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Austin, relatively unknown outside of entertainment circles, taught and inspired many big names in comedy.
April 4, 2017
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka laid out his vision for organized labor, taking on both political parties for catering to moneyed interests instead of concentrating on the plight of American workers.
April 4, 2017
In January alone, 1,938 people were killed. Poor security, the proliferation of drug gangs, corruption and lack of opportunities are among the factors causing the violence.
April 4, 2017
The administration claims the U.N. population agency supports China's "coercive" abortion policies. UNFPA calls the claim "erroneous."
April 4, 2017
With bone broth mania sweeping parts of the U.S. (we see you, LA), cheap bones are harder to come by. Some broth makers are moving away from the standard beef and chicken to new bones — like alpaca.
April 4, 2017
The researchers say it's the first time an American badger has been documented burying an animal larger than itself. It worked for five days and nights to accomplish the unexpected feat.
April 4, 2017
An apparent chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held area of Syria claims the lives of dozens of civilians, including children. The White House blames the Syrian government.
April 4, 2017
Fourteen people were killed and many more injured in Russia's second-largest city. According to Russian authorities, the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber originally from the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Nathan Hodge of The Wall Street Journal, who gives us an update from St. Petersburg.
April 4, 2017
A new legal filing by the Education Department last week calls into question the future of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which allowed student loan borrowers to have their loans forgiven after 10 years of work in the public sector. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Anya Kamentez of NPR's Ed Team about what this means.
April 4, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to conduct a broad review of agreements that seek to overhaul troubled police departments. He's says it isn't the federal government's job to manage state and local law enforcement agencies, which is a shift from the Obama administration.
April 4, 2017
There was a lot of buzz when Philadelphia passed a soda tax, and there's early evidence it's led to its intended aim of reducing sugary drink consumption. But further expansion of the pre-K programs the tax is intended to fund is in limbo. That's because the American Beverage Association and local businesses are suing to to abolish the tax. Oral arguments in the case are scheduled for April 5. The case could end up in the state's Supreme Court.
April 4, 2017
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered one of his most politically charged speeches from Harlem's Riverside Church. In "Beyond Vietnam," he not only condemns the Vietnam War, but also compares American tactics to those of Nazis. His speech paints a dark vision of the world, a contrast to the optimistic speech he had delivered 4 years earlier, "I Have a Dream."
April 4, 2017
Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, has resigned effective immediately over his role in the improper disclosure of confidential information to a financial analyst.
April 4, 2017
Monday night's presentation of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters fellowships, coming under the shadow of a proposed presidential budget that would eliminate the NEA outright, mixed politics with grace.
April 4, 2017
Jeffrey Lacker was under investigation for possibly disclosing confidential information to a Wall Street analyst in 2012. The bank president now says he regrets the role he "may have played."
April 4, 2017
The Silicon Valley fledgling and the Detroit titan aren't exactly an even match in size and output — yet this week investors pushed Tesla past Ford, even if only for the moment.
April 4, 2017
Scientists eavesdropping in trees have decoded a high stakes game of hide and seek. Katydids rely on ultrasound to find mates and listen for bats, which use ultrasound to find the bugs, and eat them.
April 4, 2017
The Zika virus continues to impact a small number of pregnant women and their babies in the U.S., and there is no sign of it slowing down. "Zika is here to stay," the CDC's acting director says.
April 4, 2017
When he invented the Web 28 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee saw it as a way to break apart silos and connect the world. Now he's increasingly troubled about its dark side, but he believes it can be fixed.
April 4, 2017
The bank says it will appeal OSHA's order that it should compensate a manager who reported suspicions of fraud at Wells Fargo.
April 4, 2017

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