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After Getting Lou Gehrig's Diagnosis, California Man Makes Album With Help Of Friends

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:42pm

Bernie Dalton had a dream: Make an album. But then the single dad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ALS and without the use of his limbs or his voice, Dalton needed the help of a lot of friends to make his dream happen.

AT&T CEO Says Proposed Merger With Time Warner Would Benefit Everyone

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:42pm

The U.S. Justice Department is opposing the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner arguing it will weaken competition and harm consumers. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand Tuesday to argue that the merger will benefit both the companies and the public.

In Puerto Rico, Blackouts Continue To Disrupt Lives And The Island's Economy

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

Puerto Rico is in the middle of its second major blackout in less than a week, and Puerto Ricans are getting fed up.

Woman Who Alleges She Had An Affair With Trump Now Able To Talk Freely About It

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims to have had a 10-month affair with President Trump, has settled a lawsuit that kept her from publicly discussing the alleged relationship. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Peter Stris, her lawyer.

Cuban-Americans Discuss Their Hopes And Expectations For Cuba's New President

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

As Cuba transitions to a new president, hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans look on from afar. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Cuban-American filmmaker LeAnne Russell about how the younger generation sees the island's succession of power.

What Cuba's New President Hopes To Accomplish

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

Cuba's new president, Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez took office Thursday promising to defend the Castro legacy, but he also pledged reforms aimed at modernizing the island nation's economy.

New York Congressional Candidate Wants To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Child Care

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic congressional candidate in New York, is petitioning the Federal Election Commission to use campaign funds for child care while she devotes time to running for office.

Parkland Students And Parents Aren't Happy With How Shooting Aftermath Is Being Handled

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

More than two months after the deadly Parkland, Fla., shooting, students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say they're unhappy with how the school district has handled the aftermath. They believe more should be done on school safety and to help students traumatized by the mass shooting.

Saudi Arabia Is Lifting Its Longtime Ban On Movie Theaters

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:31pm

Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big screen.

German Rappers Accused Of Anti-Semitism Win Major Music Prize

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:40pm

Last week, the duo of Farid Bang and Kollegah, whose lyrics have been criticized for anti-Semitism, won the Germany equivalent of a Grammy, prompting several to return their own awards in protest.

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Sam Baker On Mountain Stage

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:28pm

During the Austin songwriter's second appearance on Mountain Stage, he performs a career-spanning set.

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Justice Department Refers McCabe To Prosecutors, But Unclear If They'll Charge Him

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:52pm

The DOJ's Inspector General's Office has sent the case of former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe to the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's Office, but it isn't clear what comes next.

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Former 911 Operator Who Cut Short Thousands Of Calls Is Sentenced To 10 Days

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:39pm

"Ain't nobody got time for this. For real," Williams reportedly was recorded saying after ending a call in which a security guard tried to report cars racing on a Houston-area interstate.

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To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:31pm

Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.

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'Fearless Girl' Statue Will Face Down Stock Exchange, Not 'Charging Bull'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:26pm

The statue — installed in 2017, on a temporary basis, to honor International Women's Day — will stay in New York City permanently. But it will relocate, shifting around the corner from the bull.

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Russia Works To Rescue The Lost Children Of ISIS Fighters

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:22pm

The government-backed effort seeks to reunite the wives and children of ISIS fighters with family in Russia. Many of the thousands of Russian Muslim men who joined ISIS were killed in the fighting.

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The Blessed Burden Of Consolata Aganga

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:15pm

She is a community health worker in Kenya. She is paid next to nothing. It's a tough job. And she loves it.

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'Westworld' And 'The Handmaid's Tale' Make Impressive Season 2 Returns

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 1:01pm

Both shows are set in a dystopian near-future where things have gone terribly wrong — and both expand their established environments considerably in their sophomore seasons.

Lykke Li's Two New Songs Dance At The Edges Of Pop Music

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:57pm

The Swedish singer is a pop star, but she doesn't necessarily make pop music. Listen to two singles from her upcoming album, so sad so sexy.

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Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump? (Besides The President)

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:54pm

Journalist Robert Draper says "no one understands Trump's base" better than White House social media director (and former caddie) Dan Scavino.

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