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Movie Interviews
2:57 pm
Sat February 14, 2015

Filmmaker David Cross Says It's No Wonder We All Want Fame

David Cross makes his directorial debut with the dark comedy Hits.
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Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 4:32 pm

If you know comedian David Cross, chances are you recognize him from his role as Tobias in the TV comedy Arrested Development. Now Cross is making his directorial debut with the dark comedy Hits, a film that explores how easy it is to become famous in our celebrity-obsessed culture.

The movie was released Friday on BitTorrent, an online file-sharing system that's often associated with piracy. The film's producers are asking downloaders merely to pay what they want.

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Business
2:57 pm
Sat February 14, 2015

Netflix Streams Its Way To Cuba — Slowly

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 4:32 pm

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Middle East
2:57 pm
Sat February 14, 2015

After Over A Year In Egyptian Prison, Freed Journalist Recalls His Nightmare

Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 10:33 am

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Politics
2:57 pm
Sat February 14, 2015

Obama Says He Doesn't Need Permission To Strike ISIS — So Why Is He Asking?

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 4:32 pm

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News
2:57 pm
Sat February 14, 2015

Event For Controversial Cartoonist Targeted With Deadly Shooting

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 4:32 pm

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Television
4:29 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

See What 'Saturday Night Live' Looks Like The Rest Of The Week

Roseanne Roseannadanna (Gilda Radner) with Jane Curtin in 1979.
Edie Baskin Taschen

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 5:17 am

When Saturday Night Live went on the air 40 years ago, few would have guessed how many of the cast members would go on to become household names. But you've probably never heard of Edie Baskin and Mary Ellen Matthews. They're the official photographers on Saturday Night Live and their combined careers have spanned the life of the show. A collection of their work has been published to coincide with this year's anniversary broadcast on Sunday.

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Technology
4:29 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Obama Calls For Better Response To Cybersecurity Threats

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Technology
4:29 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Private, Government Cooperation Could Stem Cyberattacks

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For more on the president's cybersecurity proposals, we are joined by Derek Manky. He is part of an industry group called the Cyber Threat Alliance, which has signed on to the president's cybersecurity plan. Thanks so much for being with us.

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Politics
2:28 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

At Critical Juncture, GOP Honors Largest Class Of Black Lawmakers

Rep. Mia Love of Utah is one of three black Republicans in Congress — the largest class since Reconstruction.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 5:10 pm

The Republican National Committee held its third annual RNC Black Republican Trailblazers awards on Wednesday. The theme of this year's event was paying homage to the achievements of black Republicans past and present.

The program was held at The Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., and marked the historic elections of Rep. Will Hurd of Texas, Utah's Rep. Mia Love, and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina. Together, they make up the largest class of black Republicans in Congress since Reconstruction.

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Religion
2:24 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Pope Encounters Resistance On Some Reforms

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 4:29 pm

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Youth Radio
2:22 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

On World Radio Day, A New Generation Finds Their Voice

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 4:29 pm

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Law
2:22 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Justices Ginsburg And Scalia: A Perfect Match Except For Their Views On The Law

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 5:19 am

My assignment Thursday night was pretty clear. As the moderator of the sold-out event, let the audience get a good look at the jousting, good-humored friendship between Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.

On the high court these two are the leading voices of conservatism and liberalism. In their written opinions, even the footnotes can be ferocious. But they are also true and longtime friends. As Scalia said of Ginsburg, "what's not to like — except her views on the law."

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Media
4:26 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Brian Williams Case Raises Fundamental Questions About An Anchor's Role

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 5:03 pm

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Law
4:26 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Ruling May Force Ala. Probate Judges To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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Around the Nation
4:26 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

With Porches And Parks, A Texas Community Aims For Urban Utopia

Solar Sunflowers, an art installation, greets visitors to Mueller's commercial and retail hub off of Interstate 35. The panels power a nightly light display and return power to the grid. When the development is complete, five miles of granite trails will connect the residents to its commercial and retail hubs.
Julia Robinson for NPR

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 7:24 pm

This is the first story in a two-part report on the Mueller neighborhood for the NPR Cities Project.

In Texas, a state where cars and private property are close to a religion, there is an acclaimed master-planned community that's trying something different.

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Mental Health
3:24 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Obama Signs Act Designed To Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 4:26 pm

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Author Interviews
3:15 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

'Listen, Slowly' About Connecting To A Heritage You Don't Know

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 4:26 pm

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Digital Life
2:59 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Facebook Offers New Options For Digital Life After Death

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 4:26 pm

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Energy
2:20 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Low Oil Prices Great For Consumers, Less So For Investors

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 4:26 pm

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Around the Nation
2:20 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Police-Involved Shooting In Washington Sparks Protest

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 4:26 pm

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Europe
2:20 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Ukraine Dominates Meeting Of E.U. Leaders In Brussels

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 4:26 pm

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Around the Nation
4:27 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Wisconsin Sculptor Rebuilds After 60-Foot Ice Sculpture Collapses

Roger Hanson began rebuilding the ice sculpture the day after his original 60-foot work collapsed. He's determined to restore the sculpture in time for a series of light shows planned around it.
Matthew Rethaber WXPR

Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 10:09 am

On the edge of Lake Superior, a 60-foot tower of man-made ice came tumbling down last week.

The ice sculpture was part of a public art project commissioned by the city of Superior, Wis., and the man behind the unusual sculpture is determined to make it rise again.

Two weeks ago, the ragged pillar of ice towered above Barker's Island. You could see it from the road driving into Superior.

"I think it's pretty impressive," says resident Alya Pfeil. "At first I thought it was just frozen ice, nothing to it. But it's actually quite impressive."

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Remembrances
3:22 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Remembered As Successful, Controversial

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 4:27 pm

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Law
3:16 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

NYPD Officer Indicted By Grand Jury For Unarmed Man's Death

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 4:27 pm

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The NYPD officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in a dark stairwell last year has been indicted on six counts, including manslaughter. NPR's Joel Rose reports.

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Author Interviews
3:04 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Tumultuous Relationships, But Not Much Gossip, In Langston Hughes' Letters

Langston Hughes, pictured above in 1961, was a poet, novelist, playwright and "inveterate letter writer," says editor Arnold Rampersad.
AP

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 4:27 pm

In addition to poems and plays and stories, Langston Hughes also wrote letters — a lot of letters. The letters — compiled for the first time in Selected Letters of Langston Hughes -- offer insight into a man deeply devoted to his craft, and chronicle his often tumultuous personal and professional relationships.

"He was an inveterate letter writer," Arnold Rampersad, co-editor of the compilation, tells NPR's Rachel Martin. "He would write sometimes 30 or 40 working late into the night, into the early morning. He believed in letters and he also saved them."

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Middle East
2:46 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

U.S., Iran Not Hopelessly Far Apart On Details Of A Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 4:27 pm

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Europe
2:42 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Ukrainian Lawmaker: 'We Are Hostages Of Putin'

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 4:27 pm

Robert Siegel talks to Mustafa Nayyem, who is in Washington, D.C., to receive the Wilson Center Ion Ratiu Award for his reform work in Ukraine. He's a Ukrainian journalist credited with starting the Euromaidan protests in 2013 and is now a member of the Ukrainian Parliament.

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National Security
2:35 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Gitmo Translator's Past At CIA Throws Wrench In Sept. 11 Trial

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 4:27 pm

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Code Switch
6:53 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

New Report Examines Lynchings And Their Legacy In The United States

A lynching attended by a large mob.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 7:52 am

Nearly 4,000 blacks were lynched in the American South between the end of the Civil War and World War II, according to a new report by the Equal Justice Initiative.

The report, Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, says that the number of victims in the 12 Southern states was more than 20 percent higher than previously reported.

Lynchings were part of a system of racial terror designed to subjugate a people, says the Alabama-based nonprofit's executive director, Bryan Stevenson.

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Media
6:53 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Brian Williams Suspended For 6 Months Without Pay By NBC

Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 7:35 pm

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