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When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Danny Cortez, once a Southern Baptist minister, did do more than accept his gay son: He decided to talk to his congregation about homosexuality, even though it ultimately meant his leaving the church.

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'Southside With You': Meet The Actors Who Portray Barack And Michelle Obama

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The romantic comedy opened in theaters Friday and is loosely based on President Obama's first date with Michelle Robinson when they were in their 20s, working at the same Chicago law firm.

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In Tom Wolfe's 'Kingdom,' Speech Is The One Weird Trick

Saturday, August 27, 2016

In Tom Wolfe's first book of nonfiction in 16 years, he argues that the development of speech, not evolution, has made humans what we are today — evolution, he says, applies only to animals.

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Sir The Baptist: A Preacher's Kid Finds His Own Sanctuary In Music

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sir the Baptist grew up on the South Side of Chicago. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the singer and rapper about how music became his way of picking up where his father left off.

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Langston Hughes' Harlem Home May Get Its Own Renaissance — As An Art Center

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The brownstone is a national landmark, but it's been mostly empty for decades. In an effort to keep it from becoming another high-end co-op, a nonprofit wants to use it to preserve Hughes' legacy.

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What You Need To Know About The Alt-Right Movement

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump for aligning with the "alt-right." But what exactly is the movement?

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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

Friday, August 26, 2016

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "

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When The Family Business Is Keeping Cool, It Pays To Be Warm With People

Friday, August 26, 2016

More than six decades since Frank Mutz's grandfather started in the air conditioning business, Frank runs the same company with his children. They've also passed down common sense and personal warmth.

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Cleanup Crews Roll Through Baton Rouge After Louisiana Flooding

Thursday, August 25, 2016

In flood-ravaged Louisiana, a cleanup contractor that specializes in disaster recovery operations helps Baton Rouge clean up debris. Cleanup crews say the destruction is much worse than reported.

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Tracing The People's Republic Of Beethoven

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The composer's music and life story are deeply woven into China's cultural, social and political fabric, inspiring revolution and providing comfort.

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'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.

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After A Rough Summer, Pennsylvania Trump Fans Explain Why He Is Still Their Guy

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

In central Pennsylvania, a farm family, the CEO of a small paper mill and a student at Penn State University — all Trump supporters — weigh in on the candidate's claim of potential voter fraud.

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You vs. Future You; Or Why We're Bad At Predicting Our Own Happiness

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Researcher Dan Gilbert says that human beings are the only animals that think about the future. But we don't always do the best job at predicting what will make us happy — or even who we will be.

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How The Man Created The Brand In 'Trump Revealed'

Monday, August 22, 2016

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to authors Marc Fisher and Michael Kranish about their book, Trump Revealed, which explores Donald Trump's rise as a businessman, political candidate and above all, a brand.

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I'm A Stepmother, And I Hate It

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. This time they hear from a stepmother who feels inadequate.

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Debut Novel Takes On The American Dream ... Racism, Recession And All

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Like the protagonists in her novel, Imbolo Mbue came to the U.S. from Cameroon. She says the recession "laid bare a lot about the way in which the American dream is not that accessible to everybody."

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Barbra Streisand On Broadway, Hollywood — And Siri

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Streisand's latest album is Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, a collection of duets with film stars. NPR's Scott Simon caught her in a stolen moment between tour stops.

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In The Midst Of Future Calamity, A Different Kind Of Ark: The London Zoo

Saturday, August 20, 2016

In Bill Broun's dystopian Night of the Animals, zoo-bound creatures ask the main character to let them out. "It's a kind of fulcrum between the old world and a kind of liberating cataclysm," he says.

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After DNC Hack, Cybersecurity Experts Worry About Old Machines, Vote Tampering

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Experts have long warned that America's patchwork of old and unsecured voting systems leaves votes vulnerable to tampering — and in ways that wouldn't have to involve a foreign attack.

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Charlene Kaye: 'It's Hard To Be What You Don't See'

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The San Fermin singer, who has a new solo EP, says she wants to be a model for Asian-American girls who don't see themselves represented in rock music.

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