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'Project Runway' Proves Change Can Be Healthy

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:14

Fans worried when longtime host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn left the franchise. But Project Runway thrived in its 17th season, particularly because of new mentor Christian Siriano.

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Architecture For Landmark Nationwide Opioid Settlement Unveiled

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 11:00

If finalized, such a deal could funnel tens of billions of dollars to American communities struggling with the addiction crisis, while restoring stability to one of the country's biggest industries.

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Have You Ever Run For Local Office And Lost? NPR Wants To Hear From You

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:17

NPR is working on a project to help people run for office for the first time. If you have experience to pass along, let us know!

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Tracing The Expanding Definition Of Fatherhood

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:00

After his son's birth, Dirk Anschütz photographed fathers and sons for six years. "There's a lot of change going on right now regarding what fatherhood means, what masculinity means," he says.

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Fear of Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections Dates from Nation's Founding

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:58

The comments of President Trump regarding foreign governments offering negative information about a political rival have renewed fears as old as the republic itself.

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Mechanical Sex: The Relationship Between Intercourse And Intimacy

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:29

As a society, we talk about sex more openly today than ever before. But so much still goes unsaid. This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, complicated stories of intimacy and attraction.

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Killing Coyotes Is Not As Effective As Once Thought, Researchers Say

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:22

Government agencies kill more than 68,000 coyotes a year to keep them from preying on livestock and big game. But scientists say tracking them might be a better solution.

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Iran Denies U.S. Claim That It Attacked Tankers In Gulf Of Oman

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 07:08

In a new twist, the president of the Japanese company operating the Kokuka Courageous says he doesn't believe a mine or torpedo was used in the attack on the tanker.

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'Norco '80' Is A Gripping Account Of One Of America's Most Notorious Bank Heists

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 06:01

Peter Houlahan's account of the violent robbery and its aftermath is based on interviews with civilians, officers and robbers involved; his prose reads like a crime novel in the best way possible.

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Top Hong Kong Adviser Calls For Delay In Extradition Bill To 'Mollify The Public'

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:54

The remarks made in a radio interview by Executive Council convenor Bernard Chan, a key government adviser, come as Hong Kong braces for further protests over the weekend.

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'He's In Our Soul': Sisters Remember Their Dad's Legacy On Father's Day

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:01

At StoryCorps, Estela and Candy Reyes recount how a simple act of devotion helped them say goodbye to their beloved father. "Papito era lo máximo," Estela said. "He was everything to us."

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A Not-So-Thrilling Ride For U.S.-Made Roller Coasters

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:01

China is a big customer for U.S.-made roller coasters. But since President Trump's trade war, China has imposed steep tariffs on American rides. Some in the industry fear losing a lucrative market.

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Why 2020 Democrats Are Lining Up For Clyburn's 'World Famous' Fish Fry

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:01

The annual fish fry is hosted by Congressman James Clyburn. He's the most influential Democrat in South Carolina politics, and as House Majority Whip, the highest-ranking black leader in Congress.

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Why Air Ambulance Bills Are Still Sky-High

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:00

The median air ambulance bill is more than $36,000 and is seldom covered by health plans. So far, legislative hurdles and industry pressure have kept Congress from stepping in.

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Beto O'Rourke Calls For A 'Moonshot' To Combat Climate Change

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:00

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke told NPR's Steve Inskeep that "we're going to have to free ourselves from the dependence we have on fossil fuels and that means a greater investment in solar and wind."

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Man Accused In New Zealand Mosque Shootings That Killed 51 Pleads Not Guilty

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 03:28

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, who appeared in Christchurch High Court via video link, smirked as his lawyer entered not guilty pleas on charges of terrorism, murder and attempted murder.

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Toronto Raptors Clinch Their First NBA Title, Denying Warriors A 3-Peat

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:08

In Game 6 at the Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland, the Raptors pulled out a 114-110 win in a heart-stopping game that is destined to become an NBA classic.

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Mich. Prosecutors Drop Charges In Flint Water Investigation, But Promise New Probe

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 19:19

Prosecutors say the original criminal investigation into Flint's drinking water scandal was compromised by a failure to pursue all available evidence.

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Trump Turns Trade Talks Into Spectator Sport

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 18:01

President Trump plans to hold trade talks with his Chinese counterpart. The administration's rhetoric is not the kind of dry, technocratic language one usually associates with trade negotiations.

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Street In Front Of NASA Headquarters Renamed To Honor 'Hidden Figures'

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 17:54

The name pays tribute to the legacy of African American women who played a major role in the space race but were long overlooked by history.

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