:35am

"I didn't go out there to ruin everyone's day or undermine the moral fabric of America. I was making jokes." Gervais talked with NPR's Rachel Martin about his new movie and how he approaches humor.

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