Movies
1:15 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Tampa Hosts Bollywood's Biggest Stars At Annual Awards Show

Bollywood star Anil Kapoor (right) engages the mayor of Tampa Bob Buckhorn in a dance during a press conference for the 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 3:03 am

India's Bollywood film industry is known for romantic, over-the-top musicals that increasingly are reaching a world-wide audience. To highlight the international appeal, the industry holds its annual awards ceremony every year outside of India.

This year, Bollywood, its glittering stars and its legions of fans, have come to Tampa, Fla. It's the first time the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards have ever been held in the U.S.

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National Security
1:09 am
Fri April 25, 2014

The Jewish Kid From New Jersey Who Became A Radical Islamist

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 3:12 am

Yousef al-Khattab helped change the way young Muslims were radicalized by spewing extreme Islamic propaganda on a YouTube channel.

Now al-Khattab, who was born Joseph Leonard Cohen and brought up in New Jersey and in Brooklyn in a Jewish home, tells NPR he made a big mistake and describes himself as a "failure." He's scheduled to appear in a federal court in Alexandria, Va., on Friday to be sentenced on terrorism charges.

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The Salt
1:08 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Theoneste Rwayitare, a Rwandan refugee who was resettled in Vermont last year, pours powdered milk into a bucket for milking at the Vermont Goat Collaborative's Pine Island Farm.
Angela Evancie for NPR

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 2:34 am

It's easy to find goat milk and goat cheese in Vermont. Goat meat, not so much.

That's frustrating for the refugees, immigrants and others who've settled in the state and are accustomed to eating fresh goat meat. Though it's not so common in the U.S., it's a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets.

But there's a movement afoot to meet the demand for goat meat throughout New England.

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Shots - Health News
1:07 am
Fri April 25, 2014

With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront

Bridgeit Vaughn (left), of the billing office at Mid State Orthopaedic, meets with Gayle Jackson-Price to discuss the costs of Jackson-Price's upcoming shoulder surgery.
Jenny Gold for NPR

Mid State Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center is hard to miss. The practice's new, 30,000-square-foot building is marked with an enormous sign along one of the main roads in Alexandria, a central Louisiana city of about 48,000 people.

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Television
1:05 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Where Jokes Go To Die, And Other Observations From Comic John Oliver

John Oliver guest hosted The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in June 2013. His new HBO show, Last Week Tonight, premieres Sunday.
Neilson Barnard Getty Images for Comedy Central

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 2:33 am

British comedian John Oliver made a name for himself as a correspondent for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he spent his time lampooning the media and the politicians on it.

Now, as sometimes happens with an actual star reporter, Oliver has his own show. It's called Last Week Tonight and it premieres Sunday on HBO.

He joins NPR Steve Inskeep to discuss mocking the U.S. with an English accent and why the White House Correspondents' Dinner is where jokes go to die.

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Shots - Health News
1:04 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Confusion, Cost Lead Some Californians To Go Uninsured

Informational pamphlets are displayed during an enrollment fair on the last day before the sign-up deadline at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, Calif.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 2:37 am

Despite a surge in enrollment in the two weeks before the April 15 deadline to enroll for health insurance under the federal health law, many more Californians still haven't signed up, and they're unlikely to.

Many people are uninterested, confused or skeptical.

Scott Belsha, from Long Beach, Calif., falls in the skeptical category.

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Parallels
1:04 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Does Russia Have The Military To Take Ukraine?

Armed pro-Russian activists stand outside the Ukrainian regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, on April 14.
Evgeniy Maloletka AP

Russia says it is once again staging military drills near the border of eastern Ukraine.

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Regional
7:31 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Santa Teresa Charter School Hiring Teachers

Combining a need for healthcare workers in New Mexico with a lack of quality primary education in Santa Teresa makes for a big problem.

The state decided funding a new charter school would ease some of the pain.

“Many of these kids felt lost in the large classrooms…schools. We said maybe we can do something a little bit different," said Raphael Nevins.

Raphael Nevins is spearheading the efforts to open the Health Sciences Academy in Santa Teresa. He is president of the board.

“And so we will have a principal…partners…area…El Paso County,“ said Nevins.

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The Two-Way
6:43 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Tech Giants Settle Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt speaks at the Chinese University in Hong Kong in November of 2013.
Philippe Lopez AFP/Getty Images

Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe have decided to settle a lawsuit brought by 64,000 employees, who accused the companies of conspiring on a scheme that would drive down wages.

The lawsuit claims that the companies agreed not to recruit each others' employees. The Wall Street Journal reports that while the terms of the suit were not revealed, it has learned it involves a $325 million payout.

The paper adds:

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The Two-Way
6:09 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Feds Rescind Washington State's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

Washington has become the first state to have its "No Child Left Behind" waiver revoked by the Obama administration. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan notified the state of his decision today, which will restrict Washington's flexibility in spending federal education dollars.

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