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What If The Drought Doesn't End? 'The Water Knife' Is One Possibility

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It's Chinatown meets Mad Max in writer Paolo Bacigalupi's new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.

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'Sunshine Superman': A Love Story Against The Backdrop of BASE Jumping

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish became famous for jumping with his wife Jean in the 1970s and '80s. Marah Strauch, director of the documentary, says "this felt like a love story to me."

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Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Producer Rebecca Hersher is just back from a monthlong reporting trip to Afghanistan. She talks to host Arun Rath about her experience.

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Behind The Curtain Of College Admissions, Fairness May Not Be Priority No. 1

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A discrimination complaint against Harvard has renewed focus on the fairness of admissions decisions. The process must be rational, says counselor and blogger Jim Jump, but it's not often fair.

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Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.

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Alfonso Ribeiro Wants To Let 'Funniest Home Videos' Shine

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ribeiro will take over as host for the 26th season of America's Funniest Home Videos in the fall. He says he'll add his energy and flavor, but "the videos are truly the stars of this show."

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Love — And Legalization — Is In The Eire For Irish Same-Sex Couples

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ireland voted today to legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first country to do so by popular vote. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Irish journalist Daniel McConnell about the results.

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Stephen Hough Puts His Experience Of A Miracle Into His Music

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The polymath pianist and composer has released three new albums — including a recording of his own Mass, whose writing was interrupted by a disastrous car accident.

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Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black driver and his passenger. The shooting ended a high-speed car chase.

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Huge Crowd In El Salvador For Beatifcation Of Slain Archbishop

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The ceremony for Oscar Romero — who was gunned down during mass in the capital, San Salvador, in 1980 — is the last step before being declared a saint by the Vatican.

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Expats Find Brazil's Reputation For Race-Blindness Is Undone By Reality

Friday, May 22, 2015

Brazil is touted as one of the most racially harmonious places in the world, but people of color who move there say they are surprised at the degree of discrimination they face based on skin color.

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In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals

Friday, May 22, 2015

What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.

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Openly Gay Leader: Boy Scouts Won't Exist If Discrimination Continues

Friday, May 22, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Brian Peffly about how Robert Gates called the ban on openly gay adult leaders unsustainable. Peffly's scouting membership was revoked because he is openly gay.

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Pre-Race Day, Indy 500 Struggles With Flying Cars

Friday, May 22, 2015

Leading up to the premier race has been a series of unpredictable airborne crashes — and no one can explain why. Officials have mandated a lower driving speed, while engineers work to find a solution.

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The Protest Song Is Not Dead

Friday, May 22, 2015

The era of the protest song might seem gone, but NPR Music host Jason King has curated a 100-hour-long playlist of R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop protest music that spans decades (including this one).

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The Curse Of Lil B: Fans Blame Rapper For Houston Rockets' Bad Luck

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Houston Rockets lost their second game in the Western Conference Finals Thursday night. Many fans believe rapper Lil B placed a curse on the team's best player, James Harden.

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What Archbishop Romero's Beatification Means For El Salvador Today

Friday, May 22, 2015

Saturday's ceremony ends a long fight for recognition of the staunch defender of the poor, who was assassinated in 1980. But some say the violence-wracked country is no better now than it was then.

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Obama: Camden, N.J., Police A Model For Improving Community Relations

Friday, May 22, 2015

"Wherever you walk around, there goes a cop," says one resident, who is happy with the changes in the city. But some critics still see evidence of old-school police tactics that they say don't work.

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Week In Politics: U.S. Policy On Islamic State, 2016 Presidential Race

Friday, May 22, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review about U.S. policy on the self-declared Islamic State and the 2016 presidential race.

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Self-Declared Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Saudi Mosque Attack

Friday, May 22, 2015

A suicide bomber killed several people in a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia Friday, raising fears of anti-Shiite violence there.

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