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April 23, 2016
Wine retailer David Trone is spending $12.4 million of his own money to win a Maryland House seat, but his rivals say he's trying to buy his way into Congress.
April 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump could take major steps toward becoming their parties nominees with big days in the pivotal primaries in the Northeast.
April 23, 2016
On the wrestling mat, this young woman from an unassuming Indian village fights back against patriarchy and prejudice.
April 23, 2016
For 800 years, Jews of European and Middle Eastern and Spanish ancestry have been split on the question of whether legumes, corn and rice are kosher for Passover. Rabbis have finally weighed in.
April 23, 2016
In a referendum this summer, UK will decide whether to stay in the European Union. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Nigel and Ian Baxter of Nottingham, two brothers with opposing views on the matter.
April 23, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon talks with former flight attendant Gillian Brockell about the fine line between being vigilant aboard an aircraft, and racially and culturally sensitive.
April 23, 2016
A film crew was searching for the Queensland grouper fish off a remote island north of Australia when a stranded man flagged them down. He'd been stranded for two days after his own boat floated off.
April 23, 2016
Peter Balakian is the author of "Ozone Journal," winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Scott Simon talks with Balakian about how the collection has changed since he began writing decades ago.
April 23, 2016
A new scandal has hit competitive cycling. A French TV network says it has evidence that racers may be using hidden motors. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Derek Bouchard-Hall about the controversy.
April 23, 2016
Paul Ryan has been speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for almost six months. How hard is his job about to get ahead of the Republican National Convention?
April 23, 2016
Two years after Boko Haram grabbed hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria, UN Ambassador Samantha Power met with some who escaped, and promised to ramp up the fight against the Islamist militant group.
April 23, 2016
The B-52 Stratofortress bomber was first developed by Boeing in 1952. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Wired's Eric Adams about how an aircraft that old has such staying power.
April 23, 2016
Indicted Philadelphia congressman Chaka Fattah hasn't faced a democratic challenger in more than two decades. Now he's fighting for his political life as he runs for re-election.
April 23, 2016
The NBA playoffs are underway, and in Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals have come out swinging. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss sports.
April 23, 2016
The late pop music icon Prince left behind a lot of his own music when he died on Thursday at the age of 57. But he also was a sought after songwriter who wrote hits recorded by many other artists.
April 23, 2016
Scott Simon talks with entomologist Jessica Purcell about her research into the ingenious strategy one kind of European ant uses to stay safe in floods: joining their bodies to form floating rafts.
April 23, 2016
Seven of the the late George Plimpton's sports books are being re-released. NPR's Scott Simon talks with sportscaster Bob Costas about the collection.
April 23, 2016
There are a few ways to deal with a noisy protester. Sometimes, a politician needs to act like a stand-up comic — command the stage, let them have their say, but have a comeback.
April 23, 2016
Many food riots broke out during Shakespeare's era. Endless rain wiped out crops, and speculators profited (including the bard). The chaos and anxiety around food show up in some of his famous works.
April 23, 2016

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