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Is Unlimited Spending On Political Speech A Protected Right?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Do individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech? Legal experts face off on the issue in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Ask Me Anything: Mideast Correspondent Emily Harris Answers

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Just over a year ago, NPR's Emily Harris packed up and moved to Jerusalem. She covers Israel and the Palestinian territories, which means plenty of politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.

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'Drunk History' Serves An Educational Cocktail, With Comedic Twist

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The show's creator, Derek Waters, is the first to admit that history can be pretty boring. But "if you can make someone laugh," he says, "you can secretly make them learn something."

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On Its Confident Debut, Phox Puts A Reluctant Voice Front And Center

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Phox frontwoman Monica Martin has an impeccable voice. But if it weren't for bandmate Matt Holmen and the rest of the Wisconsin band, it might have stayed hidden.

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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.

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IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The supercomputer first showed off its intellectual prowess on Jeopardy. Now after analyzing a massive number of recipes, Watson has come up with its own sauce.

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Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution

Monday, June 30, 2014

The smiley face and heart icons popular in text messages predate today's smartphones. To trace their roots, you have to go back to Japan in the mid-1990s, when pagers were all the rage with teens.

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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.

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Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man'

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ahead of a new memoir, the rapper talks "real world" parenting, systemic racism, rhyming along to Mary J. Blige and being a celebrity in prison.

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Behind Optimus Prime (And Eeyore), One Man's Signature Voice

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Peter Cullen, whose oeuvre ranges from Sonny and Cher to Winnie the Pooh, voiced the heroic robot-truck in the 1980s Transformers cartoons. He returned to the role for the series of live-action films.

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For U.S. Vets, Iraq's Newest Conflict Awakens Complex Emotions

Sunday, June 29, 2014

In 2004, Jason Hansman was helping to rebuild Mosul with the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion. A decade later, he and other veterans are watching the cities where they served fall to Sunni militants.

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Joe Henry On Marriage And The Songs That Embody It

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The singer, songwriter and super-producer joins NPR's Don Gonyea in-studio to discuss his new album, Invisible Hour, and perform a few songs live.

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Modern Video Games Go Beyond 'Jumping On Blocks'

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The creative director for BioShock Infinite, one of 2013's biggest video games, says as technology improves, so does the ability for games to tell complex stories with rich narrative structures.

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'Everything I Never Told You' Exposed In Biracial Family's Loss

Saturday, June 28, 2014

In times of tragedy, our deepest insecurities can take over. In Celeste Ng's new novel, set in the Midwest in the late 1970s, the fear that bubbles up is related to race and identity.

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Ani Cordero Pays Tribute To The History Of Latin Protest Music

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A founder of the Latin rock band Pistolera, Cordero uses her new solo album, Recordar, to shed light on a time in Latin American history when important voices were silenced.

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Life Is Tough, Says Joan Rivers, So 'You Better Laugh At Everything'

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The comic has made a career out of saying exactly what she thinks. She tells NPR's Scott Simon, "I'm the one who says, 'The emperor has no clothes.' " Her new book is Diary of a Mad Diva.

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Princip Pulled 'The Trigger,' But Never Meant To Start A War

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Journalist Tim Butcher's new book traces the footsteps of Gavrilo Princip, the young Serbian revolutionary who famously sparked World War I by assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

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Older Moms Take Heart: You May Be More Likely To Live Longer

Saturday, June 28, 2014

There's mounting evidence that women who have children later in life are also more likely to make it to 95 or 100. But delaying childbearing just to live longer is not a good idea.

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