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On His Latest Album, Common's Political Commentary Gets Personal

Friday, November 04, 2016

"I want my life to be fulfilled in a way where people will say, 'This dude inspired people. He was a good father. He just was a nice person,'" the rapper says. Black America Again is out today.

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Just In Time For The Election, It's Time For Some Family Political Therapy

Friday, November 04, 2016

It's a tale as old as time: Father is conservative, daughter is liberal — and family gatherings almost always descend into bickering. Cue StoryCorps for a little election-season family therapy.

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Male Birth Control Study Killed After Men Report Side Effects

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Science has failed yet again to come up with hormonal birth control for men. The most recent study was stopped because the men reported problems with side effects like mood swings and acne.

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The Story Behind A Campaign Line: Did Clinton Laugh At A Rape Victim?

Thursday, November 03, 2016

In 1975, Hillary Clinton was appointed to represent a defendant charged with rape. An audio tape of her talking about the case is the basis of Donald Trump's claim that she laughed at a rape victim.

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In The U.S. And U.K., Anti-Establishment Voters Sound Similar Themes

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Donald Trump's message to anyone who doubts he can win: Look at Brexit. The vote to leave the EU in June was fueled by some of the same issues that Trump is tapping.

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An Experiment Shows How Quickly The Internet Of Things Can Be Hacked

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Reporter Andrew McGill set up a fake Internet-connected toaster to see how long it would take hackers to find it. He thought it would take days, but to his surprise it was under attack within minutes.

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In Phil Collins' New Memoir, Candid Reflections On Family And Fame

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Collins, whose sound has become musical shorthand for the '80s, has a new book, Not Dead Yet. "Music has given me everything, but it's also taken everything from me," he says.

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Tell Us: What Question Should We Investigate About Global Diseases?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Is there an infectious disease you're curious about? Send us your questions. We'll answer one of them in a story for Goats and Soda.

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How Does Christoph Niemann Make Art Look Effortless? With A Lot Of Work

Monday, October 31, 2016

The artist and illustrator says that behind every fun, whimsical sketch there are "100 very boring, unsexy steps." Niemann describes his creative process in his new book Sunday Sketching.

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Debbie Allen's 'Weapons' To Stop Gun Violence Are Dance And Music

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Director, actor and choreographer Debbie Allen's multimedia musical Freeze Frame examines the lives of young people living in cities with the backdrop of violence and police shootings.

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He Couldn't Break The Record For Pumpkin-Growing — So He Broke Out A Paddle

Sunday, October 30, 2016

So, you've grown a pumpkin that weighs over 1,000 pounds. What now? For Rick Swenson, competitive pumpkin grower, the answer was clear: Get in and paddle it down the river as far as it'll go.

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In 'Thanks For The Money,' Comedian Joel McHale Lampoons Celebrity Memoirs

Sunday, October 30, 2016

McHale says the problem with the genre is a lot of celebrities don't have enough of a story to fill an entire book. ("My life certainly didn't.") So in Thanks for the Money, he makes stuff up.

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Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop Forever

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The revolutionary Minimoog Model D is being revived after decades out of production. To demonstrate what's made it so influential, Mothersbaugh brought one of his own Moogs into NPR's studios.

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A Harrowing Tale Of Cold War Escape And Suppression In 'The Tunnels'

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A new book explores a time in the early 1960s when two groups of diggers built tunnels under the Berlin Wall that were filmed and financed by U.S. television networks.

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Halloween Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Global Disease Costumes?

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Costumes inspired by infectious diseases are nothing new. Test your knowledge about some ancient — and recent — get-ups.

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FBI Led Back To Clinton Email Server Case By Anthony Weiner Investigation

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton is calling on the FBI to release "all of the information it has" regarding new possible emails, given how close it is until Election Day. Donald Trump has seized on the issue.

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E-Sports Athletes Command The Game Just As Much As NBA Stars

Friday, October 28, 2016

E-sports competitors might be wielding swords and magic during their games, but these players are just as much athletes as those in the NFL and NBA. And that's according to the former pros themselves.

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Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova On Her New Anti-Trump Song

Friday, October 28, 2016

The song and video, "Make America Great Again," reflect Tolokonnikova's concern about the U.S. election's outcome. "It will influence everybody else's lives outside America," she says.

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Out Of The 'Wreckage Of The Past,' A Family Salvaged By Love

Friday, October 28, 2016

Carmen Pacheco-Jones lost custody of her children due to her drug addiction. But she resolved to "let them know they're worth fighting for." Now clean, she recalls those dark days with her daughter.

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In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

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